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LATROBE VALLEY

Unique in its diversity, boasting unparalleled beauty, and within easy reach from Melbourne, Baw Baw Shire is closer than you think. We invite you to visit and explore a region renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes and wilderness attractions, historic townships, gourmet delights and world class hospitality.

NOOJEE AND SURROUNDS Leave the hustle and bustle of Melbourne behind and visit Noojee. The town boasts a rich heritage and range of unique natural attractions to delight and inspire. Visit for the day or stay the weekend. Be spoilt for choice and indulge the foodie within at the local cafes and restaurants. YARRAGON AND SURROUNDS Yarragon is nestled at the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges. Its rich scenic surrounds provide a fitting backdrop for the village itself which greets visitors with an array of warm and inviting shops offering antiques and ladies clothing to art galleries and mouthwatering eateries. WALHALLA AND MOUNTAIN RIVERS Walhalla is a popular tourist destination for people from near and far. Its unique history as a magnet for 19th century gold prospectors and its majestic rugged mountain landscapes make it a must see for over 120,000 visitors each year.

Find your energy in the heart of Gippsland

Play in the energy with our global calendar of sporting and cultural events Be spoiled for choice of high octane outdoor activities, or take your time on the Gippsland Plains Rail trail

BAW BAW ALPINE RESORT Mt Baw Baw is Melbourne’s closest downhill snow resort. Only 2.5 hours from Melbourne it’s also a great place to visit during Summer. The Mountain offers both downhill and cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snow play and plenty of opportunities for an Après snow experience. The Mountain has accommodation for all group sizes and budgets as well as an International Snow sports school. During Summer there are a number of fun activities including a 2.5 acre Laser tag course, Archery Attack, Mountain Biking and guided wildflower walks. 32 Currawong Rd, Mt Baw Baw | Tel: 03 5165 1136 Email: guest.services@mtbawbaw.com.au Web: www.mountbawbaw.com.au

Luxuriate in our internationally recognised Morwell Centenary Rose Garden, abundant with fragrant and colourful blooms from spring through to autumn Increase your pace at the Valley’s boutique national parks: share the views at Tyers Park; look out for Morwell National Park’s unique koalas; and immerse yourself in Tarra Bulga’s ancient Gondwana forests Wander the Valley’s small towns to discover vibrant arts, farm-gate food, unique bakeries and acclaimed cool climate wineries Get up close to Victoria’s high tech powerhouse giants

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CENTRAL GIPPSLAND

Get up close and personal with fascinating creatures, explore stunning coastline trails with sensational scenic views, indulge in fine wine and gourmet foods so delectable your taste buds will never be the same again, or cruise around and revel in the diverse range of attractions, shops, and events we have to offer. Here are some experiences you just can’t miss, and if you can’t decide? Not a problem - you’ll just have to keep coming back for more!

Nine hours of fully catered, luxury cruising with breathtaking scenery of Wilson’s Prom as you have never seen it before.

Join Wildlife Coast Cruises for an amazing adventure to Wilson’s Promontory. Visit spectacular Skull Rock, stopover at secluded Refuge Cove, witness Seals at Kanowna Island, see Dolphins, Birds or the humpback whales on there winter migration.

Bass Coast has so much to offer and is an absolute haven for incredible experiences.

Whether you enjoy getting out in nature by walking and riding, or just prefer the hunt for a great cup of coffee or that amazing glass of wine, Central Gippsland has something for you to enjoy. Our region has a great mix of natural splendour and man crafted marvels, along with everything in between. With a wide and varied history from whaling and oil exploration through to military and gold mining; our local museums are sure to entice and entertain you.

73 Lewis street, Port Welshpool | Tel: 03 59 523 501 Email: info@wildlifecoastcruises.com.au Web: www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au

• Take the Bunurong Coastal Drive and find your own secluded beach

Step back in time at Old Gippstown then venture into Gippsland’s own high country

• Buy some local produce from a Farmers Market

Delve into Latrobe Regional Gallery’s ever-changing program of local and international exhibitions

Best of all, Central Gippsland also have plenty of natural landscapes that your four legged friends can get out and enjoy as well.

• Visit the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi- take a journey into history and underground

• Explore the Bass Coast Rail Trail including the historic trestle bridge at Kilcunda

PROM COUNTRY

Located a leisurely two-hour drive from Melbourne.

• Take in bay views from a local winery • Enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling hills of the Bass Coast hinterland

The region is renowned for spectacular scenery, unspoilt beaches, towering forests and farm fresh produce. A nature-lover’s paradise, Prom Country – South Gippsland is home to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Yarragon Hotel was built in 1926 and has provided travellers with friendly and efficient customer service for many years. The Hotel dining room has a reputation for consistently delivering great food for guests and is open 7 days per week for lunch and dinner. 105 Princes Hway, Yarragon | Tel: 03 5634 2202 Email: relax@yarragon.com.au Web: www.yarragonhotel.com.au

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• Watch the little penguins nightly parade as they return from the sea

If you prefer to get close to nature, be sure to get out among the tall trees at our glorious temperate rainforest at Tarra Bulga National Park or simply feel the sand between your toes on the unspoilt stretches of the 90 Mile Beach.

Tap your feet to the beat and wind down with a glass of local wine and locally sourced produce as you indulge in Traralgon’s vibrant night life.

YARRAGON HOTEL

BASS COAST

WILDLIFE COAST CRUISES

THINGS TO SEE & DO • Explore Wilsons Promontory National Park • Ride or walk the Great Southern and Grand Ridge Rail Trails

HELICOPTER FLIGHTS Explore inaccessible areas from the comfort of the helicopter including breathtaking views of “the Proms” rainforests, beaches, wildlife and coastal landscapes. Promhelis is located in Yanakie, the gateway town to ‘Wilsons Prom’ and is a must do when visiting the area!

• Visit Cape Liptrap Coastal Reserve

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WILSONS PROMONTORY

• Discover Walkerville and the historic lime kilns • Walk the Lyrebird Forest Walk

3510 Meeniyan-Promontory Rd, Yanakie | Tel: 0459 318 888 Email: info@promhelis.com.au Web: promhelis.com.au

• Visit Agnes Falls, located near Toora • Experience Coal Creek Community Park & Museum

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• Walk over the Loch Suspension Bridge • Visit Poowong Sculpture Park and admire views of the countryside

COAL CREEK COMMUNITY PARK & MUSEUM

• Take a stroll or fish on the Long Jetty—Port Welshpool VILLAGES Charming villages and towns, bursting with colour and country hospitalityeach with their own charm. Discover what each has to offer.

MERCURE WARRAGUL The multi award winning Mercure Warragul is located in the heart of the city centre. Featuring bright, airy, and contemporary décor, it’s has all the modcons travellers have come to expect.

FOOD & DRINK Tantalise your tastebuds at cafés, pubs and restaurants throughout the region, purchase local goods from a retail outlet or at a farmer’s market. The region boasts wineries, boutique breweries, distilleries and a cidery.

Spacious suites equipped with LED TV and cable channels, stylish furnishings, and comfortable beds - feel relaxed in this home away from home. Keep fit on the go and take advantage of the Snap Fitness centre. Wandering a bit further afield, guests can take advantage of local activities such as golfing and cycling or enjoy the nearby arts and entertainment districts. 23 Mason Street, WARRAGUL | Tel: 03 5618 3500 Email:reception@mercurewarragul.com.au Web: mercurewarragul.com.au

Artists and craftspeople have chosen to make Prom Country their home. The region offers a wide variety of galleries, featuring exhibitions. PLAN YOUR TRIP Visit the Prom Country Visitor Information Centre or phone 1800 630 704. Discover more about the region on the Prom Country App or visit www.visitpromcountry.com.au. Download from the App Store or Google play.

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WALHALLA’S STAR HOTEL

Located in the heart of Walhalla Historic Township, the Star Hotel offers the best way to experience all that this town has to offer, with 12 large ensuited rooms and a fully licenced restaurant.

130 Main Rd, Walhalla | Tel: 03 5165 6262 Email: info@starhotel.com.au Web: www.starhotel.com.au

ARTS & CRAFTS

LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY

TOMS CAP WINERY

BIG4 INVERLOCH HOLIDAY PARK

WONTHAGGI STATE COAL MINE

Latrobe Regional Gallery (LRG) presents local, national and international artists across seven galleries, including national touring exhibitions displaying contemporary art, design and rare art historical works.

Set in the Strzelecki ranges, Toms Cap is an award-winning vineyard and restaurant featuring stunning food and wine along with 4 luxurious cottages, a perfect place to relax and unwind.

Superbly situated on Anderson Inlet. We have a complete range of accommodation, from 3-bedroom villas, luxury glamping tents and caravan sites to suit all budgets. We have resort style facilities including an indoor heated pool and indoor heated splash park.

Journey back in time and discover what life was like working in a coal mine in the 1900s.

A dynamic program of tours, artist talks, and events provides special insights into the exhibitions and the LRG collections. Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm

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322 Lays Road, Willung South | Tel: 03 5194 2215 Email: info@tomscap.com.au Web: www.tomscap.com.au

Sat & Sun: 11am-4pm FREE ENTRY 138 Commercial Rd, Morwell | Tel:03 5128 5700 Email: lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au Web: www.latroberegionalgallery.com

MOUNTAIN RIVERS TOURIST PARK

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STRATFORD ON THE RIVER TOURIST PARK

16 McMillan Street, Stratford | Tel: 03 5145 6588 Email: hosts@stratfordontheriver.com.au Web: www.stratfordontheriver.com.au

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OLD GIPPSTOWN Experience Gippsland in the 1850s and walk the streets of Old Gippstown. See classic vehicles and learn about the early European settlement of Victoria. 211 Lloyd Street, Moe | Tel: 03 5127 3082 Email:enquiries@gippslandheritagepark.com.au Web: www.gippslandheritagepark.com.au

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Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine offers fun for the whole family. Follow the heritage walk or take a guided tour through the tunnels for an adventure underground. Free entry to above ground facilities. Fees for underground tours apply. Garden Street, Wonthaggi | Tel: 13 19 63 Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au Web: www.parks.vic.gov.au

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Pat and hand feed koalas and kangaroos, including rare albinos, see wombats, dingoes a Tasmanian Devil and more. Putt your way around a 30-meter ship and life-size pirates at Pirate Pete’s Mini-golf. Then enjoy a meal and drink in the Homestead Bistro with indoor children’s playroom. 1650 Bass Highway, Grantville | Tel: 03 5678 8548 Email: fun@marukoalapark.com.au Web: www.marukoalapark.com.au

PHILLIP ISLAND – NATURALLY PLAYFUL Stay and play on our wildlife and adventure Island. Home to the Penguin Parade and endless nature and wildlife experiences. Explore breathtaking coastline and inland walks, discover seaside villages, water activities and indulge in freshly caught seafood and local produce at welcoming food venues.

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Free Entry! 12 Silkstone Rd, Korumburra | Tel: 03 5655 1811 Email: coalcreek1@southgippsland.vic.gov.au Web:www.coalcreekcommunityparkandmuseum.com

WILSONS PROMONTORY CRUISES

Stay in holiday parks, apartments, glamping, resort and hotel style accommodation across our beautiful Island.

PORT OF SALE HERITAGE CRUISES

Tel: 1300 366 422 Web: visitphillipisland.com

Port of Sale Heritage Cruises, Sale’s only unique leisure cruise. Join us as you travel from Port of Sale to the historic Swing Bridge, observing wildlife and discovering our history. Port of Sale, Canal Road Sale | Tel: 0400 933 112 Email: admin@saleheritagecruises.com.au Web: www.saleheritagecruises.com.au

Visit the General Store, Spinners, Blacksmith or ride the Bush Tramway. Pack a picnic lunch and relax by the lake while feeding the wildlife. Only Giant Worm display in Australia.

FOLLOW FOLLOW THE THE YELLOW YELLOW BOAT BOAT ROAD ROAD

MARU KOALA & ANIMAL PARK

Stratford on the River situated on the Avon River is a family owned and operated Park offering large private sites and water view cabins. Our park is also pet friendly!

Experience Walhalla history, Mt Baw Baw snow, National Park 4WD tours, Thomson River fishing or spa relaxation. Depot Rd, Rawson | Tel: 03 5165 3231 Email: stay@mountainrivers.com.au Web: www.mountainrivers.com.au

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2 Cuttriss st, Inverloch | Tel: 03 5674 1447 Email: reception@inverlochholidaypark.com.au Web: www.inverlochholidaypark.com.au

Over 50 historical buildings on 27 hectares of bushland exhibiting half a million collection items telling the story of a coal mining town in 1870-1920’s.

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BLORES HILL MOUNTAIN BIKE TRACK Blores Hill is the place to get your adrenaline kick in Central Gippsland. With tracks and trails to suit both beginners or experienced riders, grab your bike and get cycling. Weir Road, Blores Hill Email: info@gippslandmtb.com.au Website: www.gippslandmtb.com.au

An An unmissable unmissable experience experience for for anyone anyone visiting visiting Gippsland. Gippsland. Discover Wilsons Promontory as it’s never been seen before. Discover Wilsons Promontory as it’s never been seen before.  Experience an amazing 2.5 hour journey of the Prom’s unique Experience an amazing 2.5 hour journey of the Prom’s unique coastal wilderness in our yellow amphibious boats, custom coastal wilderness in our yellow amphibious boats, custom made to explore the southern most tip of the Australian made to explore the southern most tip of the Australian mainland. Marvel at awesome sculptured granite rock mainland. Marvel at awesome sculptured granite rock formations and search for seals, dolphins and abundant wildlife. formations and search for seals, dolphins and abundant wildlife.

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Packed Full Of Fun

YARRAM HOLIDAY PARK The Yarram Holiday Park is a perfect spot with something to keep every family member entertained. With cabins or camping spots, make it your first stop when in Yarram. 375 Commercial Road Yarram | Tel: 03 5182 5063 Email: info@yarramholidaypark.com.au Web: www.yarramholidaypark.com.au

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OPENING OPENING SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 2019 2019 Get away from it all with a day packed full of fun in the beautiful Australian bush. From plunging down epic water slides, amazing animal encounters, or spinning out on awesome rides! You’ll create a lifetime of magical memories at Gumbuya World - only 50 minutes from Melbourne!

For more information or to make bookings call 03 5624 9888 or visit gumbuya.com.au

Wilsons Wilsons Promontory Promontory National National Park, Park, Tidal Tidal River River Book Now: 0428 400 155 | promcruises.com.au Book Now: 0428 400 155 | promcruises.com.au © 2019 Tynong North Operations Pty Ltd (Gumbuya World)

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EAST GIPPSLAND

Anything is possible in East Gippsland...Enjoy offshore fishing and fish for marlin or head underground and explore the world-famous Buchan Caves. Discover the history of our Traditional Owners by taking a self-guided tour of Indigenous sites or visit Krowathunkoolong Keeping Place to learn about traditional Indigenous art and heritage. Pedal your way through the region on the East Gippsland Rail Trail or take the ferry to Raymond Island and follow the signs for guaranteed wildlife spotting. To taste the best of East Gippsland, visit local wineries Lightfoot and Son’s, Nicholson River, Wyanga Park and Tambo Estate. Try the beer at Bullant Brewery in Bruthen and Red Bluff Brewery in Lake Tyers. Looking for mouth-watering dining experience that showcase local produce? Try The Long Paddock in Lindenow, Northern Ground or The Grand Terminus in Bairnsdale, Sardine in Paynesville or Albert and Co in Lakes Entrance to name just a few....

OFFICIAL TOURING MAP VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

Welcome to Explore an extraordinary diversity of landscapes across the region. From rolling hills to rugged coastlines, white sandy beaches, national parks, vibrant towns and villages to mountainous terrain there really is something for everyone. Sample the region’s fresh produce at farmers markets, cellar doors, distilleries and breweries; visit Wilson Promontory and discover a naturelovers paradise; pack the beach towel and relax on the unspoilt 90-mile beach; step back in time and explore the beautiful village of Walhalla; swim, cruise, stand up paddle board or canoe in the sheltered inland waterways of the Gippsland Lakes or see the penguins nightly parade on Phillip Island. These are just a few of the many ways to explore the Gippsland Region. The region extends east from Melbourne’s fringes to the coast in the south and the east, into the Victorian High Country and up to the NSW border.

Bairnsdale Visitor Centre 240 Main Street, Bairnsdale 1800 637 060 Cowes Visitor Information Centre 91– 97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes 1300 366 422 Inverloch Visitor Information Centre 16 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch 1300 762 433

ESPLANADE RESORT & SPA

Only 45 minutes from Lakes Entrance lies a reserve of spectacular caves. Join a ranger led tour to discover an underground wonderland. Take a scenic bushwalk and enjoy the local wildlife. Camping sites and cabins are available.

Perfectly located between two pristine stretches of water forming the eastern end of the Gippsland lakes at Lakes Entrance, The Esplanade Resort offers accommodation packages for couples and families alike.

Buchan Caves Reserve in Krautungalung Country is proudly joint managed by Parks Victoria and Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation. Caves Road, Buchan VIC 3885 Tel: 13 19 63 Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au Web: parks.vic.gov.au

1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance | Tel: 03 5155 3533 Email: holiday@esplanaderesort.com.au Web: www.esplanaderesort.com.au

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Gipsy Point Lakeside self-contained one & two-bedroom luxury apartments all with water views, surrounded by fabulous native gardens and adjacent the headwaters of Mallacoota Inlet. Enjoy quality accommodation with wildlife, wilderness and fishing at your door. Special rates for 2, 3 & 7 night stays. 261 Gipsy Point Rd, Gipsy Point | Tel: 03 5158 8200 Email: stay@gipsylakeside.com Web: www.gipsylakeside.com

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JETTY ROAD RETREAT

MCMILLANS OF METUNG McMillans is dedicated to ensuring that each of its guests has the setting, space, and service they need to make their vacation a truly memorable experience 155 - 167 Metung Road, Metung | 03 5150 9496 Email: info@mcmillansofmetung.com.au Web: www.mcmillansofmetung.com.au

Lakes Entrance Visitor Centre Corner Marine Parade and The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance 1800 637 060

GIPSY POINT LAKESIDE

BUCHAN CAVES RESERVE

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Nestled in treetops overlooking the Gippsland Lakes, discover an idyllic holiday setting. Each cabin offers waterfront views, outdoor dining, two bedrooms and full kitchen. Enjoy a peaceful haven where you can kayak, bushwalk, fish and swim from your doorstep. 230 Nungurner Jetty Road, Nungurner | Tel: 03 5156 3224 Email: enquiries@jettyroadretreat.com.au Web: www.jettyroadretreat.com.au

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Latrobe Visitor Information Centre ‘The Old Church’, 41 Princes St, Traralgon 1800 621 409 Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre 

895 Phillip Island Road, Newhaven 1300 366 422

Prom Country Visitor Information Corner McDonald and Main Streets, Centre (Foster) 1800 630 704 Central Gippsland Visitor Information Centre

Port of Sale, 70 Foster Street Sale 1300 368 864

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