Marlo, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Marlo

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.

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The Mighty Snowy River Near Marlo
The Mighty Snowy River Near Marlo

Accommodation to Suit All
Accommodation to Suit All

Catch a Bream at the Jetty
Catch a Bream at the Jetty

Paddle Steamer Curlip
Paddle Steamer Curlip

 

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Marlo Accommodation


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SAILORS COTTAGES Holiday Houses, and A COTTAGE FOR 2
Marlo VIC 3888
Your home-away-from-home. Set on over an acre of birdfilled grounds, beautifully appointed.
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Marlo Activities


Water Safety Hints
Water Safety Hints
• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.
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