East Gippsland is a pure wonderland, the place the waves roll in to wilderness. With its rugged alpine ranges and coastal landscapes, the area has not often struggled to draw…
Welcome to Don’t Delay Your Keep, information.com.au’s marketing campaign to assist communities arduous hit by this summer time’s devastating bushfires. Many of those areas depend on tourism so probably the greatest methods to assist is to go to and spend time in a few of the most stunning components of our nice nation.
4 hours east of Melbourne, stretched alongside a slender sandy peninsula on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes, you’ll discover the seaside city of Metung.
Metung was not broken by the bushfires this summer time however has been feeling the ache because the variety of guests has dropped away, spooked by information of the blazes.
However the city is effectively and really open for enterprise.
The tranquil village has lengthy been a favorite for holiday-makers, with boat lovers and summer time waterskiers drawn to its relaxed life-style. Be a part of Riviera Scenic on a tranquil cruise or rent your individual yacht from Riviera Nautic and discover the mild waters of the Gippsland Lakes. Small runabouts and speedboats are additionally out there for rent.
Anglers descend in town all 12 months spherical to benefit from its wonderful fishing spots. Bust out the rod and reel and take a look at your hand at hooking bream, tailor, flathead, King George whiting and catching prawns in the course of the hotter months.
A day in Metung wouldn’t be full with out a stroll alongside the water’s edge at sundown to observe the sail boats glide by.
Discover a sunny spot reverse the village inexperienced to get pleasure from a picnic, or seize a waterfront desk and watch the pelicans feeding on the Metung Lodge earlier than winding up your day with recent seafood and native wine.
Or, for a relaxed brunch, head to the cosy Bancroft Bites, which serves rave-worthy espresso and a diverse menu.
The work of native artisans, photographers, jewellers and sculptors are on present on the many farm studios, gardens and galleries.
Be taught extra about Metung’s wealthy indigenous cultural historical past on the Bataluk Cultural Path and absorb Legend Rock, a meteorite entrenched in Gunaikurnai mythology.
After stocking up on recent produce, cheese and connoisseur meats on the Metung Village Retailer, spend the evening at Edgewater Terraces, overlooking Chinaman’s Creek because it enters Bancroft Bay, and a leisurely fifteen minute stroll alongside a waterfront boardwalk to the village.