Activities Outside The Resort

Activities Outside The Resort

A lot of our Australian and international guests use our resort as the base to explore Eastern Victoria. East Gippsland is Naturally Magic with its pristine lakes, wildlife and natural wilderness. Here is a brief list of things to do:


East Gippsland Art Gallery – Bairnsdale - East Gippsland Art Gallery – Bairnsdale East Gippsland Art Gallery (EGAG) is a dynamic little public gallery with a very big exhibitions calendar and lots of activities and events. Enjoy and appreciate the local art with a season of artistic talents each year. EGAG is the focal point for the visual arts in East Gippsland […]
Lakes Entrance Paddle Boat 1 Lakes Entrance Paddle Boats - Lakes Entrance Paddle Boats There are many ways to have fun on the water at Lakes Entrance, including water skiing, jet-skiing and cruising around at your leisure on a boat. Experience a different kind of adventure and try one of the crafts for hire at Lakes Entrance Paddle Boats with just an hour and 5 […]
Gippsland Lakes Cruises Near Waterfront Retreat at Wattlepoint Gippsland Lakes Cruises - Gippsland Lakes Cruises Peels Cruises have been operating in Lakes Entrance for 3 generations, in fact since 1920. They have three cruise boats to choose from, operating at different times throughout the year. Cruise the lakes of East Gippsland in class and style, their skippers will open your eyes to abundant wildlife in our corner […]
Lakes Entrance Near Waterfront Retreat at Wattlepoint Lake Entrance - Lake Entrance Approximately 60 minutes’ drive from our resort, a township located at the mouth of a man-made channel that links Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea with the 400 square kilometer network of the Gippsland Lakes inland waterways. The main thoroughfare of the Esplanade runs along the shoreline of the Cunninghame Arm inlet, with […]
Metung Village Near Waterfront Retreat at Wattlepoint Metung Village - Metung Village In a peaceful corner of the Gippsland Lakes you’ll find Metung, a scenic 56 minutes’ drive from our Resort, Metung is a small Village of 1100 permanent residents located on a narrow peninsula of land separating Bancroft Bay and Lake King. A lakeside village that offers a true escape and a chance to […]
Buchan Caves Waterfront Retreat at Wattlepoint Buchan Caves – A Major Tourism Attraction For Visitors From All Over The World - Buchan Caves – A Major Tourism Attraction For Visitors From All Over The World Discover the beautiful underground wonderland inside Buchan Caves located near the township of Buchan approximately 104 km or 1hr 28 mins drive away from Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point. Internationally renowned for their honeycombed beauty, Buchan Caves a group of magnificent […]

Buchan Caves: An underground Wonder world—Royal and Fairy Caves tours 131963.

Raymond Island, the home of Victoria’s Koala population.

Travel to Raymond Island to visit the koala colony, walk along the boardwalk or visit the terrific playground, & BBQs.—take one of our Barbeque packs

The Raymond Island Ferry departs from the Esplanade (just off the corner of Victoria St) every 20 minutes and is continuous in peak periods.

The return cost for a car is $12 & walkers / bikes are free

Bairnsdale Archery, Mini Golf and Games Park: Tourism Award Winner 5156 8655.

All Abilities Playground – Highway, Bairnsdale or access via McLeod St

Bairnsdale playground with slides & flying fox – on the highway just over the Mitchell River, Bairnsdale.

Cinema: Located in Macleod St, Bairnsdale showing all the latest releases 5152 6455.

Golf – Bairnsdale Golf Course: renowned as one of the best courses in Gippsland. Holes 18 Par 71 Length 6060m Contact: 5156 6847

Goose Gully Golf Course – Bairnsdale: 9Holes Par 60 Length 3163m Contact: 5152 4822

South Pines Golf Club – Lindenow: 18Holes Par 72 Length 5932m Contact: 5157 1788

Kings Cove Golf Club – Metung: 18Holes Par 72 Length 6085m Contact: 5156 2924

Markets – East Gippsland is renowned for its produce, home grown and handmade products and many hobby farmers and crafts people sell there produce and hand made goods at local markets

Market Days

1st Saturday of the month:
East Gippsland Farmers Market Secondary College Oval, Bairnsdale. McKean St 8:00am-12 noon

Johnsonville Community Market 8:00am-12 noon

1st Sunday of the month:
Surf Club Market at Foreshore Lakes Entrance 9:00am-1pm

2nd Saturday of the month:
Metung Farmers Market 8:30-1:30pm

Paynesville Lions Club Market Gilsenan Reserve 8:00am-1:00pm

3rd Saturday of the month:
Paynesville Farmers Market Gilsenan Reserve 8:00am-1:00pm

4th Saturday of the month:
Bruthen Village Market 9:00am-1:00pm

4th Sunday of the month:
Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary Howitt Park Market 8:00am-1:00pm

Food & Wine

We have some amazing wineries and boutique cafés and restaurants

Nicholson River Winery:
Cellar door 10am-4pm daily 5156 8241

Wyanga Park Winery & cafe:
North Arm, Lakes Entrance. Boat cruises available 5155 1508

Ensay Winery:
Cellar door weekends, school holidays & public holidays or by appointment 5157 3203

Tambo Wine:
Cellar door by appointment only 5153 4921

Sarsfield Estate:
Award winning wines. Wine sales by appointment 5156 8962

Bullant Brewery:
Bruthen Beer with bite on the Great Alpine Road 5157 5307

Paynesville Wine Bar: Great Live entertainment. BYO pizza or food on request. 5156 1395