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Travel guide Lakes and Wilderness

Editor's Choice - Platypus Ponds B&B
By Lisa Monk

A true holiday is usually something far away from your everyday life.  That doesn’t mean you have to go to the other side of the country or overseas – just that you need to find a place that allows you to truly relax, while glorying in some of the spectacular scenery that abounds in Australia.  Platypus Ponds at Cabbage Tree Creek is perfectly placed to be this special holiday place, for many reasons. This area of Far East Gippsland has far more than its share of natural beauty, and is a perfect stopover for those travelling on the Melbourne/Sydney coastal route, being only four and half hours from Melbourne, three and a half hours from Canberra and eight hours from Sydney.  Despite its convenience to major routes, you will feel miles away from the everyd... Read more

Editor's Choice - Edgewater Terraces
By Penny Parsons

As far as romantic escapes go, the lakeside village of Metung is romance itself. Despite its growing popularity with generations of Melburnians, Metung still has the ambience of a small fishing village, surrounded by sailing boats and fishing boats bobbing gently at their moorings. Edgewater Terraces at Metung - your private terrace by the lakes - comprises 13 elegant villas.  Surrounded by tall gums, they rise out of the garden setting on the hillside and look down on to Chinaman’s Creek as it enters Bancroft Bay. Some of the Terraces are virtually three storeys high and there is a sense of living in the treetops, not least, because of the rich birdlife attracted by the seed that is left for guests to feed the colourful locals. Regular visitors to Edgewater Terraces say i... Read more

Review - Waverley House Cottages, Lakes Entrance
By Lisa Monk

  Victoria is blessed with an abundance of beautiful places and the Gippsland Lakes area is certainly one of them.  It is the perfect base to explore the lakes and the wilderness areas surrounding them … and the perfect place to stay while enjoying the serenity of this paradise is the Waverley House Cottages at Lakes Entrance. These latest additions to the accommodation in the area have much to offer, nestled on 8 acres of private, landscaped native gardens, which overlook Bass Strait and the lush golf course next door. There are six cottages and all are fully self-contained and their differing configurations make them suitable for just about anyone.  The two-bedroom cottages (4) are ideal for families or groups of friends and are equipped with all you need to make... Read more

Editor's Choice - Metung Holiday Villas
By Lisa Monk

A surprise around every corner … Finding a holiday to suit everyone is not nearly as easy as it sounds – but it can be when you choose Metung Holiday Villas!  There is a lot to think about when you are looking for a family-friendly holiday … there has to be more than just activities for the kids, as it leaves the adults out on a limb, and often when the needs of the grown-up members of the group are catered for, the kids are bored - and we all know that is no holiday! Metung Holiday Villas has the attractions to appeal to everyone, with a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, making it a holiday destination not to be missed.  The beaches are safe and ideal for children and you have a choice of day hire boats or skippered cruises to make the most o... Read more

Editor's Choice - Metung Village
By Metung Holiday Villas

Can you keep a secret? Metung Village is tucked away, like a well-kept secret, in a peaceful corner of the Gippsland Lakes. This picture-perfect village is almost surrounded by the Lakes. Everywhere you look there’s water and boats. Metung offers a true escape, a chance to share simple pleasures. It’s both incredibly romantic and fabulous for families. Getting to Metung is easy, as you travel along the Princess Highway, turn off at Swan Reach and follow the Tambo River, within 5 minutes you will arrive at this tiny village, with it’s peaceful atmosphere, beautiful setting and the friendly locals will surprise you. Boating is a way of life in Metung, and you can share this passion by hiring a boat- from a small day boat to a large, elegant yacht or cruiser. By water y... Read more

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