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.

A must- stop and see

Edging lush green farming flats, native bush mountains and the mighty Tambo River, Bruthen is the gateway to the High Country. The town itself becomes a great stopover for travellers heading North, South, East or West. Explore the East Gippsland Rail Trail or stretch your weary legs and enjoy the main street's manicured lawns, shady trees and gorgeous gardens. 

Then it offers shops of country charm and character to browse with leisure and an art gallery featuring local talented paintings, homewares and gifts. A children's playground and skate park are set just to the western end of the township. The local brewery offers up not just great beer, but food and atmosphere to match, as does the local pub (hint: Evening sunset views are magic). Each of the cafes in town boast local produce and home-style goodies which will have you longing for a return to this little gem. Be sure to check out the different markets held throughout the year here. In the meantime, be sure to take home some of East Gippsland’s offerings. 


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