Set sail from Sale to explore the entire Gippsland Lakes and get your fill of fresh air and outdoor activities before heading back to the Port of Sale for the café culture of a major regional hub. The westernmost port in the Gippsland Lakes is central to Gippsland's countryside and beaches and offers many accommodation options. The traditionally prosperous city continues to flourish thanks to the offshore oil and gas fields of Bass Strait. The newly redeveloped Port of Sale precinct features a myriad of cafes and restaurants. The renowned Gippsland Art Gallery is also based in Sale. From Sale you can explore the breathtaking high country areas of Dargo and Licola and the spectacular ocean wilderness of Ninety Mile Beach Coastal Park and Marine National Park. Discover the bird life at the Sale Common, a Ramsar Convention internationally accredited wetland. Journey on to historic Port Albert, Victoria's oldest port, or the numerous villages and towns of the area including Yarram, with its historic buildings. Don't miss a chance to see the lush rainforests of nearby Tarra Bulga National Park. Head to Sale from Melbourne on the Princes Highway (2.5 hours) or take the scenic route via the South Gippsland Highway (A440). Daily rail and coach services run from Melbourne.