Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 3 INTRODUCTION Pelicans at Mallacoota. Photo: Destination Gippsland holiday adventures Spring is finally here, drawing us out of our winter hibernation with the promise of warm, sunny days and happy holiday adventures. In this edition of the Lakes Coast Visitor Guide, we'll take you from Westernport Bay and Phillip Island in the west, through the many wonders of Gippsland, and all the way up to Bermagui on the NSW Sapphire Coast. Along the way, we'll let you in on the best attractions and activities, including the springtime joys of coastal whale watching, seasonal trout fishing, and inland trips to marvel at the region's many waterfalls – made all the more spectacular by the addition of the High Country's thawing snow. You'll find there's so much to see and do, from springtime walking or riding in the region's many diverse state forests, national parks, and rail trails – to boating, fishing, kayaking and countless other water-based activities. This is a region rich in eateries, wineries, museums and galleries, as well farm gates, craft and produce markets, and waterside outlets offering magnificent fresh seafood. Dotted with historic villages, towns and indigenous sites – and with accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles – the Lakes Coast is a paradise for explorers, nature lovers, gourmets, adventurers and sightseers. We hope this edition of the Lakes Coast Visitor Guide helps you get the most out of your springtime travels in this stunning part of the world. Have fun! Spring into fabulous