Heading across the Victorian border, we come to Mallacoota with a beautiful unspoilt coast, surrounded by the magnificent Croajingolong National Park. Mallacoota is perfect for a nice relaxing swim or snorkel. Coming up to Lakes Entrance, you can wander the legendary Ninety Mile Beach, take a hike to ‘the entrance’ of the Gippsland Lakes, enjoy a boat cruise or even hire a paddleboat and take a trip on your own.
Finishing the day in Bairnsdale, take a bike ride along the East Gippsland Rail Trail, and visit the Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, home to a vast collection of artefacts, art and information where you can learn about the culture of the Aboriginal people of East Gippsland. Why not also take a Bairnsdale Air Charter to see the Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach from the air?
Sightseeing #1: Mitchell River National Park
Immerse yourself in the rich Aboriginal heritage of Mitchell River National Park, a significant cultural landscape for the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners. Explore the rainforest gully leading to the Den of Nargun, home of an ancient legend, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Mitchell River. Don’t forget to visit Billy Goat Bend, offering panoramic views of the Mitchell River Gorge. With picnic facilities and camping spots, it’s the perfect place for an outdoor escape.
Sightseeing #2: Gippsland Lakes
Answer the irresistible call of Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland waterway. Whether it’s the hundreds of kilometres of shoreline, the charming waterfront towns, or the abundant marine life that draws you in, your heart is sure to swell with joy. Comprising three major lakes – Lake Victoria, Lake King, and Lake Wellington – the region is a dream come true for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Experience the majesty of these lakes, fed by mountain rivers and opening into the Southern Ocean at Lakes Entrance.