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To find Metung you leave the Princes Highway about 30 kms east of Bairnsdale, and with that, you leave the rush and noise far behind you.

Drive along the side of the gentle Tambo River, past grazing cattle and tall gums and you’ll find your sense of expectation rising. Then, as you enter the village, your eye catches a sweep of blue bay, a pelican takes flight, boats bob at anchor, and the locals smile. You know you’ve arrived at a very special place.

Metung is 3 1/2 hours drive east of Melbourne, 5 hours drive from Canberra and 9 hours from Sydney (via Canberra).

A train service runs from Melbourne to Bairnsdale with connecting coach to Swan Reach. From Swan Reach a taxi can be booked ( 03 5156 2222 ) to take you the last 10 kilometres. Some accommodation businesses will pick you up at Swan Reach.

Nungurner is about 10 minutes drive from Metung, towards Lakes Entrance.