Yeerung River, Cape Conran Coastal Park
What makes Conran special?

When we sea changed from St Kilda to East Gippsland we quickly discovered a passion for outdoor adventures.

We tried tents. Sleeping on cold, hard ground wasn’t our style.

So we hired a Jayco Swan Outback and set off on our first adventure.

This is where the nature-based travel spark ignited.

We bought our own camper and the love-affair for travelling continues to enrich our lives.

Lake Victoria, Paynesville
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Our backyard is ‘God’s Country’. It is a region renowned for the natural beauty of the Ramsar-listed Gippsland Lakes, Alpine High Country, Coastal Wilderness and Snowy River Country.

In a fast-paced world, it’s important to unwind and recharge.

We love off-grid, nature-based adventures.

It gets us away from technology and we all appreciate the beauty East Gippsland has to offer.

Fairy Dell, Wiseleigh
Explore the Dell

Favourite destination?

For camping: Cape Conran, one of East Gippsland’s best surf beaches and a very special place.

For food: The Long Paddock, Lindenow. The ultimate piece of Michelin star heaven. In the middle of a small farming town, which so happens to be Victoria’s food bowl.

For a day trip: The Bruthen-Nowa Nowa-Lake Tyers-Lakes Entrance-Paynesville loop.

Mt Hotham, Alpine High Country

Why 3hrs From Home?

It’s fun to get out the maps and see where the road will take us.

When we go glamping, we love travelling at least three hours away from Paynesville, which is home.

Happiness is: exploring places, capturing them with the iPhone, finding the best places to eat and sharing these stories with you.

Duck Arm, Banksia Peninsula

Get in touch

Three Hours From Home is a blog showcasing things to do, see and eat in East Gippsland.

It’s a collaborative effort, with all people in our family submitting their experiences and content.

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can email:

We acknowledge the Gunaikurnai people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and explore. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We honour the hopes and dreams of future generations.

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