Take a stroll through Metung
Metung is situated between Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance within the extensive Gippsland Lakes, on a thin peninsula of land that extends into Lake King.
The peninsula features a boardwalk that starts at the end of the peninsula called Shaving Point. Starting at Shaving Point, it is a short walk along shores of Lake King to the heart of the village with a small number of gift and coffee shops and restaurants.
The village centre features also general store, a number of restaurants and cafes, and several speciality shops. The Metung Hotel, which dates back to 1873, is situated within the town’s commercial centre and has direct water frontage onto Bancroft Bay and the adjoining wharf.
The Village Green also has direct water-frontage onto Bancroft Bay and the second Sunday of every month you will be able to shop at the Metung Farmers. Diagonally adjacent to the Village Green is Patterson Park, which is across the road form the local Post Office.
As you meander through the village the boardwalk eventually starts crosses to the Bancroft Bay side of the Peninsula and starts again just outside of the village center.
The boardwalk hugs the shoreline with scenic water views of Bancroft Bay and several marinas along the coast. It finishes at the mouth of Chinaman’s Creek. There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way or stop and through in a fishing line.
The boardwalk is seriously the best place to view the ever change and stunning Metung sunrises.
Don’t stop when you get to end of the Boardwalk at Chinaman’s Creek, continue off the jetty and across the road to the old Metung Hot Springs location and current designated free camping.
You will find tucked away the short walk up to the Cantrill’s Lookout where you will get a picturesque view looking back down Chinaman’s Creek and back towards the village center.
The entire loop is approximately 5 km.
Looking for a little more?
Why not walk along the shared road the hugs the shoreline of Lake King, also a picturesque stroll and popular morning walk among the locals to enjoy the sunsets.