In and Around Nungurner

  • With the Gippsland Lakes on your doorstep, get out and make a splash!  The foreshore area at Nungurner provides sheltered, sandy access to the lake, ideal for a paddle or a swim for all ages.
  • Bring your canoe, kayak, paddle board or boat to venture out and explore the Lakes, nearby islands and inland waterways.  Jetty Road Retreat also offers complimentary kayaks with paddles and vests for guest use.
  • Try your luck fishing off the jetties, and admire the serene sight of yachts bobbing at anchor nearby (keep your eye out for a pod of dolphins!).
  • For some two wheel adventures bring your mountain bike and ride old growth forest at nearby Colquhoun State Forest.  Or you can choose from a range of hire and tour options with Venture Out.
  • Pack a picnic and drive a few minutes to Nyerimilang Park, a historic homestead set in beautiful gardens with clifftop views of the Lakes and a variety of scenic walking tracks.
  • Check out the studio of Nungurner’s contemporary jewellery makers Oneofftwo, and take home a beautiful keepsake from your visit.
  • Head to a weekend farmers' market and stock up on some superb local produce from East Gippsland.  Or have it delivered to your door via Feast on East Direct.
  • Grab some fish and chips and sit and watch the fishing fleets returning at Lakes Entrance.
  • Or simply slow down, put your feet up, pour a glass of wine and breathe in the beautiful landscapes that surround you here.

Half or full day trips (all within 2 hours drive)

  • Go underground at Buchan exploring the famous Buchan Caves.
  • Bring your bikes and cycle all or part of the stunning East Gippsland Rail Trail, enjoying spectacular river scenery from the top of old railway bridges. Or join a guided cycle tour (including bike hire) with Snowy River Cycling.
  • Pack your togs and head to Cape Conran Coastal Park for the day (stop in to have a look at the historic Trestle bridge on your way there or back).
  • Be inspired with a cooking lesson at Culinaire Cooking School in Swan Reach.
  • Drive to Paynesville and jump on the ferry over to Raymond Island to see koalas.
  • Follow the Twin Rivers ‘Food & Wine Trail’ to sample fresh local produce, meet the growers and producers and take in beautiful scenery on your drive.
  • Look for fairies in the Fairy Dell Forest near Bruthen, or head to the Bullant Brewery for a cleansing ale and great food.

For more information contact our local Visitor Centres in Lakes Entrance or Bairnsdale.