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Gippsland Things to Do

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The Gippsland region of Victoria offers a myriad of spectacular and diverse settings for the nature lover to choose, such as national parks, lakes, beaches, rainforests, caves, snow-capped mountains and lush green rolling hills. From this diversity of settings, all year round outdoor activities have been created.

You can walk the hiking trails that connect the coastline to the Alps through a wilderness and national parks or ski and snowboard in winter on the snow-capped mountains in the region. In Spring you can walk amongst the wildflowers on the High Plains and in Summer you can soak up the views of the Victorian Alps either on a bush walk. four-wheel drive, horse ride or mountain bike ride. Fish the rivers, sail, cruise or water ski on the Gippsland Lakes, canoe or kayak on the Snowy River or surf the breaks at Cape Patterson, Venus Bay and Waratah Bay.

Experiences that are must see for the visitors are; Wilsons Promontory National Park or The Prom as the locals know it is Victoria's largest coastal wildness area. Within the park and its reserves, nature has provided , pristine beaches, granite headlands, forested slope, fern gullies and mountains. Walk the white sands of the Ninety Mile Beach, which is one of the uninterrupted beaches in the world. Immerse yourself with nature's power at the Bachan Caves, the limestone formations were created over 400 million years ago when underground rivers cut though the limestone rock. Why not relax on a cruise or sail the Gippsland Lakes, Australia's biggest expanse of inland waterways.

Some other popular attractions are the historic gold town of Walhalla, once one of Australia's richest towns, now frozen in time, through its lovingly restored heritage buildings. Why not try your luck and pan for gold. Learn about the region's coal mining past, where coal was the region's black gold. You can visit the decommission state coal mine in Wonthaggi what working in a coal mine in the past was like, or Coal Creek community park and museum in Korumburra to experience a walk back in time on how things were produced and constructed in a coal town.


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