Plan your next weekend getaway to Gippsland where you can explore the picturesque lakes, national parks and coastal villages. Discover the rich history of the region and treat yourself to the finest regional delicacies, taste the local wines and craft brews.
HOW TO GET THERE
The fastest way to get to Gippsland from Melbourne to drive south-east along the Monash Freeway and take the M1 (Princes Freeway) through many of central Gippsland's cities and townships, including Warragul, Traralgon and Sale and on to Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Orbost and Cann River. Alternatively, take the South Gippsland Highway, which runs closer to the coast through Korumburra, Leongatha and Foster before joining the Princes Highway at Sale.
Gippsland is easily accessible from Melbourne via the V/Line train service, which runs every day as far as Bairnsdale, with connecting buses to Lakes Entrance.
We got the expert scoop of the best of the region with Jenny O’Sullivan from Gippsland Food Adventures. Running since 1968, Jenny has been the owner of Gippsland Food Adventures where she combines her passion for farming, food, wine and cooking to create innovative experiential adventures that showcase Gippsland’s fine produce and people.
If you're in the area, check out our events for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018:
Whole hog served Tex-Mex style in a West Footscray block party
Harley and Rose, West Footscray
Pizzini pop-up cellar door with barrel tastings plus fabulous salumi bar
Project Forty Nine, Collingwood
Indulgent picnic lunch & lawn games in our stunning English gardens
The Mansion Hotel And Spa, Werribee
A WA chef making native ingredients a staple
House of Food and Wine - Hotel, Melbourne