Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 3 and the living is easy Summertime Summer is the season for exploring the seemingly endless array of sights, tastes and experiences of the beautiful Lakes Coast. From feature-packed Phillip Island, through to the sparkling NSW Sapphire Coast, the Lakes Coast region is endowed with majestic mountains, rolling green hills, quaint coastal towns, pristine stretches of surf and sand, and the largest inland waterway in the country – the Gippsland Lakes. The fabulous waterways are at their best in summer, and anglers come from all over to try their luck in boats, or from the shores of the region’s lakes, rivers and beaches. In this edition of the Lakes Coast Visitor Guide, we’ll help you discover the surprising array of sights, attractions and activities available in this stunning region. The Lakes Coast has much to offer, from camping and hiking in wilderness bushland, or bike riding on the region’s extensive network of rail trails and mountain bike tracks, to discovering historic townships and ancient indigenous heritage, or visiting the area’s many wonderful galleries, wineries, cafes, farm gates, markets, restaurants and so much more. The wildlife also abounds, from kangaroos to koalas, eagles to egrets, penguins to pelicans, emus to echidnas... the list goes on. In this Visitor Guide, we give you a concise and easyto-read snapshot of what’s available, and key contacts to get you started. In the centre pages, you’ll find a large map showing the extent of the territory you can explore, and the major roads and towns. A bit of guidance will make all the difference as you plan your holiday experience, so along with using this Visitor Guide, be sure to pop by the Visitor Information centre in each area you’re visiting for the full picture. We hope you enjoy exploring the beautiful Lakes Coast this summer. Couple enjoying summer on the Gippsland Lakes. Photo: Visit Victoria