Photos and Lists Of Interesting Things To See And Do In South Gippsland
- South Gippsland Country Towns,
- South Gippsland Coastal Towns,
- Water Scenes from Phillip Island to Woodside,
- Coastal and National Parks and Reserves,
- Landscapes, Bushfires and Scenery
- Wildlife, Animals, Creatures and Birds,
- Prom Country, Entertainment and Activities,
- Flowers, Foliage and Gardens
- Tourist Attractions and Mountains in South Gippsland,
- Wilsons Prom Accomodation
- Random South Gippsland Photo Albums
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Reserve your place to stay in some of the finest and most reasonably priced accommodation in country Australia or simply do day-trips from Melbourne. Whatever you choose, I know you will be impressed and want to come back for more.
Here’s What You Will Find – From the rolling hills to the white sandy beaches, the fern gullies, protected wilderness areas and the lush farmland, this region will always provide you with an abundant variety of scenery that is renowned for its beauty, diversity and tranquillity.
Things To Bring With You – Make sure you bring your camera or video recorder as these images are highly sought after and provide a delightful representation of one of the most scenic tourist destinations on mainland Australia.
Taking Pictures Of Native Flora And Fauna – If wildlife, birds or plants interest you, bring binoculars or field glasses to get a better view. There are many areas where birds and native animals abound and it is best to check with your information centres to find out the exact locations.
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Interesting Things To See And Do In South Gippsland
Venus Bay Murals
Many of the local towns have attractive murals painted on buildings and various landmarks. Towns such as Mirboo North, Foster, Fish Creek, Inverloch and Koonwarra have a thriving artist populations and are keen to make the towns quite interesting and much prettier. This is a particularly colourful beach scene painted on the side of a water tank on the main road into Venus Bay. It’s a great way to turn an eyesore into a creative tourist attraction and gives a great indication of what else can be found in the local region.
Coffee Shops Take A Break
You’ll find the most fabulous coffee shops and cafes right throughout South Gippsland. Make sure you take some time to stop and enjoy what each local town has to offer. Try Barbs Place or the Cafe at the Bargain Center in Toora, the wildfish cafe or the General Store in Port Albert, the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (between Cranbourne and Frankston if you’re on your way to South Gippsland from Melbourne), the Banksia cafe in Fish Creek or the Caravan Park at Venus Bay for something different.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Tidal River is a beautiful and safe area for children to swim and play in the water. Adults can enjoy the surf on the nearby beach and the options for walking is diverse and abundant. There’s a shop, tourist information and camping facilities here. Tidal River is only a twenty minute drive from the gateway of the National Park and makes a terrific day trip from Melbourne. Walk to the top of Mount Oberon for the best views over the entire area and see emu, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats up close and in their natural habitat from the comfort of your car.
Views To Wilsons Prom Foster Beach
At a very secluded spot just outside Foster, close to Port Franklin on the Foster beach road, are views of Wilsons Promontory through the trees. It’s not really a place to swim, but is an excellent place for bird watching and koala spotting on the Kodak Koala walk close by on the road to Toora. From Foster it is a very pleasant 20 minute drive to the gateway of Wilsons Promontory national park. Only some of the locals know that Foster beach exists to keep the location as private and out of the way for tourists as possible.
Toora Windfarm and Country Town
High above the peaceful township of Toora in Victoria are the somewhat controversial yet majestic Toora Windfarms. You’ll find an information centre and plenty of places to pull over and take memorable photographs. Stop for a rest at the Windmill Cafe while you’re in Toora or get a great meal in the Toora Pub bistro. Closer to the beach are some short walking tracks, boat ramps and the well constructed Toora bird hide for the bird watching enthusiasts. It’s an interesting place to take the kids as well.
Walkerville Beach in Coastal Victoria
Fish, swim, boating, bush walking, bird watching, sightseeing, camping, BBQ’s, picnics, snorkeling, bike riding, horse riding, view native wildlife in their natural habitat. Find marine animals and plants in the shallow rock pools at Walkerville beach and enjoy walking through the relics of the old Walkerville lime kilns. There is also a historic cemetery here and the tourist plaques are well signed to tell the story of time gone past. A must see location for a day trip from Melbourne
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