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Where is West Gippsland?

Where is West Gippsland?

Gippsland stretches from outer Melbourne to the easternmost point in Victoria, and it is the center of Victoria’s natural resources and commodities economy. This region’s diverse landscape, combined with friendly communities, make for a captivating combination.

Gippsland offers plenty of activities for everyone – whether you’re into hiking, biking, skiing, fishing or simply lazing in the sun. Take in stunning mountain ranges as backdrops to wineries and food producers alike as you partake in year-round festivals that celebrate local talent.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll discover a peaceful haven surrounded by rolling hills, content cows and alpine adventure. Warragul’s civic centre buzzes with cafes and heritage streetscapes while Yarragon offers plenty of shopping and galleries to discover.

Explore the majestic high country on foot or bike. Create your own trail or join a guided tour for some local insight and expertise.

The Great Dividing Range is the main attraction here, boasting its waterfalls and wildlife. You can tackle 13 kilometres of Grand Ridge Rail Trail or hike to Tooronga Falls for a picnic lunch and dip in icy cold waters of the Tooronga River.

Wilsons Promontory National Park is a popular tourist destination and home to some of Australia’s best diving. With its maritime and coal mining history, there are several TAFEs and Technology Enabled Learning Centres nearby that give rural students access to more tertiary courses than ever before.

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