Swan Reach is a natural haven for nature lovers and adventurists a like. In the heart of Gippsland’s, the area is packed with plenty of legendary local attractions. You will be spoilt for choice and will need at least 3 days to explore the ‘must see’ areas.
- Safe Cycling
- Covered BBQ Area
- Oval & Playing Area
For The Explorers and Nature Lovers
There are plenty of adventures waiting to be pioneered at Swan Reach Holiday Park.
Hop on a Gippsland’s sea- safari and explore the turquoise waters and coastal dunes of Australia’s largest, breathtaking inland waterways. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident friendly dolphins who sometimes swim alongside the boat!
Bring your own boat and explore the Gippsland’s Lakes National Park and their secluded islands in your own time. Anchor-up near Rotamah Island for a spot of fishing and bring your catch on-land to cook on the island’s public BBQ. With an abundance of jetties and marinas to launch off, you won’t be short of choice.
For the boat-less, there are also plenty of companies that charter yachts or rent boats, kayaks and canoes. (Lakes Entrance is a mere 15m drive from Swan Reach).
Explore the Buchan Reserve’s honeycomb of caves and enjoy the spectacle of huge limestone formations. The caves are adjacent to the wild, Snowy Mountain National Park which conceals Raymond Creek Falls, a secluded 20m waterfall which plummets into a natural, clear pool. Don’t forget your swimmers! (A 50m drive from Swan Reach).
Take a picnic and hike in Mitchell River National Park through pockets of lush rainforest and discover the legendary ‘Den of ‘Nargun’. A natural waterfall cascades over a deep black cave, home to the Nargun so keep your wits about you! (A 50m drive from Swan Reach).
In the colder months of the year if you’re looking for an alpine adventure, wake up at the crack of dawn and drive on down to Mt. Hotham to satisfy your skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing craving and brush off the winter blues. A mere 2 hour drive from the park, it would be rude not to!
For The Leisure Seekers
If you like pottering around quaint towns and taking life at a leisurely pace then the Gippsland’s is for you.
Take a visit to Tambo Winery and Nicholson River Winery, to dabble in some afternoon wine tasting sessions whilst taking in the delectable views of the surrounding vineyards. With both estates only a mere 5-10 away from the park itself… it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere!
Your closest craft beer brewery is located in Bruthen brewery, claiming the best brewed beer and regionally sourced food. Soak up a glorious sunny afternoon, surrounded by rolling hills with a crisp, cold beer to hand.
Hop aboard Peels, Wyanga Park Winery Cruise at Lakes Entrance Esplanade for a leisurely tour up the North Arm River to the winery where lunch awaits and of course a fine selection of wine to taste.
Enjoy a stroll around Bairnsdale’s Farmer’s market to discover the freshest and finest selection of local produce in the Gippsland’s. From chutneys, cheese and dips to smoked meats, vegetables and fruit you will have the ingredients to piece together the perfect picnic. The market is on every first Saturday of the month from 8am – 12pm.
The fishing Enthusiast
With the Tambo River, Swan Reach Jetty on your doorstep and Lakes Entrance a mere 15m drive from the park, you will not run out of fishing opportunities! The Tambo River is teeming with bream, whilst Lakes Entrance is a fisherman’s paradise offering jetties, coastal fishing or the option of boating the Gippsland’s largest network of waterways and lakes. Brown Trout, River Blackfish, Perch, Whiting, Flathead, Snapper, Gummy Shark, Garfish, Australian Salmon, Yellow Kingfish, Mullet and Snook are resident to these areas.
The dog walkers and leg-stretchers
Entrance to the Lakes Walk
(15m drive from Swan Reach to start point)
A coastal walk around, meandering around the lake and through bushland.
Start: Myer St, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Distance: 4.6km return – approximately 2 hours
Nowa Nowa Walk
(25m drive from Swan Reach to start point)
Discover the beauty of Lake Tyers with its outdoor sculptures or climb to the top of the Boggy Creek Lookout. Choose from a number of Nowa Nowa walks from all different levels of walking.
Start: Ramsdel Court, Nowa Nowa VIC 3887
Den of Nargun Loop Walk
(1 hour drive from Swan Reach to start point)
Starting at The Den of Nargun, Immerse yourself into spectacular rainforest territory and enjoy the stunning views from the Bluff lookout.
Start: Mitchell River National Park, Wallers Road, Iguana Creek VIC 3875
Distance: 5km return – approximately 1.30m.
For more information of walks see www.parkweb.vic.gov.au.