Sale is the commercial heart of Central Gippsland, a region located just over two hours east of Melbourne.
Reaching from the rugged high country to one of the longest beaches in the world, Central Gippsland embraces the Gippsland Lakes, fabulous National Parks, and plenty of fine food and wine choices. The latte options are just fine too.
Nearby standout adventures include the Rail Trails that we love for the best cycling experiences, the Grand Strzelecki Walking Track and a day trip to the Tarra Bulga National Park.
And yes, the region has more than its fair share of big regional – and small,buzzy community-run – theatres and galleries. Sale is the heartland, but also check out Stratford, Briagolong, Port Albert, Cowwarr, Maffra and Yarram.
Plenty of places to meet the nicest locals on your day off.
(And just FYI – it’s an easy train trip to and from Melbourne in V/Line’s First Class service.)