My Favourite Places…The Oarhouse, Metung, East Gippsland

Meditative Metung 

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The Oarhouse

My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing 2-weeks at The Oar House, just getting away from life’s busy-ness! We loved Metung’s slower pace of life.

Quintessential Property by the lake

As we drove into Gilsenans Drive, the striking 3-storey Oar House rose up from bush-land; a mere 5 mins drive from Metung central. First impressions are of a casual and comfortable house – stylishly decorated with a relaxed blend of scandi, rustic & coastal charm; without clutter. Most windows have a bush view and there’s plenty of relaxing music provided by nature’s chirping and singing. 

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Coastal Style

The house is very comfortable with all the little details and thoughtful touches that Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats always provide that make a good holiday great. 


The Metung village itself is small, stylish & pretty minus the hectic holiday crowds. There’re a few shops, a fantastic pub and a small gourmet general store with larger supermarkets at Lakes Entrance – 15 minutes away. 

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Beautiful Metung

You can go out or enjoy hanging in. We did both; slouching around reading, biking around the thigh-burning, hilly country roads, fishing & prawning, watching some Netflix, swimming in the lakes, checking out some nearby towns and strolling along the Metung boardwalk. There were also free open-air-cinema nights on the village green and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. 

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metung pub

This is our 6th stay at one of the gorgeous Ocean Blue properties and we couldn’t recommend them more highly.