This lovely art installation represents the five clans of the Gunai and Kurnai nation, who are the traditional custodians of the East Gippsland region. Made from ironbark gum, each of the spirit poles is decorated with wood burnings of the area's native wildlife. It stands out the front of the Gippsland Lakes Community Health Centre, which assists the local Aboriginal community.

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Nearby Victoria attractions

1. Jemmy's Point Lookout


A popular stop-off for photos, with wonderful views over the entrance – which links the Gippsland Lakes to Bass Strait. It's a 20-minute walk up here from…

2. Kalimna Lookout

2.03 MILES

As you drive into town look for this hilltop lookout with sweeping views over the entrance.

3. Wyanga Park Winery

2.09 MILES

Pop by for a tasting at this quirky, art-filled, family-owned winery, the oldest in Gippsland. It's most known for its chardonnay, but it's all good and…

4. Legend Rock

7.74 MILES

In the water just in front of Metung Yacht Club is Legend Rock, a stop along the Bataluk Cultural Trail and a significant site for the Gunai and Kurnai…

5. Bullant Brewery

14.66 MILES

Just the spot for a thirsty traveller is this small brewpub in the historic township of Bruthen. Conveniently located along the East Gippsland Rail Trail,…

6. Raymond Island

15.15 MILES

Home to a colony of around 250 koalas, Raymond Island offers pretty much guaranteed sightings of the cute marsupials in the wild. Directly across from…

7. East Gippsland Art Gallery

20.28 MILES

There's usually something interesting showing at Bairnsdale's art gallery, with a diverse program of locally themed exhibits showcasing talented artists…

8. Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place

20.47 MILES

A stirring and well-curated cultural exhibition space, Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place offers a fascinating insight into the history and traditions of the…