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Victoria, Australia
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Phillip Capper: Port Welshpool - Victoria, Australia; 2004-11-24

Gippsland (pronounced with a hard G) is a large rural region in Victoria, Australia, located in the south east of the state. The region lies between the Great Dividing Range to the north and Bass Strait to the south.

The region is best known for its primary production such as mining, power generation and farming but it is also famous for its tourist destinations, such as Phillip Island, the Gippsland Lakes, Wilsons Promontory, Walhalla, the Baw Baw Plateau, the Strzelecki Ranges and the Gourmet Deli Region.

Some high quality isolated surf haunts this region, keep your eyes well peeled.


Felix Dance: Croajinalong Sand Dunes, Gippsland, VIC; 2005

The long stretch from Melbourne east to the NSW border falls within Victoria's Gipplsland Region. Splendid isolation awaits the adventurous surfer.

Don't let the cold water worry you, this entire coastline offers quality waves for the travelling surfer, with coastline facing the pacific and southern oceans. The west coast offers some of the more well known epic waves of the state and the mighty swells spiralling across on the roaring 40's will ensure that there is no shortage of waves, in fact you will often be waiting for the conditions to back of just a little especially throughout winter, but when it all comes together, you're in for a world class treat.

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VW Camper; Paul Palmer; April 2006

Gippsland is a wild, rugged and isolated place to travel and surf some awesome and uncrowded breaks. It's the stretch of coastline that runs south of Melbourne around the southeast coast of Australia and up to the NSW and Victorian border. What an adventure this would be to do with a group of mates or the family as a campervan tour or a wild camping trip? Staying mobile would be a advantage on this stretch of coastline so you could really take it all in and get back to nature, it would also help you squeeze in as many of the uncrowded surf spots as possible and tick a few more boxes in the 'breaks to surf' diary.

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