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Venture four hours east of Melbourne to find this picture-book village, stretching along a narrow sandy peninsula in the Gippsland Lakes. Strolling along the water's edge and watching the sailing boats glide by is a local sunset tradition.

Boating and fishing
Boat lovers and summer waterskiers are drawn to Metung's relaxed village lifestyle. Take a cruise and glimpse birdlife and kangaroos grazing by the water, or feed the pelicans. Small runabouts are also available for hire. Metung and surrounds also offers excellent fishing – try your hand at hooking bream, tailor, flathead, King George whiting and prawns in summer.

Food and wine
Head to a harbourside restaurant for quality local seafood and wine. Pick an excellent restaurant for a fancy meal or find a sunny spot opposite the village green for a relaxed lunch and great coffee. Stop into the popular farmers' market on the village green and load up on fresh supplies – held on the second Saturday of each month.

Contemporary art
Metung's natural beauty attracts many artists. Visit farm studios, gardens and galleries to view locally crafted pieces by Kate Shone, Max Nicholson and Daniel Jenkins.

Things to do

Fishing in Gippsland


Explore Gippsland's great expanse of rivers, lakes and beaches for fishing aplenty. Reel in a selection worthy of a glorious gourmet barbecue.

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Exhilirating sailing

Riviera Nautic

Riviera Nautic has one of Australia's finest fleets for yachts and motor cruisers and the Gippsland Lakes are second to none for safe cruising with...

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Nicholson River Winery

Nicholson River Winery

A small pioneering enterprise in East Gippsland producing wines characterised by fragrant aromas, intense flavours and complexity on the palate.

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The Great Alpine Road

Drive one of Australia's great touring routes, The Great Alpine Road, and explore Victoria's north-east down to the jaw-dropping Gippsland Lakes.

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Bullant Brewery

Bullant Brewery Bruthen is located on the Great Alpine Road in Bruthen only 15 minutes from Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Neil and Lois Triggs are...

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