Set on the banks of the mighty Snowy River, Orbost is the perfect place from which to explore the Snowy River country. Settled in 1842, Orbost has a rich history of riverboats and steamers, farmers, gold and timber mills, many of which are still part of everyday life. While the town’s fertile river flats sustain agriculture, dairy and beef farming, Orbost is also surrounded by coastal rainforests and hinterlands.replacenewlinereplacenewlineVisit Cape Conran Coastal Reserve to see a stunning expanse of rocky headlands, sheltered bays and golden beaches, hire a bicycle and pedal along the East Gippsland Rail Trail or tour the high plateaus and ancient old-growth mountain forests, some of which have supplied the region’s hardwood timber industry.replacenewlinereplacenewlineCycling and canoeing have also become major tourist attractions drawing people worldwide to the area for its wide range of cycling tours and spectacular rivers throughout the region.

Images around Orbost VIC 3888

Around Orbost VIC 3888

Our Picks on what to Do in Orbost VIC

Forest Park Orbost VIC

Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve VIC

The Orbost Club Inc

Youngs Creek Falls

Orbost Caravan Park

Wilson's Cave Buchan VIC

Our Picks on where to Stay in Orbost VIC

Orbost Countryman Motor Inn

Orbost Country Roads Motor Inn

Longhorn Ranch Apartments

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Orbost VIC

Two Little Owls Cafe

Cozy Cafe

Wishing Tree Cafe

Shopping in Orbost VIC

Community Services  

Orbost Visitor Information Centre VIC
35 Nicholson Street,

East Gippsland Shire Council VIC
273 Main Street,

Orbost Police Station VIC
1 Lawson Street,

Orbost Regional Health
104-107 Boundary Road,

Orbost Outdoor Pool VIC
3 Sylvia Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 41 m (135 ft)
  • Population: 2,227
  • State electorate(s): Gippsland East
  • Federal Division(s): Gippsland
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Cann River VIC 3890 (74.4 km, 53 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Orbost VIC is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.