LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 43 Quest Sale www.questsale.com.au Ph: (03) 5142 0900 Fully Self-Contained Serviced Apartments Studio, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments PORT ALBERT YARRAM CENTRAL GIPPSLAND LOCH SPORT SALE MAFFRA STRATFORD BAIRNSDALE Find us on f 103 Cunninghame St, Sale VIC 3850 P (03) 5144 1202 Historic Bakery & Cafe Fresh Bread daily Homemade cakes & pastries All day breakfast & lunch menu O P E N 7 D A Y S Open: Mon-Fri 6:30am - 5pm, Sat 7am - 3pm, Sun 8am - 3pm OPEN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 8AM - 3PM Cultural hear t of Central Gippsland Situated at the western most point of the Gippsland Lakes, the Port of Sale provides access to the entire lake system that eventually connects to the ocean at Lakes Entrance. The cutting of the Sale Canal in 1888 linked the town to the Thomson River, establishing it as a busy port for steamers plying the 400 square kilometre Gippsland Lakes system. During the 1880s the swing bridge, five kilometres south of the city, was operated up to 20 times a day to allow larger ves- sels to dock in the heart of town. The bridge still opens today, and is a wonderful sight to see. Scheduled opening times are Saturdays and Sundays between 3pm and 4pm and the second Wednesday of every month between 11am and noon. Sale is considered by many to be the cultural heart of Gippsland. The historic Port of Sale underwent a $14.6 million redevelopment in recent years, the cultural hub now boasting a new regional art gallery, public library, visitor information centre, café, community spaces, free wi-fi and incorporates existing cultural facilities, such as The Wedge performing arts centre. Why not enjoy a night on the town with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a show? There is plenty to do for the nature lover in and around Sale. Hit the boardwalks and explore the Sale Wetlands, or wander through woodlands and grasslands, along the Flooding Creek Track, passing through red gum woodlands along the way. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the varied bird life, experience the Gippsland wetlands ecosystem and may see migratory birds from as far away as Japan. Lakes Guthridge and Guyatt also form part of the Sale Wetlands. For accommodation that’s ideally located close to all that Sale has to offer, why not stay at Siesta Central or the Quest Sale Apartments? Born and bred in Sale, brothers, Tom and Richard Moulton, are not your typical motel owners - and Siesta Central Apartments is not your typical motel. Their own vast travel experiences have allowed a more unorthodox, yet tasteful approach to their hometown venue with funked up, retro and rustic chic rooms on offer. Quest Sale Apartments are ideally located merely metres from Sale’s business and retail districts, offering a range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments that are perfect for families, couples and business travellers. Discover the Sale Wetlands and a seemingly endless list of local and migratory birds.