Gippsland is a large rural region, east Melbourne and stretching all the way to the New South Wales border. There are almost 240,000 people living across the region.
Gippsland is a large rural region, east of Melbourne and stretching all the way to the New South Wales border. There are almost 240,000 people living across the region.
Gippsland’s climate is generally humid except in the central region, which receives a lot of rainfall every year. Due to its size the region is a varied and diverse geographical area.
The region is divided into West Gippsland, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley.
East Gippsland is known for its unspoiled beaches, abundant wildlife and rugged forest terrain. Whilst West Gippsland is known for its lush, rolling hills and the major dairy and farming industries in the state.
The Latrobe Valley stretches from Moe to Traralgon and just north of it are several large lakes and the Great Dividing Ranges mountains. During winter the Mount Baw Baw snow resort is particularly popular.
The Gippsland lakes draw visitors from all over Victoria and are ideal for a swim, bush walking and other water activities. The holiday area is characterised by fresh seafood and waterway cruises.
The area is known for its natural beauty and whether you are looking for beaches, forests, lakes or snowy mountains Gippsland has something for you.