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Sale - Cities, Towns and Localities
Gippsland's first city and originally called Flooding Creek until 1850 when the name was changed to Sale after Sir Robert Sale who was killed in action during the 1845 Afghan War.

The town of Sale started to expand when the gold rush started nearby in Omeo then the swing bridge and Sale canal were built during the late 1880's which opened the town up to shipping. The railway also arrived at around this time making travel to and from Melbourne quicker.

The RAAF air base was constructed here in 1841 further establishing the town as a regional centre.

Sale is the gateway to the Ninety Mile Beach area, the Gippsland Lakes and the wonderful mountain areas and mountain villages nearby.

Check out our listing of Sale accommodation and Gippsland accommodation. 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.

Information Centre

Central Gippsland Visitor Information Centre
8 Foster Street
SALE VIC 3850
Ph: 03 5144 1108
Freecall: 1800 677 520 (within Australia)
Fax: 03 5144 1108
Email

GPS (Sale): S 38º 06.445’ E 147º 03.842’

Sale Attractions

Baw Baw National Park
• So close to Melbourne and perfect for that summer or winter getaway. This 13300ha sub alpine park protects the ancient forests in the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys along with the Baw Baw plateau a region that supports native snow gums and extensive alpine heaths.
Ninety Mile Beach
• It is a delight to walk, over the Golf Links at Golden Beach and Loch Sport and be among the kangaroos, emus and echidnas. Take care along the roads at night when the wild life can be seen. Even an owl may be caught viewing the scene from the road at night and the kangaroos really do shine in the headlights so, slow down, dip your lights and enjoy them!
Parks Victoria • Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve (PDF)
• Locally known as the 'Sale Common Wetland', this internationally significant wetland comprises 308 hectares of predominantly freshwater marsh, but also extensive areas of grassland and river redgum woodland. A 460 metre long boardwalk wends its way through a variety of habitat to enable visitors to experience the hundreds of permanent and migratory bird species, particularly swans; herons, egrets and spoonbills. A short walking track from the car park leads to a public bird 'hide'.
Sale Community
• You will find on this website useful information such as emergency numbers, local transport, media, real estate etc. Local Attractions such as things to see and do, recreational groups, schools, churches, places to eat and stay and more. A photograph album showing views of local streets, lakes, parks and buildings, A comprehensive History section, and an Interactive Map.
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Sale Distance

Distance to Sale
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Sale:
  Km
• Bairnsdale 80
• Foster 124
• Lakes Entrance 116
• Melbourne 216
• Moe 81
• Morwell 69
  Km
• Omeo 198
• Paynesville 83
• Traralgon 52
• Walhalla 101
• Wilsons Promontory NP 166
• Yarram 73
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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