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Explore Sale and surrounds over long weekend with ANZAC Day Airshow and Tinamba Food and Wine Festival
Very compelling reasons to explore the delights surrounding Sale over the ANZAC Day long weekend: airshow and belly-care.
Yes, belly-care. It's a bit like self-care, aimed at improving well-being and happiness, but it's achieved by filling your belly with delectable morsels... namely food and wine. This can be achieved at the Tinamba Food & Wine Festival (Sun 24 Apr) where local wine makers, producers and restaurateurs come together to create a fabulous festival vibe in the leafy main street of Tinamba.
Tinamba Food and Wine Festival is a showcase of Central and Eastern Gippsland wines, food and produce
ANZAC Weekend Airshow
Dial the excitement up a notch at the ANZAC Weekend Airshow at the West Sale Airport, and be wowed by thunderous jet engines, nimble aerobatics and displays of wings of all sizes. If you missed the aviation-loving chromosome, there's a fashion show, live music, food trucks and kids' entertainment too. With Tinamba and Sale just a 20-minute drive apart (both are around 2.5 hours' east of Melbourne), spending your long weekend exploring the charms of Sale and Surrounds is a no-brainer.
The annual ANZAC Weekend Airshow promises to be a weekend of wow, with aircraft displays, aerobatic demonstrations and wings of all sizes, RAAF, commercial and recreational
While you're near Sale
Set on the Gippsland Lakes, Sale is a waterside overachiever. Between lakeside walks, abundant green spaces, humming cafes and a smattering of heritage buildings, Sale is worthy of an overnight stay to soak up the sites:
- Drink in Sale's green spaces and parklands around the Port of Sale, Sale Botanic Gardens, Lake Guthridge or the Sale Common Wetlands Walk
- Drift back in time with Port of Sale Heritage Cruises aboard an historic wooden boat as you spot wildlife and hear stories of the region, from its first people the Gunnaikurnai, through early settlement to the present day
- Marvel at 19th century technology at Sale's Swing Bridge, Australia's first movable bridge, that allows steamboats to continue their journey up the Latrobe River
You won't be left wanting with some exceptional pubs and cafes dishing up mouth-watering meals.
Imagine bollard-lined boardwalks, lake-fringed cafes and a dazzling arts scene, bristled with grand heritage architecture
While you're near Tinamba
Work up an appetite with a ride along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, connecting the small villages nestled into the foothills:
Venture to Blue Gables Vineyard, a boutique winery and cellar door. Situated high on a hill, the vineyard experiences temperature extremities that create elegant wines, best paired with their wood fired pizzas.
Sink into a feast at the destination restaurant, Tinamba Hotel. The fine-dining restaurant boasts an inventive menu (including dishes such as charred 14 hour braised wagyu ox cheek and twice baked Maffra cheese souffle) and a refreshing take on pub fare in an homage to the exceptional locally grown produce.
Take a soulful wander past the town's cafes, gift and boutique clothing stores, lavished with the kind of heritage shop-fronts that never go out of vogue
Explore the gorgeous surrounds
Stock up on country charm in beautiful Maffra. Step inside the Sugar Beet Museum, offering a glimpse into the town's history. The Gippsland Vehicle Collection is housed inside the old sugar store. Featuring an ever-changing display of interesting and vintage cars and memorabilia, this quirky museum is on the map for auto enthusiasts and car clubs.
Dive into a memorable lunch at Vines on Avon, a beautiful restaurant and vineyard located in Maffra, boasting panoramic views across the vines. Delicious food is sourced from the finest local produce available and they offer an extensive wine selection, including wines from the Avon Ridge Vineyard and other regions. Set on the lush Avon River, Stratford is a tranquil town with an artsy vibe. Unique homewares, clothing, gifts and craft stores jostle for space along the town's main street.
Pictures from Visit Gippsland website
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