PAGE 66 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE TWIN RIVERS Two rivers. One very peaceful getaway. The Nicholson and Tambo rivers – and the townships of Nicholson, Johnsonville and Swan Reach through which they flow – are known as the Twin Rivers area. This is a popular destination for people seeking a peaceful getaway, with a number of camping and caravan sites close to these rivers – making it an ideal spot for fishing and boating all year around. Nicholson offers the first glimpse of the Nicholson River, with its spectacular historical railway bridge, which is now part of the renowned East Gippsland Rail Trail. The next lovely town is Johnsonville, where you can launch your boat (or drop a line) from the floating pontoon on the Tambo River. The town of Swan Reach is also located on the banks of the Tambo River. Set on the corner of the Highway and the road to Metung, Swan Reach has picturesque river scenery, and, like Nicholson and Johnsonville, offers food, fishing and fuel. The Nicholson River at Nicholson – a popular spot for boating and bream fishing. TAMBO RIVER TAMBO RIVER TAMBO RIVER NICHOLSON RIVER LAKE KING JONES BAY SARSFIELD RD STEPHENSONS RD STEPHENSONS RD WADDELLS RD WADDELLS RD TAMBO UPPER RD MOSSIFACE SWAN REACH RD METUNG RD METUNG RD METUNG RD ROSHERVILLE RD NUNGURNER RD BUMBERRAH RD OLIVER RD LIDDELS RD PRINCES HWY PRINCES HWY PRINCES HWY PRINCES HWY BAIRNSDALE TO BRUTHEN TO BUMBERRAH TO LAKES ENTRANCE TO METUNG TO PAYNESVILLE TO 2.6km 8.6km TWIN RIVERS Welcome to SWAN REACH Welcome to 3903 JOHNSONVILLE Welcome to 3902 NICHOLSON Welcome to 3882 Distance from Melbourne: 300km approx. Distance from Sydney: 722km approx. Attractions: Fishing and boating, East Gippsland Rail Trail, road cycling, swimming, wineries, fruit farm, food trail, horse riding and monthly old time dance. Amenities: Hotels, camping and caravan parks and other accommodation, general stores, boat ramps and fuel.