West Gippsland Hinterland Drive
Historic villages and natural beauty
299 km / 187 miles, about 5 hr
Wind your way through the diverse landscapes of West Gippsland on this unique scenic drive. Discover historic villages, dine on fresh local produce, and unwind amid the stunning natural beauty of the hinterland region. Kick off in Melbourne and journey through the rolling hills of the Yarra Ranges towards Powelltown. Have a picnic lunch at the trestle bridge in Noojee, walk the slopes of spectacular Mt Baw Baw, and immerse yourself in gold rush history in Walhalla. Pick up the pace with some whitewater adventure in Rawson and then browse through antique and arty treasures in Yarragon before heading back to Melbourne.
72 km / 45 miles, about 1.5 hr
Drive from Powelltown through the state forest towards Noojee where you'll find the 300 year old Ada Tree.
43 km / 28 miles, about 1 hr
Begin your descent on the South Face Road towards the Mushroom Rocks, a collection of giant granite tors.
184 km / 114 miles, 2.5 hr
Make your way down from the subalpine region to learn about life as an early pioneer at Old Gippstown.
Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw Baw National Park offers colourful...
Explore gold rush history by scenic railway, wander through restored boom-time architecture, or take a trip down the famous Long Tunnel Mine.
Step back in time to the 1850s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park, Moe. This complete Historical Township filled with...
Magnificent walks through lush valleys, giant trees, country pastures and gold-mining history.