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Boasting a diverse range of holiday destinations, historic sights and natural attractions, Gippsland is the place to create a lifetime of memories with your family.

Sand, surf and sun

Gippsland's famous coastline is a beacon for local and visiting families alike, particularly in the summertime. The surf and boogie boards come out on the gentle surfs of Inverloch and Lakes Entrance beach, and kids of all ages can splash, swim and try out water sports in the Gippsland Lakes.

Bring your gear and make use of the abundant fishing opportunities on offer all across the region. Cast a line in the local lakes, beaches and mountain streams and catch your own dinner.

Get the family together for a ride down one of Gippsland’s popular rail trails and cycle from one town to another, taking in the sights, sounds and local flavours as you go.

Mother nature

Venture into Gippsland's national parks and rainforests on foot, by bicycle or in a four-wheel drive. Spot seals and dolphins at play and take long beach walks that the whole family can enjoy.

Look out for native wildlife like koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and birds on the drive to Wilsons Prom and make a weekend of it by setting up camp at Tidal River, one of Victoria’s most popular campgrounds.

Head off to the Buchan Caves for more exploring. See the honeycomb-like stalactites and stalagmites formed by underground rivers, millions of years ago. Make your own way through the caves or join one of the daily tours to learn more about their history.

Looking into the past

Explore the winding underground paths of the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi. Enjoy interactive activities suitable for kids young and old - and don't forget to explore the parkland above ground. Alternatively, visit the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and ride the bush tramway through natural surrounds before settling in for a picnic in the park.

Passing through Maffra? Stop by the Gippsland Vehicle Collection and check out the fascinating array of vintage cars, motorbikes, carriages and auto memorabilia.

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Gold rush history

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Take a captivating historical train ride along cliffs and over bridges, traversing gorges, rivers and landscapes that change with the seasons.

National parks & reserves

Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by...

Art galleries

Latrobe Regional Gallery

Latrobe Regional Gallery is one of the largest public galleries in regional Victoria and is member of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria....

History & heritage

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is a living history museum, recreating the time of settlement and the story of the coal miners from South...

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...

Heritage buildings

Old Gippstown

Step back in time to the 1850′s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park in Moe. This complete historical township filled with...

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National parks & reserves

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory National Park sits at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland, offering visitors stunning scenery and wildlife.

National parks & reserves

Tarra Bulga National Park

With its lush gullies and beautiful tree ferns, Tarra Bulga National Park is one of only four major areas of cool temperate rainforest in the state.

Beaches & coastlines

Squeaky Beach

Take a wander along the famous white sand of Squeaky Beach and have a dip in the turquoise waters of one of Wilsons Promontory's most iconic beaches.

National parks & reserves

Croajingolong National Park

Discover the wilderness coast any way you like. Swim at remote beaches, wander through towering rainforests, or explore the waterways by canoe.

Mountain biking

Erica Mountain Bike Park

The mountain bike park is made up of two sets of challenging single tracks that twist, turn, climb and fall across moderate slopes.

National parks & reserves

Buchan Caves

Discover an underground wonderland of spectacular limestone formations at Gippsland's ancient Buchan Caves. The caves were created almost 400 million years ago.

National parks & reserves

The Lakes National Park

The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve. The park...

Walking & hiking

Grand Strzelecki Track

Explore the Morwell and Tarra Bulga national parks by walking the Grand Strzelecki Track, or pace yourself and try the shorter yet scenic loops.

Walking & hiking

George Bass Coastal Walk

Walk in historic footsteps along the cliffs from San Remo towards Kilcunda, taking detours to deserted beaches accessible only by foot or boat.

Cycling

East Gippsland Rail Trail

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves through farmland, forests, creeks, rivers and flood plains towards the Snowy River.

National parks & reserves

Cape Conran Coastal Park

Witness the wild beauty of the East Gippsland coast with a spot of surf fishing or a walk along ocean beaches, serene inlets and coastal heathlands.

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Tours

Let someone else navigate while you enjoy the beautiful scenery around Gippsland. Take a tour through the region's forests and national parks.

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Walking and hiking

Experience Gippsland's vast and diverse wilderness by traversing one of the many walking trails within national parks or along the coast.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Gippsland boasts some of the state's most beautiful beaches, perfect for all types of visitors be they families, anglers or surfers.

Outdoor activities

Cycling

Explore Gippsland's lush scenery by traversing one of the many cycling trails within unforgettable nature reserves or along the pristine coast.