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Venture beyond the highways and the regional centres like Morwell, Traralgon and Lakes Entrance and discover Gippsland's tiniest towns; small in size but larger than life when it comes to things to see and do.
Tucked into the foot of the Strzelecki Ranges and overlooking Hazelwood Pondage, Churchill is a buzzing university town with a quirky homage to its formidable namesake in the form of a giant cigar statue. There are great views of the nearby power station, and Lake Hyland is a fabulous family-friendly fishing spot.
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You could drive through tiny Yinnar in the blink of an eye, but you'd miss discovering the justifiably acclaimed ARC contemporary art gallery. You'd also miss the great general store and last but not least, the Strzelecki Stringbusters, a 14-piece string band that gets the authentic local pub jumping at least once a month.
Set on the River Avon in tribute to The Bard, peaceful, creative Stratford hosts an annual Shakespeare Festival, has some seriously good country shopping, and draws visitors and animal lovers equally to the Australian Wildlife Art Gallery. Nearby Knob Reserve is an important site on the Bataluk Cultural Trail of the Gunaikurnai, Gippsland's first inhabitants.
More than just a stop on the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail and the Country Drive tourist drive, Glengarry offers a glimpse into days gone by thanks to an excellently preserved main street. It's also a glimpse into gourmet Gippsland, boasting an acclaimed bakery and the boutique Narkoojee Winery with its cellar door and gallery.
It might be the lure of a refreshing ale at Bullant Brewery that brings you to Bruthen, or it could be a stopping point along the East Gippsland Rail Trail. But it's the serenity, surrounds and stories of the historic village that will keep you here until you realise you've stayed longer than expected.
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Set out for a meandering drive through some postcard-perfect Victorian scenery and discover historically important towns on your way.
Uncover the hidden gems in the lush dairy farming countryside beyond the city limits of Latrobe City as you make your way to historic Port Albert.
Journey between two of Victoria's most loved tourist attractions - the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Drive through magnificent and incredibly diverse landscapes on this unique scenic drive then delve into the rich creative and historic West Gippsland.
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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