West Gippsland Hinterland Drive
Country art and culture plus a sense of adventure
181.5 km/113 miles, about 4.5 hours
Wind your way through the diverse landscapes of West Gippsland on this unique scenic drive. Discover historic villages, dine on fresh local produce, and unwind amid the stunning natural beauty of the hinterland region.
Kick off in Melbourne and journey towards Gippsland via the Princess Highway. Have a leisurely lunch stop in Yarragon, taking time to browse through antique and arty treasures. Immerse yourself in gold rush history in Walhalla with a train ride into the past or delving underground for a golden adventure. Take a deep breath of solitude on the slopes of spectacular Mt Baw Baw, or pick up the pace with some whitewater action in Rawson. Explore the many art galleries in and around Neerim South and discover some unique personalities along the way.
67 km/41 miles, about 1 hour
Indulge in creativity and gourmet delights in Yarragon before taking a step back in time in Walhalla.
47.5 km/30 miles, about 2 hours
There's much adventure to be had between Walhalla and the spectacular Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village.
67 km/41 miles, about 1.5 hours
There are plenty of sights to inspire you as you travel from Mt Baw Baw to picturesque Neerim South.
Magnificent walks through lush valleys, giant trees, country pastures and gold-mining history.
Explore gold rush history by scenic railway, wander through restored boom-time architecture, or take a trip down the famous Long Tunnel Mine.
Discover Gippsland local produce, from the milk that makes its famous gourmet cheeses, to the berry farms and locally grown organic fruit.