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Nature & wildlife

Home to iconic wildlife including kookaburras, koalas, dolphins, kangaroos and wombats, Gippsland is also blessed with some of the most diverse natural landscapes in the world. From snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills and temperate rainforest to white beaches, winding waterways and rugged coastlines, Victoria's eastern region is a wonderland for nature lovers.

Take your time and savour the best of Gippsland’s natural wonders on two feet. Walk under giant ferns in ancient rainforests, stand under magnificent waterfalls, and look out over the ocean from wind-swept beaches and cliff tops.

The Prom

Travel to Victoria's beloved Wilsons Promontory to discover secluded beaches and coastal forests set against the backdrop of the park's granite mountains. Take a stroll and look out for native birds as well as kangaroos, emus, wombats and echidnas.

White sand and waterways

Walk along the endless expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and then take a cruise around the Gippsland Lakes, the largest and most beautiful network of inland waterways in Australia. Check out the koalas on Raymond Island and then travel east to the sandy beaches, rocky coastal headlands and rainforests of Croajingolong National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Up on high

Plot a course to central Gippsland to find some of Victoria's most striking landscapes, from the towering mountain ash forests in the Strzelecki Ranges to the granite peaks of Mt Baw Baw and temperate rainforest of Tarra Bulga National Park.



Nature & wildlife

Nature & wildlife

National parks and reserves

Gippsland is home to some of the most stunning national parks and reserves in Victoria, most notably Wilsons Promontory and Croajingolong National Park.

Nature and wildlife


Surround yourself with a plethora of amazing wildlife in Gippsland's national parks, wetlands, beaches and other unspoilt landscapes.

Nature & wildlife

Lakes and waterways

Explore seemingly endless unspoilt swimming and surf beaches, skipper, ski or paddle the Gippsland Lakes, and wander to fern-fringed waterfalls.

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Outdoor activities

Water sports

Enjoy watersports on the Gippsland southern coast with world class surfing, swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling, as well as canoeing and kayaking.

Outdoor activities


Explore Gippsland's lush scenery by traversing one of the many cycling trails within unforgettable nature reserves or along the pristine coast.


Walking and hiking

Experience Gippsland's vast and diverse wilderness by traversing one of the many walking trails within national parks or along the coast.

Things to do


Let someone else navigate while you enjoy the beautiful scenery around Gippsland. Take a tour through the region's forests and national parks.