Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 33 SALE Colourful gardens, cruisy canals and cultural delights The Elm Forest at Sale Botanic Gardens is a wondrous place, dappled with sunlight passing through stands of beautiful elm trees. The colourful and eclectic township of Sale comes alive in spring. An excellent place to start your exploration of this vibrant town is at Sale Botanic Gardens, one of the oldest regional Botanic Gardens in Victoria! Here you'll find an abundance of walks, playgrounds, and spots to just sit and chill. The Gardens' Elm Forest is a wondrous place, filled with larger-than-life elm trees (keep an eye out for the Jolly Swagman!). A walk through the Gardens' outdoor sculptures and artwork provides a fascinating insight into the nature-inspired work and stories of local artists. Discovery cruise If you prefer a water scene, be sure to stop by the Port of Sale – a historic port area, now used for recreational purposes. One excellent way to discover the Port, is with a relaxing and informative cruise along the canal with Port of Sale Heritage Cruises. Along the way, you will hear about the Port's storied history from the knowledgeable onboard team. To book or find out more, visit A spot of culture Culture lovers should definitely spend some time at the Port of Sale building, which houses the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale Public Library, and Dock Espresso Bar. Just up the road, you'll also find The Wedge Performing Arts Centre and Shirley's Café and Bar, which regularly features live performances from local, national, and international acts. While you're there, you can enjoy a coffee and a chat overlooking the serene waters of the Port of Sale, before taking a wander around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Enjoying a Port of Sale canal cruise. Photo: Visit Victoria PB13870