Day Trips & Places to Visit
With so much to explore around East Gippsland we have shortlisted our favorites for you:
MITCHELL RIVER SILT JETTIES have been created by silt deposits over thousands of years. They are the longest digitate delta in the world. They are located along the end of the Mitchell River where it runs in to the Gippsland Lakes. Access to the Silt Jetties from Captains Cove is just a 7 minute drive to Eagle Point. The Silt jetties offer excellent fishing locations, walking or bike riding track aswell as a great place to observe birdlife of the Gippsland Lakes. Partly sealed & partly gravel the silt jetties extend for approximately 8kms.
When visiting the Silt Jetties it is well worth going for a walk through the Eagle Point Flora & Fauna Reserve
BUCHAN CAVES Explore the Royal or Fairy Caves on a guided tour. The caves also offers great picnic spots, walking tracks & diverse flora & fauna. We also recomend a visit to the Buchan Pub which has recently been rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 2015. Buchan Caves is a 1 hour drive from Captains Cove. Click here for tour times & information
BAIRNSDALE ARVHERY, MINIGOLF & GAMES PARK is a fun way to spend the day with the family. 20 minutes drive from Captains Cove
DEN OF NARGUN The Aboriginal cultural significance & the magic of the walk to the Den through the Mitchell River National park, rainforest & creeks makes this a great day out. Picnic, BBQ & fire place amenities available. An easy 45 minute drive from Captains Cove
90 MILE BEACH is 150 kms of uninterupted golden sand from Port Albert to Lakes Entrance. The dunes sepeate the Gippsland Lakes from Bass Strait. It is accessible by boat via Lake Victoria & mooring the boat on the many beach & jetty options or by foot from Lakes Entrance. See our Boating & Gippsland Lakes guide for more information
LAKES ENTRANCE / LAKE TYRES is a seaside town & fishing port. Cross the pedestrian bridge to the 90 mile beach, play mini golf, visit the Riviera Ice Creamery, go crabbing or take a boat cruise. Our top dining tip is Albert & Co or explore a little further out to visit the popular Water Wheel Tavern on the beach at Lake Tyres. Lakes Entrance is 50 minutes drive from Captains Cove.
BOAT CRUISES operate regularly from the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance. Informative, sight seeing tours are a great way to experience the Lakes & we highly recomend jumping aboard one of these terrific cruises. CLICK HERE
Wyanga Park Winery & Cruise A fantastic scenic 40 minute boat cruise from Lakes Entrance to the winery. Every Wednesday & Saturday at 11am. Click here for more information
EAST GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY is located in Bairnsdale & is the centre for visual arts in East Gippsland with a a focus on cultural experiences. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday.
LINDENOW & WINE To experience the country side you can't go past a a drive to Lindenow. Enjoy a meal or coffee & cake at the renowned Long Paddock & then to Lightfoot & Sons winery & cellar door set on a bluff overlooking the Mitchell River flats. Open every Friday - Sunday & 7 days during peak periods. Lindenow is 30 minutes drive from Captains Cove.
METUNG is a 30 minute drive from Captains Cove & a location we always recomend our guests visit (by car or boat). Visit an art gallery on the way, quaint boutiques & enjoy a meal at the Metung Hotel. Riviera Scenic operate chartered boat cruises around the Lakes. Contact them for tour times
BRUTHEN is a 30 minute drive from Captains Cove on the Great Alpine Road on the way to Mount Hotham. A visit to the Bullant Brewery is a great way to spend the afternoon. This is a populat section of the Rail Trail.