Metung and Raymond Island, Victoria

My family has been holidaying in Metung since I was a child but I hadn’t been there for about 5 years when we decided to pay a visit in June. We were still really jet lagged when we arrived so we made the most of it and got up super early for some photography. Metung really is the most relaxing and peaceful place – it’s great for families, nature lovers or people just looking to get away from the big cities. I think its popularity has grown in the past few years because there are some trendy coffee places in the main part of town that definitely weren’t there when I last came in 2011! If you want a good flat white, make sure you visit Bancroft Bites, just opposite the village green. We had one almost every morning after our sunrise walks. Sipping coffee, sitting by the waterfront and watching the quiet lake was one of the highlights of my trip.

I’ve also added in a few photos of wildlife from our trip to Raymond Island. Not far from Metung, this island has a large native koala population and it’s the perfect place to see these adorable little things up close in their native habitat. Within two minutes of stepping off the ferry we had spotted one, closely followed by a family of sleeping kangaroos.

Sunrise from the jetty at McMillans of Metung.
Sunrise from the jetty at McMillans of Metung.
Bancroft Bay.
Bancroft Bay.
Chinamans Creek.
Chinamans Creek.
Boats on Chinamans Creek.
Boats on Chinamans Creek.
Looking towards the main Metung wharf.
Looking towards the main Metung wharf.
View from the jetty outside the Metung Hotel.
View from the jetty outside the Metung Hotel.
Looking across to Shaving Point.
Looking across to Shaving Point.
Metung Hotel (on the left).
Metung Hotel (on the left).
Kangaroo on Raymond Island.
Kangaroo on Raymond Island.
A sleepy koala.
A sleepy koala.
A hungry one.
A hungry one.
Peekaboo!
Peekaboo!
The view from our deck over Box's Creek.
The view from our deck over Box’s Creek.

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