Once a rest stop for weary fortune hunters heading to East Gippsland’s gold diggings, the village of Bruthen is set at the fork in the road between the High Country, Gippsland Lakes and the hinterland. Just 24 kilometres from Bairnsdale on the Great Alpine Road, Bruthen oozes country charm and historical character. Perched above the Tambo River flats, the village is a perfect place from which to set off on the Twin Rivers Food-Farm and Wine Trail. Stock up on supplies and walk or cycle out of town – many of the region’s easy bushwalks start from here and the East Gippsland Rail Trail cuts through town.
Travel Time: Approximately a 25 minute drive from Bairnsdale.