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Nature Images at Cape Conran, Gippsland Lakes, Tarra Bulga and Wilsons Promontory National Parks

Gippsland is a large rural area with rainforests, extensive inland waterways and a wild coast and covers  the area east of Phillip Island and the Yarra Valley to the border with New South Wales and south to the coast and Bass Strait  - It's great for nature, landscape and wildlife photography.

The region, comprising six shires – East Gippsland, Central Gippsland (Wellington), Latrobe, Baw Baw, Bass Coast and South Gippsland.

To explore the region in five days and limit the driving is a tall order but for an introduction to the area stopover at Lakes Entrance in the east, Sale in the centre, Meeniyan in the south.

Gippsland Highlights

Gippsland Lakes (Lakes Entrance) in East Gippsland: Take a boat cruise to watch the wildlife and capture images in and on the waterways. Drive east to explore Cape Conran Coastal Park, take a scenic drive from Lakes Entrance to Sale via Bruthen to Bairnsdale, in the spring, there are some great landscape vistas from the Great Alpine Road.

Tarra Bulga National Park in Central Gippsland (Wellington Shire) has several good short walking tracks, from the Visitor Centre through the rainforest. South of the centre is a circular walk through the canopy of Tree Ferns and ancient Myrtle Beech to Tarra Valley Rainforest to Cyathea falls, accessible from the Tarra Valley Road car park.

Wilsons Promontory National Park in South Gippsland is the main attraction in with several excellent short bush walks with many opportunities to capture images of wildlife and wild flowers.

Australian Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos) drying it wings at Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland. Two Burrunan dolphins (Tursiops australis) at Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland Gippsland Lakes Flanagan island coastline Australian Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus): Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland. East Cape Beach, Cape Conran Coastal Park, East Gippsland Spring landscape and Merino sheep: Great Alpine Road, East Gippsland Suspension Bridge at Tarra Bulga National Park, Gippsland Tree Ferns in the Tarra Valley Rainforest, Wellington Shire, Gippsland Landscape at Loo-Ern Boardwalk in Wilsons Promontory National Park, South Gippsland, Victoria Leafy Purple-flag (Patersonia glabrata), Wilsons Promontory National Park, South Gippsland White Iris (Diplarrena moraea), Wilsons Promontory National Park, South Gippsland Tidal River estuary at Wilsons Promontory National Park, South Gippsland, Victoria

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Hyperlink image showing East Cape in Cape Conran Coastal Park East Gippsland Hyperlink image showing Tara River, Wellington Shire, Central Gippsland Hyperlink image showing Glennie Lookout Wilson Promontory South Gippsland