Gippsland: Attractions in NE Victoria include the wilderness areas, protected by national parks and the Croajingolong UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere. The south east corner of Victoria has Wilsons Promontory National Park, travelling up the coast, there is Ninety Mile Beach, where Captain Cook first sighted Australia.
Gippsland National Parks
On the north east corner, the Croajingolong UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere protects the plants, animals and stunning pristine coastal scenery, backed by deep forests. Running along the coast for some 100 kilometres, you can find breathtaking vistas of lakes, cliffs, islands, beaches, the ocean and trees as far as the eye can see. Further west, the mountains begin, leading to the High Country Region of Victoria and the Snowy Mountains in the north. See the NSW Victoria Touring Map.
Another attraction to the region is the weather. Warmer in winter and cooler in summer, it attracts visitors from Melbourne and Sydney as a great getaway retreat for boating, fishing, hiking and the watersports, while visitors from around the world come to enjoy its spectacular lakes and coastal wilderness areas and its Aboriginal heritage.
The beaches of Gippsland are many and varied. Surfers seek out the perfect waves, there are also patrolled beaches for families. There are many peaceful secluded beaches in the parks and along the lakes and coast, great for fishing, kayaking, snorkelling and diving. Ninety Mile Beach, running along the east Victoria coast is backed by a narrow dune.
Lakes Entrance, a holiday coastal town that has a wide variety of places to stay and a growing collection of restaurants, is located by the ocean outlet for the Gippsland Lakes. Other delightful fishing villages and towns dot the long coast, holiday retreats to explore this region.
The Gippsland Lakes cover an area of 600 sq. kilometres of peaceful waterways, the largest lakes being Lake King, Lake Victoria and Lake Wellington. At the Lakes National Park and Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, there are beaches, heathlands, wetlands, lakes, amazing birdlife and excellent walks to take it all in.
There is a whole lot more to explore in Gippsland see Gippsland - Victoria Tourist and Travel Guide.
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Accommodation in the Gippsland includes beachside cabins, resorts, budget motels to luxury hotels. There are also family friendly caravan parks and campsites available, there are also beach holiday homes for short or longer stays.