Visit the Gippsland region for a unique dairy experience. From ice-cream to chocolate, cheese and wine, the Gippsland locals have so much to offer. Take your time by exploring the picturesque local accommodation spots while you journey through Victoria’s South-East.

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Dairy Destination Experiences: Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co., Phillip Island Chocolate Factory , Caldermeade Farm, Bassine Specialty Cheeses, SoulFoods Cloverlea, Narkooje Winery, The Grove, Gippsland
Where to stay: Kitty Miller Bay Bed & Breakfast, Happy Days Accommodation, Fish Creek Farmstay, Ross Farm, Little Lake Cottage, Halcyon Cottage Retreat


Dairy Destination Experiences

Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co.

Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co is located in South Gippsland on the Wilsons Promontory coastline, the southern-most point on mainland Australia. Here you will find yourself surrounded by clean air, beautiful oceans, picturesque national parks and some of the most productive dairy country (and happiest cows) in Australia.

Waratah Bay Ice Cream takes care in their craft by serving scoops of delicious, handmade ice cream created from real milk, real cream and real eggs from happy cows and chickens. If that isn’t tempting enough, they also offer all sorts of delicious chunky and chewy extras in their ice cream, making their flavours ridiculously satisfying.

Crafted with honesty, integrity and a sense of fun and creativity – there is no way you can go wrong!

For more information, please visit Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co.

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

Without a doubt, the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is the sweetest and most addictive attraction on Phillip Island.

Owner Panny is passionate about good quality chocolate and is an innovative chocolatier. He is keen to share his love for this amazing product with everyone he can. Panny has the finest and most delectable chocolates in the area, offering over 190 different treats in the factory outlet for direct sale.

Naturally there is more chocolate than you can dream of, but also other sweet treats such as chocolate dipped bananas, rocky road and ginger and honey.

Panny’s Amazing World of Chocolate is an interactive experience for chocolate lovers of all ages. Panny’s cafe also sells delicious meals, drinks and snacks, all with a chocolate theme.

For more information, please visit Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.

Caldermeade Farm

Caldermeade Farm and Cafe is the ideal place to stop off on a trip to Phillip Island or when visiting the many attractions of Gippsland.

Settled in 1875, Caldermeade was originally one of the region’s premier beef cattle properties. Today it is a modern, fully operational commercial dairy farm focussing on educating and entertaining its visitors.

Nestled behind century-old Hawthorn hedges is the friendly family café providing indoor and outdoor dining suitable all year round.

For more information, please visit Caldermeade Farm.

Bassine Specialty Cheeses

Bassine Specialty Cheeses is the place to go for all things oozy and delicious in the Gippsland Region.

Bassine Specialty Cheeses was established by Attillio and Mary Bisognin in 1966. Son Glen now looks after the family dairy farm with partner Kaye Courtney, and grandson Luke milking a herd of 180 Holstein Cows. They produce a range of delightful soft cheeses, including feta, brie, camembert, washed rind, coulommiers, halloumi, ricotta, quark, fruit cheese and marinated feta.

Bassine Specialty Cheeses is open seven days a week and they would love you to visit their farm cafe. You can sample their cheeses, have one of the best milkshakes around, or spoil yourself with some freshly baked scones with farm cream, whilst sipping on a coffee or tea.

For more information, please visit Bassine Specialty Cheeses.


SoulFoods Cloverlea

The wonderful SoulFood Cloverlea Bed and Breakfast is ideally located among expansive areas of dairy farms on Gunaikurnai Country. The B&B run by dairy farmers is a magical spot to park up for the night and also offers fun and immersive cooking classes using the local, ethical and seasonal produce during the day.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit SoulFoods Cloverlea.

Narkooje Winery

Narkoojee Winery is nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in Eastern Gippsland, a beautiful setting with magnificent views of the Strzelecki Ranges.

At the Cellar door, visitors can taste the hand-crafted wines and linger for the magnificent food, including locally sourced dairy in their exquisite desserts, in the adjoining Restaurant overlooking the vines.

For more information, please visit Narkooje Winery.

The Grove, Gippsland

Perched atop the rolling hills of Bass Hinterland, The Grove Gippsland is an immersive food and nature destination comprising an Olive Grove, Wedding Space, Restaurant, Sculpture Park, and self-guided bushwalks across a 60-acre property.

The Grove Gippsland offers a unique dining experience, showcasing sustainable, local dairy produce in seasonal menus with a stunning view. The restaurant sits 250 metres above sea level boasting uninterrupted views of the Bass hinterland and beyond.

Visitors can also take a walk through the native plantation and breathe in the clean air or picnic in the truffle grove, relax and unwind.

For more information, please visit The Grove Gippsland.

Where to stay

Kitty Miller Bay Bed & Breakfast

Kitty Miller Bay B&B is the perfect spot on your Gippsland road trip to sit back, relax and watch the waves roll in after a day of exploring. This Bed and Breakfast is the perfect boutique accommodation that houses stunning views overlooking Kitty Miller Bay.

The 5-acre property, located nearby the world-famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade, is situated close to a lovely, quiet and safe beach, suitable for both swimming and exploring the low tide rock pools.

For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.

Happy Days Accommodation

Happy Days Accommodation is a holiday oasis based in Tinamba central. Offering an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as other high class amenities, Happy Days is the perfect place to park up after a long day.

Suitable for families, solo travellers and even pets when visiting the Gippsland region, the homestead is surrounded by expansive areas of garden where guests can enjoy an array of activities including golfing and barbecuing. If that wasn’t appealing enough, all visitors are offered a complimentary breakfast featuring the regions finest produce!

For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.

Fish Creek Farmstay

Fish Creek Farmstay at Roseda Farm offers boutique accommodation for two-to-six people and is set on 75-acres, only three minutes from the Fish Creek village. Wilsons Promontory National Park is 20 minutes away and it is only three minutes to the fabulous Great Southern Rail Trail and Hoddle Mountain Trail. Sandy Point, Waratah Bay and Walkerville are all approximately 15 minutes down the road.

At Fish Creek Farmstay, you have the best of both worlds – close to coffee shops, the iconic Fishy Pub, local craft shops and galleries as well as the seclusion of the farm with stunning rural views.

Practicing organic principles in a free range and sustainable environment, this farm is the home of beef cattle, sheep, goats and abundant bird life.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit Fish Creek Farmstay

Ross Farm

Located on the outskirts of the charming township of Meeniyan, the Cabin looks over two acres of open space, with views across the Tarwin Valley. The property was originally a small dairy farm and is now part of a larger development Ross Farm, re-purposing disused farm buildings into modern places to stay.

The Cabin has been designed and hand crafted by local makers to provide each guest with a unique accommodation experience, complete with Japanese inspired wooden bath. It also includes many other hand-crafted elements that have been designed and made especially for the space.

A full kitchen and basic larder are there for use, including welcoming supply of local staples. There is also veggie garden to help yourself to and resident hens who provide fresh daily eggs.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit Ross Farm on AirBnB.

Little Lake Cottage

Little Lake Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a self-contained cottage situated on farmland, just 7 kilometres from Nyora, Victoria, Australia.

Quiet and secluded, the cottage sits on the banks of a small lake that is frequented by birds, and occasionally visited by inquisitive cattle.

Little Lake Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit Little Lake Cottage

Halcyon Cottage Retreat

Stylish, self-contained accommodation, Halcyon Cottage Retreat is the perfect place to experience secluded luxury.

The retreat is set on a 40-acre working farm in rich dairy country. The huge picture windows overlook the Wild Dog valley and beyond to Gippsland's magnificent Strzelecki ranges.

Guests will feel on top of the world as they sit back and relax in a never-ending story of velvet green hills and star-studded skies.

For more information or to book your stay please visit Airbnb.

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