There's a Gipps-wonderland of events on the calendar to pick from, including golf and racing days, music festivals and agricultural shows — and a host of food and wine events, pouring and plating up the region's wonders.
Originally a showcase of new release wines, the Tinamba Food and Wine Festival gets bigger each autumn. You'll also find the work of local and international artists, sculptors, designers and musicians on show throughout Gippsland in the month of May.
In summer, indulge your love of garlic at the Meeniyan Garlic Festival and explore Gippsland's Italian side at the Mirboo North Festa. Embrace winter at the Loch Village Food & Wine Festival in June.
If music's in your blood, time your visit to coincide with a local festival. Catch the best of acoustic, electric and 12-bar at blues festivals, folk and roots festivals in the region.
Swing and sway at the Paynesville and Inverloch Jazz Festivals. Get a massive dose of new folk, rock and hip hop at the Hills are Alive festival near Loch village and at the Inverloch Sounds of Summer festival.
In ski season, Mt Baw Baw offers plenty of snow-capped events. Try curling, snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing. Alternatively, if you're more comfortable on a bike, the Mt Baw Baw Classic is a must.