How far away is Gippsland from Melbourne?
Gippsland is a relatively straightforward drive away from Melbourne – you can get there in two to three hours by car, or slightly longer by bus or train.
On the western side of Gippsland, there are various cities and towns to discover; most within a few hours’ driving distance of Melbourne. East Gippsland requires a longer journey (approximately four hours), but is worth visiting if you want to immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage.
On your way from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance or just passing through, don’t miss a stop in historic Old Gippstown. This heritage park retraces history through old buildings, machinery and farming equipment on display.
One of the most popular ways to explore Gippsland is by bike, with several trails available for you to take a spin on. These include the Great Southern Rail Trail which runs from Leongatha to Foster; Gippsland Plains Rail Trail which connects Stratford to Maffra; and many more.
Gippsland boasts some spectacular natural landmarks such as Ninety Mile Beach, Wilsons Promontory and Mount Baw Baw. All offer the chance to appreciate nature at its most sublime and give you a true sense of wilderness.
Gippsland boasts an abundance of wineries, some of which are some of Australia’s finest. If you’re a connoisseur of fine wines, be sure to sample some local produce while here!