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Gippsland all inclusive
1 week classic road trip

Gippsland 1-week classic road trip — guide & itinerary

JOURNEY OUTLINE
TRIP PROFILE
Depart from:Melbourne
Finish in:Melbourne
Best time to go:Spring to Autumn. In Winter, some activities will either not be available or track conditions unsuitable for walking.
Trip Length:6 nights, 7 days
Must do and see highlights:
  • Farmers produce, chefs experimenting with native ingredients
  • Indigenous temperate forests, a storehouse for Victoria’s plant biodiversity
  • Heritage and history wrapped up in a gold mining past
  • Coastal ports and towns
  • Waterfalls, walks and forest tracks
  • Anglers delight, an opportunity to fish from Australia’s longest jetty
Route with:Landscapes and scenery, heritage exploration, food experiences
ROUTE MAP
PROPOSED ITINERARY
About Trip
East Gippsland road trip
Let’s fall in love with our neighbourhood

Your journey focuses on heritage, framed in a lowland landscape, leisurely walks with a side order of a burgeoning foodie scene to indulge the senses. Your return to Melbourne is a relaxed tour of coastal Victorian historic towns such as Port Albert and Port Welshpool.

Must do and see highlights

  • Farmers produce, chefs experimenting with native ingredients
  • Indigenous temperate forests, a storehouse for Victoria’s plant biodiversity
  • Heritage and history wrapped up in a gold mining past
  • Coastal ports and towns
  • Waterfalls, walks and forest tracks
  • Anglers delight, an opportunity to fish from Australia’s longest jetty

Gippsland forest road journey

Day 1
Depart from Melbourne
229.5 km about 5 hours

Depart from Melbourne, visit Tynong, Warragul, Yarragon and finish your day in Walhalla.

Gourmet Deli Trail selection

Day 2
museum
Walhalla
Gold mining town

You have arrived at the postcard heritage gold mining town of Walhalla. Wooden framed houses, with classic nineteenth facades greet the visitor. The main street is tucked on the hillside. The steep sided valley has the requisite creek. Walhalla is heritage on steroids. Disney could not have made this up. Authentic heritage cuteness and it’s just around the corner in Victoria.

Walhalla, main street

Day 3
Walhalla to Peterson's lookout
To Tarra-Bulga National Park

Departing Walhalla you will travel through Tyers Park, with a detour to Peterson’s Lookout, then onto Tarra-Bulga National Park for a peek of what the forest has to offer with an exploration of FernTree Gully. The day finishes in Tarra-Bulga National Park

Collect a picnic lunch from your Walhalla hosts.

Cyathea Falls @gypsy_tori

Day 4
Tarra-Bulga National Park
Plants and wildlife evening viewing

A cool temperate forest, a special place for Australians as it is home to one of the last remnants of the indigenous eucalypt forests, which once covered the region. The undisturbed mountain ash forests, fern gully communities and associated myrtle beach stands within the park are of considerable significance to the biodiversity of Victoria’s native landscape.

The day is yours to relax and recharge the senses in the forest. A day for walks, chilling out among the mountain ash soaking in the landscape stretched out in front of you. A spa day compliments of the Tarra-Bulga forest.

Tarra-Bulga rainforest

Day 5
Port Albert
To Agnes Falls Reserve

Your journey to coastal towns with the sharp tang of salty air is a contrast to the temperate forested hills behind you. Port Albert is a feisty, heritage town with an assured visitor welcome.

Agnes Falls @sebonsafari

Day 6
beach
Port Welshpool
5 options to choose from

Port Welshpool is a historic fishing village with a very long jetty which is the longest in Australia.

Several options to choose from:

  • Fishing charter for the dedicated angler
  • Boat cruise to Wilsons Prom
  • Bird watching, exploration of over 40 sand banked islands of Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park
  • Wilsons Prom walking track, beach exploration

Port Whelshpool long jetty

Day 7
Return to Melbourne
Via Arid Gardens Cranbourne

Cranbourne Gardens spend an hour or all day in the space, serenity and splendour of an Australian native garden. Check out the various habitats and environments in all their planted glory. On site cafe and superb gift shop ensure that you will have treasures to remind you of your back yard journey around the lowlands of Victoria.

DURATION 3 HOURS

Arid Gardens Cranbourne @royalbotanicgardensvic

Travel pack information

Port Whelshpool long jetty, visitor information

Travel pack information

  • Support Australian Automobile Association. The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is the peak organisation representing Australia’s motoring clubs and their eight million members. The AAA advances the interests of all road users to ensure transport systems are safe, affordable and transparent.
  • Recommended restaurant and grocery store. For foodie fans a visit to Peppermint Ridge Farm is compulsory.
  • HOME for Walhalla Visitor Information official website information.
  • Tarra-Bulga National Park Parks Victoria official website visitor information tips.
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