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The East Gippsland town of Orbost lies at the heart of Snowy River country, surrounded by national parks, forests and beaches.

The tiny Orbost town centre offers opportunities to recharge over country fare at cafes and bakeries. The striking Orbost Exhibition Centre is the town's artistic heart, showcasing local timbers through its construction and exhibitions, as well as the handiworks of local artists. Relocated from the upper Snowy River, the historical Slab Hut is an original 1872 pioneer hut that now houses the Orbost Visitor Information Centre.

Take a drive into the Snowy River National Park through tall forests to see the Little River Gorge - Victoria's deepest gorge - and Little River Falls, a 600-metre high waterfall. Visitors can launch a canoe on the Snowy River or cycle around on a self-guided ride.

The dramatic coastlines, sheltered bays, and endless golden beaches of Cape Conran Coastal Park are accessible from Orbost. The nearby town of Marlo is a popular place for river and estuary fishing, water-based activities and relaxing on the beach. The Snowy River Estuary Walk commences in Marlo and links to the ocean beach opposite Frenches Narrows.

Orbost is around 370 kilometres from Melbourne, or just over four hours by car along the Princes Freeway.

Orbost: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Orbost Exhibition Centre on the Snowy River

Orbost Exhibition Centre is located in temperate rainforest country in Victoria's Far East Gippsland. The small town of Orbost is the gateway to the wonderful Wilderness Coast. Orbost Exhibition Centre is about a 45 minute drive from Lakes Entrance.

Designed to showcase local timbers, the Orbost Exhibition Centre is the permanent home of the National Collection of Wood Design which features wood art.

The Orbost Exhibition Centre has a retail area of wooden and other artworks - sculptures, bowls, boxes, furniture, jewellery and other unique craftworks.

8 Clarke Street,
Orbost, VIC, 3888

Located 0.8K from Orbost

Orbost: Travel Tips

Orbost Visitor Information Centre

The Orbost Visitor Information Centre is situated in Forest Park on Nicholson Street. The centre is housed in the historic Slab Hut. The hut was an original family dwelling built in 1872, on a site approximately three kilometres upstream from the junction of the Buchan and Snowy Rivers.

Come and browse through the large array of tourist information, maps, books on the area, locally made goods and trinkets, while you enjoy the open fire in winter and the natural coolness in summer.

Be greeted by the resident geese as you stroll through the lovely cottage garden, where bellbirds are in abundance. Relax with a picnic or barbecue in Forest Park, while the children enjoy the playground. An added interest are the Tourist maps, mosaic path, walking tracks and flood marker, all are fine examples of the local talent.

The Visitor Information Centre is partly funded by the East Gippsland Shire and supports one part time Manager and a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers.

39 Nicholson Street
Orbost, VIC, 3888

Located 0.8K from Orbost

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