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Activities

Metung is hidden within a coastal forest and rolling hills, surrounded by the pristine water of the magnificent Gippsland Lakes. From Metung you can travel from sand to snow in a relatively unbroken chain of ecosystems; from coastal heathlands and forests, into the wildflower-rich eucalypt forests of the foothills, the warm temperate rainforests of streams and shady gullies, then up to the higher rainfall tall, wet mountain forests thick with tree ferns and towering giants that eventually join up with the alpine environments and the snow adapted forests and herb fields of the high country.

Metung

Fishing and prawning

Fishing and prawning

Bream, garfish, gummy shark…

Fishing and Prawning

Fishing and prawning

Metung is just the place to meet the needs of your inner hunter-gatherer.
Cast your line for bream, flathead, flounder, garfish, gummy shark, luderick, mullet, mulloway, estuary perch, prawns, salmon, snapper, tailor, trevally, trout, and whiting.

For more information visit http://www.metungtourism.com.au/boating-and-fishing

Watersports
Watersports

Jet skiing, kayaking…

Watersports

Watersports

Metung’s network of lakes, creeks and rivers make it an ideal place for all kinds of watersports including sailing waterskiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing.

Dining out
Dining out

Metung has a range of dining opportunities.

Dining out

Dining out

Metung offers a range of dining opportunities including:

Bancroft Bites, for fine dining (ph 5156 2854).

The Metung Hotel, an extensive menu and fabulous views (ph 5156 2206).

The Metung Galley, restaurant and wine bar, offers a relaxing atmosphere (ph 5156 2330).

The Metung Yacht Club, a short menu but quick service and always a great meal (5156 2315).

Metung Pastry Paradise, for all your bakery needs (5156).

Metung Pizza Company, selling pizza, pasta, fresh salads and fresh desserts (5156 2080)

Around town
Around town

Some nice distractions in Metung

Around town

Around town

The Metung Farmers’ Market is held on the Village Green from 8am – 1pm on the second Saturday of each month and showcases local in-season produce.

Metung Yacht Club has been operating for more than 75 years and welcomes all visitors, especially sailors, who come to Metung. Sailing classes include international cadets, keelboats and trailable yachts, etchells and gaffers.
For more information phone 5156 2315 or visit http://metungyachtclub.yachting.org.au/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-9927-0-0-0&sID=310146.

Metung Bowls Club welcomes new members and offers coaching for beginners.
Visitors are very welcome to join members for social bowls every Sunday and Thursday commencing at 1pm (names must be in by 12.30pm).
For more information phone 5156 2574 or visit http://metungbowlsclub.org/1_1_.html.

Kings Cove Club is Gippsland’s own resort-style golf course.
A challenging Par 72 golf course that has 9 holes with clever use of tees that offers the player an 18 hole layout in excess of 6000 metres. Stunning greens, wide, generous and well-maintained fairways ensure a most enjoyable day’s golf.
For more information phone 5156 2927 or visit http://www.kingscoveclub.com.au/.

Metung Tennis Club provides recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike with courts are available for hire.
For more information visit http://metung.com/project/metung-tennis-club/ or phone (03)51562969.

Outdoors
Outdoors

Walking, swimming, boating, camping

Outdoors

Outdoors

Take-in the clean air and tranquil setting as you walk, jog or cycle along the water’s edge. There are also several walking tracks that meander through the rolling hills of the Metung peninsula, including a gentle climb to the lookout at Chinaman’s Creek and a shady wander through the remnant Limestone Box forest of the Metung Bushland Reserve.

Perfect for families with its shallow water close to shore and gentle graduation, the Metung backbeach provides a safe and easily accessible swimming area for young children. Watch the sun set over Lake King with the convenience of picnic, BBQ and toilet facilities.

If you have a boat, a trip to the Barrier Landing gives you easy access to the Ninety Mile Beach. The Barrier also has a lovely swimming beach on the lake side. Nearby Nungurner is nestled around a tiny cove, where there is also good swimming. You can also hire a boat.

Art and Galleries
Art and Galleries

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Art and Galleries

Art and Galleries

Norm Neilson Gallery – Norm often revisits his chosen site many times just to get the right conditions, particularly the correct light. Images are then printed on fine art watercolor paper; this process gives the images a lovely tranquil serenity that he believes is usually only enjoyed with watercolor paintings. His images are double matted and framed in modern square section matt black frames; however he does provide alternative frames with a limited selection of colors and profiles at competitive prices. Norm extends a warm invitation to view first hand his gallery of images.
For more information visit www.normneilson.com.au

Owen & Lynn Piggott Studio 7 – Owen and Lyn moved from Melbourne to Metung over thirty years ago. Their working studios are open by appointment at any time, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to view their work and exhibition spaces, established around a Zen Courtyard garden.
For more invitation visit www.piggottstudio7.com

Tallon Glass – Crafting glass by hand, Norm Borg, in what seems like an effortless display, creates bold contemporary shapes and organic forms from glass bubbles. The studio is open weekends, or weekdays by appointment.
Ph 5156 3379 or https://www.facebook.com/TallonGlass

Oneofftwo Contemporary Jewellery – Beautiful contemporary jewellery in a stunning rural environment, made in the precious metals silver, yellow or white gold and palladium in combination with other diverse materials such as enamel, acrylic, glass and stones, their pieces surprise and challenge traditional conventions with color, wit and charm.
Ph 5156 3270 or https://www.facebook.com/OneofftwoContemporaryJewellery


Surrounds

Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance

15 minutes drive from Metung

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance

At 15 minute drive from Metung, Lakes Entrance has much on offer including mini-golf, paddleboats, sports clubs, aquatic centre and gym, restaurants and cafes, the Cuninghame Circuit Heritage Walk, and much more.

Farm Food & Wine Trail
Farm Food & Wine Trail

Twin Rivers Fine Food & Wine Trail

Farm Food & Wine Trail

Farm Food & Wine Trail

Nicholson River Winery
57 Liddells Road, Nicholson
Open for tastings and cellar door sales, ph 5156 8241

Johnsonville Fruit Farm
54 Bumberrah Road, Johnsonville
Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, apricots, apples and pears, ph 5156 4549

Tamberrah Windmill Pizza Restaurant
625 Stephenson Road, Tambo Upper
Ph 5156 4983

McConnell’s Berry Farm
Engineers Road, Bruthen
Raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries and red currants
Ph 5157 5527

Le Café
Licensed European Style Café
Main Street, Bruthen
Ph 5157 5665

Bullant Brewery
46 Main Street, Bruthen
Handcrafted beers brewed on the premises
Ph 5157 5586

Blueberry Fields
21 The Eyrie, Johnsonville
Farm fresh blueberries
Ph 5156 4494

Cuinaire Cooking School, Herb & Kitchen Garden
Tambo Upper Road, Swan Reach
Cooking classes, herb & kitchen garden
Ph 5156 4091

Nyerimilang Heritage Park
Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Picnic tables, walking tracks, gardens

Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Picnic tables, walking tracks and gardens surround the homestead at Nyerimilang Heritage Park. Electric and wood barbeques are available for visitor use and the park has toilets, with facilities in the homestead for people with limited mobility.

Walk through grasslands and a variety of forest types; through moist gully vegetation to swamplands, saltmarsh and sandy shores; amongst Kurrajongs and other native trees; or enjoy the panoramic views of the nearby lake system and Bass Strait.

The park is a mecca for keen bird watchers (166 species sighted since 1982). It also hosts annual events including a Pioneer Skills & Colonial Crafts Day, a Garden Day, and Red Cross High Tea.

For more information phone 5156 3253 or visit http://www.nyerimilang.org.au/Nyerimilang/Welcome.html

The Riviera
The Riviera

Bairnsdale, Paynesville, Raymond Island

The Riviera

The Riviera

Bairnsdale is the regional centre of East Gippsland. Take a walk along the Mitchell River and admire the beautiful old trees; a great spot to enjoy a morning or afternoon cup of tea. The Mitchell River silt jetties are a long, narrow bank of silt that have formed over millions of years and extend more than eight kilometres east into Lake King; the south bank is navigable by car from Eagle Point through to the very easternmost tip at Point Dawson. The Macleod Morass Boardwalk is a perfect example of one of the few remaining deep fresh water marshes in Victoria with large numbers of waterfowl.

There are a number of walking tracks at Paynesville and Raymond Island is one of the best places in Victoria to go koala spotting. Experience the diversity of the East Gippsland Rail Trail as it weaves from Bairnsdale to Newmerella, past undulating farmland, tall forests, creeks, rivers and flood plains; crossing over historic timber railway bridges and enjoying views of the Gippsland Lakes before arriving at Orbost and the Snowy River.

Further Afield
Further Afield…

The Den of Nargun

Further Afield

Further Afield…

The Den of Nargun is a shallow cavern that hides behind a slight drizzle of a waterfall in Dead Cock Creek. Its aboriginal history is connected to the Kurnai tribe and the women of this group used the area for initiations and learning ceremonies. The Den itself is about a 20 minute walk from the carpark, set in a shaded rainforest gully, with the yellow wood tree and the Kanooka plant being seen at their most westerly extremes.