South Gippsland - Victoria - Australia
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About South Gippsland
South Gippsland is generally referred to as the region found on the south eastern tip of Victoria, bordered by Yarram in the north east, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Sandy Point, Foster and Yanakie in the south east, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Inverloch, Cape Patterson and Wonthaggi in the south, Philip Island to the west, Korumburra, Mirboo North, Leongatha and almost stretching to include Mount Worth State Park and Tarra Bulga National Park towards the north.
Transport And Travel
Visitors usually find it most convenient to drive, cycle or ride motorbikes, being within 1 to 3 hours drive of Melbourne making day or weekend trips really easy. Take either the South Gippsland Highway through the center of the region, the Princes Freeway to the north or the Bass Coast Highway in the south.
Public Transport - Regular bus services operate several times a day through most of the coastal towns and along the South Gippsland Highway to and from Melbourne. A ferry has been known to depart from Port Welshpool, sailing tours operate from Port Albert during warmer months and the Tourist Railway runs from Korumburra, Nyora to Leongatha and return.
Activities For Fun, Fitness Or Entertainment
Fun Activities - like abseiling, boat tours, scenic flights over Wilsons Prom, surfing, rock climbing, rafting, go-karting, spotlight tours and night walks, wind surfing, canoeing and kayaking, bicycle touring, bargain hunting, camping, 4WD tours, sailing trips, swimming, snorkeling, shopping, scuba diving, kite surfing, photography, abseiling, bird watching, walking, hiking, meditating, rock climbing, visit an art gallery, visit a day spa, have a massage or beaty treatment, or just spend some time relaxing in luxurious surrounds or the tranquility of nature.
The choices of activities in the South Gippsland Shire are endless.
Places To Visit In South Eastern Victoria - When traveling to South Gippsland, take some time to tour around the area where you'll find unique art galleries, award winning wineries, farmers markets, organic produce, quality restaurants, antique shops, a wide variety of art shows and exhibitions, music festivals and many attractions such as Coal Creek Historical Village, Philip Island tourist attractions, Mount Best Lookout, Wilson's Promontory National Park, Toora Windfarm, Mount Worth State Park, the Walkerville Lime Kilns and Cape Liptrap Lighthouse.
South Gippsland Accommodation - Take your pick from backpackers hostels, luxury Bed And Breakfast accommodation, motel units, self contained rooms, farm stays or relaxing Rainforest Retreats. Camp out under the stars at one of the numerous caravan parks with good quality facilities or book an eco cabin at Tidal River.
There are many convenient accommodation places close to wilsons prom (which has been voted the most popular tourist destination in Australia) and is a superb place to bushwalk, swim, go kayaking, fishing, abseilinging, bird and animal watching, see a movie at the outdoor cinema, take a trek to the light house, surf or just laze on one of the magnificent beaches.
Use the search page to locate the town or area you want, and then book your next holiday in South Gippsland today!
Pictures Of South Gippsland
Our HUGE NEW PHOTO GALLERY is displayed at the Lifegames Photography website, where you can download FREE pictures from all over Bass Coast, Prom Country, Gippsland and the South Gippsland regions of Eastern Victoria.
We've made the photographs found on both websites available to use under a special license. You can even request a particular photo of something you'd like. If we don't have it already - we can get it for you.
You'll find beautiful photos of local features, working farms, native flora, wildlife, mountains and rural landscapes, entertainment and activities, caravan parks, ocean views, reserves and parkland, and many more in these categories.
Landscape, Industy And Climate
This southern area of Victoria is known for its fertile rolling farmland, short perennial rivers, useful seasonal creeks, good quality groundwater, lush ferny rainforests, eucalypt and mountain ash groves, luxurious sandy beaches and the occasional mud flats. Most rain falls during the cooler months filling dams and water catchmen areas. Summers are drier and bushfires can occur during the occasional extreme heat. The major industries are forestry, grazing and dairy farming, and it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state.
Driving Through The Gippsland Region
You can also see the largest network of inland waterways at the Gippsland Lakes and go fishing at Port Welshpool. Stop at the viewing deck of Victoria's highest water fall on the Agnes River or ride the Rail Trail between Toora, Foster, Fish Creek, Meeniyan, Koonwarra and Leongatha. Make sure you pick up some produce at one of the Farmers Markets - there's one on somewhere in the region every weekend, follow the Southern Gippsland Wine Trail, see the whales at Waratah Bay, browse through the many fine antique shops at Loch, go the the brewery at Mirboo North or check out the organic cooking school at Koonwarra. For something completely different, try hot air ballooning at Mansfield.
Go bushwalking at Mount Nicoll, drive the scenic roads through the Strzelecki Ranges and have a light lunch at the brillantly appointed Celia Rosser Art Gallery and Banksia cafe in Fish Creek. Go gold prospecting through the bush at Buchan and bird watching in the Corner Inlet Coastal Park near the Toora Boat Ramp. Take a Boat Trip through the Nooramunga Marine Park, play a round at the friendly Yarram Golf Club and buy some award winning fish and chips in Historic Port Albert when you're done.
Trek through the many National Parks and climb to the top of Mount Oberon at Wilson's Promontory. Swim in the ocean at Walkerville or surf the waves at Kilcunda. See the fairy penguins on Phillip Island or horse ride through the bay at low tide to Snake Island. Visit the Meeniyan Art Gallery and have coffee and cake in their comfortable cafe.
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