Top 10 Things to do in Gippsland, Australia

November 10, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Discover the best top things to do in Gippsland, Australia including State Coal Mine, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Squeaky Beach, Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, St Mary's Catholic Church, Gippsland Lakes, Buchan Caves, Walhalla Goldfields Railway, Raymond Island, Noojee Trestle Bridge.
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1. State Coal Mine

Garden Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995, Australia +61 3 5672 3053
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5 based on 152 reviews

State Coal Mine

Reviewed By Anne88888888 - Melbourne, Australia

Had a most enjoyable lunch in the Cafe, watched a movie about the coal mine and went underground. Tour guide full of good stories but also very knowledgeable about the workings of the mine. Highly recommended lunch and tour.Well said Anne, Thanks for your rating and support. For those Reading this comment on a 40 deg day when you go underground its average temperature is 17 deg, how nice is that.

2. Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria 3960, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 603 reviews

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Reviewed By pogglesgrandma - Melbourne

Us 2 74 year olds walked to the lighthouse 19klms each way, stopping at Banks Cottage at the light station, for 2 nights, it was wonderful. We met a couple walking back when we were going there and they said the only disappointment was that they only stopped one night. Could not agree more. Banks cottage is well equipped and the view could not be beaten, the cost seems expensive but when you are there you realise why the cost is what it is.

3. Squeaky Beach

Wilsons Promontory Road, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria 3960, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Squeaky Beach

Reviewed By Rikbob - Bierton, United Kingdom

We visited as part of a longer walk - starting at Picnic Bay, then Squeaky Beach and Norman's Beach and back the way we came. The weather was very wet when we reached Tidal Beach and so we sheltered with a coffee. On the walk back there was plenty of bird life including colourful Rosellas, and also swamp wallabies. Back at Squeaky Beach it was dry enough for a picnic amongst the rocks and a paddle in the sea. We saved the swimming for Picnic Bay, but only as that was the end of the walk. A most enjoyable walk punctuated by great Beaches. Squeaky Beach was our favourite. We allowed ourselves five hours and this gave us time to enjoy the Beaches. Not too strenuous but up and down in places. Views well worth it.

4. Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine

121 Old Walhalla Rd, Walhalla, Victoria 3825, Australia +61 3 5165 6259
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine

An authentic underground Gold Mine that is heritage listed. Tour groups of up to 30 people are escorted by an experienced guide. The Mine is well it, plenty of room and well ventilated. It is very safe. Tours operate daily except Christmas Day at 1:30pm - and at 12noon and 3pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Reviewed By Phoebesmum_10 - Traralgon, Australia

Took out Grandchildren to visit Walhalla. Kimberly (without and E), was our guide. She had so much knowledge of the mine and Walhalla itself. Kimberly made it a fun experience too. We even had a lovely little dog on the tour with us. So dog friendly too. Would certainly recommend a visit here.

5. St Mary's Catholic Church

Corner Main and Pyke Sts, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia +61 3 5152 2942
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

St Mary's Catholic Church

Reviewed By Candy-Will S - Melbourne, Australia

The Fresco's in this Church will have you AMAZED from the moment you walk in. The Stain glass windows add to the appeal but you could spend hours in here checking out the paintings.

6. Gippsland Lakes

Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia +61 3 5155 1966
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Gippsland Lakes

Australia's largest and most beautiful inland waterways, the Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering over 600 square kilometres. The Lakes are separated from the ocean by coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach. Bird and marine life thrive here, with lake dolphins and pelicans frequenting many locations.

Reviewed By Christine W - Traralgon, Australia

Lakes Entrance.
This is an Amazing Holiday Destination. No matter wether you are elderly ,a young family or teenager. There is so much to do. Beautiful Lakes system for boating, fishing and sightseeing. Ocean beach for Surfing, swimming or just taking it easy on the sand. Also a huge variety of cafes and restaurants for coffee or fine dining. So many places to travel by car for day trips.

7. Buchan Caves

Buchan, Victoria 3885, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Buchan Caves

Reviewed By miky444 - Narrogin, Australia

We did the tour in both the caves. It was awesome!! No need to bring your own torch as the caves have lighting system. Interesting and relatively easy to walk in the cave. 17 degrees inside the cave but the humidity is very high (it was in January) so no need to bring extra clothes with you. The lighter the better (no water bottle, jumper, backpack). You just need your camera!

8. Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Walhalla, Victoria 3825, Australia
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4.5 based on 189 reviews

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Reviewed By nera0414 - Adelaide

The volunteer staff are great, the train trip itself was wonderful through mountainous terrain and the souvenirs are not the same uninteresting ones usually offered. We loved it!

9. Raymond Island

Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Raymond Island

Reviewed By freya691 - Bunbury, Australia

Free ferry ride from Paynesville to Raymond Island and only takes a few minutes. Loads of wildlife - guaranteed to spot koalas and echindas. Beautiful view over the lake and easy walking trails. There are no food/drink places here, so make sure you come equipped with water etc. Nice place for a picnic.

10. Noojee Trestle Bridge

Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road, Noojee, Victoria 3833, Australia
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Noojee Trestle Bridge

Reviewed By JohnG3121 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

We decided to take a short trip from Melbourne to check out trestle bridge on recommendation of relatives. Easy to get too down a short dirt road off main road (signposted). Event though it looks steep I saw plenty of young kids manage easily (my 2yo included, but I carried him up). The views from the top are quite lovely and structure is very sound and secure due to being refurbished recently. Walk back the other way down a path through ferns. Or you can take rail trail all the way to noojee heritage centre. TIP: no bins and only two picnic benches. Also gets busy during school holidays.

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