Three Short Break Winter Ideas in South Gippsland

Whether you’re coming from Melbourne or further afield, South Gippsland has an enviable range of attractions that make for the perfect holiday, mid-week or long weekend getaway. Less than two hours from Melbourne, we think that BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch makes the perfect base from which to explore the area. If you’re in need of inspiration, here are three short break ideas we think you’ll love this winter.


Gippsland wine escape

More than 100 vineyards dot the Gippsland countryside, so why not spend a day, or two, sampling some of the region’s boutique wines. A scenic 82-kilometre loop from BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch takes in the rolling green hills of Gippsland and no less than seven boutique wineries and cellar doors to discover along the way. From the park, head northeast towards Leongatha calling in at DE Drummond, The Wine Farm and Lucinda Estate Winery on the way. Next, head west to Djinta Djinta Winery and Clair de Lune Vineyard. Take a break from wine tasting to enjoy a fascinating step back in time at Coal Creek Historical Village before heading back south to Harman Wines and a final stop at Dirty Three Wines, which is just four minutes from the park. The whole circuit takes just over an hour with no stops, so take your time and enjoy the journey.


Coastal wonders

Move over Great Ocean Road, The Bass Coast from Cape Paterson round to Inverloch is every bit as pretty, and a lot less crowded! With almost the entire stretch from Inverloch to Phillip Island designated as coastal reserve, it’s an area well worth exploring. Discover scenic delights like Eagles Nest and The Cave on a coastal drive or take advantage of the cooler winter weather to enjoy an invigorating stroll on one of the many foreshore walks, keeping an eye out for migrating whales of course!


Did someone say fishing?

If your idea of relaxation is throwing a line in and sitting back with a cold beer in hand, you will love the fact that the estuary mouth to Anderson Inlet is less than 100 metres from the park. The beach is dog friendly too, so you can bring your trusty companion to sit by your side or play with the kids in the sand. If you prefer, you can bring your boat and head out on the water. Either way, great fishing awaits with a wide range of species to catch including snapper, trevally, perch, bream and flathead.

Start planning your ideal trip by booking a stay at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch today.