Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 89 Ph: (03) 5156 2306 Quality affordable accommodation for overnight or longer Now pet friendly* *conditions apply 9 Kurnai Ave, Metung, Vic, 3904 T (03) 5156 2166 F (03) 5156 2176 E METUNG Nestled in a peaceful corner of the Lakes Tucked away is this well kept secret. Between Paynesville and Lakes Entrance, Metung is nestled in a peaceful corner of the Gippsland Lakes and offers a lovely escape with a chance to share simple pleasures. Steeped in a history of boats, fishing and gentle lifestyles, the town is quite romantic and fabulous for families. Stroll along the brand new boardwalk, watch yachts sail by, set up a deck chair for a spot of fishing, dine in or take your meal outdoors - there are so many ways to enjoy the town. It is not uncommon to observe a pod of Burrunan dolphins feeding in the waters close to shore. The village green is often the venue for local events such as the Metung Farmers’ Market. Once restrictions on gatherings in Victoria are eased, this is a wonderful opportunity to feel coastal hospitality. In this village you’ll also find those important services for travellers at the pharmacy and general store. Whether it is a fantastic sunrise over Bancroft Bay or a glass of wine as the sun sets spectacularly over Lake King, Metung’s lake edge location is idyllic. Visitors to Metung are able to choose from a wide selection of accommodation in the village and surrounding areas. HOME AWAY FROM HOME In the heart of the Metung village is Metung Waters with Lake King to the west and the shores of Bancroft Bay to the east. Just over the road is Patterson Park with a fabulous water feature and natural areas for children to explore. Accommodation is spacious and modern, with 10 motel rooms and four self-contained apartments, all with spa baths and a private courtyard or balcony. One unit is equipped for easy disabled access. A landscaped barbecue area and solar heated pool are also available for guests’ enjoyment. With accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, each villa at Metung Holiday Villas is fully self-contained with reverse-cycle air conditioning and private balconies with outdoor settings, most with barbecues. Take a dip in the covered heated pool or watch as the children splash in the paddling pool. Beneath a canopy of beautiful trees is a centrally located children’s playground to burn off some of that extra holiday energy. Don’t forget your furry friends while you’re on holidays. Metung Holiday Villas is a pet friendly facility. Look out over Lake King from Metung at the end of the day for sunsets that are every bit special.