Gippsland

The Gippsland region stretches from south-east of Melbourne all the way to the state border with New South Wales in Victoria’s far east. It covers hundreds of kilometres of coastline and a rich collection of state and national parks.

The Latrobe Valley, covering the area from Moe to Traralgon in the region’s north, is home to the state’s massive coal mining and power generation industry. North of the Latrobe Valley are the spectacular mountains of the Great Dividing Range including the popular Alpine and ski resort of Mount Baw Baw.

One of the region’s most popular destinations is the Wilsons Promontory National Park, which consists of striking granite peaks and an array of local flora and fauna, forming the southern most tip of mainland Australia.

How To Get There

By road south east from Melbourne, via Princes Highway. The major cities and towns of the region are link by rail to Melbourne. There are regular scheduled services on these routes throughout the day.

Best Time To Go

Mt Arapiles - Tooan State Park

As Victoria has a temperate climate, there is no one season or month that the visitor needs to avoid, except perhaps summer (December - February), if you find hot weather unbearable. In and around Melbourne, which gets more cloud and disturbed weather despite a lower rainfall, sunshine hours per day in winter (June - August) are three to four as against seven to eight in summer. Cold spells are brief and never severe on the coast, and temperatures can drop much lower inland in winter.

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