Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 81 OPEN 7 DAYS NOVEMBER into JULY 9am til 5pm Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, apricots, apples and pears. Graeme and Elaine Jenkins 54 Bumberrah Road, Johnsonville Accredited QMS HACCP that can leave the area. Phone: 03 5156 4549 500 mts North of Princes Hwy The Fruitfarm Tamberrah W I N D M I L L P I Z Z A R E S TA U R A N T A N D C O T TA G E S 6 3 1 S T E P H E N S O N R D , TA M B O U P P E R R E S TA U R A N T : 5 1 5 6 4 9 8 3 C O T TA G E S : 5 1 5 6 4 6 6 3 W I NDM I L L P I Z Z A R E S TAU R AN T • Licensed restaurant • Dine in or take away • Open from 5pm Tues - Sun • Local deliveries • Devonshire Tea,Wed - Sun 12 - 4pm • Lunches, Fri - Sun 12 - 2pm • Bookings Preferred COTTAGES ACCOMMODATION • Packages start at $150 per night per couple, includes a bottle of wine, chocolates and a breakfast basket on arrival • Nestled on five acres of landscaped gardens • All fully self-contained • Wedding chapel under construction • Ideal for garden weddings BAIRNSDALE PAYNESVILLE BRUTHEN NICHOLSON TAMBO UPPER JOHNSONVILLE SWAN REACH Things to do around the Twin Rivers district • Follow the Twin Rivers Farm, Food and Wine Trail and indulge in farm gate produce, local wines and beers and enjoy local eateries. • Kayak the Nicholson and Tambo rivers enjoying the mag- nificent scenery including the famous cliffs on the Tambo. • Fish the rivers for top angling for a number of species including black bream. There are excellent launching facili- ties for the Tambo at Johnsonville. • Grab a good book and a comfy camp chair and laze under the shady trees along the rivers. Have a peaceful Twin Rivers getaway Comprising the Nicholson and Tambo rivers and the townships of Nicholson, Johnsonville and Swan Reach through which they flow, the Twin Rivers area is a popular destination for anyone seeking a peaceful getaway, a wonderful fishing adventure or a real gourmet experience. Fishing is a major form of recreation in the area. Chat to one of the locals and you might just learn a secret or two. Situated east of Bairnsdale, the first of the twin river towns is Nicholson with the majestic Nicholson River flowing through it. Delight in the serene river scenery, with the backdrop of the old railway bridge and boats moored below. The Tambo River is accessible by turning off the highway at Johnsonville. Here a boat ramp provides good access for boats to explore the river. There is also an excellent rowing pontoon used not only by local rowers but also teams training to compete statewide, nationally and internationally flocking to the popular Tambo to take advantage of its straight expanses. The Tambo River also takes pride of place in Swan Reach, cutting right through the centre of the small village. With giant gums lining the banks, it’s a delightful spot for a picnic or a snooze in the afternoon sun. A popular attraction is the Twin Rivers Farm Food and Wine Trail, a great way to begin a food lover’s journey. Pick up a brochure from the visitor information centres in Bairnsdale or Lakes Entrance or one of the local general stores for your introduction to some of the best farm fresh produce, fruit, herbs, wine and café treats. One stop along the way is The Fruitfarm Johnsonville, where you’ll find tree-ripened fruit with flavour that is truly memorable. Another stop is Tamberrah Cottages and the Windmill Pizza Restaurant in Tambo Upper offering scrumptious meals, coffee and cake, and even a place to lay your head for a night or two with charming cottages available. The Nicholson and Tambo rivers flow through the Twin Rivers towns of Nicholson, Johnsonville and Swan Reach and attract anglers from far and wide.

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