The best summer accommodation in East Gippsland for your next getaway

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The best summer accommodation in East Gippsland for your next getaway

Captains Cove.

From the mountains to the sea and rivers to lakes, there is a range of incredible summer holiday accommodation in East Gippsland.

If a little vacay to Gippsland sounds like a wondrous regional escape worthy of taking, we’ve put together a list of the best summer stays for you.

Metung Hot Springs

Premium onsite accommodation at this newly opened property comprises luxurious safari style glamping tents, complete with private balcony and geothermal bathing barrels, King size bed, ensuite, luxury amenities, daily gourmet breakfast, welcome drink and canapes on arrival and access to the full site for bathing. Stay, bathe and golf packages include access to the Metung Country Club nine hole golf course, restaurant and resort facilities, just a short golf buggy ride away.

Grand Terminus, Bairnsdale

Accommodation at the newly refurbished Grand Terminus has been designed to be minimalistic, modern yet warm. The 12 beautifully refurbished rooms are perfect for guests to unwind and relax. All rooms are styled with timber furnishing and complemented by tasteful decorations and art. Generous-sized windows keep the space awash with natural light, while offering great views of Bairnsdale.  With a bistro, champagne lounge and sports bar all on the premises, guests’ every need will be taken care of. Choose from studios to family suites. An historic hotel with contemporary comfort.

Ocean Grange Homestead, Paynesville

This is a gorgeous and unique property only accessible by boat from Paynesville. Est 1889, it was      completely refurbished in 2020 and is perfect for a group getaway or family vacation. You can even organise a private chef to cater for your group. Nestled on a strip of land between 90 Mile Beach and the Gippsland Lakes, surrounded by national park, Ocean Grange is the ultimate off-grid beach house. The house has 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (one is commercial style), a 10 metre freshwater pool and 4 story tower with viewing deck. Ocean Grange can accommodate groups of up to 22 people.

Tick off East Gippsland’s best bucket list outdoor experiences

Eight Acres, Lakes Entrance

Only a short drive to town and the pristine beaches of Lakes Entrance and situated in a stunning native bushland setting with plenty of space to roam, Eight Acres is the perfect place for family and couple getaways, retreats and inspiring vacations. There is glamping and two bedroom cottages on site. Each of the self-contained two bedroom cottages have their own unique coastal name and style. All are identical in lay-out with a Queen bed in the main room and two single beds in the second bedroom. There is an open living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen with coffee pod machine, bathroom with shower, separate toilet and a spacious outdoor deck with outdoor setting, barbecue and its own fireplace. Cottages are pet-friendly at an additional pet-fee.

Rivendell Farm Estate, Tambo Upper

Completely refurbished in 2020, this is a beautiful farm-style accommodation property. The stunning Bag End accommodation, completed with recycled materials; and renovated spacious bedroom situated inside an old concrete water tank will surely impress. Guests can take in the stunning views from the property’s very own hot tub on the verandah, or retreat inside for a relaxing evening by the copper wood fire. The property is home to chickens, sheep, alpacas, and two highland cows. Many other animals live on the farm, which can be observed as you stroll through the grounds, visiting the veggie gardens, truffle trees and orchard; keep an eye out for the beautiful peacock who calls the      farm home, lovingly named ‘Blueberry’.

Jetty Road Retreat

This gorgeous property is surrounded by nature. Enjoy breathtaking lake views from your deck, feed the colourful native birds that visit daily, toast marshmallows in the fire pit or explore the Gippsland Lakes on the complimentary kayaks. Each two bedroom self-contained cabin can accommodate up to five people, with fully equipped kitchen ideal for self-catering. There is an open fire pit, electric barbecue as well as a shared laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities.

Captain’s Cove, Paynesville

Enjoy these gorgeous absolute waterfront apartments, Every one of the 16 apartments has been thoughtfully and stylishly designed with living, kitchen and deck overlooking the water and every master bedroom upstairs overlooking the water with a private balcony. Each apartment with its own private jetty and the property is located five minutes’ walk to the Esplanade, cafes and Raymond Island ferry where you can visit koalas in their natural habitat.

For a fully comprehensive guide to Gippsland to help plan your trip, head to Visit Gippsland here.