Bruthen is a town in East Gippsland on a banks of the Tambo River with a population of about 500.
Bruthen is on the East Gippsland Rail Trail and is about a 30 minute bus ride from nearby Bairnsdale.
Tambo is not built to face the Tambo River, but rather a central nature strip between the service road and the highway. This is quite pretty park, with gardens and visitor information boards.
- Tambo River. You can walk over the highway bridge or the railtrail bridge over the river. The Tambo is not navigable to this point, but you can cool off a little in it.
- Berry farm. Around 3km from town on the Omeo road, there is a berry farm, selling raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries for around $4 a punnet. Season Dec-Feb.
There is a choice of two take-away style eateries.
- Le Cafe
- 1 Bruthen Bakery, 62 Main St, ☏ . Good for pies, sausage rolls, pastries and cakes.
- 1 Bruthen Brewery, 46 Main St, ☏ . W-Su 10AM-5PM. Six types of beer are sold here: pale ale, wheat beer, pilsner, stout IPA and brown ale. You can have a feed here and they will recommend which beers pairs best with the meal.