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.

Linking the bush to the sea via an old tramway track

Follow an old tramway along the Mississippi Creek bed on this linking trail. The Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail is your connection between the East Gippsland Rail Trail and the oceanside town of Lakes Entrance. Hear the bellbirds calling and see the native wildflowers blooming in Spring. An old marble quarry makes for a perfect morning tea stop as you are encompassed by shrubby lined trails meandering through the bush landscape. 

Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail

Location: The trail links the East Gippsland Rail Trail and Lakes Entrance

Distance: 36 km (Bruthen to Lakes Entrance)

65 km (Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance)

7 km (Log Crossing to Lakes Entrance) 

Grade: Level 2-3

Start: Bruthen 

Finish: Lakes Entrance 

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