Things to do & Local Attractions
RIVERS – The Twin Rivers of the Nicholson & Tambo feeding into Lake King offer excellent fishing for Black Bream and a variety of other species. There are excellent boat ramps at Nicholson & Johnsonville with ample capacity for parking cars and trailers. Try your luck in the waters of the Gippsland Lakes, charter a fishing boat and head out to sea, or just watch the fishing boats come in at Lakes Entrance and load up on seafood, straight from the deck. From expansive lakes and beaches, estuaries and rivers, there are excellent fishing opportunities for anglers and beginners alike in Gippsland.
The famous East Gippsland Rail Trail goes from Bairnsdale to Orbost via Bruthen and Nowa Nowa – about 100km. Access to the Rail trail directly from the park, we can organise transfers from Bairnsdale or Orbost, your rail trail jurney can start here, leave your car here in our secure parking and ride your way to orbost and we can organise transfere back to the park The East Gippsland Rail Trail starts at Howitt Park on the east bank of the Mitchell River at Bairnsdale , past farmland for 10 Kms to Nicholson (sealed surface) with its spectacular bridge over the river. Then 22 Kms on to Bruthen and across the Tambo River, up into the Colquhoun forest en route to Nowa Nowa and Lake Tyers at the 59 Km mark. The section east from Nowa Nowa opened on 28 January 2006 completing the trail to its the final destination at Orbost on the iconic Snowy River. This completes a nearly 100 Km rail trail.
Being right on the river allows kayakers direst access to the river and onto the lake system, Hire one of our kayaks and explore upstream of the Nicholson river we have created a carpeted area for easy launching and retrieval.
Rivers the 90 Mile Beach. Gippsland Lakes – largest inland watersystem in the Southern Hemisphere. Unique drive. The lakeside village of Metung, the historic Nyerimilang Park and homestead to Swan Reach and Bruthen.
Omeo and the Oriental Claims. Goldrush heritage, splendid old buildings, more numerous bushwalks and easy car access to the claims, this 243ha area is well worth the drive. Sealed, all weather road, magnificent views.
Mitchell River Silt Jetties & Raymond Island. Drive from Bairnsdale to Paynesville via Eagle Point and visit the famous Silt Jetties. Cross the strait by ferry at Paynesville to Raymond Island and see how many koalas you can find?
Raymond Creek Falls the Snowy River. Visit Orbost’s Slab Hut & the Visitor’s Information Centre. The Raymond Creek Falls are well worth the forest drive. (During wet season, only suitable for 4WD)