PAGE 4 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE Phillip Island 5-9 Wonthaggi 10-11 Inverloch 12-13 Leongatha 14-16 Wilsons Promontory 17-18 Foster 19-20 Port Welshpool 21-23 Port Albert 24-25 Yarram 28-30 Tarra Territory - Yarram & district 31-37 Woodside 38 Loch Sport 39-40 Central Gippsland 41-43 Sale 44-47 Maffra 49 Stratford 50-51 Bairnsdale 55-63 Wattle Point 77 Paynesville 76-80 Great Alpine Road 81-83 Bruthen 84-85 Twin Rivers 86-88 Metung 89-91 Lakes Entrance 92-101 Buchan 103-104 Orbost 106-108 Marlo/Cape Conran 109-110 Bemm River 111 Gipsy Point 112 Mallacoota 113-114 REGIONS AND TOWNS Cover image - Phillip Island Eden 115-118 Pambula 119 Merimbula 120-124 Tathra 125 Bermagui 126-128 Competitions 9, 77 & 121 Tastes of Tarra Territory 26-27 Tastes of Central Gippsland 48 Golfing 52 Real Estate 53-55 Art galleries 64-65 Tastes of the Lakes – Bairnsdale, Wy Yung & Paynesville 66-68 Adventure 69 South east Australia map 70-71 Children’s page 72 Gippsland Lakes map 73 Cruises on the Gippsland Lakes 74-75 Tastes of the Lakes - Lakes Entrance, Kalimna & Twin Rivers 102 Tastes of Far East Gippsland 105 Caravanning 129 Markets 130-131 Events 132-133 Information 135 Eateries 136-137 Accommodation 137-138 FEATURES REGIONS AND TOWNS CONTENTS From the Westernport Bay island of Phillip Island through to the northern extents of New South Wales’ Sapphire Coast at Bermagui, the Lakes Coast region covers mountain country, coastal towns and the largest inland waterway in the country, the Gippsland Lakes. Pristine beaches along its waterways can be enjoyed no matter the season, as can fishing, which is popular in the lakes, rivers and seas, from jetties, boats and deep sea destinations. Visitors flock to the region over the warmer months to partake in a seem- ingly endless list of water-based activities. Water sports including kayaking and canoeing, rafting, sailing, board, wind and kite surfing, paddle boarding, jet and water skiing can always be added to the planning of a Lakes Coast holiday. But it’s not just the region’s waterways that entice visitors from across the globe. The Lakes Coast boasts numerous state and national parks, each unique and all with something to discover. Walk, hike, paddle, cycle, swim, or simply sit, relax and take in the natural serenity surrounding you. The abundance of wildlife is astounding, whether it’s in the water, on the water’s edge, in the bush, up a tree or flying overhead. Of course there are many other adventures to be had in the region. Art galleries showcasing local talent dot the entire length of the coast. Local markets provide opportunities to pick up fresh produce and hand made items. There are gourmet foods and wines to be savoured, museums to explore, shops to peruse and cruises to embark on. And much, much more. Boredom does not exist here.