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Overview

Sale

Begin your boating journey in Sale and explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and beyond. The Port of Sale provides access to the entire lakes region, eventually connecting to the ocean at Lakes Entrance.

Cultural heart

Take time out to relax at the Port of Sale precinct with its selection of cafes and restaurants, or check out the local artistic talents at the renowned Gippsland Art Gallery. Spend an afternoon discovering Gippsland's military history at the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum. If you're lucky, you might see the famous RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team in action in the skies over the city.

Nature's way

Hit the boardwalks and explore the grasses and red gum woodlands of Sale Common. Take a short drive from Sale to nearby Tarra Bulga National Park, a cool temperate rainforest boasting lush walking trails, abundant wildlife and waterfalls.

Western gateway

The historic Port of Sale first opened to shipping in 1890 as the westernmost port in the Gippsland Lakes. The cutting of the Sale canal in 1898 linked the town to the Thomson River and established Sale as a busy port for steamers. Its prosperity grew from nearby mountain gold rushes and its strategic location on the route between Port Albert and the gold diggings. It developed from being declared a borough in 1863, to a town in 1924, to finally a city in 1950. Latter day prosperity has stemmed from its proximity to the offshore oil and gas fields of Bass Strait.

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Things to do

Sale

Walking & hiking

Sale Common Wetlands Walk

Sale Common wetlands include freshwater marshes and red gum woodlands with an enormous variety of birdlife that you can see from the boardwalk.

Museums

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum

The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by...

Parks & gardens

Sale Botanic Gardens

The 150 year old Sale Botanic Gardens sits next to the Lake Guthridge precinct and contains beautiful gardens, grassed areas, paved walking areas, a...

Cycling

Sale Lakes and Wetlands Cycling Trail

Ride around Sale enjoying lakes Guthridge and Guyatt, the Botanical Gardens and the Sale Common wetlands.

Cafes

Mister Raymond

If you’re in Sale, don’t go past Mister Raymond for a great feed and excellent coffee. The buzzing eatery serves up stylish takes on cafe favourites.

Art galleries

Gippsland Regional Art Gallery

The Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1965 as the Sale Regional Arts Centre above the City Library in MacAlister Street, Sale. The Gallery was...

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