Whether you are someone who loves adventure, the water, nature, fine foods, and wine, or if you just wish to relax and unwind in pristine surroundings, then the Gippsland region is waiting for you. Offering every kind of activity that you could possibly think of, you can cram as much as you like all into one holiday but still not do it all! From the waterways to the rivers and lakes, miles of beach to the stunning rainforest and National Parks, and everything in between you will find an endless list of activities and attractions that all ages can get involved in.
Plan a holiday by the ocean where you can go beach fishing, sailing or hire out your own yacht to go cruising the coastline, or perhaps a deep sea fishing charter or diving adventures is more your style. The coastal communities that dot their way along the eastern coast of Victoria boast so many of their own attractions and activities that it is easy to spend an entire holiday in just one location. Do some shopping, dine out at al fresco restaurants, and sample some delights from the sea, local produce, or award-winning wines from the nearby wineries. You can also go surfing, swimming, kiteboarding, and windsurfing at all of the coastal stops, and with five major rivers leading from the Gippsland Lakes area out to sea, you can enjoy water skiing, kayaking, and canoeing trips that will amaze. Some of the waterways and rivers are a great experience with quiet pools, white water rapids, and a great day on the water.
During winter time you can make your way to Mount Baw Baw to hit the snow fields for some snow skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and all other snow activities or perhaps you might just like to tuck yourself away for a tranquil retreat in the alpine mountains for a romantic escape with your loved one. Golfers can do the rounds of many championship courses and other well-kept greens, nature lovers can embark on endless walking and hiking trails, and you can go four-wheel driving, enjoy camping adventures, or take to the skies for a scenic flight with the birds. The Gippsland region is a place that offers much to see and do, so make sure you have plenty of time up your sleeve to do it all. Make your way around by bicycle, join a tour to do some sightseeing, picnic in the rolling green hills, or visit the cellar doors and wineries within the area. Stop in at boutique and shopping precincts, visit arts and crafts stores, entertain the family with playgrounds, and folk music festivals, take time out to enjoy a day at the races or visit berry farms, working local farms, or even see how cheese is made at one of the local factories.
Tour through museums with a guide to step back in time and learn about the colorful history, mining era, and Aboriginal culture one stop not to be missed is famous Phillip Island where you can watch the penguin parade, view the Grand Prix Race, and first-class attractions and activities. Ride along the Great Alpine Road, visit the Lakes Entrance known as the ‘seafood capital’, or go horse riding through the high country. The list goes on and on when talking about the activities that you can enjoy when holidaying in the Gippsland area, so the best way to find out for yourself is to pack your bags and discover it first hand!