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Forge Creek: Where To Go / Sightseeing

East Gippsland Rail Trail


Location: Bairnsdale to Orbost
Distance: 96 kilometres one way
Track: Generally smooth dirt or gravel track
Grade: Level One - Suitable for beginners and children. Level Two - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels
Start: Howitt Park, McEacharn Street, Bairnsdale
Finish: Burn Road, Newmerella. The trail ends at Newmerella, with an off road shared pathway continuing to Orbost.

Experience the diversity of East Gippsland as this trail weaves past undulating farmland, tall forests, rivers and flood plains. Cross historic timber railway bridges and enjoy views of the Gippsland Lakes before arriving at the Snowy River.

Bairnsdale to Nicholson (Eight kilometres)
Nicholson to Bruthen (20 kilometres)
Bruthen to Nowa Nowa (30 kilometres)
Nowa Nowa to Orbost (38 kilometres)




Howitt Park,
McEacharn Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 8.6K from Forge Creek

East Gippsland Art Gallery


Established in 1993, East Gippsland Art Gallery is the centre for visual arts in East Gippsland, celebrating the unique artistic spirit of the Gippsland region through a vibrant and dynamic program of art and cultural experiences for the whole family.

Discover paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints and 3D works that inspire, excite and challenge. The Gallery Shop stocks books, magazines and a variety of fine arts and crafts produced by local artists.




2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 8.9K from Forge Creek

Nyerimilang Heritage Park


Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by garden and scenic walks meander along bush and farm tracks, past Kurrajong trees, wetland areas and through the East Gippsland Indigenous Plant Garden.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Nungurner Road
Nungurner, VIC, 3909

Located 25.0K from Forge Creek

Forge Creek: Events

Jan Long Solo Art Exhibition


Jan Long is a renown artist working in various mediums from graphite to pastels to watercolours and is possibly best classified as having proficiency that is interdisciplinary.

She has exhibited her works in many regions around Australia but is also recognised internationally.

As a local artist in East Gippsland she has created over 80 new works for this major solo exhibition.

Jan will be demonstrating her techniques throughout the weekend and is available to discuss her art works.

Jan has received more than 770 awards for her paintings and drawings including Wildlife Artists of Australasia Best Native Australian Wildlife, Best Watercolour and Best Drawing.
She is presented in the publication "Fifty Australian Artists'' and has just been selected for the American book 'Splash 2016', an annual of watercolour artists worldwide.

This event provides an opportunity to not only view her latest works but to learn, to observe, and also enjoy amazing artistic talent. It is also an opportunity to visit East Gippsland with its 'Naturally Magic' surroundings which inspire these works.

Official opening event 21st of April. Finger food and complimentary wine, previewing and sales is by invitation only.

Please contact to obtain an invitation to this prestigious evening.


Event Dates
2017
      22nd Apr
      22nd Apr
      23rd Apr
      23rd Apr


1090 Paynesville Road
Eagle Point, VIC, 3878

Located 5.2K from Forge Creek

Week of Bowls Carnival


The annual five-day carnival attracts bowlers and visitors from throughout Victoria and interstate. The 2017 event runs from 13th to 17th February, with games every day and a dinner dance on Thursday 16th February.

Entries close on 31th of January 2017 or when the competition is full, so get in early to avoid disappointment.

While in Paynesville, visitors can check out the wonderful natural assets of the East Gippsland region, including the extensive Gippsland Lakes, wineries, ocean beaches and beautiful produce at the source..


Event Dates
2017
      13th Feb
      14th Feb
      15th Feb
      16th Feb
      17th Feb


11-17 Ashley Street
Paynesville, VIC, 3880

Located 8.2K from Forge Creek

2017 XCO National Series, Rounds Five and Six


Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with East Gippsland Shire Council are pleased to present Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2017 Cross-Country Olympic (XCO) National Series.

The XCO National Series is a well established event on the mountain biking calendar, attracting riders from all corners of the country, including those competing on the internationals scene.

The National Series isn't only for the elite, with high emphasis on participation and rider development.

In 2017 the XCO National Series has categories available from Under 13 through to Masters, ensuring a category suitable for everyone.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Feb
      12th Feb


Bullumwaal Road
Wy Yung, VIC, 3875

Located 12.3K from Forge Creek

Forge Creek: Travel Tips

Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre


Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre, in East Gippsland, is ideally situated at the start of the Great Alpine Road and a focal point on the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Route serving both the Gippsland Lakes to the east and the High Country to the north.

The region is an ever popular holiday and touring location all the year round being well known for not only its mild temperate climate especially in the winter months, but for its natural attractions.

'East Gippsland is naturally magic', this sums up its appeal for all ages and all interests.

Bairnsdale Visitor Centre provides not only information but offers a free booking service for accommodation and for the many tours around the Gippsland Lakes Region by land sea and air. A comprehensive range of souvenirs and locally made products are also available as is internet access. In addition fishing licences, television or video display and Laminating service (to A3) are available.

Activities in the region include swimming, sailing, boating, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, rowing, cycling, walks, drives and wine tasting.




240 Main Street
Bairnsdale, VIC, 3875

Located 8.6K from Forge Creek

Metung Visitor Information Centre


Metung Visitor Information Centre is centrally located in the Village and is open seven days per week and can assist visitors to Metung and surrounds with local information. They can also help visitors with booking accommodation, tours and activities in this picturesque Village located on the Gippsland Lakes.

Metung is a small Village of 1100 permanent residents located on a narrow peninsula of land separating Bancroft Bay from Lake King. Situated in East Gippsland and ideally placed with the surrounding protected waters of the Gippsland Lakes.

The Metung Visitor Information Centre can also help with information on day boat hire, overnight cruiser or yacht hire, scenic cruises, galleries, restaurants, cooking school, walks, sightseeing, wineries, food trails, tours and scenic drives.

They are able to assist visitors with their free accommodation booking service, whether it be a motel, bed and breakfast, waterfront apartments, cabin, cottages and houses either in the village or the surrounding area, please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre.

Please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre for further information.




50 Metung Road,
Shop 3
Metung, VIC, 3904

Located 20.1K from Forge Creek

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