Gippsland – Victoria’s final frontier
Continue your road trip east of the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island – and on this stage of your journey you will see some of Victoria’s less-known corners appear ahead.
Wilsons Promontory (informally known as ‘The Prom’) is an undoubted wildlife wonder – the southernmost point of mainland Australia, where kangaroos and wallabies abound, cockatoos tweet, and Norman Beach offers up a lonely curve of sand to the Bass Strait.
Further east, Gippsland spreads its arms as a defiantly rural area. And Ninety Mile Beach fulfills the promise of its name (despite measuring 94 miles), flowing all the way to Lakes Entrance, a jumping-off point for seeing the Gippsland Lakes (such as Lake King).
From here, you turn back west. But, a last ‘secret’ can be found en route to journey’s end – Walhalla, a former gold-mine town revived as a charming reminder of the 19th century.
Beyond, Melbourne waits again. A full stop, and a familiar friend.
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