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Walhalla, Gippsland, Victoria
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Sometimes, a person wants to escape the rat race and get back to the simple life. But not if you live in Walhalla! If you lived there, you probably wouldn’t encounter much traffic, as today there are only ten permanent residents! But it is this simplicity that makes Walhalla such a delightful destination to visit. Over a hundred years ago, thousands of gold miners and support businesses made this town a thriving community, but today only their ghosts remain.   Ghosts? Well – friendly ghosts anyway. If you fancy some intrigue, a local favourite tour is the Walhalla Ghost Tour where you will hear eerie stories about the characters that once roamed the town (and never left…).    Things to do: If the idea of a ghost tour gives you the chills, conside... Read more

Offshore Surf School
By ATDW Database

Contact: offshoresurfschool@bigpond.com
Offshore Surf School Inverloch, Cape Paterson, Sandy Point, Waratah Bay & Wilson's Prom. So you're thinking of learning to surf? Ring us or e-mail now, you won't be disappointed! As the saying goes, only a Surfer knows the feeling. It's an addictive sport and after you've had your lessons in a safe and positive environment, you will understand why people travel around the globe looking for waves. The Offshore Surf School is Inverloch based, although we do lessons anywhere along the Victorian South East Coast from Cape Paterson to Wilson's Promontory on beaches ideal for learner surfers. We conduct lessons daily from Inverloch's main surf beach. The surf conditions at main beach usually consist of gentle spilling uncrowded waves. Our friendly staff are Level 1 Surfing Australia trained c... Read more

Nooramunga Sailing Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 5183 2399 or wynnecarol@datafast.net.au
Experience the fabulous scenery and capture nature at its best as Nooramunga sails away on your choice of cruise. Whether it be a half day Corner Inlet Eco Experience, sunset or a full day cruise. Travel through Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park, sail to Singapore Deep and Tin Mine Cove which form just a small part of the Corner Inlet Marine National Park. Pass through the Port Albert Entrance into Bass Strait, visit Cliffy Island where you can watch the seals at play or visit Notch Island; a bird watcher's delight! Then its destination Refuge Cove,Wilsons Promontory; a hidden paradise perfect for bush walking, snorkelling or swimming. Nature in all its magnificence in a world heritage listed coastal environment. Tailor your own lifestyle adventure experience and escape for up to a w... Read more

Mountain-Top Experience
By ATDW Database

Contact: 5134 6876 or camier@mountaintopexperience.com
You're behind the wheel of a fully equipped Land Rover Defender four wheel drive expedition vehicle. With five people on board, and the turbo-diesel humming, you're winding up into the spectacular Victorian Alps. All you needed to bring was a sleeping bag, food and clothes. The tough 4WD trails are handled capably thanks to big mud terrain tyres, supple suspension and your prior driver training with the Mountain-Top Experience team. Cresting a ridge brings awesome views of endless ranges of mountain wilderness. Later, at your first river crossing you stop for lunch and a dip in the crystal-clear water. Your route then takes you through the site of an old gold-mining town where you take time out to explore. Finding a grassy clearing for the night, you had the supplied camping gear set up ... Read more

Erica Ski Hire
By ATDW Database

Contact: 5165 3353 or info@ericaskihire.com.au
Going to Mt Baw Baw or Mt St Gwinear? Erica Ski Hire can supply you with your XC skis, toboggans, snow shoes and wheel chains for both 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Conveniently situated on the way to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort and Mt St Gwinear snowfields, Erica Ski Hire has XC skis, toboggans, snow shoes and wheel chains for both 2WD and 4WD. Diamond pattern chains are recommended for both 2WD and 4WD when visiting Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort. We also have a range of gloves and beanies for sale. Try the alternative route from Melbourne ~ follow the Princes Highway to Moe, turn left to the Erica road. Make sure you call in and see us for your wheel chains. They are compulsory! With the spectacular South Face road now open, you have the choice of Mt St Gwinear or Mt Baw Baw. The South Face road ... Read more

Spotlight on- Venus Bay Getaways
By Lisa Monk

Venus Bay Getaways Venus Bay is a coastal resort on a narrow strip of land with Bass Strait on one side and the sheltered waters of Anderson Inlet on the other. It has a permanent population of around 500 and five wonderful surfing beaches, as well as the safer option of the calm waters of the inlet, for those less adventurous souls. The town is central to the many natural wonders of the South Gippsland area, including Wilsons Promontory National Park, which is only 40 minutes away, as well as Phillip Island and its famous penguins, and much more. Venus Bay Getaways is nestled on an acre of secluded land, only 300 metres from the wild beauty of the coast. It is hard to believe that a two-hour car trip from the centre of Melbourne can transport you to this haven of peace, tranquil... Read more

Spotlight on- Sandy Point Townhouses
By Lisa Monk

Sandy Point enjoys a magical location on glorious Wilsons Promontory (The Prom) in the Gippsland area of Victoria, lying at the entrance of a narrow peninsula that faces both Waratah Bay and Shallow Inlet, and is perfectly located to make the most of the many attractions in the region.  There are spectacular views across Shallow Inlet and down to the Prom and this is a great place for a family holiday, away from the pressures of day-to-day life.  Let the kids run … with over 18 kms of uninterrupted surf beach, there is plenty of space to burn off some energy. The Sandy Point Townhouses are a great accommodation option and have a different take on your usual beachside accommodation, with their delightful modern décor and luxury inclusions – after all, who ... Read more

Croajingolong National Park
By Parks Victoria

"There is nothing like watching the sunset from the Point Hicks Lighthouse. It is the most spec... Read more

Alpine National Park
By Parks Victoria

"The Alpine National Park has heathlands, alpine grasslands, scattered Snow Gum woodlands, wildflowers in summer, snow in winter and spectacular views all year 'round…it is a very beautiful part of Australia." Peter Jacobs, Ranger-in-Charge, Alpine National Park The Great Alpine Road is the best way to discover Victoria's spectacular alpine environment and see some of Australia's finest and most varied scenery. Stretching 308 kilometres, from Bairnsdale in Gippsland to Wangaratta in north east Victoria, the Great Alpine Road is Australia's highest altitude bitumen road with year-round accessibility and takes visitors to a peak of 1,825 metres. The Great Alpine Road weaves in and out of villages, past wineries and country pubs, near orchards and through Victoria's large... Read more

Wilsons Promontory National Park
By Parks Victoria

"Squeaky Beach is a multicultural melting pot, because it attracts so many people from all around the world." Graeme Baxter, Ranger, Wilsons Promontory National Park The southern-most point of the Australian mainland, Wilsons Promontory National Park, is arguably Victoria's most loved National Park. Affectionately known as ‘The Prom' it gives visitors a wilderness environment in which they can experience nature at its best. According to Graeme Baxter, Ranger at Wilsons Promontory National Park, The Prom is a "one stop shop. It has everything." If "everything" is panoramic views, spectacular beaches, rugged mountains, plentiful wildlife and a feeling of isolation from the rest of the world, then The Prom delivers the whole package. Wilsons Promontory... Read more

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