Melbourne & Victoria - Wilsons Promontory & Gippsland (PDF Chapter)
This is the Wilsons Promontory & Gippsland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Melbourne & Victoria guidebook.
The Great Ocean Road may get the crowds, but Gippsland hides all the secrets. Gippsland is one region where it pays to avoid the cities – the towns along the Princes Hwy are barely worth a traveller’s glance. But beyond the highway are some of the state’s most absorbing, unspoiled and beautiful wilderness areas and beaches. Along the coast there’s Wilsons Promontory National Park, a fabulous destination for hikers and sightseers alike. This is only the start when it comes to stirring beaches. Epic Ninety Mile Beach yields to Cape Conran Coastal Park and Croajingolong National Park. Put them together and it’s one of the wildest, most beautiful coastlines on Earth. Inland, the Buchan Caves are a must-see attraction, while the national parks at Snowy River and Errinundra are as deeply forested, remote and pristine as any in the country..
- hike from Tidal River to Sealers Cove, past remote lighthouses, in Wilsons Promontory na-tional park
- saddle up for Gippsland’s longest cycle path, the East Gippsland Rail Trail
- camp in the dunes and fish from the beach at the legendary Ninety Mile Beach.
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: South Gippsland, Inverloch, Koonwarra, Fish Creek, Port Albert, Walhalla, Sale, Maffra, Ninety Mile Beach, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Metung, Buchan, Snowy River National Park, Errinundra National Park, Orbost, Cape Conran Coastal Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park, West Gippsland, Lakes District, Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland, Mallacoota, Croajingolong National Park, The Wilderness Coast.