Destination guide

Stay in the top holiday homes to rent in Gippsland

Gippsland is a region of Australia known for its unparalleled beauty, and whether you’re interested in a sun-soaked beach holiday, want to go hiking through rocky alpine trails or are looking for fresh, delectable food, visiting this holiday destination is an excellent idea. In the Gippsland region, you’ll find virtually limitless fun, not to mention some of Australia’s best holiday homes to rent. Perfect for families, couples and even solo travellers, the Gippsland area is a holiday hot spot that you should be sure to visit at least once.

History

Explore Gippsland history near holiday accommodation

The Gippsland region possesses a long and rich history, beginning when indigenous Australians inhabited the area. The first settlement in Gippsland was established in the Bass River in 1835, and more settlers soon flocked to the area. Gippsland gets its name from George Gipps, a former governor of New South Wales who funded an expedition to the region, and as more and more people arrived in the region, 4 distinct districts were established: East Gippsland, West Gippsland, South Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley. In modern times, Gippsland is well-known for its breathtaking scenery that includes rugged mountains, lush green spaces and dazzling sandy coastlines, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.

Outdoor activities

Explore the outdoors in Gippsland near holiday rentals

Exploring the outdoors is the best way to have fun in the Gippsland region, and it’s easy to do from holiday rentals. If you can’t resist warm sands and shimmering blue waters, you may want to spend part of your holiday at Ninety Mile Beach, one of the longest coastlines in the world. You can swim in the warm waters, stretch out on the pristine sand or take advantage of the countless nearby activities. If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you’ll definitely want to take a trip to Wilsons Promontory Natural Park, which features a variety of hiking trails that will take you up rocky granite peaks and through green spaces where you may see wombats, kangaroos and other forms of exotic wildlife.

How to get around

How to get around near Gippsland holiday homes

Regardless of your final destination in Gippsland, the simplest solution for visiting this region is to fly into the Melbourne Airport. The airport offers both international and domestic flights, and once you’ve landed and departed from your plane, several transport options are available. For most travellers, car hire is the best way to get to and from your holiday accommodation. With a car hire, you can explore Gippsland how and when you want, making it easier to enjoy an exciting vacation. You can also reach Gippsland using the V/Line train service or by taking advantage of the many available bus lines.

Food & drink 

Get your fill of gourmet food near Gippsland holiday homes

If you consider yourself a gourmand, then you can have a lot of fun on holiday making your way along the Gippsland Food and Wine Trail. This trail will take you through the east, south and western portions of Gippsland and allow you to sample some of the region’s best food and drink. Thanks to the cool climate, the wineries on the trail serve up flavourful chardonnays, pinot noirs and Sauvignon blancs, all of which complement the creamy cheeses from local farms. At the restaurants on the trail, you can sample a variety of locally sourced food, from juicy pork to fresh alpine trout, not mention produce that includes succulent grapes, rich avocados and much more. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find something delectable near your holiday home.

Where to stay near Gippsland?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,213 holiday rentals near Gippsland. From 897 Houses to 46 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gippsland is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gippsland?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gippsland. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Venus Bay: 518 holiday rentals
  • Sandy Point: 160 holiday rentals
  • Sale: 18 holiday rentals
  • Fish Creek: 189 holiday rentals
  • Walkerville: 280 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gippsland! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gippsland?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gippsland with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Venus Bay: 518 holiday homes
  • Sandy Point: 160 holiday homes
  • Sale: 18 holiday homes
  • Fish Creek: 189 holiday homes
  • Walkerville: 280 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gippsland?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Gippsland are:

  • Sale, VIC (SXE-RAAF East Sale): 47 holiday houses
  • Welshpool, VIC (WHL): 65 holiday houses
  • Traralgon, VIC (TGN-La Trobe Valley): 18 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Gippsland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Gippsland. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wilsons Promontory National Park: 114 holiday rentals
  • Gippsland Centre: 25 holiday rentals
  • Cape Liptrap Lighthouse: 336 holiday rentals
  • Lake Narracan: 23 holiday rentals
  • Warragul Country Club: 36 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gippsland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.