South Gippsland including Prom Country (named after Wilsons Promontory) is part of the Gippsland region in southeastern Victoria, Australia. It includes the southernmost point of the Australian mainland at Wilsons Prom. It is bordered to the west by Western Port Bay and the Bass Coast region, to the south by Bass Strait, to the north by West Gippsland and to the east by the Gippsland Lakes region.
The main route through the region is the South Gippsland Highway which turns off the Princes Highway at Dandenong in the Melbourne suburbs, dips south to the southern coast and then rejoins the Princes Highway at the town of Sale to the east. From Leongatha the Strzelecki Highway runs northeast through the hills to Morwell in West Gippsland. Further to the east the Hyland Highway runs north from the South Gippsland Highway to the West Gippsland town of Traralgon. The Grand Ridge Road transverses the inland hills of the region.
The region’s attractions range from the natural features such as coastal parks, beaches and mountain rainforests through to its heritage of human history in maritime and coal mining activities.
The main visitors’ center is the Prom Country Information Centre, South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra, toll free 1800 630 704 ([email protected]). http://www.promcountrytourism.com.au/. If coming to Korumburra from the Melbourne direction, go through the town and turn off to the left just before leaving the town. It is a 90-minute drive from Melbourne.
From Melbourne, turn onto the South Gippsland Highway from the Princes Highway at the suburb of Dandenong. If coming from the direction of New South Wales on the Princes Highway, turn off at Sale. There is also access from West Gippsland, principally from Morwell via the Strzelecki Highway and from Traralgon via the Hyland Highway.
V/Line from Melbourne to Yarram daily.
Sightseeing, Hiking, Photography and watersports on the Gippsland Lakes.
The area is generally safe, but as you would do anywhere else, exercise common sense and take basic precautions. Do not display large amounts of cash or valuables in public and do not leave them in the cabin of a vehicle. Instead lock them in the trunk of your vehicle or leave them in your hotel room (or accommodation).