Accessible Gippsland

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explore, experience and enjoy


Victoria’s parks

VICTORIA GIPPSLAND Victoria’s parks are more accessible than ever.

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Just an hour’s easy drive east of Melbourne you will begin to experience the beauty of Gippsland. There are few places in the world where you will find such an extraordinary diversity of landscapes. From snow-capped mountains to lush rolling hills, rugged coastlines and wide sandy beaches, there is something to inspire us all. For visitor information visit Visitor Information Centre locations and phone numbers can be found on the final pages of this brochure.

Wilsons Promontory National Park and Cape Conran Coastal Park now have accommodation and equipment to make it easier for people with a disability and their families and carers to enjoy their stay. Cabins are equipped with ramps, electric high low beds and accessible bathrooms. A personal hoist is also available free of charge. Visitors can also use all-terrain wheelchairs to access the stunning beaches or the parks’ spectacular trails. These are also available at the Grampians and Point Nepean National Parks. To plan your next park adventure call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit and search by park.


Great Alpine Rd Omeo Sydney



Mt Baw Baw

Bairnsdale A1

Walhalla C466



Warragul Yarragon



Korumburra San Remo

Paynesville Sale


Lakes Entrance


Marlo Cape Conran

Mallacoota Croajingalong N.P.

Loch Sport

Traralgon Morwell


Tarra-Bulga N.P. Mirboo North Leongatha



Whether you are seeking a family holiday, an indulgent short break or weekend getaway, Gippsland has a place for you to stay and enjoy. From the mountains to the sea you’ll find accessible services, accommodation, dining, attractions and experiences as well as accessible walks, tracks, trails and beaches. Take the time to explore, make your own discoveries and stay longer to be truly inspired by the diversity of Gippsland. For more holiday inspiration visit


Phillip Island Wonthaggi




Gippsland boasts a diverse range of accessible visitor experiences that are welcoming and inclusive of people of all ages and abilities, people with a disability, seniors and parents with young children.

Port Albert


Wilsons Promontory N.P. Bass Coast


Prom Country


Baw Baw

East Gippsland

Please note: Maps and distances provided in this brochure are indicative only. Please ensure you obtain a detailed map and information before commencing your route.



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All tourism experiences included in this brochure meet the following minimum access criteria:


1. Accessible parking – designated accessible parking bay or sufficient space for a person with limited mobility including wheelchair users, to park and access their vehicle.

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2. Clear accessible path of travel to entrance – clear and accessible pathway to entrance avoiding hazards such as street furniture or building features.


Access for people with limited mobility including wheelchair users

Access for people who are blind or have low vision

Assistive Listening Systems transmit amplified sound via hearing aids, headsets or other devices

3. Accessible entrance – a level threshold (no steps) to the main entrance including easy to open door/s.

Volume Control Telephone

4. Adequate circulation space – for a person with limited mobility including wheelchair users, to move around freely inside and outside.

Closed Captioning (CC) (commonly known as subtitles)

5. Accessible toilet facilities – designated accessible toilet facility for a person with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.

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6. Accessible room (for accommodation) – level threshold entry, adequate circulation space and designated accessible bathroom for a person with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.

The Communication Access Symbol identifies places where people are respectful and responsive to individuals with communication difficulties, and where strategies and resources are used to support successful communication.

Some experiences meet accessibility requirements above the minimum critera. Visitors are encouraged to contact businesses directly if they have specific access requirements.

Telephone Typewriter (TTY) Telephone for communication with and between deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and/or hearing, persons. Victorian Accredited Visitor Information Centre

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO The National Relay Service (NRS) 133 677 An Australian wide phone service. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can make your Gippsland holiday inquiries to the tourism experiences listed in the brochure via the NRS on 133 677 or internet relay call at no additional charge. Contacting emergency services If you find yourself in an emergency which is either life threatening or where time is critical, you can contact fire services, police or ambulance: • by TTY - dial 106 • via NRS on 133 677 or internet relay call and ask for Triple Zero (000), or • By ordinary phone - dial 1800 555 727 and ask for Triple Zero (000).

Be safe around and on the water Most water-related accidents can be avoided by knowing how to stay safe and following a few simple guidelines: • Always swim between the red and yellow flags on the beach • Always supervise children near water • Never swim alone • Know how to identify a rip current • Pay attention to warnings and information signs • Look before you leap and never turn your back on the sea • Have lifejackets for all on board a boat • Do not drink alcohol and either swim, surf, fish from the rocks or operate a boat. Gippsland wide services

Mobile Phones Be aware that mobile phones may not work in some remote parts of Gippsland.


Accessibility of Beaches, Walks, Tracks and Trails Accessibility in the outdoors can be affected by weather conditions. Contact the local Visitor Information Centre to discuss whether the pathways and conditions are right for you.

TRAVELLERS AID 03 9654 2600 Travellers Aid Australia centres offer support services and transport information for passengers, particularly people with access needs. There are two main centres in the Melbourne CBD.

National Parks If visiting a national park always check with Parks Victoria before travelling for up to date information on the status of tracks and any relevant warnings. 13 19 63

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Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, the picturesque Bass Coast awaits. Stunning surf beaches and laidback coastal village vibes see visitors flocking to experience this haven for water-based activities.

V/LINE V/Line provides long haul and Gippsland regional accessible train and coach services.

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SERVICES SOUTH COAST BUS & PHILLIP ISLAND BUS 44-46 The Concourse, Cowes, Phillip Island 6 Webb Drive, Wonthaggi 03 5952 2500 Accessible buses. PHILLIP ISLAND TAXIS 44-46 The Concourse, Cowes, Phillip Island 03 5952 2200 Accessible taxis. ALL TERRAIN WHEELCHAIRS HIPPOCAMPE Inverloch Visitor Information Centre 16 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch 1300 762 433 Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre 895 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven, Phillip Island 1300 366 422 Available free of charge. Packs into a transportable bag. WANDERER Focus on Lifestyle Factory 3, 17-19 The Concourse, Cowes, Phillip Island 03 5952 3352 Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre 1 Bent Street (Corner Bass Highway), Wonthaggi 1300 854 334 Available free of charge. Can be dismantled for transportation in a large vehicle.

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BASS COAST HOSPITALITY KIT Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre 895 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven, Phillip Island 1300 366 422 Available free of charge. Portable aides and equipment to increase the comfort and safety for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing using accommodation services. FOCUS ON LIFESTYLE Factory 3, 17-19 The Concourse, Cowes, Phillip Island 03 5952 3352 Mobility aids and lifestyle products. ACCESS RESOURCES Bass Coast Shire Council 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 A range of detailed access resources and guides for tourism experiences in Bass Coast.

ACCOMMODATION WHEELIES REST 172 Smiths Beach Road, Smiths Beach, Phillip Island 03 9320 9550 Comprises a fully self-contained holiday house and separate unit, purpose built for wheelchair access, located close to Smiths Beach. ALVINA HOLIDAY COTTAGES 422 Ventnor Road, Ventnor, Phillip Island 03 5956 8416 Five fully self contained 2 and 3 bedroom cottages purpose built for wheelchair access, on 15 acres. RACV INVERLOCH RESORT 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road, Inverloch 03 5674 0000 A range of designated accessible luxury accommodation options including ocean view rooms, villas and deluxe cabins with views over Bass Strait and Anderson Inlet.

BASS COAST INVERLOCH VIEWS ACCOMMODATION 2/9 Scarborough Street, Inverloch 0407 100 070 Fully self contained designated accessible luxury boutique holiday apartment, located near Anderson Inlet. THE ISLAND ACCOMMODATION The Big Wave Complex 10-12 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Newhaven Phillip Island 03 5956 6123 Purpose built eco-friendly accommodation complex with a range of designated accessible rooms all with a shared designated accessible bathroom.

RIPPLES N TONIC 5 Silverleaves Avenue, Silverleaves, Phillip Island 0439 699 933 Fully self contained designated accessible holiday house, located on the beach front at Silverleaves Beach.

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ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES PHILLIP ISLAND NATURE PARKS 03 5951 2800 Churchill Island 246 Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Phillip Island Enjoy farm activities, explore the historical grounds and soak up the tranquil scenery. Koala Conservation Centre 1810 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, Phillip Island Explore the eucalypt woodland and come ‘face-toface’ with koalas in their natural habitat. Nobbies Centre 1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Phillip Island Offering spectacular coastal scenery, viewing of the offshore seal colony at Seal Rocks and nesting seabird colonies. Penguin Parade 1019 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Phillip Island Experience the magic of watching penguins emerging from the sea at sunset and waddling across the beach to their sand dune burrows.

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NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS MUSEUM 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven, Philip Island 03 5956 6400 A unique Museum which seeks to remember, interpret and understand the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam War and the enduring impact of the war on society.

PHILLIP ISLAND TEN PIN BOWLING & ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 91-97 Settlement Road, Cowes, Phillip Island 03 5952 3977 Catering for all ages, abilities and standards with ten pin bowling, pool tables and a ‘Lazer Zone’.

HARRY’S ON THE ESPLANADE Level 1/17 The Esplanade, Cowes Phillip Island 03 5952 6226

STATE COAL MINE, WONTHAGGI 19 Garden Street, Wonthaggi 03 5672 3053 The only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere, offering interactive fun and interest for the whole family both above and below ground.


YOUKI’S LICENSED JAPANESE TAPAS BAR 97 Church Street, Cowes, Phillip Island 03 5952 3339

THE FORESHORE RESTAURANT 11 Beach Road, Rhyll, Phillip Island 03 5956 9520

PHILLIP ISLAND RSL 225-243 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip 03 5952 1004

SILVERWATER RESORT WATERMARK RESTAURANT 17 Potters Hill Road, San Remo 1800 033 403

WONTHAGGI WORKMEN’S CLUB 75 Graham Street, Wonthaggi 03 5672 1083

MARU KOALA & ANIMAL PARK 1650 Bass Highway, Grantville 03 5678 8548 An award winning and family fun attraction providing the opportunity to have close encounters with a range of Australian animals. RHYLL TROUT & BUSH TUCKER FARM 30 Rhyll-Newhaven Road, Rhyll, Phillip Island 03 5956 9255 Fish for rainbow trout and learn about the local bush tucker.

MANNA GUM AT BROADBEACH 5 Lindsay Close, Inverloch 03 5674 1199


THE WONTHAGGI CLUB 16 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi 03 5672 1007

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WALKS, TRACKS AND TRAILS CHURCHILL ISLAND WALKING TRACKS Distance: North Point Loop Track 2.5km return Distance: Island Loop Track 5km return Start/Finish: Churchill Island Visitor Information Centre Tracks comprise of compacted gravel and offer magnificent views across Western Port. Designated accessible car parking and toilet available. INVERLOCH FORESHORE WALKING TRACK Distance: 2.5km one way Start/Finish: Cuttriss to Abbott Streets, Inverloch Wide concrete pathway along the Inverloch foreshore providing views across Anderson Inlet and links to town. Designated accessible car parking and toilets available. NOBBIES UPPER BOARDWALKS Distance: 700m return Start/Finish: Nobbies Visitors Centre, 1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Phillip Island Enjoy spectacular coastal viewing from the boardwalks and lookout points to Seal Rocks. Designated accessible car parking and toilets available.

BASS COAST RHYLL MANGROVE BOARDWALK AND WALKING TRACK Distance: Green Loop 1.2Km return Start/Finish: Conservation Hill Car Park, Cowes-Rhyll Road, Rhyll, Phillip Island The track comprises of compacted gravel and timber boardwalks and provides good bird observing opportunities. Ample car parking and designated accessible toilet. BASS COAST RAIL TRAIL Distance: 17 kms one way Start/Finish: Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre, 1 Bent Street (corner Bass Highway), Wonthaggi or Anderson Bus Interchange, Bass Highway, Anderson The only coastal rail trail in Australia! The trail comprises mostly of fine gravel and crosses through coastal and farmland areas and the townships of Dalyston and Kilcunda. Designated accessible car parking and toilet.



SMITHS BEACH Smiths Beach Road, Smiths Beach, Phillip Island A beautiful and very popular surf beach which has 1 to 3 foot waves. Designated accessible car parking and toilet available. ANDERSON INLET Rotary Centenary Park, Ramsey Boulevard, Inverloch Enjoy long walks on compact sand at low tide, fishing or rock pooling. Designated accessible car parking and toilets available. WOOLAMAI BEACH Woolamai Beach Road, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island Longest, most exposed and renowned surf beach on Phillip Island and home to Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC). Designated accessible car parking and toilet.

WONTHAGGI WETLANDS WALKING TRACK Distance: 2km return Start/Finish: Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre, 1 Bent Street (corner Bass Highway), Wonthaggi Scenic trail over boardwalks and compacted gravel tracks with bird watching opportunities. Designated accessible car parking and toilet available.

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Experience the natural beauty of Baw Baw. Discover breathtaking scenery, adventure, quaint villages and witness history come to life!



WEST GIPPSLAND TAXIS PTY LTD 1 Smith Street, Warragul 03 5623 2318 Servicing all areas including Warragul, Drouin, Trafalgar and Neerim South. Wheelchair accessible vehicles available.

ALPINE TROUT FARM 115 Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, Noojee 03 5628 9584 Open daily from 9.30am – 5.00pm Free Entry Bring the kids along for a family day out fishing for trout and salmon. Accessible fishing located at the tanks and barbeque facilities are available to cook up your catch.

ACCOMMODATION WALHALLA’S STAR HOTEL Main Road, Walhalla 03 5165 6262 The Star Hotel provides luxury accommodation and quality restaurant dining in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of beautiful Walhalla. The hotel has four ground floor rooms and one purpose built accessible room. WARRAGUL VIEWS MOTOR INN 50 Rulemont Road, Warragul 03 5623 5222 Just one hour from Melbourne, Warragul Views Motor in offers spacious and modern accommodation with one wheelchair accessible room available.

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BURKE STREET PARK Burke Street, Warragul 03 5624 2411 Burke Street Park features play and multi sensory equipment including a Liberty Swing for people with limited mobility. It also offers accessible pathways, seating and a picnic shelter. DARNUM MUSICAL VILLAGE 14 Stuart Street, Darnum 03 5627 8235 Open daily from 10:00am The Darnum Musical Village is a unique experience that showcases collections of musical instruments dating through the ages.

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ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES MT BAW BAW ALPINE RESORT ADAPTIVE SNOWSPORTS PROGRAM 32 Currawong Rd, Mt Baw Baw, Victoria 03 5165 1136 Open daily during the winter season. The Adaptive Snowsports Program enables individuals with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities to learn to ski and have fun in the snow. The resort has instructors trained and experienced to teach adaptive snowsports and specialist adaptive ski equipment including a Sit Ski to enable individuals with limited mobility to ski the mountain. NICKELBY AT DARNUM 308 Darnum Shady Creek Road, Darnum 03 5627 8121 Open Wed-Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm and Public Holidays. Nickelby at Darnum is a working Alpaca farm where you can meet the animals and browse the gift store for an array of Alpaca wool products. TOWN AND COUNTRY GALLERY Service Lane, 111 Princes Highway, Yarragon 03 5634 2229 Open daily from 10:00am This award winning gallery showcases a unique and ever-changing array of fine art and handcrafted works by Australian artisans.

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BAW BAW WALHALLA GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY Walhalla Station, Walhalla 03 5165 6280 Open all seasons. Check website for details. The Walhalla Goldfields Railway provides access to a nature based experience in Stringer’s Gorge for people with limited mobility. Ramps onto the train make boarding easy for all visitors. WARRAGUL CIVIC PARK Civic Place, Warragul 03 5624 2411 Warragul Civic park is a stunning park in the heart of Warragul. With two playgrounds, a rotunda, a water fountain lake and immaculate gardens. The park is easily accessible from sealed paths, with plenty of parking. WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE, WARRAGUL Civic Place, Warragul 03 5624 2456 West Gippsland Arts Centre is a major performing arts, cultural and community centre presenting a wide variety of performances, events and festivals. Designated wheelchair spaces are available in the first four rows of the theatre and a hearing-assistance loop connecting with hearing appliances is available. Book ahead and check the website for details and upcoming events.




TWO TOWNS TRAIL Distance: 8km one way Start/Finish: Civic Park Drouin to Rotary Park Warragul Wide concrete pathway linking the two towns of Drouin and Warragul. The track offers views to the Baw Baw and Strzelecki Ranges. Trail links with Linear Park Trail at Warragul end.

570 Buln Buln Road, Drouin East 03 5625 4498 SCENE AT PARNASSUS 180 Lardners Track, Drouin East 03 5626 8522 THE OUTPOST RETREAT AND TRADING POST 38 Loch Valley Road, Noojee 03 5628 9669

LOCH VALLEY TRAMWAY WALK Distance: 5km return Start/Finish: McCarthy Spur Road, Noojee Follows the course of one of the historic tramlines in Noojee through rainforest, ferns and mountain ash trees. Seating located at several points on the track.

WARRAGUL COUNTRY CLUB 41 Sutton Street, Warragul 03 5623 2135 WILD DOG WINERY Warragul-Korumburra Road, Warragul 03 5623 2211 WARRAGUL DOWNTOWNER 55 Victoria Street, Warragul 03 5623 1520

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East Gippsland boasts spectacular scenery, rugged alpine and coastal landscapes, the magnificent Croajingolong National Park and the Gippsland Lakes.

SERVICES ALL-TERRAIN WHEELCHAIRS Cape Conran Coastal Park Cabins and Camping Yeerung Road, Cape Conran 03 5154 8438 Free hire for park visitors. All-terrain wheelchairs are available for adults and children with significant physical disabilities to explore the great outdoors. The chairs are suited for sandy and semi rough tracks, making it easier to access the many stunning trails at Cape Conran. A TrailRider chair is also available and is suited for adults and older children. Best access to the beach using the chair is at Sailors Grave Day Visitor Area. ACCESSIBILITY EQUIPMENT Cape Conran Coastal Park Cabins and Camping Yeerung Road, Cape Conran 03 5154 8438 Free hire for park visitors. A range of special equipment is available for the park accommodation at Cape Conran Coastal Park to make your stay more comfortable.

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EAST GIPPSLAND Accessibility Equipment includes: • Mobile Personal Hoist (Model 205EE) and general purpose head support slings • Shower Commode Chair with swing-up arms • Adjustable Toilet Seat Raiser • Arm Chair and Utility Chair with adjustable height feature • An electric high/low bed with a knee break feature available in Cabin No3. DISABLED PARKING BROCHURE 03 5152 3444 This detailed accessible parking brochure for East Gippsland is available at East Gippsland Visitor Information Centres and online. HOSPITALITY KIT Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre 240 Main Street, Bairnsdale 1800 637 060 The kit is designed to support the comfort and safety of people who are deaf or hard of hearing when accessing accommodation/ public venues by providing a range of accessible hearing resources available to hire.

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ACCOMMODATION ARKENSTONE COTTAGE 926 Stephenson Road, Tambo Upper 03 5156 4317 Access for people with limited mobility including wheelchair users. BAIRNSDALE MOTEL.COM 42 Great Alpine Road, Bairnsdale 03 5152 1933 Bairnsdale Motel is a modern motel accommodation on edge of town. The spacious motel offers one accessible room. COULL WATERS 31 Maurice Avenue, Mallacoota 03 5158 0551 This accessible apartment is conveniently located at the front of the block and is a single level apartment with three bedrooms, a bathroom, an open plan living area and large kitchen. LAZY ACRE LOG CABINS 35 Roadknight Street, Lakes Entrance 03 5155 1323 Lazy Acre offers one accessible log cabin set in established gardens and an easy walk to the Lakes Entrance Footbridge. Detailed access information available on website.

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EAST GIPPSLAND CAPE CONRAN CABIN 1 Cape Conran Coastal Park Cabins and Camping Yeerung Road, Cape Conran 03 5154 8438 Self-contained cabin with kitchen and bathroom facilities. It has an accessible entrance and has bathroom facilities suitable for most wheelchairs. The cabin is built on a slight slope with disabled parking available in front of the cabin. CAPE CONRAN WILDERNESS RETREAT Cape Conran Coastal Park Cabins and Camping Yeerung Road, Cape Conran 03 5154 8438 This one bedroom compartment and a living area is opened up to create one large accessible room. The gradient of the path may be challenging for some manual chair operators and carers. Call ahead.



BAIRNSDALE INTERNATIONAL 355 Main Street, Bairnsdale 03 5152 8300 Bairnsdale International offers three accessible rooms, a restaurant and bar. Maisey’s Restaurant located at the Bairnsdale International is wheelchair accessible

EAST GIPPSLAND ALL ABILITIES PLAYGROUND Davison Oval, Park Street, Bairnsdale (between Princes Highway and McLeod Street) Entry to the playground car park via Macleod Street East Gippsland Shire Council 5153 9500 The East Gippsland All Abilities Playground is a fully accessible playground that has toilet and car parking amenities. Access for people with limited mobility including wheelchair users.

WATERFRONT RETREAT AT WATTLE POINT 200 Wattle Point Road, Forge Creek 03 5157 7517 Stay in four star secluded cedar cabins overlooking sea lakes or nestled in acres of pristine Banksia, Wattle and Eucalypt forest. Despatch and Beluga cabins are both fully accessible self-contained cabins.

LAKES ENTRANCE GALLERY 6 Gray Street, Lakes Entrance 03 5155 2980 Diverse range local/Australian artworks and locally made products. Limited edition prints and artists equipment sales. Well laid out spacious gallery on single level.

LAKE TYRES CAMP AND CARAVAN PARK 558 Beach Road Lake Tyers (03) 5156 5530

EAGLE POINT COTTAGES 90 Jones Road, Eagle Point 03 5156 0065 Eagle Point Cottages offers two purpose built cottages which are specially designed for people with disabilities. Disability aids are also available.

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DINING FERRYMANS SEAFOOD CAFÉ Middle Boat Harbour, The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance 03 5155 3000 Access via lift. NEW LEAF CAFÉ 19 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale 03 5150 1132 NULLAMUNJIE OLIVE OIL & PRESSING SHED CAFE 290 Bindi Road, Tongio 0434 120 900 or 03 5159 4455 RSL BAIRNSDALE 2 Forge Creek Road, Bairnsdale 03 5152 3928 THE BAIRNSDALE CLUB 68 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale 03 5152 4301 SPORTING AND CONVENTION CENTRE 117 Great Alpine Road, Bairnsdale 03 5152 5242

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EAST GIPPSLAND HENDO’S CAFÉ 81 Main Street, Bairnsdale 03 5152 6742



LAKES ENTRANCE FORESHORE WALK AND FOOTBRIDGE The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance Distance: 2.7km one way Start: Footbridge, Lakes Entrance Finish: Just before Short Street, Lakes Entrance Flat paved heritage linked waterside walk through town and along back lake.

LAKES ENTRANCE BOWLS CLUB Cnr. Rowe and Bulmer Street, Lakes Entrance 03 5155 3578

SNOWY RIVER ESTUARY WALK Marlo Coastal Reserve, Jorgenson St, Marlo Distance: 5.1km one way Start: Jorgensen Street Marlo Finish: Mots Beach The walk provides breathtaking elevated views of the estuary, river mouth and excellent vantage points to observe birdlife and other inhabitants in the backwaters and wetlands. There are stairs to access the beach. Parking is available along the walk until Mill Street and also at Mots Beach car park. Accessible toilet available at Marlo playground at the start of the walk.

LAKES SPORTING AND COMMUNITY CLUB 38 Church St, Lakes Entrance 03 5155 3500 BAIRNSDALE BOWLS CLUB 54 Grant Street, Bairnsdale 03 5152 3796 BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT 11-13 Esplanade, Paynesville 03 5156 0071 ’

MITCHELL RIVER WALK (Port to Lind Bridge) & Bairnsdale Accessible Jetty Mitchell Port Road, Bairnsdale Riverside picturesque flat and shady walk along slow flowing riverfront with accessible jetty for boat access. SUNSET COVE WALK, PAYNESVILLE Sunset Drive, Paynesville Start and Finish: Paynesville Craft Shop to (1km past) Sunset Cove.

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BEACHES BETKA BEACH, MALLACOOTA The mouth of the Betka River, Betka Road Betka Beach is a beautiful sheltered beach beside Betka River that is perfect for children and families. The beach also has excellent picnic, lookout and toilet facilities. The beach is not patrolled.



Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, you’ll find adventure or relaxation, events and history, fine local food and wine and quality accommodation options.

LAKES ENTRANCE MAIN BEACH AND SURF LIFESAVING CLUB Located over the Lakes Entrance footbridge. The Main Beach is an ideal beach for family activities. A beach Wheelchair (ring to confirm suitability and availability 03 51551333), Kiosk and accessible toilets are available at the Surf Club. The beach is patrolled only in summer. Stay between the flags at all times and avoid the rips. MALLACOOTA LAKESIDE SHARED PATHWAY Start and Finish: The Information Shed, Mallacoota Pier. 5.4km of easy walking around the bottom lake. The pathway reveals a stunning lakeside walk with boardwalks, pathways, fishing platforms and bird viewing areas.

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SERVICES AUSTRALIAN HOME CARE 44 Kay Street, Traralgon 1300 303 770 e: CALVARY COMMUNITY CARE Gippsland Service Centre 213A Princes Drive, Morwell 1300 660022 e: Services include respite, personal, private, 24 hour and overnight care, transport, homecare and case management. SOUTHERN CROSS CARE Gippsland Region Care Packages 241 Princes Drive, Morwell 03 5133 0277 e: Services include respite, personal, homecare and case management. VISTA COMMUNITY SUPPORT – GIPPSLAND 58-60 Commercial Road, Morwell 03 5135 4300

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LATROBE CITY GMS REHABILITATION 154 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5176 1238 GMS Rehabilitation offers a selection of rehabilitation equipment for purchase and hire for visitors to the region. LATROBE VALLEY BUS LINES 03 5134 2055 Latrobe Valley Bus Lines provides bus services between and within the towns in the Latrobe Valley. Almost all services are wheelchair accessible, check timetable for details and book ahead. LATROBE CITY TAXI SERVICES All Taxi services have wheelchair accessible vehicles. Morwell Taxis 03 5134 4772 Moe City Taxis 03 5127 5191 Traralgon Taxis 03 5174 6511 Churchill Taxis 03 5122 1000



BRIDGES ON ARGYLE 84-90 Argyle Street, Traralgon 03 5116 7800 Bridges on Argyle is a four star accommodation in Traralgon’s CBD located just 500m away from the main street. Two accessible rooms, one on ground floor and one accessible by lift.

LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY 138 Commercial Road, Morwell 03 5128 5700 Open 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 11.00am – 4.00pm on weekends. Closed Public Holidays. Seven gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard showcasing an annual program of state and national touring exhibitions and permanent exhibitions. Other features include cafe, accessible toilet facilities and lift.

CENTURY INN 5 Airfield Road and Cnr Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5173 9400 Modern motel with three accessible rooms, restaurant / cafe and convention centre. QUALITY INN CONVENTION CENTRE 5601 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5173 7500 Motel and Convention Centre with one accessible room. Onsite cafe, restaurant, tennis court, pool and gym with the Traraglon Golf Club adjoining the property. TRARALGON PARK LANE HOLIDAY PARK 5353 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5174 6749 Park Lane is a family fun holiday park with caravan sites and a range of cabin type accommodation. One accessible cabin is available.

MORWELL CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN Commercial Road, Morwell 03 5134 3342 Open daily. Proudly showcasing over 3000 rose bushes in four acres of manicured lawns and garden beds. Parking on street or at Latrobe City Council car park. and accessible toilets on Ann Street between Maryvale Crescent and Avondale Road. The best time to view is between November and April. SAILABILITY - LATROBE VALLEY YACHT CLUB Hazelwood Pondage, Yinnar Road, Yinnar South 03 5633 2331 Open one Friday per month. Call ahead to book. Sailability is truly “sailing for everyone”. Experience the thrill of sailing on the warm waters of Hazelwood Pondage with the assistance of accessible equipment and helpful staff.

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LAKE HYLAND Mackeys Road Churchill 03 5128 5422 Open 7 days. Lake Hyland has five comfortable fishing platforms with disabled access, picnic shelter with electric barbeques, picnic tables, toilets, fitness station, children’s playground and a walking track which encircles the lake.

CAFÉ QU BAH Shop 101, Mid Valley Shopping Centre, Princes Highway, Morwell 03 5133 0777

CAFÉ EVVIVA Stockland Traralgon, Franklin Street entrance, Traralgon 03 5174 9455

TERRACE CAFÉ Century Inn - 5 Airfield Road, Traralgon 03 5173 9400

ITALIAN AUSTRALIAN SPORTING AND SOCIAL CLUB Emilio’s Restaurant, 499-501 Princes Drive, Morwell 03 5134 3541

DAL MONDO CAFÉ RESTAURANT 7 Post Office Place, Traralgon 03 5176 6977

CAFE 5601 Quality Inn Latrobe Convention Centre 5601 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5173 7500

OLD GIPPSTOWN GIPPSLAND’S HERITAGE VILLAGE Lloyd Street, Moe 03 5127 3082 Open daily 10:00am to 3:00pm. Step back in time and experience Gippsland as it once was. Check the website for events. NEWMAN PARK Peterkin Street, Traralgon Within walking distance of the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, Newman Park appeals to all ages. There is a large all ages playground and all abilities swing, (Key available 7 days, 9.00am - 5.00pm from Latrobe Visitor Information Centre 1800 621 409), a miniature steam train (which operates on the 4th Sunday of the month weather permitting), electric BBQ’s, park benches, toilets and ample parking.

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MORWELL BOWLING CLUB Hazelwood Road, Morwell 03 5134 3449 OG’S ON LLOYD Old Gippstown, Lloyd Street, Moe 03 5127 3082 SILKS RESTAURANT ON GEORGE 50 George Street, Moe 03 5127 7665 AMIGO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 7 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5174 9521


GLUTOPIA CAFÉ AND TRARALGON ICE CREAMERY Shop 4/27 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5174 9733 GREEN OLIVE Shop 1, 149 Argyle Street, Traralgon 03 5176 6669 IIMIS CAFÉ 28 Seymour Street, Traralgon 03 5174 4577 RED ANNEX CAFÉ Shop 4, 19-23 Seymour Street, Traralgon 03 5176 4351


TRARALGON BOWLS CLUB Gwalia Street and Liddiard Road, Traralgon 03 5174 2156 TRARALGON VINEYARD RESTAURANT AND FUNCTION CENTRE 140 Burnets Road, Traralgon 03 5174 0557 LITTLE PRINCE EATING HOUSE & BAR 58 Hotham Street, Traralgon 03 5174 4866

ROYAL EXCHANGE HOTEL FAMILY BISTRO 64 Princes Highway, Traralgon 03 5174 1281

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A leisurely 90 minute drive from Melbourne, Prom Country is renowned for its spectacular scenery, unspoilt beaches, towering forests and farm-fresh produce. Prom Country is also home to Wilsons Promontory National Park.



ACCESSIBILITY EQUIPMENT Wilsons Promontory National Park Information Centre, Tidal River 03 5680 9555 Free hire for park visitors. A range of special equipment is available for the park accommodation at Tidal River to make your stay more comfortable. Equipment includes: • Mobile personal hoist (Model 205EE) • Shower commode chair • Adjustable toilet seat raiser • Arm & utility chair with adjustable height feature To book contact Wilsons Promontory National Park Information Centre.

A FARE WITH NATURE @ PROM ROAD FARM 718 Foster Promontory Road, Foster 03 5687 1111 In-house accommodation providing guests the opportunity to get back-to-nature. Relax and enjoy stunning sunrises and views. The ground floor for accommodation is accessible.

ALL-TERRAIN WHEELCHAIRS Wilsons Promontory National Park Information Centre, Tidal River 03 5680 9555 Free hire for park visitors. All-terrain wheelchairs, a TrailRider and beach wheelchairs are available for park visitors with significant physical disabilities to explore the great outdoors within the park. A beach access wheelchair is also available for children. You may need to bring your own bike helmet. Call ahead for details.

BELLVIEW HILL BED AND BREAKFAST 270 Soldiers Rd, Loch 03 5659 7285 Beautiful accommodation with sweeping views of the Strzelecki Ranges. Gourmet meals utilising Gippsland produce are a speciality of Bellview Hill. Extra accessible features can be arranged when booking. BLACK COCKATOO HOUSE 60 Foley Rd, Yanakie 03 5687 1306 Black Cockatoo House provides stylish comfortable self-contained accessible accommodation. Located near the entrance of Wilsons Promontory National Park the house offers magnificent sea views.

Photo: Tony Middleton.

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ACCOMMODATION FISH CREEK BED AND BREAKFAST 65 Old Waratah Road, Fish Creek 03 5683 2599 Purpose built environmentally friendly facility with welcoming, experienced, multilingual hosts. One easy access suite is available with large ensuite and extra space. PROM COAST HOLIDAY LODGE AND COTTAGES 1075 Waratah Rd, Waratah North 03 5684 1110 Prom Coast Holiday Lodge is a group accommodation complex only five minutes to the beach at Waratah Bay and Sandy Point. The property features one luxury accessible lodge and cottage which sleeps up to four people. SHEOAK AND WIRILDA CABINS Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory National Park 03 5680 9555 The cabins are self-contained with two bedrooms, single electric high-low bed, accessible bathroom, kitchen/living room and outside deck. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a bunk bed and a single electric high-low bed.

PROM COUNTRY TOORA TOURIST PARK South Gippsland Hwy, Toora 03 5686 2257 Toora Tourist Park is a four star caravan park overlooking the beautiful Wilsons Promontory National Park at the foot of the Strzelecki Ranges. One accessible cabin is available.

DINING LEONGATHA RSL Wilsons Promontory Cnr Smith St and Michael Place, Leongatha 03 5662 2747 RAINBOW PALACE Rainbow Palace 64 Commercial St, Korumburra 03 5655 1670 CAFE ESCARGOT 10 Old Nichols Rd, Mirboo North 03 5668 1589 HARD LOCH CAFÉ 10 Smith St, Loch 03 5659 4466

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FOSTER NORTH LOOKOUT South Gippsland Hwy, Foster North Foster North Lookout overlooks the stunning Corner Inlet, rolling green hills of South Gippsland to the famous Wilsons Promontory National Park. (Visitors please note that there are no accessible toilet facilities at this site. Closest accessible toilet located in Foster).

LILLY PILLY GULLY NATURE WALK Wilsons Promontory National Park Distance: 2.6km one way Start and finish: Lilly Pilly Gully car park This easy walk provides a glimpse into the Prom’s forested interior, traversing heathland, eucalypt forest and a boardwalk through stands of warm temperate rainforest. After soaking up the magic of the rainforest, retrace your steps to the car park. Car parking and accessible toilets available.

LYRE BIRD HILL WINERY 370 Inverloch-Koonwarra Road Koonwarra 03 5664 3204 Opening hours subject to season. Lyre Bird Hill Winery features a welcoming cellar door with free wine tastings of cool climate red and white table wines, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Enjoy beautiful rose gardens, BBQ and picnic facilities. WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK Park office, Tidal River 03 5680 9555 Open daily. The Prom is one of Victoria’s mostloved places. At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines. Wilsons Prom has a range of accessible beaches, accommodation options, free accessible equipment hire and facilities within the park. Accessible toilets can be found throughout Tidal River. For more information call the park office.

LOO ERRN TRACK Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory National Park 03 5680 9555 Distance: 1km one way. Start/Finish: Start at the picnic area in opposite the Visitor Centre or at First Ramp on the west end of 6th Avenue. The track follows the south bank of Tidal River and provides access to the Tidal River footbridge and fishing platforms.

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THE GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL Distance: 58km one way From Leongatha the trail travels through Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Stony Creek, Buffalo, Fish Creek, Foster before finishing in Toora. Work is currently underway to extend the trail 10km to Welshpool, it is anticipated to be open early 2015.

NORMAN BEACH WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory National Park 03 5680 9555 The Norman Beach Day visitor area is accessed by following the Main Road through the Tidal River camping and accommodation area. It consists of a large carpark, picnic tables, covered gas barbecues and an accessible toilet/shower block.

Accessible sections include: Start: Leongatha to Koonwarra Start: Meeniyan to Stony Creek Start : Fish Creek to Lowrys Rd Start: Foster to Toora



Two hours east of Melbourne, Wellington is located in the heart of Gippsland stretching from the beauty of Victoria’s high country to the Ninety Mile Beach.

Accessible sections include: Start: Meeniyan to Stony Creek Start: Leongatha to Koonwarra Start: Fish Creek to Lowrys Rd VENUS BAY TARWIN LOWER SHARED PATHWAY Distance: 5km one way Start: Venus Bay. The pathway follows the banks of the Tarwin River Enjoy a scenic and easy walk or ride between two towns that follows the banks of the Tarwin River on a gently undulating compacted gravel shared pathway.

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ACCESS REHABILITATION EQUIPMENT 156 York Street, Sale 1300 723 830 Open daily Supplying a range of wheelchairs, walking and mobility equipment, pressure care and daily living aids.

SALE MAFFRA TAXIS (03) 5144 3278 Sale Maffra Taxis have two wheelchair accessible taxis. All taxis have Communication Access Taxi Boards.


QUEST APARTMENTS 180–184 York Street, Sale 03 5142 0900 Quest Sale offers a range of studio, one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments, each offering fully equipped kitchens and laundry.

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club Foreshore Road and Lyon Street, Seaspray 03 5146 4231 Available throughout January, Weekends and Public Holidays

BLITHE SPIRIT ACCOMMODATION 21 Wharf Street, Port Albert 03 5183 2399 B&B style wheelchair friendly accommodation on the water’s edge of historical Port Albert with spectacular 270 degree views of Corner Inlet and Wilson’s Promontory.

HEYFIELD ACCOMMODATION 24 George Street, Heyfield 03 5148 2293 item/heyfield-accommodation Offering 9 modern units. Unit 7 provides access for all, especially people with mobility disability. Just a short drive to Lake Glenmaggie.

KIDNEY DIALYSIS UNIT Central Gippsland Health Service 155 Guthridge Parade, Sale 03 5143 8170 To enquire about holiday dialysis contact the friendly staff. HOSPITALITY KIT Sale Visitor Information Centre 8 Foster Street, Sale 1800 677 520 The kit is designed to support comfort and safety of people who are deaf or hard of hearing when accessing accommodation/public venues by providing a range of accessible hearing resources available.

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FROG GULLY COTTAGES 2419 Rosedale/Longford Road, Longford 03 5149 7242 Contemporary accessible cottages offer comfortable modern accommodation with additional selfcontained conveniences. HOOKED INN COTTAGES KOOKABURRA COTTAGE 79 Old Port Foreshore Road, Port Albert 03 5183 2339 Kookaburra Cottage is purpose built for access and mobility, with a hard stand car park, roll in entry, more than ample circulation space, large master bedroom and accessible bathroom.

ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES ESSO BHP BILLITON WELLINGTON ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 100 Foster Street, Sale 03 5143 3200 Open daily A contemporary hub for performing arts and entertainment complete with theatre, versatile meeting rooms and modern café. Visit the website for events. GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY SALE Port of Sale Civic Centre, 68 - 70 Foster Street, Sale 03 5142 3372 Open daily. Major exhibitions and gallery shop.

LICOLA WILDERNESS VILLAGE Jamieson Road, Licola 03 5148 8791 At the gateway to the Alpine National Park, Licola a small and attractive village beside the Macalister River. Cabins 15 and 16 provide access for all.

GIPPSLAND REGIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM Tarraville Road, Port Albert 03 5183 2520 Opening hours subject to season. Discover Gippsland’s maritime history. The museum opened in 1976 and hosts exhibitions and displays both indoor and out.

MANSI ON RAYMOND 474 Raymond Street, Sale 03 5143 0118 Mansi on Raymond is a Georgian period village located just a 5 minute stroll away from the heart of Sale and 10 minutes from the Port of Sale.

GIPPSLAND VEHICLE COLLECTION 1A Sale Road, Maffra 03 5147 3223 Open Friday to Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm. The Gippsland Vehicle Collection Motor Museum hosts an outstanding rotating display of vehicles, including veteran, classic, transport and auto memorabilia.

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LAKE GUTHRIDGE PRECINCT Guthridge Parade, Sale Relax with a picnic, barbecue, or take a stroll around the lakeside walking track. A Liberty swing is available at the east end of the park and a recharge point can be found in Aqua Energy.

PORT ALBERT SEA WALK Easy walk along Gippsland’s oldest port established in 1841 which remains today as one of the few operating fishing villages on the Victorian coastline. Parking and accessible toilets.

TARRA-BULGA VISITORS CENTRE Grand Ridge Road, Balook 03 5196 6166 Open weekends and holidays 10:00am - 4:00pm. The Visitor Centre picnic area provides picnic tables, barbecues, a picnic shelter and accessible toilets. After lunch, enjoy one of the walks departing from the Visitor Centre. TARRA VALLEY PICNIC AREA Tarra Valley Road, Balook 03 5196 6166 Open daily. Tarra Valley picnic area is set amongst Giant Mountain Ash and shady fronds of tree ferns.

DINING EQUUS CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT 100 Foster Street, Sale 03 5144 3388 FOSTER PLACE CAFE 21 Foster Street, Maffra 03 5147 1335 Set in a beautiful garden, just off the main street of Maffra. WILDFISH 40 Wharf Street, Port Albert 03 5183 2007 TARRA-BULGA (GUEST HOUSE) LYREBIRD CAFE 1885 Grand Ridge Road, Balook 03 5196 6141 Unique and serene, just around the corner from the Tarra-Bulga National Park Visitors Center.

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To help you plan your visit call us or drop into the Visitor Information Centres along the way to collect your visitor guides, local maps, book your holiday or talk to the friendly staff. BAIRNSDALE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 240 Main Street, Bairnsdale 1800 637 060 COWES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island 1300 366 422 INVERLOCH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 16 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch 1300 762 433 LAKES ENTRANCE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Corner Marine Parade and Esplanade, Lakes Entrance 1800 637 060 LATROBE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE ‘The Old Church’, Princes Highway, Traralgon 1800 621 409 METUNG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Shop 3, 50 Metung Road, Metung 03 5156 2969 PHILLIP ISLAND VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 895 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven, Phillip Island 1300 366 422

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PROM COUNTRY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE – FOSTER Cnr McDonald & Main Streets, Foster 1800 630 704 PROM COUNTRY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE – KORUMBURRA South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra 1800 630 704 WELLINGTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE – SALE 8 Princes Highway, Sale 1800 677 520 WONTHAGGI VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 1 Bent Street (Corner Bass Highway), Wonthaggi 1300 854 334 This publication was produced by Destination Gippsland Ltd. Published December 2014. Whilst the information and accessibility status in this brochure is deemed correct, the publishers accept no responsibility for supplied information, omissions or inaccuracies. @VisitGippsland #inspiredbygippsland