Central Gippsland and Latrobe City is the perfect place for a getaway with cool, temperate rainforests, amazing walking and cycling tracks, 90 miles of unspoiled beaches, an abundance of lakes and rivers, spectacular views and a myriad of heritage to sink yourself into.
Covering an expanse that reaches from the rugged high country right down to the second longest beach in the world, this region has a staggering array of landscapes.
So come for Rocky Trail’s “Epic Weekender” at Haunted Hills and stay a while and enjoy discovering this beautiful region at your own pace!
Halloween at Haunted Hills Epic Weekender
Join us in 2022 for the Halloween Weekend on October 28-29 for an “Epic Rocky Trail Weekender” of mountain bike racing at Haunted Hills Mountain Bike Park. We’ve got three epic events lined up for all the family!
Supported by Latrobe City Council and Destination Gippsland, the event is happening at the fantastic Haunted Hill Mountain Bike Park. Expect less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers.
DID YOU KNOW? – We have THREE Shimano GPs happening in the region across six weeks around the Haunted Hills event?
Jumbuk Park is a pristine pocket of paradise set in the glorious Strzelecki Ranges amongst 320 acres of virtually untapped wilderness.
No noise, no pollution, not another soul in sight. From the magnificent vantage point you’ll take in vast expanses of rolling hills and dense forest giving 180 degree views that allow you to see for miles and spot kookaburras, black cockatoos and graceful wedge tailed eagles soaring high in the valleys below. At night beneath a clear sky, after a breath taking sunset, the star show comes to life.
Dine out in stylePut on those stretchy pants and celebrate the fabulous food bowl that is Gippsland. Seafood lovers will enjoy filling up an esky with fresh lobster, and if you’re keen for some of the finer things in life, there are no less than FOUR exceptional hatted restaurants that truly showcase the quality of Gippsland produce.
The Grand Strzelecki TrackThe Grand Strzelecki Track, linking the Morwell National Park with the Tarra Bulga National Park, is a wonderland for those who love nature. This trail lets intrepid bushwalkers weave between national parks through under-explored areas beyond park boundaries. The track is easy to find and there are walks for everyone, regardless of your level of experience or fitness.
Savour Gippsland’s bountyExperience the bountiful yields of Gippsland’s fertile soil, proudly brought to you by passionate producers. Relax in leafy courtyards and sun-soaked beer gardens, admire water and mountain views or be wowed with simply stunning landscapes. From the farm to the plate, and from the vines to the glass – let Gippsland look after you.
Who doesn’t love a rail trail!Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors. They can be used for walking, cycling and horse riding, and they are a fantastic way to get around and see the countryside. There’s even a great art experience on the East Gippsland trail (Bairnsdale – Orobst) with artwork in unusual spaces.
Artistry at its bestCentral Gippsland is home to a vibrant art community – from the dedicated hub of Heesco murals in Yarram and the celebrations of Australian wildlife in Newborough, to the funky street art in Traralgon and Morwell’s tribute to David Bowie, painted by Hayden Dewar.
Take in the LakesAustralia’s largest and most beautiful inland waterways, the Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering over 600 square kilometres. And maybe you already knew you could take a cruise on the lakes, but did you know that you could also seg, cycle, heli and SUP? Choose-your-own-adventure!
Historical happeningsNo matter what you are looking for, there will surely be a museum set to welcome and amaze you. Don’t miss the PowerWorks, dedicated to the Latrobe Valley mining and power generation industry with educational and interactive displays to excite all ages.