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Sustainable holidays

Gippsland

  • Great Walhalla Alpine Trail, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

A nature lover's delight, Gippsland boasts an abundance of national parks, beautiful coastline, mountains and lakes. With climate change threatening the physical environment, visitors can take a sustainable Gippsland holiday and help conserve the stunning pristine environment.

Take a hike
Walk your way to carbon reduction on one of Gippsland's iconic walks. Gippsland offers many walks through diverse landscapes, from leisurely afternoon strolls to overnight adventures,

Go camping
Get back to basics and enjoy a camping holiday. Let nature be your entertainment with plentiful walking tracks, rail trails and beaches.

Catch public transport
There are many Gippsland hot spots accessible via public transport. Trains run from Melbourne to Bairnsdale four times daily, with connecting coaches to the stunning lakeside and coastal villages of Metung and Paynesville. Take a bus from Melbourne to experience the dramatic Bunurong Coastal Drive and explore the idyllic seaside towns of San Remo, Kilcunda, Cape Paterson and Inverloch. Buses depart Melbourne eight times daily.

Itinerary 1
Explore Gippsland's gem, Wilsons Promontory National Park. Several Gippsland tour companies offer one or multi day tours to this iconic destination.

Itinerary 2
Drive to Wilsons Promontory, and enjoy a car-free few days. Pitch a tent at Tidal River or stay in a cabin, and spend a few days exploring the 30 self-guided walks or lazing on the beach. For those a bit more daring, the Great Prom Walk is a three day walk following a coastal track to the lighthouse.

Itinerary 3
Check your bike on the train to Bairnsdale and spend a few days cycling the 100km East Gippsland Rail Trail to Orbost. A Rail Trail Shuttle Bus operates every third Sunday to transport walkers, cyclers and their bikes back to their starting point.