25th June 2020

Orbost Visitor Information Centre

After leaving Bruthen in Vic hubby & I drove onto Orborst and stopped in at the iconic Visitor Information Centre.

The Orbost Visitor Information Centre Slab Hut was a family home built around 1872, with the family living on the farming property way up the Snowy River.  The Hut was removed from its original site around 1970, and stored until 1984 when the Shire Council approved the current site. It was restored and brought to life as a Tourist Information Centre in 1987.  

We stopped off at the Orbost Bakery, just one of the many cafes available to visitors and locals alike and enjoyed a hot drink sitting out on the street front.

I then did a bit of retail therapy and did my bit for the local economy. I found some wonder clothes at Andrews Land & Surf and just love the variety that they have in some of these little country towns.

Then we went for a wander around and stopped into a few other wonderful business that you can now find listed in our East Gippsland Business Directory.

Find out more about creating YOUR Business Listing or how to CLAIM your listing HERE.

From here we travelled onto the East Coast and one of our favouite walks – the Snowy River Estuary Walk. A few images below give a bit of an idea of the area. This well maintained walking track starts at the coastal township of Marlo and follows along the estuary in an a Northerly direction, through bush and sand for 5.1km. The walk provides breathtaking elevated views of the estuary, river mouth and the sweep of coastline to Point Ricardo in the east.

Continuing along the coastal road we ended up at Cape Conran Coastal Park, which is tucked away along Victoria’s far-east Wilderness Coast. This area was recently devastated in the Jan bush fires, but is now showing many signs of Epicormic regrowth. There is still a lot of work to be done on the walking tracks to ensure the safety of tourists and walkers visiting the areas, but we still managed to enjoy our look around the place.

Continuing on up the coast we passed through more fire damaged areas along Cann River and Genoa before arriving into Mallacoota later in the afternoon and setting up the van for a few more days of R & R.

In a couple of days I will continue with my next update, about some of our walks around Mallacoota and our visits to the local retailers in town.

Till then STAY SAFE everyone.

Julie & Ron Novotny
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