The Gippsland region varies greatly in scenery – from rainforests, to farmland, to snowfields, to beaches and towns. There are several tranquil waterways in Gippsland offering a variety of activities such as dolphin watching cruises, sailing and fishing in the Tambo, Mitchell and Nicholson rivers. The Croajingalong National Park is a worth a visit to bushwalk through the coastal forests and windswept hills, fish in the estuaries and camp overnight under the stars.
Wilsons Promontory National Park is the traditional home for several indigenous groups, who originally knew the area as Yiruk or Wamoom. With a diverse natural landscape and abundance of wildlife, the area was ideal for supporting these traditional owners (evidence of human habitation goes back as far as 18,000 years). Visitors to the town of Bairnsdale can learn about the traditional indigenous crafts of basket weaving, spear making and canoe building as well as the unique ancient Dreamtime stories of the area