Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive
Day 3: Walhalla to Metung
190 km/118 miles, about 2.75 hours
Rouse yourself from the place that time has forgotten and depart from Walhalla for the next stage of your journey. Make sure you've thanked the dozen or so locals for the hospitality shown in their pristine heritage buildings, and soaked up the stories of the glorious gold rush when Walhalla was one of the richest places in Australia.
Continue your drive, stopping only to gather smoked meats, venison, cheeses, organic fruit and vegetables, preserves and fine wines from the bountiful farms in the lush green countryside of Central and West Gippsland.
Travel through the 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 bay.
Experience the largest inland network of waterways in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes. Go on board a cruiser or enjoy a range of water-based activities.
Enjoy watersports on the Gippsland southern coast with world class surfing, swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling, as well as canoeing and kayaking.