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Here at Boat Harbour Jetty B&B we are passioante not only about Port Albert but also Gippsland as a whole. Did you know that Gippsland is one of Victoria's biggest rural regions and most versatile? From the prisine coastline of Bass Strait to the snow capped mountains of Baw Baw, through historic and breathtakeing scenery, national parks, beaches and quaint country towns, Gippsland has it all.

We are proud supporters of Gippsland Lifestyle magazine -  now in it's twelfth year of production - it is well known as the peoples magazine. It is our "go to" in learning more about our own backyard! Produced quarterly, it is available from retailers throughout south east Melbourne and Gippsland, it can also be accessed online for free via their website 

We provide a selection of the lastest issues in our studios for your reading pleasure and encourage you to take them with you (complimentary) to share with your family and friends and help us promote Gippsland!

We will continue to add more useful information to asist you with making the most of your visit to Gippsland. Whether you are coming to Port Albert for a relaxing break or making your visit part of a larger journey through Gippsland, we will endeavor to have something for everyone. In the meantime please sit back and enjoy your discovery of Gippsland Lifestyle.   

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Gippsland Lifestyle magazine

The Ultimate Guide To Gippsland

Gippsland Lifestyle magazine is the ultimate guide to the best of Gippsland, showcasing everythng that's special about this wonderful region. Discover the unqiue towns that are Gippsland's best kept secrets, the best makers, producers and cottage industries. Accommodation and dining, arts and entertainment. It's all here in Gippsland's only glossy magazine. Available from stores throughout south east Melbourne and Gippsland - you ca also access latest editions online free of charge right here: 

You will find a selection of the latest editions  - Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring in your room as a complimentary gift from us at Boat Harour Jetty B&B. We encourage our guests to take these away with them and share with family and friends. Help us promote Gippsland!  

From the coast to the high country The Middle of Everywhere is your guide to Wellington Shire regionThe Middle of Everwhere guide to

The Middle of Everywhere 

It's Victoria's Best Kept Secret

The Middle of Everywhere is the vibrant new advertsing campaign by Wellington Shire Council promoting Central Gippsland. Just 2.5 hours east of Melbourne you'll find some of Victoria's finest offerings - from scenic mountain ranges, pristine beaches, beautiful wetlands, temperate rainforests and towns steeped in history, the very best of nature is right at your fingertips in the heart of Gippsland.

Encompassing Port Albert to Dargo and all the towns inbetween, the website and App make it easier than ever to discover what's on, where to stay and where to eat. 

Taking a holistic approach, The Middle of Everywhere includes sections on Explore, Live, Work, Invest as well as What's On. Whether you are looking for ideas for a day out, thinking about taking the plunge and relocationg or considering an investment within Wellington Shire, you'll find all the information that you need.



Gippsland Art Gallery is the exclusive Victorian tour venue for the Archibald Prize 2021 regional tour

Archibald Prize Regional Tour

Victoria 2021

8 October - 21 November

The Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale is the exclusive Victorian tour venue for the Archibald Prize 2021 regional tour, Australia's oldest and most prestigious art award. The exhibition will be on from Friday 8 October through o Saturday 21 November 2021. The Gallery will operate 7 days per week during this period and will also be open on the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. Bookings rae essential - entry will not be permitted without a ticket. 

There are many other exciting events taking place in conjunction with the Archibald Prize exhibition - check out the Gippsland Art Gallery website for further information.

Book your tickets online through Gippsland Art Gallery:

The Bean Pedlar coffee roastersRoasting dayfresh pastries, great coffee and friendly serviceGiant mural backdrop, The Bean PedlarFresh roasted house blendsThe Bean Pedlar, Yarram

The Bean Pedlar

Coffee Roasters

New establishment right in the heart of Yarram

The Bean Pedlar imports and roasts coffee beans from all over the world, offering customers a great range of choices and a place to gather with friends. At the Bean Pedlar you don't just get a great cup of coffee, but a memorable experience thanks to the unique atmosphere and rich history. Owner Robert Drakeford is extremely passionate about the Yarram community and has fond memories of growing up in Yarram. The huge mural inside the store pays homage to the rich history of the business site. The former hardware store has entered a new chapter in its life, but here the past is not forgotten. The original artwork depicts Victor Hugo Mattern, a son of Franz Peter Mattern who established Mattern's hardware on the site in 1887. The building remained in the Mattern family for four generations until purchased by the new owner Robert Drakeford's family in 2019. The second half of the mural shows the transition to its new life as a coffee roaster and cafe.


Mon - Fri from 6:30 am - 2:30 pm  

Sat & Sun from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

259 Commercial Road, Yarram    

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Eat Drink Gippsland

Visit Gippsland  

Visit Gippsland's layest publication "Eat. Drink. Gippsland" is now available from (free!) from Gippsland visitor centres along with selected wineries and eateries. A digital copy can be downloaded from the link provided. 

From farm gates to festivals, cooking schools to country kitchens, hatted restaurants to hole in the wall cafes, this guide is your key to planning your next Gippsand food adventure. 

Pair your gastro-journey with Gippsland's Drink Trails - wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries - tucked into hillsides, along the coast, on valley floors and in country town. It's all here in Eat. Drink Gippsland...... 



Wendy Matthews live in concertRegent Theatre Yarram

Wendy Matthews In Concert

Regent Theatre Yarram

Saturday 9 July 2022, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

After four decades of hits and multi-award winning albums which lead to her being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wendy has progressed with the grace, humility and passion to grow as an artist. Her musical journey has inspired countless memories and her authenticity as well as creativity draws deep from a divine gift and wanderlust that led her to Australia. She has won six ARIA Awards and according to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, she provides "extraordinary, crystal-clear vocals and soulfulness that is the mark of a truly gifted singer".

Don't miss your chance to experience the majestic sounds of one of Australia's most loved musical icons, Wendy Matthews.

Tickets: All General Admission $45   

Regent Theatre Yarram 

210 Commercial Road, Yarram


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Storyfest 2022 : a festival of Storytelling 

Saturday 2nd July - Yarram 

Proudly presenetd by The Gumboot Collective

Celebrate Storytelling in a series of author talks, workshops, panel sessions and special events at the Yarrm Regent Theatre.

Tickets available through Eventbrite link via Gumboot Collective website:

Gippsland Lifestyle Issue 51 Winter

Gippsland Lifestyle Magazine

Issue 51 Winter 2022

The latest issue of Gippsland Lifestyle is out now. Packed with the lots of great features including new permanent section on THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE - CENTRAL GIPPSLAND. We just love the front cover photo taken at Tarra Bulga National Park. A definite must see on your travels through Gippsland. 

You can access the latest edition here (free) compliments of Gippsland Lifestyle team:

New owners at Woodside Beach HotelThe WoodyThe Woodside Beach HotelPrime Gippsland steak served at Woodside Beach Hotel

Farmers, a fisher and a footy player band together to save Woodside Beach Hotel


July 29 2022 

The old pub at Woodside on the South Gippsland Highway was in a sorry state of repairs until a group of locals put their hands in their pockets to save the much-loved watering hole.

Since 1849, local farmers and fishers have called the Woodside Beach Hotel their local. It was a community hub where weddings were celebrated and the dead were mourned for generations.

In 2016, in the middle of a drought, the then owners closed its doors. It was a devastating shock for the small town 230 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

"When we lost the pub, we lost part of ourselves," says local dairy farmer and now part owner of the pub Paul "Dick" McAlpine. "It was the place where farmers, locals – everybody – got together to chew the fat."

McAlpine is one of 10 people who have pooled funds to buy and renovate the pub, which reopened its doors this week.

"When we bought the old girl last year, water had got in through holes in the roof and the floor was rotting," says co-owner Matt Raidal.

The consortium includes farmers, a fisher, a Financial Review Rich-Lister (who requested not to be named), plus local lad and Western Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley. More than $500,000 has been invested to bring the old pub up to a modern standard.

The Woodside joins a growing number of community-owned hotels across the state.

"The locals who own this pub are not in it for the money. They want a place to have a beer after work, and somewhere to bring the family for dinner on the weekend. It's about community."

The Woodside Beach Hotel's first lunch in more than six years was on Thursday and the dining room was full. British-born chef Rob Paget moved from Sydney with his wife for a sea change and to make the most of local produce.