Trek the pristine coastal wilderness of Wilsons Promontory National Park and dive and snorkel with brightly colored marine life in Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. From Bairnsdale and the holiday haven of Lakes Entrance, you can explore Gippsland Lakes and Ninety-Mile Beach, where fine sands shelter the planet's highest diversity of species. Stay in the pretty coastal town of Mallacoota and lose yourself in nearby Croajingolong National Park, which has ecosystems so precious they are protected by a World Biosphere Reserve. Explore an ancient honeycomb of caves at Buchan Caves Reserves and four-wheel drive the Australian Alps in Alpine National Park. Enjoy fine wine and dining in Traralgon and fish and boat in the historic port of Sale.
Visit the home of paddle-steamers in Echuca-Moama and explore the pioneer history of Swan Hill. Indulge in fine food and wine amongst the citrus groves and vineyards of the vibrant outback oasis of Mildura. In the twin river towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, you can camp, bushwalk, play a round of golf or fish and water ski on the local lakes and rivers.
Walk the Eureka Trail, pan for gold at Sovereign Hill and see the grand architecture of the gold-rush boom in and around Ballarat. In Bendigo, another boom town, you can see opulent buildings, explore a rich Chinese heritage and drop the equivalent of 30 stories in the Central Deborah Gold Mine. Discover antiques, wineries and Aboriginal rock water wells in Maryborough. Experience Castlemaine's wide streets, fine public buildings and historic homes on a heritage trail.
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