Best things to do in Metung

Metung is the upmarket village on the shore of the Gippsland Lakes. With 5-star accommodation and a handful of boutique stores, it is a popular holiday spot for people who love being on the water’s edge. What the town doesn’t have in shops and big attractions, it makes up for in charm and activities on the water. Here are some of the best things to do in Metung Gippsland.

Best things to do in Metung

Metung in the East Gippsland region of Victoria is the quintessential lakeside village with yachts moored, people taking a stroll in the sun and families having fun.

Metung Fishing

Fishing is one of the top Metung attractions. Fishing in Metung can either be done from a boat on the water of the Gippsland Lakes, Lake King or from the jetties and boardwalks around town. The boardwalk extends from the water’s edge of Chinaman’s creek right through the village centre to and to Shaving Point. The Metung boat ramp is located at Shaving Point just a few kilometres from the town centre. It is perfect for launching small runabouts and recreational boats Purchase all your fishing gear online at BCF and pick it up at Bairnsdale on your holiday on the Gippsland Lakes.

Fishing around Metung, you are most likely to catch bream, flathead, luderick, tailor, mulloway, king george whiting, perch and salmon. You can use sand worm, prawn or spider crab as bait. Fishing from the boardwalk, you will only need a light rod and tackle which you can pick up from any BCF store.

Swimming in Metung

Metung has some great sand beach areas along the peninsula that leads out to Shaving Point. The waters around Metung are great for kids. The swimming areas are calm with little or no waves, sandy bottom and a slow gradual increase in depth from the shore. These areas are great for families on holiday to Gippsland

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Boating is what the Gippsland Lakes is all about and staying at Metung can allow you to have the best experience of boating on the Gippsland Lakes. You can bring your own boat (fishing boat, water sports boat), you can moor your yacht with the Metung Yacht Club or you can go on a cruise from Metung with a few boating companies. If you bring your own boat, there is plenty of room for water skiing and kneeboarding.

The Metung Yacht Club can store your Yacht or you can participate in many club activities. The Club offers a wide range of activities for sailors and powerboat operators. The Yacht Club of Metung offers programs to attract Junior sailors and to teach women sailing skills as well.

Water sports

Activities such as canoeing, windsurfing and paddleboards can easily be done in the waters around Metung. You can hire canoes from Riveria Nautic in Metung. This is a great Gippsland activity for anyone who is visiting Metung Victoria.

Lawn Bowls in Metung

The Metung Lawn Bowls club is located just behind the Metung Yacht Club. The Club has synthetic greens that are playable all year round. The Club welcomes visitors for social lawn bowls every Thursday and Sunday. The Club welcomes new members and there’s always time for a chat after a game.

Playing Golf in Metung

Kings Cove Golf Course markets itself as one of the best 9 hole public access golf courses in Australia, A challenging 9 hole course for golfers with alternate tees on your second nine. This means you can play 18 holes and the tee of position changes from the first 9 holes to your last 9 holes.

The Metung Golf Club layout measures a might 6000 metres in length for a par 72, featuring a traditional layout of 10 par 4’s, 4 par5’s and 4 par 3’s on course. The Kings Cove golf course is open to visitors seven days a week. Clubhouse hours are 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Green fee and equipment hire prices at Metung Golf Club are as follows.

  • 9 Hole social golf $20
  • 18 Holes social golf $30
  • Gold Club hire $15
  • Electric Golf Cart Hire $30

Metung Farmers Market

Metung Farmer’s Market is a monthly market that takes place on the second Saturday of each month. Located at the Village Green near Metung Post Office, the market has been running for over 10 years and features local produce, bread, other baked goods, meat, prawns, vegetables and fruit. There are also craft stalls and other businesses at the market.

The Metung Farmer’s Market is a popular attraction for locals as well as people from surrounding towns. There are many people who come to this market to buy their produce not only because it’s fresh but because it supports local Gippsland businesses

Patterson Park

Located in the centre of town opposite the Village Green is Patterson Park. The small family friendly park has a lot of going for it with a large log and rope climbing frame with different levels of difficulty. For hot days, there is a small water park area with water shooting up from the ground to get the kids wet and keep them cool. You will find BBQ’s and seating to make a real day out of this Metung park

Coming soon to Metung Victoria

Coming soon are the Metung Hotspring Development. Metung was always well known for geothermal waters. In the early ’80s, there used to be 2 public hot springs pools just out of town. Now in the 2000s the company that bought us the ever-popular Mornington Peninsula Hot springs have turned their attention to building a complex in Gippsland in the coming years. This is going to be a great addition to Gippsland attractions for everyone.

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Where to eat in Metung

Metung is all about food. The majority of businesses in town are selling food in one shape or another: Cafe’s, bakeries, fish n chip shops and the local hotel all serve amazing food. The local Metung Village Store stocks lots of local Gippsland artisan foods and drinks as well for you to stock up on for your trip home from Gippsland.

Metung Bakery and Cafe

The local bakery does the usual fare such as pies, sausage rolls, salad rolls, cakes and coffee. Where the bakery really excels is with its Vietnamese cuisine. On the weekends, they do what can only be described as an amazing explosion of tastes and textures called the Roast Pork Bahn Mi. Other dishes such as Pho and rice paper rolls are amazing. From time to time, the bakery does Vietnamese nights where they showcase their home crown cuisine.

Metung Pub

The most iconic location to eat in Metung is at the Pub. The Pub sits on the edge of the waters of the Gippsland Lakes. There is seating indoors and outdoors but all seating has views of the water. The Metung Hotel serves good quality meals featuring lots of local seafood. You can pull your boat up to the jetty out front and wander in for a meal or a drink.

Where to stay in Metung Gippsland

There are so many places to stay in Metung Victoria for every budget. If you are looking for a 5-star hotel or a Metung apartment, there is something for everyone.

Apartment Metung alternative

Some people prefer a home away from home style accommodation, and an apartment is perfect for that. Check out the map below to find the perfect apartment in Metung.

Metung accommodation for couples

Metung is the perfect getaway for a quiet, romantic staycation. From luxury accommodation to small boutique hotels for couples.

The Moorings at Metung

The Moonings at Metung Gippsland have suites with a spa and views over the Gippsland Lakes. The property has indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court and a private mariner take a romantic stroll along the Bancroft Bay boardwalk into the town centre. The Yacht Club and bowls club is a 10-minute walk while the local golf course is a 7-minute drive.

Accommodation Metung for families

Family budget accommodation in Metung is in abundance. From cheap tent sites to large cabins for bigger travelling families there is a brilliant assortment of family accommodation around Metung.

Metung Holiday Villas

The Metung Holiday Village offers a range of 2 bedroom family villas. Starting with a standard villa and increasing to you reach the deluxe villa. Each unit is fully self-contained with a kitchen, dining area, and bathroom. WiFi comes standard with your stay. There is a pool onsite for those warm summer stays.

Budget accommodation at Metung

As we have said before you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy your holiday on the Gippsland Lakes. There is plenty of budget accommodation in Metung where you will get amazing accommodation.

Metung Waters

The Metung Waters offers a queen room with free wifi and a flatscreen tv for your viewing. If your visiting in the warmer months you have air conditioning to keep you cool.

Coffee maker for the kick starts in the morning with a patio or balcony to drink it on. Metung Waters offer nice clean and quiet but basic rooms for a budget stay in the Metung area

How to get to Metung

Metung is located in East Gippsland on the Gippsland Lakes. You will need to turn off at Swan Reach south-east of Bairnsdale on the Princes Highway to reach Metung. Metung is 15 kilometres from Swan Reach. To get from Melbourne to Metung the distance is 331 kilometres.

We hope this article from us here at Travels in Gippsland has you inspired to visit Metung in East Gippsland and shows you what to do in Metung. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in Gippsland click through to our Gippsland Attractions page for more brilliant inspiration.

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