The Australian bass trail features some of the most ruggedly beautiful country in the state, but there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep you busy when you’re not casting in a line.

Lakes, Beaches and Rivers

With over 400 kilometres of pristine coastline, stunning beaches and crystal-clear rivers, there’s plenty of water to be enjoyed. Relax on a beach, take a dip in the ocean or just explore stunning rivers.

The picturesque waters of the Gippsland Lakes offer terrific fishing, boating, walking and swimming. Take a tour of the Lakes by boat or foot, or simply immerse yourself in ancient forest brimming with native animals.

Beaches like Metung, Paynesville and Loch Sport are ideal for swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking. For more adventure, head to the Buchan Caves Reserve, where you can explore the underground caves and stunning rock formations.

Wildlife and Nature

With diverse wildlife and stunning natural landscapes, the region's national parks offer the perfect chance to catch a glimpse of a koala, kangaroo or emu.

If you want to slow down the pace and soak it all in, then explore the region by foot, with walking tracks and hikes to suit all ages.

Find out more about Mitchell River National Park, Snowy River National Park, Croajingolong National Park and the Alpine National Park.

Food and Wine

With access to local fresh seafood, organic vegetables, and award-winning wines, there’s no better place for a good feed than Gippsland.

Fresh prawns, oysters and fish are readily available and fantastic cafes, restaurants and wineries know how to make the most of it.

Notable wineries and cellar doors include Nicholson River Winery, Tambo Winery and Lightfoot Wines.

Art and Culture

The region is a hub of creativity and culture, hosting exhibitions, festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

Visiting in March? Don’t miss the seafood and fishing festival Hooked on Lakes, hosted annually at Lakes Entrance.

Plan Your Trip:

Lake Glenmaggie - Visit Gippsland

Mitchell River - Visit Gippsland

Blue Rock Lake - Visit Gippsland

Snowy River National Park - Visit Gippsland

Gippsland Lakes - Visit Gippsland

Eat and Drink - Visit Gippsland