13 days in Gippsland Itinerary

13 days in Gippsland Itinerary

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13 days in Gippsland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  5​h
1
Buchan
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bairnsdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Grantville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Buchan

Buchan
Buchan is a town in the east Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): Head underground at Buchan Caves.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buchan tour itinerary tool .

Melbourne to Buchan is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Buchan

Parks Nature
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Lakes Entrance Beach and Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals. Explore Bairnsdale's surroundings by going to Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography (in Metung), Raymond Island (in Paynesville) and Lakes Entrance (Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop & Gippsland Lakes). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, grab your bike and head to East Gippsland Rail Trail, and stroll through Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buchan to Bairnsdale takes an hour. January in Bairnsdale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sale.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, Raymond Island
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Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
East Gippsland Rail Trail ©
East Gippsland Rail Trail

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Sale

Sale ©
Set sail from Sale to explore the entire Gippsland Lakes and their invigorating fresh air and outdoor activities before heading back to the Port of Sale for the café culture of a major regional hub.
Visiting Reeeves Beach and Woodside Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sale: Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve (in Traralgon), Walhalla (Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine & Walhalla Cemetery) and Tarra Bulga National Park (in Balook). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Sale Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sale trip planner .

Getting from Bairnsdale to Sale by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Sale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodside, Walhalla, Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve, Tarra Bulga National Park
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Tarra Bulga National Park ©
Tarra Bulga National Park
Reeeves Beach ©
Reeeves Beach

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Squeaky Beach and Norman Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Picnic Bay. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Little Waterloo Bay. There's much more to do: trek along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, take some stellar pictures from Norman Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanakie/Duck Point Loop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Darby Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Sale to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grantville.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Yanakie/Duck Point Loop
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Darby Beach ©
Darby Beach

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Grantville

Grantville ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park, then head outdoors with San Remo Fisherman's Co-op and Pelican Parade, and then stop by It's A Girl Thing.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grantville road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Grantville takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Grantville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grantville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Remo, State Coal Mine
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Maru Koala and Animal Park ©
Maru Koala and Animal Park
State Coal Mine ©
State Coal Mine
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It's A Girl Thing