Top Things to do in South Gippsland, Victoria

Clare Lynton
December 1, 2020

Hatching your next Aussie getaway? Just 2 hours away from Melbourne and you're in Gippsland. Here are our top picks of South Gippsland

Where is South Gippsland?

A gourmet farmland meets nature-reserve on steroids. Gippsland really does fly under the radar, and maybe that's a good thing - all those secluded beaches mean it's highly likely you'll find your own private patch of sand to while away the summer ahead. Gippsland makes up the south eastern part of Victoria, and is 2-3 hours away from Melbourne.


Towns to visit in South Gippsland

When in South Gippsland, you'll find most shops, cafes and bites in the quaint towns of Loch, Meeniyan, Leongatha, and Fish Creek.

Things to do in Gippsland

Things to do in Gippsland
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Tarra Bulga National Park  |  For info check out www.parks.vic.gov.au

Choose your own hiking adventure with the Picnic area as your meeting point. The Fern Gully Nature Walk is the one that'll get you to the suspension bridge by the way!

Things to do in Gippsland
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Bunurong Coastal Drive  |  Here's a map to get started

It's only a 15min drive from end to end (of a 14km stretch), which leaves lots of time for stop offs and exploring. Rocky cliffs and secluded beaches are what you'll find. Or for the very keen fossickers, dinosaur bones.

Things to do in Gippsland Wilsons Prom
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Wilson's Promontory National Park  |  For info check out www.parks.vic.gov.au

Or Wilson's Prom as it's usually known by. There is no end to what this park has on offer: hike up a mountain for panoramic views, go off-grid by setting up camp, check out the inland sand dunes, snorkel in Victoria's largest marine park, or continue to beach hop around secluded coastal retreats.

Best wine-tastings in Gippsland

Dirty Three Wines Gippsland
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Dirty Three Wines  |  Open Fri-Sun from 11.30am, bookings are essential for tastings

Run by a husband and wife team, the name comes from wine-making using three distinct "dirts". Intrigued? All the more reason to check out this little Gippsland local.

Where to eat in South Gippsland

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Gippsland - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Bassine Specialty Cheeses.
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Bassine Specialty Cheese  |  For update-to-date open hours check here

Change up your supermarket standard, and cheese up instead with some artisan farmhouse cheese. Handmade and ready to grace your fridge, Bassine make a range of soft cheeses right on the farm, 3 days a week.

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Gippsland - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring architectural design marvel Udder & Hoe.

Udder & Hoe  |  For open hours see here

A must visit to get a taste of Gippsland's vibrant local makers and growers scene. They have two locations, in Loch and Kilcunda.

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Gippsland - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring farm-to-table sustainable restaurant, The Grove.
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The Grove

This award winning olive grove does farm-to-table right with Gippsland produce. We've got our eye on the Lakes Entrance Octopus, Wattleseed Tortellini, and duck fat potatoes.

South Gippsland Accommodation

#GoHyperlocal Guide to Gippsland - Curated by Travis for your next Australian getaway. Featuring Liptrap Loft.
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Liptrap Loft  |  Sleeps 6 from $270 AUD per night

Snooze happily at this handmade shack in South Gippsland. Five acres of farmland, zero neighbours. Makes city life seem a world away already, right?

South Gippsland Accommodation

The Inverloch Glamping Co  |  Sleeps 2 from $250 AUD a night

A set of 5 eco-friendly options to fulfill all your glamping desires. If a tent is still going a bit too far for you, go for the beach cabins (viewing deck included!).

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