The Gippsland region
is made up of a series of lakes and lagoons fed by 5 major rivers the Avon,
Latrobe, Tambo, Nicholson, and Mitchell rivers. These rivers feed into the
Gippsland lake system, Lake Wellington, Lake Coleman, Lake Victoria, Lake King,
and Jones Bay.
To the west of the these lakes are the many farms and
agricultural concerns. To the east lies the magnificent 90 mile beach further
west is the great Alpine National Park and
Avon Wilderness areas. In the middle you will find a series of towns and
villages, hugely popular with visitors for the myriad of water activities
available all year round.
The lakes are significant for more than just their scenery and water
activities they are also home to more than 40,000 water birds such as swans,
ducks, egrets, coots and many others some rare and endangered. The lakes have
permanent water so the entire basin is a haven especially during times of
drought. Bird watching is a common pastime here with many people visiting just
for this reason.
The entire lake system is easily accessible by boat, making fishing a major
pastime for visitors and an industry for the locals with a major fishing fleet
located at Paynesville and boat hire available from many points all around the
Largely a rural region, Gippsland starts from the edge of Melbourne's west
metropolitan region stretching east all the way to the New South Wales border,
with the Great Dividing Range to the north and Bass Strait to the south. There
are five recognised regions in Gippsland:
The Gippsland region also include regions defined for tourism purposes and
the likes, such as Baw Baw Country and the Prom Country.
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In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.