11 days in Gippsland Itinerary

11 days in Gippsland Itinerary

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11 days in Gippsland Itinerary

Start: French Island
Travel:  3​h
1
Inverloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Traralgon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mallacoota
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Bairnsdale

2
nights
Inverloch

Inverloch ©
Inverloch is a seaside town located in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Venus Bay Eco Retreat and Eagles Nest. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mornington Peninsula National Park and Inverloch Surf Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Inverloch side-trips: Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville) and Loch Brewery & Distillery (in Loch). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Dirty Three Wines.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverloch travel tool .

French Island to Inverloch is an approximately 3-hour travel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Inverloch

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Loch Brewery & Distillery, Venus Bay Eco Retreat
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Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Venus Bay Eco Retreat ©
Venus Bay Eco Retreat
Inverloch Surf Beach ©
Inverloch Surf Beach

3
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norman Beach and Whisky Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Little Waterloo Bay and Cotters Beach. Step out of Wilsons Promontory National Park to go to Toora and see Great Southern Rail Trail, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Picnic Bay and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanakie/Duck Point Loop.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Inverloch to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Traralgon.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yanakie/Duck Point Loop, Great Southern Rail Trail
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Cotters Beach ©
Cotters Beach

3
nights
Traralgon

Traralgon ©
Traralgon's nightlife is concentrated around Kay, Grey, and Franklin Streets, where lines of restaurants and bars entertain visitors and locals alike.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve and Gippsland Vehicle Collection. Get outdoors at Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve and Edward Hunter Bush Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traralgon: Walhalla (Old Walhalla Post Office Museum & Walhalla Cemetery) and Old Gippstown - Gippsland's Heritage Park (in Moe). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Narkoojee Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Church, and walk around Newman Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Traralgon travel route planning website .

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Traralgon by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Traralgon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Traralgon

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Walhalla, Moe, Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve, Narkoojee Winery
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1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at East Gippsland Rail Trail, get outside with Mitchell river walk, and then look for gifts at Tasters Wine and Foods.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale holiday planning tool .

Drive from Traralgon to Bairnsdale in 2 hours. In April in Bairnsdale, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Outdoors Trails Parks
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East Gippsland Rail Trail ©
East Gippsland Rail Trail
Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk
Tasters Wine and Foods ©
Tasters Wine and Foods

1
night
Mallacoota

Mallacoota ©
Tucked away on a beautiful inlet in far-east Gippsland is Mallacoota, a popular year-round coastal destination that enjoys Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer, with the bonus of its proximity to the magnificent Croajingolong National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Genoa Peak Walk, visit a coastal fixture at Gabo Island Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Gabo Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mallacoota travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Mallacoota in 3 hours. In April in Mallacoota, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mallacoota

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Genoa Peak Walk
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Genoa Peak Walk ©
Genoa Peak Walk
Gabo Island ©
Gabo Island
Gabo Island Lighthouse ©
Gabo Island Lighthouse
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