Day 3: Wilsons Promontory to Metung
264 km/164 miles, about 3.5 hours
Begin your day with a walk amid the natural beauty of the vast Wilsons Promontory National Park, which covers 50 thousand hectares. Follow one of the many walking tracks through eucalypt forests to secluded coves, white sand beaches and granite outcrops. Hike to the summit of Mt Oberon for views of the rugged coastline and distant hills or wander through the temperate rainforest of Lilly Pilly Gully.
Short drives and walks within the park lead to the many pristine beaches of this southern most tip of mainland Australia. Go for a stroll to Pillar Point for views of the offshore islands and then walk around to Squeaky Beach to experience the white quartz sand. Hear the sand squeak underfoot as you walk towards the maze of rock formations at the end of the beach.
Drive out of Wilsons Promontory and delight in the curving roads and emerging views of one of the country's most popular touring regions. Stop for a coffee in Foster, a small town cloaked in rolling hills, and then continue on for about 40 minutes to check out the heritage architecture in Yarram.
Travel through the lush farming landscapes for a couple of hours on your way to Metung, a gateway to the aquatic wonderland of the Gippsland Lakes. Close to the ocean, this vast expanse of safe, protected inland lakes and rivers is ideal for fishing, boating and all kinds of watersports.
Revel in the friendly village atmosphere of this coastal town and spoil yourself with dinner at the popular Metung Galley. Indulge in a night of waterfront luxury at The Moorings on Bancroft Bay or 5 Knots at Shaving Point and wake up refreshed with a view of the lakes.