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.

Country Charm 

Two rivers flow through the East Gippsland landscape forming the area known as Twin Rivers. The Nicholson River and the Tambo River meander their way from the High Country down to Lake King. The small towns of Nicholson, Johnsonville, Tambo Upper and Swan Reach make their footings along these banks. 

Cycle along the East Gippsland Rail Trail and over the historic railway bridge or float downstream on a giant flamingo. Indulge in the views while sipping the latest selection from the Nicholson River Winery or launch the tinny and drop a line for a resident bream. If your catch is the one that got away, tie up within walking distance of The Nicholson Hotel or the Swan Reach Hotel for a feed and a cold one. 

Take a drive through the picturesque flowing countryside, down a little lane, around the bend and just past the big gum tree. Locals will point you towards the single-vineyard winery, Tambo Wines, cellar door. Pick up a bottle to pair with your seasonal fresh blueberries and fruit which you can collect just a little further on down the road.   


Lakes Bushland Caravan Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Nicholson Vic
Experience the Magic - Lakes Bushland a boutique caravan park offering a bushland holiday with all the comforts. show more

Swan Reach Holiday Park

Caravan Parks & Camping
Swan Reach Vic
Situated close to the Tambo River and only 14kms from Lakes Entrance. With standard cabins, miner's cottages, powered grass sites, powered concrete slab sites, unpowered ... show more

Tambo Estate Wine

Nicholson Victoria
Gippsland Lakes single vineyard winery show more

Nicholson River Winery

Nicholson Victoria
Bringing you the flavour of East Gippsland. show more

Bream Lodge

Self Contained
Johnsonville Victoria
Plenty of Boat Parking Fish Cleaning Facilities Able to Accommodate Large Groups upto 120 People show more

The Fruit Farm, Johnsonville

Food and Drink
Johnsonville Vic
Tree ripened farm fresh fruit with flavour show more

Brush in Hand Creations

Sarsfield Victoria
If you’re looking for individual, unique pieces of artwork, home décor or furniture that you won’t find anywhere else Brush in Hand Creations is sure to have something to... show more
Nicholson General Store front

Nicholson General Store

Food and Drink
Nicholson Victoria
Nicholson General Store provides hot food and cold drinks, plus a post office and fishing supplies to those living in and travelling through Nicholson River. show more

Culinaire Cooking School

Food and Drink
Swan Reach Victoria
A cooking school hands on for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of cooking. we cover cuisines such as Italian French India Asian. Our work show more
Vineyard under bird netting

Nicholson River Winery and Barrel Room Restaurant

Food and Drink
Nicholson Victoria
Nicholson River Winery was established in 1978 and is owned and operated by Juliet and Ken Eckersley. They make small quantities of speciality wines intended show more