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Lakes Entrance

A much loved Victorian holiday spot, Lakes Entrance occupies a spectacular position in the memories of holiday-makers and on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meet the Southern Ocean.

Summer is spent on the water in Lakes Entrance. Cross the footbridge to the popular Ninety Mile Beach surf beach, patrolled by lifesavers during the summer months, or take a hike to 'the entrance' of the Gippsland Lakes.

The Lakes Entrance township has an easy seaside charm that invites visitors to unwind and relax. It doesn't get much more laid-back than a boat cruise on the Gippsland Lakes, the largest inland network of waterways in Australia. You can get more active and hire a paddleboat or catamaran.

Head to Jemmy's Point Lookout for sweeping views of the town, lakes and the entrance. Cycle the Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail from Bairnsdale. Make Lakes Entrance your base as you explore the historic Nyerimilang Homestead and Park and the beautiful Lake Tyers Township and the Lake Tyers Forest Park.

Lakes Entrance is renowned as a 'seafood capital' due to the large number of fishing trawlers operating in the area. Catch your own fish or savour the catches from fresh seafood shops.

Play a round of golf at either one of the golf courses or tee off for fun at one of the mini golf parks.

Lakes Entrance is approximately four hours from Melbourne along the Princes Highway. It is serviced daily by rail to Bairnsdale and then coach to Lakes Entrance from Melbourne.

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Nyerimilang Heritage Park


Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by garden and scenic walks meander along bush and farm tracks, past Kurrajong trees, wetland areas and through the East Gippsland Indigenous Plant Garden.

Walking tracks:
- Whistling Kite Track (0.75 km - 10 mins one way): after a grassland walk, the track passes through various forest types. The Whistling Kite, a large brown hawk, nests in the tall Blue Gums that surround this short walk.
- Homestead Track (1.1 km - 25 mins one way): the original entrance to Nyerimilang Homestead was via this track from Maringa Creek crossing. Leaving the homestead, the track gently descends through moist gully vegetation to swamp, then salt marsh.
- Cliff Top Walk (1.7 km - 30 mins one way): the meandering, mostly level track affords the visitor panoramic views of the nearby lake system and Bass Strait beyond.
- Kurrajong Track (0.75 km - 10 mins one way): this track is a link between Cliff Top and Homestead tracks. The Kurrajong, an evergreen native tree, is most obvious on the northern end of this track.
- Salt Marsh Track (1.2 km - 25 mins one way): the track is from the Kalimna West road to Reeve Channel. The salt marsh environment surrounding the tidal Maringa Creek gives way to the sandy shoreline of the lake system.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Nungurner Road
Nungurner, VIC, 3909

Located 7.7K from Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance: Events

Bronze Camp


During the summer school holidays (December 6 to 12) join the Bronze Camp at Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance.

The Surf Bronze Camp provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills in an activity, which not only offers personal and physical development but also an invaluable community service while having fun at the beach.

Applications close 30 November, so make sure to book early.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec
      12th Dec
      13th Dec
      14th Dec
      15th Dec
      16th Dec
      17th Dec
      18th Dec


The Hummocks Main Beach
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 1.0K from Lakes Entrance

Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival


The Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival is an annual event that brings to life the East Gippsland town of Bruthen, showcasing a weekend line-up of talented musicians, a colourful market, village buskers and a variety of food stalls, all with a family-friendly atmosphere and plenty of activities for the kids.

The Bruthen Blues and Arts festival is held in the main street of town and apart from the main events and some workshops, it is free to enter.

The weekend has something for everyone, kicking off with the Friday night Jam Competition. Bring the family and wander the main street markets, the local brewery, bakery, cafes, music shop and second-hand stores. With free music on the street stage, followed by the laid back, family friendly Blues Cafe at the Hall and the Big Blues Bash event at the Bruthen Inn Hotel on the Saturday night, the festival provides entertainment right across the weekend.

The free street stage music and market continues on Sunday, along with the popular parade and the Duck Race on the Tambo River. The Festival winds up Sunday afternoon with the Blues Recovery Session at the Bruthen Inn Hotel.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Feb
      18th Feb
      19th Feb


Main Street
Bruthen, VIC, 3885

Located 23.5K from Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance: Travel Tips

Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre


Lakes Entrance VIC is the place to come for information on the region. The best known destination, the Gippsland Lakes, is the biggest and most beautiful expanse of inland waterways in the southern hemisphere. Walk across the sand dunes to the famous Ninety Mile Beach.

With eight magnificent National Parks on the coast and in the high country of Gippsland, more than any other region of Australia. These include the Alpine National Park - Victoria's biggest, the Snowy River National Park and the UNESCO- listed Croajingalong National Park that embraces 100 kilometres of coastline.

The region has two of Australia's greatest driving routes. The Great Alpine Road, which winds through the Alpine National Park and Victoria's high country. The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive, which in East Gippsland, starts at Croajingalong National Park and ends at the Gippsland Lakes.

With the country's biggest fishing port at Lakes Entrance, we're the fishing capital of Australia.

Book a lakeside apartment or canal villa with a boat moored at your private jetty, never leave the waterways for your entire holiday. Or stay in a country inn up in the clear mountain air of Victoria's Alpine country and simply wander through the wildflowers.




2 Marine Parade
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 0.8K from Lakes Entrance

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