Time: 2.5 hours driving
Start in Yarram, Home to the HEESCO art trail and grab a coffee and maybe a little breakfast while having a look at the famous murals. Grab a detailed guide to the murals here.
From Yarram head into the coastal hills to the Tarra Bulga National Park. This hidden pocket of temperate rainforest provides amazing walks and spectacular vistas at the suspension bridge. Even if you don’t go for a walk, the drive is absolutely breathtaking. There’s plenty of food options as you head towards Rosedale, which has a great bakery if you’re getting hungry. Follow the main highway into Sale and you have peaceful wetlands and the historic Swing Bridge with great walk and riding trails. Plus, there’s a very significant waterbird area which you can find out about here.
Heading North out of Sale, work your way up into the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. You’ll pass through Stratford and Briagolong, so if you’re hungry or thirsty, there’s plenty of good options there. Your journey will take you to the Blue Pools, one of the amazing hidden gems of the region. Take a walk on the nearby trails or relax by the pools – the perfect place for a swim on a warm summer’s day and a local favourite.
If you’re heading back the way you came, why not swing by Maffra, a classic rural town for comestibles in the main street. If you haven’t exhausted yourself, the Macalister Park has plenty to keep the children amused.