There are eight national parks in East Gippsland.
The Gippsland Lakes boasts two - the Lakes National Park and the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park. Most of the park areas are only accessible by water, keeping them pristine and full of wildlife and birdlife. You can hire a day boat to visit some areas.
There are two world famous parks - Croajingolong National Park (a world bioshere reserve) and the Snowy River National Park. These are both easy day drives from your HolidayMakers' accommodation, and really worth exploring.
Three other favourites are:
Cape Conran Coastal Park with its fabulous beach and very good walking tracks
Errinundra National Park with its tall stands of old growth mountain ash trees
Buchan Caves Reserve is well worth a visit. There are regular guided tours through the caves, and the picnic area is lovely, especially in autumn. Some caving is available. Contact Parks Victoria for more information about caving, or about anything to do with these national parks: phone 131963.
The Lake Tyers State Park has some really good bushwalking tracks that pass through a range of environments from dry scrub to temperate rainforest, and along the water's edge.
The Colquhoun Forest (below) between Metung and Lakes Entrance also has some excellent walking trails.