The Gippsland Coastal Discovery has a wealth of sights to see and things to explore, taking you along a route renowned for its natural beauty. With lots of wildlife, such as penguins, koalas and emus, and its proximity to seaside activities, you’ll be glad you’ve left the city behind for this memorable journey!
Walhalla is a must-see stop along this route, with lots of family-friendly activities. A gem of history along the coast, the town is rich with mining heritage and history. Here you can learn about the discovery of Cohen’s Reef, a three-kilometre vein of gold running through the town, or you can pan for gold at Stringers Creek. Hop aboard the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, where you can admire the full view of Stringers Creek Gorge.
Another beautiful destination is Lakes Entrance, where the lakes meet the ocean. It’s Australia’s largest inland network of waterways, with lots of water sports to enjoy, such as kayaking, paddleboating or sailing. A trip to Lakes Entrance isn’t complete without a stop by the Griffiths Shell Museum & Marine Display, where more than 90,000 shells are on show for attendees. End the day with some fish and chips on the beach – a nostalgic seaside experience.
For stunning wildlife and untouched beaches, make sure that you carve out some time in your itinerary for Wilsons Promontory. There are bushwalking trails for you to venture on, so you can take in the stunning rock formations, scenery and maybe even encounter a wallaby! There are many gorgeous swimming spots to see at beaches like Norman Beach, Cotters Beach, Whisky Bay and Fairy Cove. If you’re there during whale migration season, you can catch a glimpse of these majestic beasts. Spend sunset in the Big Drift – a magical sight when the setting sun goes down over this vast sand dune system.
Make sure that you check out the next issue of Caravanning Australia to see where else the Gippsland Coastal Discovery can take you!
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