Replenish your soul in Gippsland
Well here we are in the middle of winter. The shortest day of the year is now behind us and we look ahead to spring which is not too far around the corner. But shouldn’t we be embracing winter?.. It is true that winter brings relief from the scorching summer and welcome rains to a parched landscape but there is more to celebrate with the arrival of Jack Frost.
Winter in Gippsland is a perfect time to dress in your warm jacket and pull on your walking boots as we are blessed with hundreds of tracks and trails to explore from the top of the Great Dividing range to deserted wild beaches. How beautiful it is to be out in mountains surrounded by the flowering wattle, drenched in winter sun and breathing crisp clear air. How inspiring does it feel to walk along an empty beach with nothing but the cool breeze and the sound of the waves to keep you company? . And how special is that wild encounter with kangaroos, wombats or any of our other unique forms of wildlife.Nothing is as uplifting for the soul as a walk in nature.
Gippsland is a natural food bowl. There is almost nothing you cannot grow here. With good soils, a temperate climate and reliable rainfall we are in one of the most productive food producing areas in Australia and our produce is the envy of the world.. Are we not blessed to have our seafood fresh from the boats or our produce straight from local farms?. It is no coincidence that chefs and restauranters are beginning to wake up and take notice. There are few places in the world so suited to growing cool climate wines than Gippsland and distilleries and craft brewers are now popping up everywhere.
Fresh and hearty food with a glass of pinot noir, roaring log fires, inspiring nature walks and abundant wildlife make Gippsland the perfect place to visit in winter. So rug up, grab your camera and your walking shoes and get yourself out here .
See you on the trail!