The small community of Cabbage Tree Creek is located 27 kilometres east of the major centre of Orbost in Victoria's far east, on the Princes Highway as it winds its way through dense forests and across waterways towards Cann River and Mallacoota.
The creek which the town is named after crosses the Princes Highway on the western edge of town. Fronting the highway is the local general store, and along the Old Princes Highway is the Mamajee Studio Gallery which houses Aboriginal arts and fine collectibles.
Despite being located on the main coastal highway between Melbourne and Sydney via Gippsland, Cabbage Tree Creek is a place of tranquility. It is surrounded by forests, riddled with creeks and rivers, and is a birdwatcher's paradise.
The towering peak of Mount Raymond, 13 kilometres west of town, provides spectacular views of the region, including as far south as the wetlands adjoining Cabbage Tree Creek at Brodribb River, and on a clear day the view extends all the way down to Bass Strait and the Ninety Mile Beach.
The Murrungower Forest Drive is a scenic route through the bushland and rainforest north of Cabbage Tree Creek, featuring the Little Cabbage Tree Creek falls and views of the surrounding countryside.
The Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve, located just a short drive south of town, includes the Cabbage Tree Palms - Victoria's only native palms located exclusively along the Cabbage Tree Creek. There are picnic facilities and walking tracks through the surrounding forests.
15 kilometres south of Cabbage Tree Creek is Cape Conran and the Cape Conran Coastal Park, featuring pristine beaches, rocky cliffs, walking tracks and good fishing spots. From Cape Conran, the scenic coastal road heads west to the holiday town of Marlo, located at the mouth of the Snowy River.
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