Metung to Wilsons Promontory
300km, 3 hours
Wake to birdsong in Metung or nearby Nungurner and hit the road, winding your way through the lakes to Paynesville. Here you can catch a 5-minute ferry to lovely Raymond Island.
Home to a large population of koalas, you're guaranteed to spot at least one in the trees on a visit to Raymond Island. You'll see koalas, kangaroos and echidnas as you walk the 20 minute Koala Trail.
From Paynesville, continue east along the coast, taking the turn off to Tarra Bulga National Park.
Wind your way through this stunning rainforest, taking time out to walk amongst mountain ash trees, tree ferns and myrtle beech. Visitors enjoy a walk over the suspension bridge, strung through the rainforest canopy, and spectacular views of the fern-filled gully. Forest walks here are easy and accessible, with the chance of spotting a lyrebird.
Next stop: Wilsons Promontory. Back down on the coast, your day ends in one of Victoria's most picturesque national parks. Check into luxury accommodation on park's edge, or settle into a pre-booked safari tent within the park. Pitch your own camping gear if you've come prepared. Cook up your own gourmet barbecue dinner in total tranquility and turn in for the night.
You'll spend the next day exploring this amazing national park. Wombats, kangaroos and emus abound.