East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

SnowyHikeratwaterFour small hamlets on the Snowy River Country Trail, Bendoc, Bonang, Goongerah and Tubbut sit in one of the most beautiful corners of Victoria.

Take a couple of days and drive the round trip from Orbost or Buchan through the little towns of Goongerah, Bonang, Tubbut and Gelantipy, taking in the spectacular sites of the Snowy River National Parkand historic McKillops Bridge. The 255-metre long heritage-listed bridge on the Bonang to Gelantipy Road was built in the 1930s to allow vehicles – and more importantly livestock – to cross the Snowy River on their passage between Victoria and NSW. Named after pioneering squatter George McKillop, who crossed the river here in 1835, the bridge spans a spectacular, deep gorge of the upper Snowy River, near its junction with Deddick River.

The area features some of the most stunning alpine forest and river gorge scenery in the state. Visit nearby Errinundra National Park noted for its old growth forest. Here there are several short walks that showcase the beauty of the park.


 Said to be the longest arc-welded steel truss road bridge in the world, the McKillops Bridge is regarded as one of the standing wonders of Australian road-bridge engineering. The bridge also is one of the few places in the park with access to the Snowy River by conventional vehicle making it a popular launching place for experienced canoeists who wish to explore downstream.

For further information or brochures visit our local Visitor Information Centres or call 1800 637 060. 



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