Enjoy a barbeque and picnic lunch in the gardens

05th May 2017
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Can you imagine a more pleasant spot for a barbeque and picnic lunch than the beautiful gardens around Nyerimilang Park with stunning views over the Gippsland Lakes and surrounded by native bush?

There are electric barbeques, picnic tables, a playground for the kids and public toilets. For those with limited mobility, you are welcome to use the facilities inside the homestead.

A haven for plants and animals

The semi-formal gardens and lawns surrounding the homestead contain an interesting collection of exotic and native species.

Majestic Gippsland Blue Gums and Coast Grey Box on the cliff tops contrast with marshland in the valley of Maringa Creek.

Nyerimilang attracts many species of birds including honeyeaters, black swans, pelicans and birds of prey. There are three bird hides in the park.

An information shelter in the garden contains seven murals portraying plant communities of East Gippsland. The garden has been developed by the “Friends of Nyerimilang” and the Australian Plant Society (Bairnsdale Group) in conjunction with Parks Victoria.

Caring for the environment

Please help us look after the park by following these basic guidelines:

  • Please take rubbish away with you for recycling and disposal.
  • All native plants and animals are protected by law. Please do not disturb them in any way.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash at all times. Dogs are welcome in the garden surrounding the homestead, but are not permitted in bushland areas.
  • Camping in the park is not permitted. However a wide range of accommodation is available close nearby in Lakes Entrance, Metung and Bairnsdale.

Continue the tour …

Old Farm Buildings
Bush walking tracks