From the days of old to the very contemporary present, make your way to the Latrobe Regional Gallery (LRG) in Morwell, one of the largest public galleries in eastern Victoria. Housing seven gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard, the gallery presents contemporary works by regional artists as well as national touring exhibitions.
Continue the drive into the heart of the Gippsland Plains and immerse yourself in lush dairy country. Pause at Glengarry and its main street lined with telltale signs of time gone by. Allow for a cheeky treat from the tantalising bakery, and perhaps tackle a short section of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, the 67-kilometre recreational trail that follows the former Gippsland Plains railway line.
Travel on to tiny Cowwarr, which is home to the intriguing Cowwarr Art Space in a former butter factory. Catch an exhibition, performance or workshop and mull it over during a meal at the iconic Tinamba Hotel, a country pub with a very city vibe.
Appreciate the contrast of these tiny villages and bustling Sale, one of Gippsland's largest regional centres. The gateway to the vast Gippsland Lakes, Sale has a renowned art gallery, a thriving cafe scene and parks for invigorating walks. Stay overnight at the Criterion Hotel, lovingly referred to by locals as The Cri. Tuck into a pub dinner and outstanding Gippsland wines before calling it a night.