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  • The ultimate guide for things to do on Phillip Island
    A visit to Phillip Island is on the list of so many holidaymakers in Australia both for tourists and locals alike. The idea of seeing little penguins waddle ashore every night of the year is an amazing thought but many ask…what are some of the other best things to do on Phillip Island? Know before … Read more
  • Things to do in Paynesville
    Paynesville is a small town on the move, with an ever-expanding population. Not only are people finding it a brilliant holiday destination in Gippsland people are moving to Paynesville for a life change. The growing number of visitors will find plenty of things to do in Paynesville. Paynesville lies adjacent to Raymond Island. Paynesville and … Read more
  • The Ultimate Lakes Entrance Beach Guide
    The beach is one of the major attractions in Lakes Entrance. It draws people from both near and far to swim in these amazing waters. The Lakes Entrance beaches are covered in soft sand with plenty of room for beach lovers. At times, if you are lucky, you may be the only person on this … Read more
  • The best things to do in Bairnsdale
    Bairnsdale in East Gippsland is the gateway to so many places in Gippsland. As you travel through the picturesque town many keep going without giving a stay in Bairnsdale a thought. There are so many things to do in Bairnsdale and its surroundings that you should definitely consider a stay in Bairnsdale on your next … Read more
  • The best things to do near Bairnsdale
    There are so many things to do in Bairnsdale that will keep you entertained for your time in Gippsland but there are also some amazing things to do near Bairnsdale that are easily added into your Gippsland itinerary. Things to do near Bairnsdale From coastal towns to mighty rivers, you will find some amazing day … Read more
  • The intriguing Cowwarr Ghost Adventures
    Cowwarr is not the type of town where you would expect to find one of Gippsland’s most unique tours, Cowwarr Ghost Adventures. Most people would drive through the main street without giving the town a second thought. Cowwarr is a very small rural town that has a population of a little over 300 people, with … Read more
  • Best things to do near Metung
    Metung is one of the most popular towns on the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria Australia. A quaint little waterside village attracts visitors from far and wide. People visit to enjoy the scenery and tranquillity of this area on the Gippsland Lakes. The town centre only has a handful of shops serving great food and drinks … Read more
  • 5 excellent spots for free camping in Gippsland
    Camping is one of the many popular thinsg to do in Gippsland. This region is blessed with both mountains and spots by the water to camp. Below you will find 5 great spots for free camping in Gippsland. Billy Goat Bend There is an amazing lookout that gives you a 180-degree view of the wilderness … Read more
  • 5 things to do in Lakes Entrance
    For many people visiting Gippsland in summer means only one thing, time to hit the beaches! Gippsland is blessed with some great beaches and none are more popular than the 90 Mile Beach in Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is the capital of the 90 Mile Beach. Tourists flock in their droves to visit the Gippsland Lakes in … Read more
  • 6 things you need to bring with you for a BBQ in Gippsland
    Gippsland is a fantastic place to have a BBQ with family and friends. There are lots of great spots to have your BBQ like Cape Conran, but you need to think about more than just the location when you are planning your gathering. The following will look at 6 essentials to bring with you to … Read more
  • 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, there’s not much to do in the town. What the town doesn’t have, the activities on the water definitely make up for it and they are some of the best things to do in … Read more
  • Things to do near Lakes Entrance
    Visiting a bustling seaside town like Lakes Entrance in the summer can be a welcome relief from the norm of everyday life. People are everywhere, in full holiday mode and ready to enjoy themselves. Whether you are staying in a caravan park, an apartment or a hotel during this time there are times where you … Read more
  • Things to do in Lakes Entrance with kids
    So you are going on a holiday to Lakes Entrance and you are all about the relaxing, sun and good vibes. In the car on the drive up, you realise that the kids may have differing ideas about that a holiday in Lakes Entrance will look like for you! Juggling the number of activities, relaxing … Read more
  • Heesco street art in Yarram Victoria
    We are proud Gippslanders. Day trips in Gippsland are what we long for, to see more of our beautiful part of the state of Victoria. From mountains to mighty rivers, pristine beaches and old towns we have it all. We try to visit as many Gippsland towns, festivals, markets and local Gippsland attractions that we … Read more
  • Best things to do in Maffra Victoria
    Coming into Maffra from any direction one of the first things you notice is the surrounding farmland whether it be dairy or vegetable farms. Lush green paddocks with rolling fields, cows grazing and corn or canola growing. It is a beautiful sight. Driving into Maffra you will instantly be drawn to the tree-lined nineteenth century Main … Read more
  • Things to take camping in Gippsland
    Gippsland is a vast area, stretching from the mountains to the coast, from the forest to the open plains. Gippsland is an area of wonder waiting to be explored. This makes camping in Gippsland the ideal thing to do. You can camp with the sound of the ocean nearby, you can camp in the old … Read more
  • Port of Sale Heritage Cruise
    Just behind the brand new Port of Sale facility in Sale Gippsland, you will find a delightful piece of history moored at the dock waiting to take you on a magnificent journey down the Thomson River. The Rubeena will take you back in time as you glide through the water on your Port of Sale … Read more
  • Places to stay in the Gippsland Lakes
    The stunning Gippsland Lakes are situated in East Gippsland and they can be reached by an easy drive from Melbourne. Since the lake system takes just over three hours to reach from Melbourne, it makes them perfect for a weekend visit. The main towns for a stay in the Gippsland Lakes that tourists are looking … Read more
  • Fishing at Lake Wellington
    Lake Wellington is the largest lake in the Gippsland Lakes system. With its shallow waters and sandy bottom, it is not only a perfect spot for a swim on a hot day, but it is also a brilliant spot for fishing in Gippsland. The shores and the larger area around Lake Wellington are underdeveloped, with … Read more
  • 4 Park Pass for Phillip Island
    Of all the destinations one can visit in this big land of ours my kids would readily say ‘Let’s go to Phillip Island’. It is world-renowned for its natural beauty, rugged coastlines and native animals. It is a brilliant family destination and seeing the penguins there is definitely a must-do while you are visiting Phillip … Read more
  • Free things to do in Gippsland
    Gippsland being the vast and diverse place it is you will find so many things to do on any visit to Gippsland. Some of the best attractions are amazing free things to do in Gippsland and they are located all over the region. Gippsland free things are found in forests, art galleries, national parks and … Read more
  • Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
    Tucked away from sight in far East Gippsland, Australia is a relic of a forgotten time. A time when trains traversed the nation moving people and goods across this huge land that we live in. Twenty kilometres east of Lakes Entrance on the Princess Highway you may notice a sign that says Historic Trestle Bridge. Here is … Read more
  • Gippsland Vehicle Collection Maffra
    There are many places a town should be proud of and one for us is The Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Maffra Motor Museum. For a small town in Australia with a population of 5,000 people, it is amazing to think that a vehicle collection museum as beautiful and unique as this would call our little town … Read more
  • Skiing with kids in Gippsland
    Family skiing holidays in the Victorian Snowfields are becoming more popular every year. Kids are becoming just as competent on their ski’s as their parents and they are loving the snow holidays Gippsland has to offer. Skiing with kids in Gippsland is the perfect way for any level of skier to enjoy a weekend in … Read more
  • 6 Amazing Gippsland National Parks to visit!
    There are so many National Parks in Gippsland it is hard to know where to start. From National Parks that have thick Australian bush to never-ending oceans, you can’t go wrong with a visit to any of the Gippsland National Parks. Many of these National Parks are popular with locals, day-trippers and international tourists who … Read more
  • The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum
    It is rare to find such a small, yet wonderful museum like the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum in Sale, Victoria. Larger War Museums would love to have some of the items that this amazing museum has on display, especially with the stories that go with them from local servicemen and women of Gippsland. This is … Read more
  • Great places to photograph in Gippsland
    Having some local insider knowledge will help you take some epic pictures of Gippsland. Today we feature a guest post from renowned East Gippsland photographer Judy Blion. Judy lives and works on the Gippsland Lakes. I asked Judy to tell us about some great places to photograph in Gippsland. For all the photography buffs out … Read more
  • Flying a drone in Gippsland
    Gippsland, luckily, has beautiful clear skies, plenty of satellites, and amazing locations from the beach through to mountains. Your chances of capturing that epic footage or flamboyant aerial image are very real here in Gippsland. If you plan on flying a drone in Gippsland there are some things you will need to know and luckily … Read more
  • Places to ride your horse Wellington Shire Gippsland
    For some people taking their horse out on the weekend for a free ride is the best way to see local places around them and enjoy a day out as well. Here in Gippsland, we have so many beautiful trail rides for horse and their riders. Places to ride your horse in Wellington Shire Gippsland … Read more
  • Cape Conran – Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland
    A visit to Gippsland for a BBQ is a great idea and there is no better spot than Cape Conran. You will find plenty of things to do at Cape Conran including a BBQ area that looks out towards the water. Cape Conran is a major Gippsland attraction that is a favourite for locals and … Read more
  • 5 of the best Gippsland Golf Courses
    Golf is a sport close to my heart here at Travels in Gippsland. I spent a large part of my youth, late 30s and early 40’s swinging the big stick at a little white ball on the Golf Courses in Gippsland Australia. Gippsland Golf Courses pose some amazing challenges for golfers of all abilities, from … Read more
  • A family-friendly guide to Gippsland destinations
    Gippsland is the largest region in the state of Victoria Australia and for some, it is the most unknown part of the state. The Gippsland region is also the least populated area of the state and is an amazing region for families to visit with outdoor activities the most popular. There are so many Gippsland … Read more
  • Bush swimming at Briagolong
    One of the great things about living in Gippsland is that you can go swimming anywhere from the mountains to the sea. Being such a big area as Gippsland is, most parts will have their own little swimming holes that are popular with locals and others who have discovered these gems. Today I am going … Read more
  • Towns on the Gippsland Lakes & 90 Mile Beach
    The Gippsland Lakes is the largest inland lake system in Australia. To help protect this amazing lakes system the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park was established in 1979 and covers the area all the way from Seaspray in the south to Lakes Entrance in the north. There are 5 major towns in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal … Read more
  • Marley Point on Lake Wellington
    Marley Point is one of those family-friendly, laid back, easily accessible spots on the Gippsland Lakes that is well worth a visit. Be it a day trip, camping or just for a swim in Lake Wellington. Marley Point is best known as the location for the Marley Point overnight Yacht Race. The Marlay Point Overnight Race has … Read more
  • Phillip Island Koala Conservation Centre
    Phillip Island is in far south Gippsland, about as far as Gippsland stretches. Phillip Island would be the most popular of Gippsland tourist attractions. Phillips Islands close proximity to Melbourne allows it to draw big crowds all year round. The Koala Conservation Centre is one of the best things to do in Phillip Island. Now, who does … Read more
  • Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland – Newlands Arms
    Where: Newlands Arm Boat Ramp on The Gippsland Lakes What’s there: At the Newlands Arms boat ramp, you will find 2 hotplates ready for a BBQ. The BBQ’s are free to use. There is a child playground onsite, it’s only small but enough the keep the kids occupied while you cook. The kid’s playground is … Read more
  • Gippsland Immigration Park & Heritage Walk
    People are well aware of the contribution that immigrants made to the Snowy River project in Gippsland many years ago but our immigration heritage goes much further back then that era. From European immigrants that came to farm Gippsland to the Asian immigrants that came for gold the Gippsland Immigration Park and Heritage Walk is … Read more
  • Eat & Drink in Gippsland – Loch Brewery
    Loch Village is located deep in the rolling hills of South Gippsland. The nearest major town to Loch is Korrumbarra home to Coal Creek Heritage Village. Loch Village is located off the South Gippsland Highway. Look for the sign telling you where to turn. There is not much to Loch, just a small main street … Read more
  • Where to have a BBQ in Gippsland – Lake Glenmaggie
    Where: Lake Glenmaggie Weir Wall reserve Whats there: At the Lake Glenmaggie weir wall reserve you will find 4 hotplates on 2 different BBQ’s. The BBQs at Lake Glenmaggie in Gippsland are electric and free to use. There is a shelter shed at the reserve with tables inside to escape any wind and weather on … Read more
  • Fishing in Seaspray
    For many people, an afternoon out fishing or even a weekend away to relax and cast a line is the best thing in the world. Fishing in Seaspray can be one of the best spots for a weekend away or an afternoon catching your fresh dinner. There are plenty of options for you to consider … Read more
  • Timbarra free camping
    Gippsland is an area with many camping spots both in the mountains and by the water. Timbarra free camping spots are a great option for free things to do in Gippsland Timbarra State Forest 23 kilometres north-west of Buchan, 81km from Lakes Entrance lies a great Gippsland free camping location. Turn towards Buchan off the Bairnsdale Nowa Nowa … Read more