But none of those things are the reason I would - and will - go back. So, what really makes Walhalla something special? What makes Victorians and other travellers go out of their way to come here?
A little thing called magic...
It's a shock at first, when you're used to being contactable anywhere, everywhere, anytime. And for my little family to get away from that, we usually travel further and into more remote places. So to realise that here is a spot, not too far away, with no phone service, internet or television, is like taking a deep breath and really letting go.
Much of the Gippsland region is beautiful - my sister lives there and every time I drive to her house I'm inspired by the vibrant greens, stunning scenery, peacefulness and the lifestyle. But Walhalla is a special little oasis, its hills acting as a shield to protect you from the outside demands.
A trip to Walhalla is a trip to a simpler time. Leave all your mobile devices behind, stroll the streets, enjoy the scenery and just... be.
Enormous thanks to Brand Meets Blog, Destination Gippsland, Walhalla's Star Hotel for hosting and looking after us, and my lovely fellow roadtrippers - Louisa, Claire and Toushka - for making the trip so enjoyable. Even bigger thanks to nature for providing the inspiration that is Gippsland.