Autumn is here which is a special time of year to be savoured in East Gippsland. The pace slows around Lakes Entrance and Metung as the summer crowds depart, but there is still lots happening around our fabulous region including outdoor opera performances and festivals designed to delight the taste buds. It's a season perfect for roadtrips and weekend getaways without all the traffic. A time to indulge the senses, satisfy the bellies and then get snuggly around the fireplace in the evening at lakeside or farmstay accommodation afterwards. Or for something different, experience Off-Grid living at its finest at the newest and most unique accommodation in the Metung and Lakes Entrance region - The Folly.
Opera By The Lakes - Sunday, 17th March - limited tickets still available
The lakes provide a stunning backdrop to enjoy an afternoon of opera at the natural amphitheatre of Nyerimilang Heritage Park. This year's line up includes New Zealand's Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Georgia Wilkinson, The Idea of North and Madeleine Crombie. This not-to-be-missed annual event just gets bigger every year and tickets are selling fast so get in quick. Tickets range in price from $70 for adults and just $20 for children under 14. Pack a picnic or pre-order a gourmet packed lunch with proceeds going to Bairnsdale Regional Health Services. The action kicks off at 1pm and the doors open at noon so you can arrive early and find your spot on the lawn. For tickets and enquiries head to www.gippslandopera.org.au
East Gippsland Food, Wine & Beer Festival - Saturday, 6th April
Well we can't decide which we love more... Food, wine or beer? Luckily you don't need to make that tough choice because this festival offers all three in one handy location in Bairnsdale on 6th April. Bringing together the regions best chefs, producers and brewers to share their passion and knowledge you're guaranteed to learn a bit, taste plenty and have a whole lot of fun. As well as the culinary treats there will be a jumping castle and free petting zoo, along with live music and a craft beer workshop. Full a full run down of events and to buy tickets head to https://
eastgippslandfoodwinebeerfesti val.com.au/ and if you'd like to sample more amazing food and wine en route to the festival, check out our East Gippsland Food and Wine Trail blog.
Livin' the Off-Grid lifestyle
If you're interested in discovering first hand how off-grid living works or are just searching for some unique accommodation for your visit to East Gippsland, look no further than The Folly. This stunning pet-friendly accommodation is the new kid on the block in the Metung and Lakes Entrance region offering guests an experience like no other. The hand crafted stone and timber house offers all the snuggliness of a ski lodge and it set on three acres of rolling pastures. Sleeping up to 6 guests comfortably and from only $245 per night, we guarantee you'll fall in love with The Folly. For enquiries contact us directly via email at enquiries@jettyroadretreat.
com.au or call 03 5156 3224.
We hope to see you this Autumn in beautiful East Gippsland!