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GIPPSLAND

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT MANUAL

BE INSPIRED BY GIPPSLAND

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Silverwater Resort

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

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Authentic Wildlife Experiences See kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, koalas and emus in their natural environment of Australian coastal bush land, eucalypt forests and fern gullies. Just three hours south east of Melbourne, Wilsons Promontory National Park is a haven for Australian wildlife. Watch kangaroos bounding through the bush or spot wombats ambling through the park looking for a feed around dusk and dawn. The Gippsland Lakes abound in native bird and wildlife. Take a cruise and glimpse birdlife and kangaroos grazing by the water. In Metung, catch the feeding of the Australian Pelicans daily at midday. Raymond Island, just off Paynesville’s shoreline, is home to a large koala colony and is one of the best places in Victoria to go koala spotting. The alpine heathlands and Mountain Ash forests of the Baw Baw National Park are ideal for spotting wombats, wallabies and sugar gliders. The park is also home to the endangered leadbeater’s possum. Further east, native wildlife thrives in the pristine remoteness of Mallacoota and the Croajingolong National Park. View the large mob of local kangaroos at Gipsy Point, where the peninsula juts into the Mallacoota Inlet. There are over 280 species of birds in the area. Look for the white-bellied sea eagles by the coast, or lyrebirds and azure kingfishers as you stroll around Lyrebird Walk.

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LAKES AND BEACHES Comprised of over 400 square kilometres, the tranquil Gippsland Lakes is Australia’s largest network of inland waterways. The lakeside villages of Lakes Entrance, Metung and Paynesville surround the water’s edge. Hire a boat and set sail across the glistening waters, spot dolphins at play, or cast a line from one of 40 jetties. The picture-book village of Metung is a charming nautical oasis where visitors come face-to-face with the awe inspiring beauty of the region. Located on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meets the Southern Ocean, Lakes Entrance offers the best of both worlds.

Explore the lakes from a boat cruise, or hire kayaks, paddleboats or even a houseboat. With over 600 kilometres of coastline, Gippsland is spoilt with its choice of beaches. Discover Gippsland’s Ninety Mile Beach, one of the longest and most beautiful stretches of sand in the world. Wilsons Promontory also boasts superb beaches with mountains overlooking the turquoise waters. Find a spot all to yourself on Croajingolong National Park’s pristine and remote sandy beaches.


INSPIRING WALKS AND RIDES From wild overnight hiking adventures to leisurely bike rides on gently undulating rail trails, there are more than 70 Inspiring Gippsland Walks and Rides. Encourage your inner adventurer on the 53 kilometre Great Prom Circuit Walk at Wilsons Promontory or discover unique Australian snow gums on the Great Walhalla Alpine Trail. Explore the shimmering Gippsland Lakes on the Entrance to Lakes Walk ending with magnificent views of boats crossing the bar. Hit the Bataluk Cultural Trail in central Gippsland and get an insight into 30,000 years of Indigenous Gunaikurnai history and culture. Cycle your way across Gippsland on the rail trails or challenge yourself on a mountain biking adventure atop Mt Baw Baw during the summer season. The Bass Coast Rail Trail is the only coastal rail trail in Victoria, taking in sweeping views across the majestic Bass Coast. Further east, the East Gippsland Rail Trail is Gippsland’s longest rail trail, weaving through farmland, tall forests, winding creeks and historic railway bridges.

VILLAGES Gippsland is peppered with delightful villages, from coastal hamlets to hidden gems among rolling hills. In Metung, dine at one of the many lakeside eateries, take a stroll along the jetties or meander through art galleries and boutique stores.The surrounding area is also well-known for its gourmet offerings, including fresh seafood, summer berries, chestnuts and honey. Nestled at the foot of a deep valley, Walhalla will leave you spellbound. Immerse yourself in its gold mining heritage, explore the spectacular scenery, or simply let the tranquility nourish your soul. The Gippsland coast boasts numerous seaside villages, from scenic San Remo, to bustling Inverloch, or the peaceful fishing village of Port Albert.

Yarragon offers the unique, delicious and delightful. Explore antiques, jewellery, art, clothing and collectables and sample regional wines, sumptuous smoked meats, preserves and world-beating cheeses. Enjoy the warmth of country hospitality at hidden gourmet gems along the Great Alpine Road and lose yourself in gourmet indulgence with local cider, olive oils and award-winning wines. Oozing country charm and historical character, Bruthen is a stone’s throw from the Gippsland Lakes and is the gateway to the Great Alpine Road. Perched above the Tambo River flats the town offers a great base for outdoor activities, including the East Gippsland Rail Trail.

Whether exploring by foot or by pedal, Inspiring Gippsland Walks and Rides offer something to ignite your senses and feed your soul. inspiredbygippsland.com.au/walks inspiredbygippsland.com.au/rides

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ITINERARIES Loop itineraries departing Melbourne The vibrant city of Melbourne is growing in popularity and is a must see destination for international visitors. The city is a fantastic launch pad for visiting Gippsland where visitors can experience the true essence of regional Victoria.

Journey one-way Take the time to explore the entire region along one of the most popular touring routes in Australia, the Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive.

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DAY 1: Melbourne - Wilsons Promontory DAY 1: Melbourne - Wilsons Promontory Distance: Distance:227 227 km; km;Time: Time: 2:30 3:00 hrs hrs

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Depart thethe scenic DepartMelbourne Melbourneand andtravel travelthrough through scenic countryside of southern Gippsland before arriving countryside of southern Gippsland before arriving atatone Wilsons oneofofAustralia’s Australia’shidden hiddenwonders, wonders, Wilsons Promontory Affectionately known as PromontoryNational NationalPark. Park. Affectionately known ‘The Prom’, the the parkpark is blessed withwith 130 kilometres of as ‘The Prom’, is blessed 130 pristine coastline, granitecoastline, headlands, mountains, forests kilometres of pristine granite headlands, and fern gullies. Withand abundant Australian The mountains, forests fern gullies. With wildlife, abundant Prom is a nature lover’s paradise. Australian wildlife, Wilsons Promontory is a nature lover’s paradise. Accommodation is available at Tidal River, or at a Accommodation is available main the camping number of properties located at justthe outside park ground at Tidal River, or at a number of B&Bs boundary. located just outside the park boundary. DAY 2:Wilsons Promontory DAY 2:the Wilsons Promontory Spend day exploring the labyrinth of walking tracks Spend the day exploring labyrinthwildlife. of walking with breathtaking views andthe abundant Or take thattheshowcase of magical realms ittracks easy on beach at all themanner much loved Tidal River or andthe shelter wildlife. Or takeBeach. it easy on on whiteabundant quartz sands of Squeaky the beach at the much loved Tidal River or on the DAY Wilsons Promontory – Melbourne (via Phillip white3:quartz sands of Squeaky Beach. Island) DA Y 3:Wilsons Promontory Distance: 292 km; Time: 3:00 hrs- Melbourne Distance: 292 km; Time: 4:00 hrs Depart Wilsons Promontory taking the time to Departmany Wilsons Promontory taking the time explore beautiful coastal hamlets of the to explore many beautiful coastal hamlets of southern Gippsland coastline, including Inverloch Walkerville, Sandy and Waratah Bay.The and San Remo. The Point 14 kilometre Bunurong Coastal 14 kilometre Bunurongviews Coastal Drive offers Drive offers spectacular of turquoise waters spectacular views ofArrive turquoise waters and rocky outcrops. at Phillip Islandand androcky visit the outcrops. Wildlife abounds at Phillip Island.largest See the Koala Conservation Centre and Australia’s fur Koala Conservation Centre and Australia’s largest seal colony at The Nobbies. Enjoy the sunset show fur seal colony at The Nobbies.Visit the Penguin watching the Little Penguin colony march from the Parade to see the Little Penguin colony march sea to their burrows at sunset before heading back to from the sea to their burrows at sunset before Melbourne. heading back to Melbourne.


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GIPPSLAND WILDLIFE ANDROUTE HERITAGE ROUTE THEWILDLIFE AND HERITAGE DAY - Wilsons Promontory DAY1:1Melbourne & 2: Melbourne - Wilsons Promontory Distance: 227 inkm; Time: 2:30 As outlined Day 1& 2 ofhrsThe Prom to the Penguins. Depart Melbourne and make your way through the rolling hills of south Gippsland before arriving at Wilsons DAY 3: Wilsons Sale national parks. Promontory, one ofPromontory Victoria’s best-loved Distance: 183 km; Time: 2:15 hrs DAY 2: Wilsons Depart WilsonsPromontory Promontory and drive through Spend the day exploring the stunning park.Take a walk historic Port Albert, Victoria’s oldest port. Visit the along untouched beaches and through granite-studded Maritime Museum or enjoy fish and chips on the headlands. beach. Look out for the abundant native wildlife.

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DAY 3: Wilsons Promontory - Sale Continue the journey through central Gippsland Distance: 183vibrant km;Time:town 2:15 of hrsSale offers plenty to where the see and do. Check out theand birddrive life on the Sale Depart Wilsons Promontory through historic Wetlands, catch theoldest RAAF Roulettes Port Albert,Victoria’s port. Visit the practicing Maritime or marvel at Sale’s Swing Museum or 19th enjoycentury fish and technology chips on the at beach. Continue Bridge. the journey through central Gippsland where the vibrant town of Saleisoffers plentyattoSale. see and do. Check Accommodation available out the bird life on the Port of Sale Heritage Cruise and marvel at Sale the rich diversity of the Wetlands..Take a DA Y 4: - Melbourne (viaSale Walhalla) walk around thekm; Bataluk Distance: 263 Time:Cultural 3:35 hrstrail throughout the area to discover 30,000 years of aboriginal traditions. Start early and head west to Traralgon, offering Accommodation available at Sale. great shopping is opportunities, a vibrant night life,

alfresco dining, galleries(via andWalhalla) a host of art and DAY 4: Sale - Melbourne cultural 263 events. Distance: km; Time: 3:35 hrs Enjoyearly the and drivehead through spectacular Baw great Baw Start west the to Traralgon, offering ranges and arrive at the picture night booklife, village of shopping opportunities, a vibrant alfresco Walhalla. Spend day exploring goldevents. mining dining, galleries andthe a host of art and the cultural history with a tour of the Long Tunnel Extended Enjoy the drive through the spectacular Baw Goldmine or anorth ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Baw ranges and arrive at the book village of Railway before returning to picture Melbourne. Walhalla. Spend the day exploring the gold mining history with a tour of the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine or a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway before returning to Melbourne.

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DAY 1: Melbourne – Wilsons Promontory DAY 1 & 2: Melbourne - Wilsons Distance: 227 km; Time: 2:30 hrs Promontory Enjoy the scenic countryside As outlined in Day 1 & 2 ofofThe southern before arriving Prom toGippsland the Penguins. at Wilsons Promontory. Spend the DA Y 3: Wilsons afternoon exploringPromontory the walking tracks, Gippsland Lakes the many pristine beaches or spotting Distance: 272 km; Time: 3:45 hrs abundant kangaroos, koalas, wombats Depart and emus.Wilsons Promontory National Park and travel through DAY 2:Wilsons Promontory central Gippsland before reaching Spend the day exploring the Lakes. stunning the magnificent Gippsland park. walkAustralia’s along untouched TheTake lakesa are largest group ofthrough inland granite-studded waterways, beaches, providing A a haven foriswater headlands. must-do a visitbirds to and fish.Beach A range accommodation Squeaky withofwhite quartz sands options are available and turquoise waters. at Metung, Lakes Entrance and Swan Reach.

DAY 3:Wilsons Promontory Gippsland Lakes DA Y 4: Gippsland Lakes Distance: 272 km; Time: 3:00 hrs Spend the day exploring glistening Make your way through waterways by hire boat,central cruiser, Gippsland beforeCast reaching yacht or kayak. a line,the buy magnificent Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s seafood fresh from the boats or explore charming waterside villages. largest inland waterways. A range of accommodation options are- Walhalla available at DA Y 5: Gippsland Lakes Metung, Lakes Distance: 181 Entrance km; Time:and 2:55Bruthen. hrs

DAY 5: Gippsland Lakes - Walhalla Distance: 181 km; Time: 2:55 hrs DAY 6: Walhalla - Melbourne Passing through Sale, take2:30 the hrs time to Time: Distance: 183 km; stroll through the Botanic Gardens or Nestled in a deep valley, Walhalla the famous Swing Bridge. is uniquely beautiful. WalkContinue through the the historic township thejourney lovinglyto restored centre full of of Walhalla. heritage buildings or try your hand at panning for gold. Step back in DAY 6:Walhalla - Melbourne time with a tour of the Long Distance: 183 km; Time: 2:00 hrsTunnel Extended Gold Mine, ride on the Depart the Gippsland DAY 4: Gippsland LakesLakes and Nestled a deep valley, Walhalla is WalhallainGoldfields Railway, or visit head towards Sale. Takeglistening a stroll Spend the day exploring uniquely beautiful. Walk through theon the intriguing cemetery perched through the Gardens, the waterways by Botanic hire boat, cruiser, yacht lovingly a steeprestored hillside. centre full of heritage Sale Wetlands the famous or kayak. Cast a or line,watch buy seafood fresh buildings or trythe your hand Highway at panning As you take Princes Swing from theBridge boatsinoraction. explore charming for gold. back in time a tour back to Step Melbourne, take with the time Continue the journey to the waterside villages.Venture inland and sample regional wines and fresh of the Long Tunnel Extended Gold historic township of Walhalla where experience a scenic drive up the local ride produce. Mine, on the Walhalla Goldfields accommodation is available. Great Alpine Road, stumbling upon Railway or visit the intriguing cemetery picturesque villages like Bruthen and before making your way back to Omeo, offering country style hospitality. Melbourne.

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SYDNEY–MELBOURNE COASTAL DRIVE The magnificent stretch of coastline between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia’s most dramatic and naturally beautiful self-drive experiences. Along its length, the great waters of the Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea and Bass Strait have carved out dramatic headlands and created beautiful coves and beaches. The ancient ranges that follow it inland are covered in vast expanses of national parks and forests protecting pristine lakes and rivers.

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Day 1: Sydney to Narooma/Bermagui Distance: 346km Time: 4:45 hrs Departing from Sydney, base yourself for your first night in Narooma or Bermagui and take in the beautiful South coast of New South Wales.The journey from here takes you further south towards the border and into Gippsland where it is recommended to spend four days exploring this beautiful area.

For a complete itinerary visit: www.sydneymelbournetouring.com.au Narooma Bermagui

Accommodation is available at Metung and Lakes Entrance.

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DAY 4: Gippsland Lakes – Wilsons Promontory Distance: 272 km; Time: 3:45 hrs Travelling through central Gippsland, take the time to stop and explore the attractions at Sale including the Port of Sale Heritage cruise, wetlands, gardens and galleries. Arrive at the magnificent Wilsons Promontory and take a self guided walk or simply take in stunning coastal views. Accommodation is available at Tidal River, or B&Bs located just outside the park boundary.

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Drive the alternative inland route from Lakes Entrance to Melbourne via Walhalla taking in the beautiful mountain scenery. Walhalla became one of Australia’s richest gold towns following the discovery of gold in 1863. Today, strolling past its lovingly restored period buildings provides you with an authentic experience of that golden era.

Day 3: Gippsland Lakes Spend the day discovering tranquil waterways. Explore coastal hamlets, stunning coastline and river systems as you traverse the Gippsland Lakes. Be sure to sample the delicious local seafood, plucked fresh from the ocean. There are many opportunities to see wildlife such as dolphins, seals, koalas bird life and more.

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Depart Wilsons Promontory taking the time to explore many beautiful coastal hamlets across the southern Gippsland coastline. The gorgeous seaside village of Inverloch is not to be missed. The 14 kilometre Bunurong Coastal Drive offers spectacular views of turquoise waters and rocky outcrops, your last glimpse of Gippsland before heading on to Phillip Island.

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The journey also takes in Phillip Island where you can see the famously cute Little Penguins parading along the beach. On the Mornington Peninsula, indulge yourself in a luxurious country retreat, enjoy innovative regional cuisine and superb local wines and visit grand gardens.

Accommodation is available at Metung and Lakes Entrance.

DAY 5:Wilsons Promontory – Phillip Island Distance: 128 km; Time: 1:50 hrs

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A high point of the journey is Wilsons Promontory, the southernmost point of mainland Australia, where you can explore small, hidden bays, see wildlife in its natural habitat, and visit the historic lighthouse.

Day 2: Narooma/Bermagui to Gippsland Lakes As you arrive into Gippsland Mallacoota is one of Gippsland’s great escapes. Surrounded by the magnificent wilderness of the Croajingalong National Park and set on the beautiful Mallacoota Inlet, its natural beauty lies in the pure white sandy beaches and granite peaks. From here the journey takes you to the Gippsland Lakes, a great place to base yourself for the evening.

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As you move along the Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive, the landscape constantly changes its character and moods – from the placid blues and pastoral greens of the NSW coast, to white sands at Jervis Bay, unspoiled wilderness of the Croajingolong National Park and the Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland waterway.

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INTERNATIONALLY READY PRODUCT

Gippsland has a large range of commissionable product which is well suited to the self drive and free and independent travel (FIT) market.

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SILVERWATER RESORT

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Set high on the rolling hills of San Remo with spectacular views over Phillip Island and Westernport Bay sits Silverwater Resort. Silverwater Resort’s spacious self contained apartments and resort rooms embrace the essence of contemporary indoor/outdoor living all with balconies overlooking parklands or spectacular bay views. The fabulous facilities at the resort and the myriad of Phillip Island attractions at your doorstep make Silverwater Resort the ideal destination!

Set in the heart of Gippsland with dramatic views of Bass Strait and Anderson Inlet, the magnificent ecofriendly RACV Inverloch Resort is the ideal base for a wonderful coastal holiday. This beautiful Bass Coast accommodation offers a mix of terrific value options, which include premium ocean view rooms with uninterrupted 180 degree views of the Bass Coast, luxurious and modern ocean view rooms, and stylish eco villas and cabins Accommodation Bed Rate Per for families and groups requiring that little extra Style Arrangement Night ($AUD) comfort and space. From $202 20 x 2 Bedroom Q In addition, a caravan park featuring 32 sites, including Deluxe Cabin** 12 with private modern ensuites, is set among From $248 26 x 1 Bedroom K beautiful native bushland. Ocean View Room*

Features 4 Indoor-outdoor restaurant 4 Free Wi-Fi 4 Bar and guest lounge 4 Heated indoor lap pool 4 Solar-heated freeform outdoor pool 4 Spa pool, steam room and gym 4 Lit tennis courts 4 Basketball courts 4 Table

tennis rooms

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. View the daily Penguin Parade 2. Visit the Phillip Island MotoGP circuit 3. Explore the Rhyll Trout Farm Silverwater Resort 17 Potters Hill Rd, San Remo Victoria, Australia 3925 PO Box 94, San Remo VIC 3925 +61 3 5671 9300 res@silverwaterresort.com.au silverwaterresort.com.au

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Features 4 Indoor pool, spa and sauna 4 Wetlands and numerous walking tracks 4 Restaurant open breakfast, lunch and dinner 4 Lounge Bar open all day

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K K K Top 3 nearby attractions Premium Villas* 1. Visit local wineries and produce outlets 2. Explore the beautiful Bunurong Coastal Drive *King beds may be reconfigured to two single beds. 3. View the native wildlife at Wilsons Promontory **Two sets of bunk beds available.

Opening times:

24 hours, 7 days per week

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

RACV 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road, Inverloch PO Box 387, Inverloch Victoria, Australia 3996 +61 3 5674 0000 racvresortinverloch@racv.com.au racv.com.au/inverloch

Opening times:  24 hours per day 7 days per week Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: No

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WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK

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Wilderness Retreats are a low-impact accommodation option, touching the ground ever so lightly, enabling you to feel closer to nature than you ever thought possible. Each safari-style tent - if you can call something so luxurious a tent – has a queen size bed, full ensuite, gas heating, timber floors and a covered deck. Fresh linen and a plump doona are supplied and there are tea and coffee facilities as well. There are also two extra pull out single beds available. The Wilderness Retreats have dedicated communal cooking facilities with an outdoor covered barbeque area and fully equipped kitchen with gas cook top, microwave, fridge, cutlery and crockery. These are perfect places to prepare your favourite meal and relax after a day of wilderness adventure. Features 4 Children welcome 4 Linen provided 4 Private ensuite

4 Communal kitchen 4 Large sundeck 4 Outdoor BBQ facilities

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Walking tracks from 30 min to full day treks 2. Stunning beaches 3. Viewing Australian wildlife Parks Victoria Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory National Park Level 10, 535 Bourke Street, Melbourne Victoria, Australia 3000 +61 3 8627 4699 info@parks.vic.gov.au Accommodation: wildernessretreats.com.au Park information: parks.vic.gov.au

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Accommodation Style 4 x 1 Bedroom Safari - style tents*

Bed Arrangement Q

Rate Per Night ($AUD) $302.50 - $327.00

Mt BAW BAW ALPINE RESORT Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is Melbourne’s closest downhill ski resort. We offer beginner and intermediate terrain for skiing and boarding as well as two toboggan parks and lots of snow play areas. We have a great Snowsports Centre that can cater for beginners through to advanced freestylers. We are open 365 days a year with the snow season being from June-end of August.

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

Features 4 Restaurant open 365 days 4 On-mountain accommodation 4 Events all year round

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Coora Valley Chalet Chalet

9am - 5pm, 7 days per week

There is plenty of on-mountain accommodation available ranging from backpackers to self-contained cabins. Mt Baw Baw, adventure… so close.

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Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort 32 Currawong Rd, Mt Baw Baw PO Box 117, Rawson Victoria, Australia 3825 +61 3 5165 1136 accommodation@mountbawbaw.com.au mountbawbaw.com.au

From $698

Opening times: 8am - 9pm, 7 days a week Operating season: All year round. Snow season is June to late August. Listed with ITOs: No


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Located in the heart of Walhalla Historic Township, Walhalla’s Star Hotel provides luxury accommodation and fine dining in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. A heritage façade shrouds a modern hotel with all the comforts and facilities for today’s traveller. All rooms are large and feature ensuites, king beds, CD player, WiFi and air-conditioning. The Star Hotel and Walhalla is a key stop on the Sydney-Melbourne Coastal Drive with plenty of activities, fabulous walks and historic buildings mixed with true peace and quiet. Walhalla is one of Victoria’s most beautiful villages and its unique gold-era heritage makes it a must see destination.

Set amongst three acres of picturesque garden, Captains Lodge International is an oasis of tranquility inviting you to relax and unwind. Our restaurant takes its guests on a journey through Gippsland’s food and wine scene. Experience a fusion of traditional Austrian culinary culture combined with fantastic local produce. Located in Sale in Central Gippsland on the Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive, we are the perfect location to explore the picturesque 90 Mile Beach, the longest uninterrupted sand beach in the world, the temperate rainforest of Tarra Bulga National Park, the pristine Gippsland Lakes with their rich bird life, ideal for viewing on a leisurely stroll.

Features

Features 4 Tranquil garden setting 4 Outdoor Pool BBQ 4 Licensed restaurant

4 Luxury accommodation in beautiful location 4 Continental buffet breakfast 4 Owner operated with friendly atmosphere

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine tour 2. Walhalla Goldfields Railway 3. Walhalla historic cemetery

Michael Leaney Main Road, Wahalla Victoria, Australia 3825 +61 3 5165 6262 info@starhotel.com.au starhotel.com.au

Accommodation Style 12 x 1 Bedroom King Deluxe

Bed Arrangement K

$199 - 239 $199 - 239

12 x 1 Bedroom Twin Deluxe 2 x 1 Bedroom Triple Deluxe*

Rate Per Night ($AUD)

K

$219 - 269

* King bed may be reconfigured to two single beds

Opening times:

7 days per week

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

Accommodation Style

4 Guest laundry 4 Free Wi-Fi 4 Children

welcome

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Stroll Ninety Mile Beach 2. Explore Tarra Bulga National Park 3. Take a boat trip on the Port of Sale Heritage Cruise

Elisabeth Staberhofer 46-54 Wurruk Way/ Corner Fisk St, Sale PO Box 419, Sale Victoria, Australia 3850 +61 3 5144 3766 info@captainslodgeint.com captainslodgeint.com

Bed Arrangement

10 x 1 Bedroom Standard

Q

2 x 1 Bedroom Large Double

K

2 x 1 Bedroom Twin

KS

2 x 1 Bedroom Family

Q

1 X 2 Bedroom Suite

Q

Opening times:

Rate Per Night ($AUD) $90 $105 $105 $115 $170

8am - 8pm, 7 days per week

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA 12


METUNG

METUNG

McMILLANS OF METUNG RESORT

7

5 Knots

8

H H H H H AAA Tourism

H H H H H AAA Tourism

With the luxury of a resort and the comforts of home, McMillans of Metung Resort offers its guests an unforgettable experience. Set across six and a half acres of manicured lawns and gardens, with its majestic river gums and magnificent villas and cottages, McMillans provides a perfect getaway that guests can make their very own. Spacious and tastefully designed, the accommodation at McMillans offers a beach-house feeling that’s become our trademark. All our villas and cottages are self contained and include linen, fully-equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas with TV/DVD, laundry, and private balconies with garden or water views. Relax and unwind in the onsite Relaxation Centre.

Sitting on the waters edge of the Gippsland Lakes, 5 Knots Metung offers boutique accommodation with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV and luxury bedding. Located in the Metung Village, 5 Knots Shaving Point is ideally positioned for leisure options such as boating, fishing and scenic walks. Kings Cove Golf Course is a 10-minute drive away. It is a 25-minute drive from Lakes Entrance. Melbourne International Airport is a 4.5 hour drive. All apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen and spacious lounge and dining areas. Some have a private sauna, spa bath or waterfront balcony.

Features 4 Private marina 4 Free Wi-Fi 4 Solar heated pools 4 Games room 4 Tennis court 4 Wildlife lagoon

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Boating from the private marina 2. Fishing from the jetty 3. Walks by the Gippsland Lakes

Chris Banson 155 Metung Road, Metung PO Box 66, Metung Victoria, Australia 3904 +61 3 5156 2283 info@mcmillansofmetung.com.au mcmillansofmetung.com.au

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Accommodation Bed Style Arrangement

Rate Per Night ($AUD)

5 x 1 Bedroom Cottages

Q

From $155

6 x 2 Bedroom Cottages

Q

From $195

9 x 3 Bedroom Villas

Q

Opening times:

From $225

Q

8am - 5pm, 7 days per week

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

Features 4 Free Wi-Fi 4 Fully equiped kitchen 4 Spa/Sauna available in some 4 Water frontage 4 Close to town

rooms

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Boating on Gippsland Lakes 2. Fishing from the jetty 3. Walks along the boardwalk Chris Banson 42 Metung Road, Metung 201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia 3909 +61 3 5156 2462 info@5knots.com.au 5knots.com.au

Accommodation Bed Style Arrangement

Rate Per Night ($AUD)

5 x 1 Bedroom Cottages

Q

From $140

6 x 2 Bedroom Cottages

Q

From $195

9 x 3 Bedroom Villas

Q

Opening times:

From $225

Q

8am - 5pm, 7 days per week

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes


METUNG

Tambo Upper

THE MOORINGS AT METUNG

9

l l l l l Self Rated

The Moorings resort is located on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes and in the middle of the delightful village of Metung. The central location permits guests to forget the car for the duration of their stay as the shops and restaurants are next door. A combination of self contained apartments and luxury motel rooms cater for the needs of every guest. All accommodation is comprehensively equipped and tastefully presented. The resort facilities include heated indoor and Accommodation Bed Rate Per Night outdoor pools, a championship tennis court Style Arrangement ($AUD) and a marina. Features 4 Free Wi-Fi 4 Children welcome 4 Tennis court

4 Heated pools & spa 4 Private boat berthing 4 BBQ facilities

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Hire a boat and explore the lakes 2. Take a stroll down the lakeside boardwalk 3. Try your luck fishing from our jetty

Jim Delany 44 Metung Road, Metung PO Box 150, Metung Victoria, Australia 3904 +61 3 5156 2750 info@themoorings.com.au themoorings.com.au

7 x Luxury Motel Rooms

Q

$155

5 x 1 Bedroom Apartments

Q

$180

4 x 2 Bedroom Townhouses

Q

$225

Q

$320

Q

$460

10 x 2 Bedroom Bancroft Bay Apartments 9 x 3 Bedroom Bancroft Bay Apartments

Q

Opening times:  7.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, weekends and public holidays Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

Rivendell Farm Cottages & La Matanza

10

A culmination of all the Thomas Family cherish, Rivendell Farm Cottages has undergone a 13 year transformation and matured to launch as Gippsland’s most exciting new venue. Encompassing all one could dream of for the quintessential Australian Farm stay and dining experience. Submerse yourself into your encapsulating surroundings with a couples fully catered getaway in Bag End, a truly unique concrete water tank bedroom with stunning views across the rolling green hills, or for families, the self-contained 3-4 bedroom Arkenstone Cottage. La Matanza farm table is a fully licenced restaurant venue located in the main Homestead and manicured gardens offering farm grown and other local delights. Features 4 Open fires 4 Air Conditioning 4 Self catering facilities 4 Spa & change room 4 Licenced fine farm dining Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Explore the Gippsland Lakes 2. The Great Alpine Road 3. Nicholson River/Tambo Estate/Sarsfield Estate wineries Stephy Cameron 926 Stephenson Road, Tambo Upper PO Box 92 Nicholson, Vic 3885 +61 3 5156 4317 rivendellfarm13@gmail.com rivendellfarmcottages.com

Accommodation Style Bed Arrangement

Rate Per Night ($AUD)

Bag End Cottage

From $190

Q

From $210

Arkenstone Cottage 1 Bedroom

K

Arkenstone Cottage 2 bedroom

Q

From $290

Arkenstone Cottage 3 bedroom

K

From $370

or TS

Restaurant: F riday/Saturday evenings, Sunday Lunch Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: No

VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA 14


LAKES ENTRANCE

Lakes Entrance

THE ESPLANADE RESORT & SPA

11

BELLEVUE ON THE LAKES

12

H H H H H AAA Tourism

H H H H AAA Tourism

Perfectly located between two pristine stretches of water forming the eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes, The Esplanade Resort & Spa offers the perfect Lakes Entrance accommodation. The modern hotel rooms, self contained Accommodation Bed Rate Per Night apartments and penthouses are tastefully Style Arrangement ($AUD) appointed, and the resort caters to couples, Guest Rooms From $143 Q families and business travellers alike. There is something for everyone at The Esplanade From $119 1 Bedroom Q Resort & Spa. Apartments

There’s nothing like finding a place to stay that welcomes you with a smile. A hotel that has holiday and corporate resort facilities, right in Lakes Entrance, which when you leave, makes you feel like you wish you had another day to stay, relax and enjoy. Enjoy our modern facilities and comfortable accommodation. Choose from our Two Bedroom fully self contained Apartments with North Arm Lake Views, our Boathouse Studio Apartments, the luxurious Boathouse Spa Suites or our Guest Rooms. Dine at the Boathouse Restaurant, critiqued as one of Victoria’s top seafood restaurants.

Features 4 Large lagoon pool 4 Indoor heated pool & spa 4 Tennis court 4 Onsite restaurant 4 Illuka Day Spa 4 BBQ areas 4 Free Wi-Fi Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Beach activities 2. Cruise the stunning Gippsland Lakes 3. Buy fresh seafood direct from the boats

2 Bedroom Apartments 2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartments* 3 Bedroom Apartments 3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment 3 Bedroom Penthouse

Q

Q

From $143

Q

Q

From $155

Q

Q

From $173

Q

K

K

K

K

K

From $233

Features 4 Cocktail Lounge Bar 4 Private jetty 4 Indoor spa and sauna 4 Onsite restaurant 4 Heated swimming pool 4 Free Wi-Fi

Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Explore the Gippsland Lakes 2. Take a walk along majestic Ninety Mile Beach 3. Cast a line in the lakes

From $293

* Queen beds may be reconfigured to two single beds

Chris Banson 1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia 3909 +61 3 5155 3533 holiday@esplanaderesort.com.au esplanaderesort.com.au

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Opening times: 7am - 9pm, 7 days per week Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

Chris Banson 201 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia 3909 +61 3 5155 3055 info@bellevuelakes.com bellevuelakes.com

Accommodation Style

Bed Arrangement

Guest Room

Rate Per Night ($AUD)

K

From $148

Boathouse Spa Suite

K

From $174

Boathouse Studio Suite

K

2 Bedroom Standard Apartment

Q

From $143

2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment

K

From $161

From $174

Opening times: 7am - 9pm, Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm, Saturday & Sunday Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes


LAKES ENTRANCE

WAVERLEY HOUSE COTTAGES

13

H H H H H AAA Tourism

An oasis for travellers, with private one and two bedroom cottages set in landscaped native gardens. Enjoy this tranquil location set amongst Australian native bushland and catch glimpses of the ocean above the seaside port of Lakes Entrance. A solar heated pool, hydrotherapy spa, BBQ and golf course next door, add to the many facilities of this eco retreat. Perfect for short breaks and longer stays, this is an ideal base to explore the iconic Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach and sample the local delicacies. Features 4 Free internet 4 Children welcome 4 Covered car park 4 Heated hydrotherapy spa 4 Solar heated pool 4 Covered BBQ areas Top 3 nearby attractions 1. Explore the stunning Gippsland Lakes 2. Visit the world’s longest beach, Ninety Mile Beach 3. Try ocean-fresh lobster and prawns

Jan Davis 205 Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance PO Box 377, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia 3909 +61 3 5155 1257 enquiries@waverleyhousecottages.com.au waverleyhousecottages.com.au

Accommodation Bed Style Arrangement

Rate Per Night ($AUD)

2 x 1 Bedroom Spa Cottages

K

$170 - 240

3 x 2 Bedroom Spa Cottages

Q

$220 - 280

1 x 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage

K

Opening times:

Q

$250 - 290

9am - 6pm, 7 days per week

Operating season: All year round Listed with ITOs: Yes

VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA 16


Melbourne - Wilsons Promontory

Sale

Bunyip Tours

Port of Sale Heritage Cruises

An unbelievable natural experience awaits you at one of Australia’s best kept secrets, Wilsons Promontory National Park.You will discover an abundance of wildlife surrounded by spectacular coastlines and outer islands. Located at the southernmost point of mainland Australia, this wildlife haven will inspire and intrigue even the most discerning traveller, with its panoramic views, pristine white beaches, coastal forests, cool climate rainforests and well preserved walking tracks The prom is home to many marsupials, such as kangaroos and wombats, native birds and other native animals such as emus, which with a little luck you are able to see up close. The best way to explore the Prom is on foot so you will no doubt enjoy our hike along some spectacular tracks and be entertained by the pure white quartz ‘singing sands’ of Squeaky Beach as you walk towards Tidal River, the centre of the national park.

George Josevski 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne Victoria, Australia 3000 +61 3 9650 9680 info@bunyiptours.com bunyiptours.com

1 Day Wilsons Promontory Tour AUD $125 per person

Minimum 4 people, maximum 24 people

The tour departs at approximately 7.15am from Melbourne and returns approximately 9pm. It includes all park entry fees, tea/coffee and biscuits, a friendly informative tour guide and travel in a small group with likeminded people. Bunyip Tours offers a complimentary pickup/ drop off service from inner city hotels.

Operating season: All year round. Departs every Wednesday and Sunday year-round, and Fridays in December, January and February. Listed with ITOs: Yes

Drift back into a different time, when waterways were our highways, and journey from the Port of Sale to the landmark Swing Bridge in central Gippsland. Spot birds and wildlife as you cruise and your guide recounts the region’s remarkable stories, from its first people the Gunnaikurnai, through early settlement to the present day. The scene is set as you board The Rubeena, a classic wooden boat first launched at Lakes Entrance in 1912. Relax into her quiet electric engined rhythm and enjoy your voyage along the Sale Canal and Thompson River, surrounded by Red Gums, birdsong and reminders of a fascinating heritage.

Rachel Lewis Port of Sale, Sale, Victoria, Australia 3850 +61 400 933 112 admin@saleheritagecruises.com.au saleheritagecruises.com.au

Port of Sale Heritage Cruise Adult AUD$19, Child AUD$15 (under 15) and Family AUD $72 (2 adults, 3 kids) Daily departures at 10:00 and 14:00 for a 1.5 hour cruise from the Port of Sale to the Historic Swing Bridge. Learn about the Gunnaikurnai people, the aboriginal land owners and their significant sites in the region as well as an insight into the European settlers that utilised this waterway as a major transport system in the 1880’s.

Operating season: All year round. Sailings Daily 10.00 & 14.00 (In June, July & August 14.00 sailing only) Listed with ITOs: No


Remarkable rock formations and secluded unspoilt beaches. Native bushland offering sanctuary to wildlife and campers alike. Winding walking tracks boasting breathtaking vistas at every turn. Wilsons Promontory awaits you. For more inspiration visit inspiredbygippsland.com.au


DESTINATION GIPPSLAND Industry web: destinationgippsland.com.au Consumer web: inspiredbygippsland.com.au

TOURISM VICTORIA Industry web: tourism.vic.gov.au Consumer web: visitvictoria.com

SYDNEY MELBOURNE TOURING Consumer web: sydneymelbournetouring.com.au

PO BOX 203, Mirboo North, Victoria, Australia 3971 +61 3 5668 2141 admin@destinationgippsland.com.au

MELBOURNE OFFICE Joanna Garrie  Business Development Manager North America and New Zealand GPO Box 2219T, Melbourne Victoria, Australia 3001 +61 3 9653 9705 joanna.garrie@tourism.vic.gov.au

Paul Cooper Marketing & Business Development Manager PO Box 430, San Remo Victoria, Australia 3925 +61 407 548 839 paul@sydneymelbournetouring.com.au

Visit us at: facebook.com/gippsland Instagram @visitgippsland Twitter @visitgippsland

UK OFFICE Claire Golding Regional Manager UK & Europe 6th Floor, Australia Centre, Melbourne Place, Strand London, UK WC2B 4LG +44 (0) 20 7438 4645 cgolding@tvic.australia.com EUROPE OFFICE Susanne Stellberg Marketing Manager – German Speaking Countries, Italy, France Neue Mainzer StraBe 22 60311 Frankfurt, Germany +49 69 2740 0677 sstellberg@tvic.australia.com

This publication was produced by Destination Gippsland Ltd. Published August 2014. Whilst the information in this booklet is deemed to be correct, the publishers accept no responsibility for supplied information, omissions or inaccuracies.

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