Secret treasures of Victoria’s Gippsland

Victoria’s Gippsland region is present in the southeastern part of the state and it extends from East Melbourne to the border of New South Wales. This place mesmerises with its stunning natural beauty.

There are many wonderful places to visit here:

Wilsons Promontory National Park :

Wilsons Promontory National Park

This is one of the main attractions at Gippsland. The great prom walk is a circuit that traverses some of the best spots in Victoria and is a  3 to 4 day adventure. There are two different routes that you can choose from, one that is 35.5 km long while the other is 52.8 kilometres. These treks let you wander past the glorious forest and the ferny glades. 

Other spectacular activities that you would partake during the walk would be to climb the peaks for breathtaking views of the coast, scale past sand dunes and then soak your weary feet in the Waterloo bay.

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park

Do you want to see how the world looks like below the sea? Then dive in! Extending over 17 kilometres, The Marine National Park hosts the  largest Marine Protected Area. Once you are underwater, there is so much to see, from sharks and octopuses to seabirds and penguins. This is worth every effort it took to get you here!

Squeaky Beach

Why are you squeaking? Get ready for a truly unique experience as the grains of quartz in this beach give out a confident squeak every time you step on them!  The pristine beach is a favourite for many couples and families, with a maze of tunnels waiting to be explored and blue waters of the sea inviting tired feet.

Squeaky Beach

Tidal River Campground

This popular camping ground is one of the most attractive camping grounds, so it would be wise to book well ahead of time. Setting up a tent here will let you listen to the rhythmic beats of the Norman bay. If mere listening to the waves is not sufficient then get your surf boards ready for some exciting surfing fun.

Tongue Point Walk

Tongue Point provides exquisite views of Vereker range, darby swamp and the beaches. There are breathtaking views of the coast and forest if you move further down to Darby Saddle.

Croajingolong National Park

This park has been nominated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve and is one of the most stunning parks in Australia. It includes a 100 kilometers coast and a wide array of landscapes, from rocky coastal lands to granite peaks to white sandy beaches. There is a lush forest cover and towering eucalyptus trees, part of a rich flora that the park is famous for. There are more than a 1000 native plants which attract more than 300 species of birds.

Croajingolong National Park

There is so much to do at Croajingolong National Park like hiking and numerous water sports like surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing. The scenic beauty will captivate all your senses and lend a perfect canvas for numerous photos.

90 mile beach

The 90-mile beach, as the name suggests is a 90 mile long stretch of unsullied sand that divides the Bass strait from the Gippsland lakes.  This is considered to be one of the most pristine beaches of the world, with plenty of beach and water activities to get engaged in.

There is something here for everyone who comes here, swimming, fishing or for the more relaxed type, whale and dolphin spotting. Since there are no rocky headlands here, the bountiful sand can seem never-ending and calming.

Tarra Bulga National park 

The fresh smell of lush green leaves, the towering ash trees and the thrill of walking in a temperate rainforest is bewitching, especially if you have been exposed to the unmoving staid buildings of the city for too long. Get ready to be enthralled by the park, soaking in the natural beauty of the space, and helping you relax.  

Tarra Bulga National park

Picnics are popular, both at the Tarra Bulga Picnic area, which is close to the Grand Ridge Road and at the Tarra valley picnic area which is just off the Tarra valley road. These interesting stops are amidst the backdrop of  giant mountain ash, secured under the shady fronds of tree ferns, complete with everything that a great picnic could ask for- fireplaces, tables, toilets, shelters and bountiful scenic beauty all around!

This park is a great place to walk as you get to maneuver your way around the forest, getting to see the wonderful Tarra falls or you could make your way to the famous suspension bridge. A truly great place to get away from the constant traffic on the city roads, this park hosts different species of birds. From the yellow tailed black cockatoo to currawongs or the eastern whipbird, there is so much to learn and experience here. It is interesting to watch possums, owls, wombats, wallabies and platypuses cross your path, letting you into their habitat, absorbing you into nature’s comforting lap.

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