The mouth of the famous Snowy River at Marlo is only a 15 minute drive. Good fishing is available as a respite from golf both at Marlo and Cape Conran, the latter being in Bass Strait and a fishery containing Flathead, Gummy Shark etc. The area is close to the largest inland waterway in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes with the entrance at Lakes Entrance.
Near Marlo on the Brodribb River visitors have the opportunity to visit the paddle steamer P.S. Curlip 2, a new vessel built by local volunteers based on the original design of the P.S. Curlip which plied the lower Snowy River almost 100 years ago. Trips are available from Marlo and information can be obtained at the Curlip Information centre in Orbost.
Other attractions are the Slab Hut, located at Forest Park, a restored building from the late 1800’s which was relocated to its present site several years ago, and now operates as the Orbost Visitor Information Centre. Located in the vicinity is the Orbost Exhibition Centre, which features a variety of displays, and traveling exhibitions. The centre is also home to WOOD Inc. which has displays featuring timber furniture and other items made of Australian timbers by local and Australia wide craftspeople.
The forests and rivers around Orbost provide a wide variety of flora and fauna, and can be accessed for walking tours or day trips by motor vehicle. We hope you find the time to come and play a round or two at Orbost Golf Club and also enjoy beautiful East Gippsland.