Stretching from Melbourne’s eastern outskirts to the New South Wales border, you’ll find the Gippsland region of Victoria. A land of diverse geography and stunning natural beauty, it represents the ultimate family-friendly holiday or couples getaway.
On a visit, explore hundreds of kilometres of picturesque forest and snowfields, inviting rivers and lakes, and spectacular coastline.
In South Gippsland, discover culturally rich fishing villages, idyllic seaside towns, and inviting beaches. Marvel at the delectable cuisine crafted from the day’s catch at Inverloch, a popular year-round holiday spot.
Or head out on the Inverloch Foreshore Walking Track through Rainbow Park. There, your kids can play while you enjoy people-watching. At Wilsons Promontory National Park, discover striking granite peaks, abundant wildlife, and lush landscapes.
As you can see, you’ll never run out of things to do in Gippsland. If you’ve ever fancied a mountain holiday or lake getaway, there’s no better place in Australia to base yourself than BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch.
What to do in Gippsland
Gippsland’s wilderness region proves enormous and offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife observation, hiking, fishing, boating, and more.
Scattered throughout the area, you’ll find quaint seaside resorts and fishing villages. You’ll run across countless hidden gems, offering gourmet eats and gorgeous drives.
What are some of our favourite activities? They include taking a boat trip on the expansive Gippsland Lakes in pursuit of breathtaking regional views. Or a visit to Wilsons Promontory to see area wildlife and take inviting wilderness treks.
Make time for a relaxing stroll along Ninety Mile Beach. In the evening, enjoy some of the most exceptional golden sunsets along the coast. What else can you expect during your visit to Gippsland? From gourmet cuisine to pristine beaches, here are some of the region’s highlights.
Follow the Gippsland food and wine trail
Gippsland boasts a Food and Wine Trail that doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re a discerning foodie or just looking for a nice drink, this trails for you. Along the way, savour the freshest seafood from Mallacoota to Port Albert.
Countless opportunities exist to explore the region’s cool-climate wines at places like Tambo and Dirty Three Wines. If you’re more of a beer and cocktail connoisseur, head to Loch Brewery & Distillery to sample their satisfying small-batch gins and beers.
For a savoury afternoon snack, explore the many fantastic products at Prom County Cheese or tuck into a corner at the Tinamba Hotel to appreciate the best in local eats.
Go wild at Wilsons Promontory
Known locally as “The Prom,” Wilsons Promontory encompasses the largest coastal wilderness in Victoria. Measuring a whopping 50,000-hectare, this reserve hosts eucalyptus forests and cool fern gullies. It’s bordered by sandy beaches and boulders covered with orange lichen.
On a walk-through, look for kangaroos and emus, particularly in the north of the park. Drive to Tidal River for a hike in search of vibrantly-plumed rosellas by day and elusive wombats by night.
Squeaky Beach is a fun and accessible coastal area your whole family will love. And don’t forget about the rainforest of Lilly Pilly Gully. Discover the bird-filled wetlands of the area or watch kids ride boogie boards down the Tidal River.
Explore the lakes and islands of Gippsland
One of the most prominent features of the Gippsland region is its network of lakes, lagoons, and marshes. These waterways cover approximately 600 square kilometres. Fed by rivers originating in the High Country, the three principal lakes are Wellington, King, and Victoria.
What’s the best way to explore these lakes? Hire a boat trip from Paynesville or Metung to check out the waterside cafes of the area. Or take the ferry to Raymond Island in search of its renowned koala colony.
The ferry also sails to Rotamah Island, known for its robust populations of wallabies and kangaroos. Back on land, take the drive onto King Lake along the Mitchell River silt jetties.
These silt jetties represent the second-longest on the planet. There’s no better spot to scope out birds and coastal animals.
Another highly memorable experience is the one-hour Sea Safari from Lakes Entrance. On this expedition, you’ll cross the ocean entrance and explore several islands. The “safari” comes with plenty of opportunities to see marine life and ocean birds.
Inverloch and Inverloch Foreshore
A long weekend getaway in Gippsland wouldn’t be complete without a stay in Inverloch. A charming hamlet with a laid-back beach vibe, stay at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch to explore the area and discover all the places to see and things to do in Inverloch.
Don’t let the small town feel fool you, though. You’ll find an array of high-end dining experiences and perfect places to unwind after a day of fun in the sun. You see, Inverloch is also famed for its beaches and with good reason.
At Surf Beach take advantage of generous swells around the headlands or head to Cape Paterson in search of rock pools and secluded shoreline.
And don’t forget about Flat Rocks, located about five minutes from the city. There, check out the more than 6,000 dinosaur teeth, footprints, and bones that have been discovered. At low tide, head to Dinosaur Dreaming to see the footprints of massive lizards that once roamed and ruled the Earth.
As for Inverloch Foreshore? There’s no better spot for family-friendly day trips. Located nearby Inverloch’s town centre, it offers exceptional fishing in the tidal channel. You’ll also find fun locations like Rainbow Park where you can turn your kids loose.
From bountiful wine regions to alpine hideaways, bustling country towns to pristine beaches, Gippsland has it all. Inverloch and nearby Inverloch Foreshore both represent perfect launching off points for countless adventures.
So, make it a long weekend, fun-filled family getaway, mid-week vacay, or luxurious extended stay filled with endless adventures in Gippsland. Book an amazing Gippsland getaway here.