Mt Baw Baw, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Local tips

Find out about the best things to do in some of Gippsland's tiniest towns directly from the most in-the-know people in the region - those born and bred in their towns and others who made the move to revel in the unique lifestyles on offer.

Whether it's shopping for antiques and collectibles, tasting local microbrews, fishing, four-wheel driving, leisurely coastal walks or jamming with a 14-piece string band, this team of Gippsland ambassadors will put you ahead of the pack when it comes to making the most of your time in the region.

Strzelecki Stringbusters, Yinnar, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Ray Negro, Yinnar

Ray Negro and his musical friends have made Yinnar the place to be at least once a month when their string band sensation gets the local pub jumping.

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Bob's Shed, Yarragon, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Bob Jones, Yarragon

Bob Jones of Bob's Shed in Yarragon explains what drew him to the Gippsland town where he converted an old garage into an antiques emporium.

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Bullant Brewery, Bruthen, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Neil Triggs, Bruthen

Neil Triggs has found an excuse to never leave the area around Bruthen, setting up a B&B and a popular brewery to firmly establish his family's roots.

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Mt Baw Baw Village, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Russell Paliew, Mt Baw Baw Village

Russell Paliew arrived at Mt Baw Baw Village five years ago to find winter work, and he hasn't yet found a reason to leave the alpine destination.

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Porter Republic, San Remo, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Courtney Eden, San Remo

When she's not serving the region's freshest brunches, San Remo native Courtney Eden loves tackling the coastal walking trails and hitting the beach.

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