Weekend escapes in regional Victoria

As many communities and businesses continue on their road to recovery following the bushfire season, one of the best ways to show support is to #keeponcamping and visit a bushfire affected area.

Many of these towns are reliant on tourism to not only get back on their feet, but also to assist with their long term sustainability.

If you want to support a regional area in Victoria and are in need of some inspiration, we have got you covered!

Photo credit: Josie Withers | Gippsland 2017


The Gippsland region encompasses some of Victoria’s most spectacular national parks, picturesque towns and fabulous foodie havens.

The area is renowned for its natural beauty, with highlights including Tarra Bulga National Park, Ninety Mile Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park, historic Walhalla and much more!

With the Gippsland area stretching from Melbourne’s eastern outskirts all the way to the border with NSW, you can explore the region through either short weekend trips, or dedicate an extended holiday to fully immerse yourself in this extensive and diverse region. Below are just a couple of the fantastic areas we recommend.


Mallacoota is a small holiday and fishing town located within the Gippsland region, and welcomes many tourists every summer around the holiday period. As one of the towns badly impacted by the bushfire season, they are now eager to welcome visitors with open arms!

Located in the far eastern corner of Victoria, Mallacoota offers the perfect location for a quiet seaside break. With beautiful views, fishing and boating activities and the surrounding Croajingolong National Park, it is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature.

Lakes Entrance

Located in East Gippsland, Lakes Entrance is the perfect place to combine relaxation and outdoor activities. Conveniently located just a four hour drive from Melbourne, it’s an ideal weekend escape for families, friends, or even a solo trip!

You can explore the charming town, head out for a bush walk and (of course) make the most of the nearby beaches and waterways with kayaking, fishing, and boating, not to mention the array of fresh seafood on offer!

* Please contact local caravan holiday parks and tourism bodies prior to planning your trip for all the latest information regarding local activities.

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