Gippsland Australia is a beautiful economic rural region that occupies much of the south-eastern part of Victoria. It covers an area of 41,556 square kilometres, or 16,045 square miles. The region lies to the east of the eastern suburbs of Greater Melbourne, to the north of Bass Strait and to the west of the Tasman Sea. It stretches up to the New South Wales border in the State’s far north east. The region is best known for its many tourist destinations — Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory, the Gippsland Lakes, Walhalla, the Baw Baw Plateau and the Strzelecki Ranges. Here in this large and diverse area one can enjoy its natural beauty of lakes, forests, snowfields and hundreds of kilometres of spectacular coastline, as well as its seaside towns. The region is also well known for its dairies and vineyards.
Wilsons Promontory National Park is situated on the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. There are remarkable granite peaks, as well as native animals and local plants and vegetation to be seen. Follow the South Gippsland Highway 222km or 133 miles from Melbourne.
The region also has dairies and vineyards, and in the north of the region there are several lakes and areas of pristine rainforest to explore. Take a journey through Gippsland Australia in the cooler months to find a vibrant region alive with possibilities. Hit the ski slopes of Mt Baw Baw, part of the Great Dividing Range.
East Gippsland is famous for its lush forests, wildlife and gorgeous beaches. The Gippsland Lakes, stretching from Sale to Lakes Entrance, is a vast network of lakes. Public parkland and beaches offering bushwalks through rainforests and coastal wilderness are popular with outdoor enthusiasts. The region is also popular with the boating community. There are over 37 public jetties and moorings, pump-out stations as well as refuelling centres right on the water.
This stuning part of Victoria has much to offer visitors who are travelling with a caravan or recreational vehicle. For a comfortable overnight stay, pull into a caravan park in towns, such as Bairnsdale, Bemm River, Bruthen, Buchan, Cann River, or Cape Conran. Eagle Point, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota are also great spots.
Take time out in spectacular Gippsland Australia. Swim, surf and snorkel at the pristine ocean beaches, or try a spot of boating. You can even try your hand at water-skiing on the region’s sparkling waterways. Spend an afternoon at a local winery, or walk through lush rainforests and coastal wilderness. Perhaps just cast a line in a mountain stream and listen to the native birds.