As residents of the only dedicated village on the shores of the Victorian coastal treasure of the Gippsland Lakes, the people of Metung really do live the good life. And, more importantly, they are generous in sharing their Eden with visitors. Set on a narrow neck of land, Metung looks out over the waters of King and Victoria lakes to the Lakes National Park. It is a unique location in an environment tailored to marine recreation, fishing, beachcombing and bushwalking in a lake studded park. A number of charter companies operating sail and powered craft cruising the lakes, the rivers and the ocean are based in Metung. It is also an area noted for the quality of its craft work and the local Wood Carving Gallery is well worth a visit. St Johns Church and Nyerimilang House, too, are local landmarks. The area has long held special significance for the Aborigines and their presence over thousands of years is symbolised by the formation locals know as the ancient Aboriginal Rock. Secluded though it is, Metung is only a few kilometres to the south of the Princess Highway.