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.

NowaNowaStoneyCkBridgefromRailTrail.1History, art and nature converge in this small pocket of East Gippsland – the township of Nowa Nowa – which is located on the Princes Highway between Lakes Entrance and Orbost. Once a stronghold of the local timber industry, the community is now home to several artists, who open their studios and galleries to visitors. Set at the junction of fresh water Boggy Creek and the tidal waters of Lake Tyers, Nowa Nowa is also a good place to enjoy the outdoors. Take one of the many sign-posted walks and discover the abundance of birds and other wildlife. Easy walking trails lead you to water or bush locales, including the 1.2 kilometre Sculpture Walk along the shores of the Nowa Nowa Arm and the 4.3 kilometre Rail Trail Ramble, which takes you to the historical trestle bridge, built to service the rail line in 1914.

Things to do


  • Nowa Nowa is home to an incredible array of creative public works.

  • Visit the historical Stoney Creek Trestle Bridge and Costicks Weir.

Travel Time: Approximately a 50 minute drive from Bairnsdale. 


For more information, call the East Gippsland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 637 060. 




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