Where Is South Gippsland?

South Gippsland is generally referred to as the region found on the south eastern tip of Victoria.

Bordered by Yarram in the north east, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Sandy Point, Foster and Yanakie in the south east, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Inverloch, Cape Patterson and Wonthaggi in the south, Philip Island to the west, Korumburra, Mirboo North, Leongatha and almost stretching to include Mount Worth State Park and Tarra Bulga National Park towards the north.

Gippsland itself is often know for its power generators and polluted skies, especially around Churchill, Moe and Morwell. While it might seem obvious that the South Gippsland Shire Council governs the Southern area of Gippsland there is often confusion about where the region actually lies. The map on this page gives an indication of towns that many local people believe it includes.

Read more: http://south-gippsland.com



Want A Tree Change In Beautiful South Gippsland?

  • If YOU are child-free,
  • looking forward to a LIFESTYLE that’s more care-free,
  • and you intend to BE financially free.

… here’s your perfect chance to make the change AND have income as well.


Why part with a huge amount of cash for property, when you can purchase this successfully operating accommodation business with a regular stream of reservations booked in advance! The current owner has got some exciting plans for the future and is happy to help you get settled while she packs.


This popular motel is in a prime location on the South Gippsland Highway and is one of the first places you see as you enter the town. It has 12 comfortable rooms including a self contained family unit, an attractive salt water pool, spacious garden surrounds and will sleep a total of 35 people. It’s part of the budget motel chain and takes online bookings too. It can easily be managed by a single person or a couple and has been upgraded and improved significantly over the last 8 years or so.


Meeniyan is a small town on the move! It was featured in the ABC series “Bed Of Roses” and has a very positive proactive chamber of commerce. There are currently several local initiatives underway with intentions to bring even more people to the town.


The local IGA supermarket is conveniently open 7 days a week from 7am till 9pm. You can find several excellent dining venues, the well known Moo’s at Meeniyan Restaurant, Trulli Pizza, the great southern rail trail, the Meeniyan Hotel, a nice golf course, sports ground, Art Gallery, Cafes and more … Lyrebirds Arts council holds many concerts, live music nights and art shows at the Meeniyan Hall every year, which brings regular business to the motel.

But without even needing to consider anything further, the Meeniyal Motel units are smack bang on the main road to Victorias (and possibly Australias) number one tourist destination, Wilsons Promontory National Park.


This good business might be just the ticket to the new life that’s been waiting for you!

To find out more, just speak with Lorraine Hughes by phone on (03) 5664 0030 or send a message directly from the website.


Tidal Overlook Walking Track

One of my favourite moderate to easy walks at Wilsons Prmontory National Park, is the Tidal Overlook Circuit track.

“This lookout here is not only valued as being one of the highest points on the promontory, but the low growing shrubs and grasslands make it so much easier to clearly see the widespread views of the islands, tidal river, the camping grounds and the other peaks that make this Australia National Park the most popular with tourists … in fact the photograph in the header of this website was taken right there.” ~ ER

The people in this picture were wearing sensible hiking boots to negotiate the board walks and dirt paths, but I was only in rubber thongs and handled it just as easily. I’ve always been impressed by the excellent facilities that “Parks Victoria” construct and maintain, that can be freely used by all.

See more pictures taken at Tidal River and Tidal Overlook here.


Flying A Kite At Tidal River

My last road trip to Wilsons Prom National Park surprised me in a few different ways. I was amazed at the variety of activities people were engaging in, more than ever before. I saw several people flying kites on the sandy flats of Tidal River as well as kayaking, kite surfing and bike riding on the beach.

The biggest changes though, were from the after effects of the floods just 2 years ago, with the altered river bed, mountains and hillside land slides being still noticeably present. But the entire coastline here has been profoundly shaped by the winds, the fires and the floods, so we expect to see changes from year to year, but with the bush fires in 2009 and the massive flood waters in 2011, these changes were even more profound.

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Flying a kite at TidalRiver Wilsons Prom

South Gippsland Canoe & Kayak Tours

When I was visiting Wilsons Promontory National Park last week, I noticed a boat, canoe and kayak hire company had set up a much needed service at the tidal river car park for local campers, tourists and day trippers.

Canoe Tours operate at an advertised
10am, 2pm and 7pm daily.

Exciting abseiling adventures
start at 7am.

Contact First Track Adventures by mobile phone
on 0427 342761.

It was great to see people enjoying the waterways even more than ever, and the girl pictured here along with her brother, were ecstatic at being able to navigate the light current and gently blowing winds in the kayaks their parents hired to keep them suitably and healthfully entertained for the afternoon.

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