Nagambie is a small, coastal town in Victoria’s southeast. It’s about ten kilometers from the city of Hastings and has some beaches, heritage trails, and forests worth visiting.
As with most coastal towns, Nagambie enjoys a warm climate and sultry summer days. But it also experienced snow-capped winters and stays relatively cool throughout the rest of the year.
A relatively small town, Nagambie has just over 4,000 residents. The main street is made up of a few small shops with a bakery, cafe, and other small businesses.
One of the local attractions is the Nagambie Dolomite Lode, an area rich in deposits of various minerals, including dolomite. Dolomite is a natural form of limestone but is often altered by exposure to water and weather conditions.
The town is also home to the Nagambie Lakes, which are a series of freshwater lakes that are home to a variety of native wildlife.
Although you’ll find some signs on the outskirts of town directing you to attractions around Nagambie Victoria it’s best to check with the local tourist office for further directions and accommodation locations.
Where is it?
Nagambie is around two hours east of Melbourne, making it a popular holiday destination for Melbournians. It’s known as the gateway to Gippsland and is close to some of the state’s most magnificent beaches.
What can I do there?
Take a stroll along the town’s Heritage Trail which takes you past historic buildings and monuments, including Nagambie Railway Station where you can stop in at the souvenir shop for a cold drink.
You could also take a walk down to the Nagambie Lakes – a series of four lakes set in the heart of local national parks. There are plenty of picnic spots as well as walking trails where you can enjoy views of the water and surrounding countryside.
»If you’d rather be on the water, consider taking a trip out on Narambi Lakes Cruises which takes you around Lake Nagambie and through some stunning scenery. The cruise also includes guided commentary, making it a great day out for new visitors to the town.