Marlo 14kms from Orbost is where the mighty Snowy River enters the ocean.
It is a friendly, relatively undiscovered East Gippsland coastal holiday destination with the main activities apart from just relaxing, being boating, fishing and all types of water sports and with a great climate most of the year it a place to consider for your next holiday.
The Marlo Hotel is the landmark of this sleepy little fishing village. Perched on a hill overlooking the water, many a pleasant time has been had here by locals and visitors alike. Licensed since 1886 the hotel in those days doubled as the local post office and meeting place with the lawn out the front popular for all sorts of community activities. Even today the spectacular sunsets over the estuary are something that will remind you of Marlo forever. Accommodation, Bistro Meals 7 days a week with Thirsty Camel Bottle Shop.
There is a range of accommodation in and around town including motels, tourist parks with quality cabins, powered and unpowered sites. Cottages, flats and holiday houses.
In the mid 1800’s Marlo was a thriving sea port with specially designed trading ships crossing the bar with their cargo of people and supplies which where then transported by paddle steamers and other vessels to Orbost.
Take the kids and catch good size bream from the town jetty or along the river banks and you can feed the pelicans that frequent the jetty area. Boat ramp access at the jetty with other slipways in the area.
French’s Narrows near Marlo has great views over the estuary and the ocean beyond.
The Paddle Steamer Curlip which is very similar to the original wrecked in 1919 when a flash flood carried her down the river and out to sea the ship was then washed up at Marlo wrecked. Anyway you can experience a cruise upon a genuine paddle steamer and imagine what life was like in the early 1900’s. Cruises are conducted regularly, more frequently over main holiday periods. Book at the Marlo General Store or at Brodribb River Jetty.
Explore Cape Conran Coastal Park 15 kilometers from Marlo consists of 11,700 hectares of coastal wilderness and fronts onto 60 kms of isolated sandy beaches renowned for spectacular beach for surf fishing, exploring rock pools, boardwalks and bush tracks. Accommodation is available in the caravan and camp park, cottages and cabins.