East of Melbourne
This region is famed for its natural attractions and abundant wildlife. The region stretches from Melbourne's suburban fringe east to the Gippsland Lakes, and inland from Mt Baw Baw to Wilsons Promontory. Within the region you'll find an incredible diversity of landscapes - from snow-capped mountains to lush rolling hills and wide sandy beaches.
Gippsland is gourmet country, filled with wineries, cheese-growers, markets and fruit and berry farms. When you're not dining and wining, explore the historic gold towns and maritime villages like Walhalla and Port Albert. Bushwalking tracks score the area, while national parks and wetlands are richly endowed with bird and plant life.
The Australian mainland's southernmost point, Wilsons Promontory National Park (known locally as 'The Prom') has incomparable bush and coastal scenery, as well as acclaimed tracks and trails to explore. At Coal Creek Heritage Village, you'll discover a recreation of the coal-mining shafts, farm buildings and shops of early South Gippsland, while further on, the honey-coloured sands of the seemingly endless Ninety Mile Beach promise solitude, secluded camping and plenty of fishing spots.
In the Directory
- Wombat at Wilsons Promontory - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC
- Wilsons Promontory - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC
- Windsurfing - Photo courtesy of Tourism VIC