Local Attractions

orbost commercial centre

Orbost is the hub for exploring Snowy River Country and is blessed with a mild climate. One of the richest river flats in the country sustains agriculture, dairying and beef farming. The timber industry remains an important but diminishing economic activity. The town supplies all the basic needs for your stay : supermarket, banks ( CBA, Westpac, NAB ), Post Office as well as varied food outlets including two hotels and the Orbost Club.

errinundra in the snow

The largest remaining cool and warm temperate rainforests are found in East Gippsland. You can explore these ancient old growth forests and unspoilt wilderness. A network of good fire trails allows easy access during spring to autumn. Check these links for more detailed information

National Park Menu



conran beach

Vist Cape Conran Coastal reserve and see the display of natural beauty with a stunning coastline of headlands , rocky shores, sheltered bays and endless golden beaches, Enjoy swimming, surfing, picnics and wildflower plains. East of Marlo,Pt Ricardo beach is for surf fishing and beautiful sunsets.Yeerung Estuary is a delightful place for family outings.

Conran Coastal Park

snowy river

Only 14 kilometres from orbost, Marlo is where the Snowy River meets the sea. It is a small community with great views and a history as a port where paddle steamers, ketches and schooners carried produce on the river and to Melbourne. These days it is mainly a holiday and fishing village.

A replica paddle steamer : The Curlip is currently running tourist river cruises . Click on the image to go to their  website.

The curlip

wow orchids

W.O.W. Orchids,.. Banksia Street.. Bemm River.. Victoria.. Australia... 0351584299

Visitors are welcome, and we encourage you to phone and make an appointment, rather than be disappointed.

rail trail

A great place for bicycle riding

There are many great rides around Orbost. These two websites have bike rides for all levels of fitness.

East Gippsland Rail Trail Orbost Bike Rides

In Obost, visit the Slab Hut Visitor Information Centre. This is an authentic early settler's hut relocated from upstream Snowy River. The Exhibition centre is next to the Slab Hut and has great art and wood work exhibitions at a very minimal cost. You should also wander down to the sensory gardens in Forest Rd just up from Forest Park.

slab hutexhibition centresensory gardens