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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.

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 8.4K from Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance: Events

Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge


Experience and paddle the open water conditions on the Gippsland Lakes, on Australia's largest inland water way. View the spectacular man made entrance on the 90 Mile Beach that allows the lakes to run into Bass Strait.

Start at Paynesville for the elite paddler or Metung for the recreational paddler to finish at the Iconic Lakes Entrance Footbridge.

New categories include the LEADA challenge, family and corporate teams. Doubles sit on top craft only and Metung course.


Event Dates
2017
      6th May


Main Beach Walk
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 3.1K from Lakes Entrance

Bronze Camp - Lakes Entrance


During the summer school holidays (December 10 to 16) 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
2017
      10th Dec
      11th Dec
      12th Dec
      13th Dec
      14th Dec
      15th Dec
      16th Dec


Main Beach Walk
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 3.4K from Lakes Entrance

Wine and Dine at Rivendell


You are invited to the beautiful Rivendell Farm in Tambo Upper for a food and wine evening in an exceptional setting amongst the beautiful gardens of this iconic former dairy farm, overlooking the Tambo River and surrounding farmland.

You will indulge in three courses by Bancroft Bites all accompanied by a variety of Pizzini wines. Carlos from Pizzini Wines will also be on hand to offer insight and information about their wines.

$120 per head includes Pizzini wines and three courses by Bancroft Bites. Bookings essential by contacting Bancroft Bites by telephone or email.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Mar


926 Stephenson Road
Tambo Upper, VIC, 3885

Located 17.7K from Lakes Entrance

Bruthen Community Market


The Bruthen Community Market takes place on the third Saturday of each month at the Bruthen Mechanics Hall grounds and Police paddock.

The market is a community project of Bruthen Lions Club Inc and includes special fun kids activities, competitions, displays and so much more.

The theme of the market us make it, bake it, grow it upcycle it and collect it.

The market day kicks off around 9:00am through to approximately 1:00pm in the grounds and supper room of the Bruthen Mechanics Hall.

Explore over 40 high quality artisan and fresh produce stalls along with other special attractions for the day. Enjoy time out with family and friends over a cappuccino (Kombi Koffee mobile van), Devonshire tea (Bet's Kitchen), donuts (Bruthen Lions marquee), a burger and salad buns (beef@thegate) and so it goes on. There's something for everyone, all ages catered for.

Upon arrival collect your competition entry ticket to place in the 'competition box' at the Community Fundraising Barbecue in the backyard of the Mechanics Hall grounds. Lucky entry drawn at 12 noon and supervised by the Market Day Manager.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      20th May
      17th Jun
      15th Jul
      19th Aug
      16th Sep
      21st Oct
      18th Nov
      16th Dec
2018
      20th Jan
      17th Mar
      21st Apr
      19th May


Main Street
Bruthen, VIC, 3885

Located 21.7K 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 4.0K from Lakes Entrance

Metung Visitor Information Centre


Metung Visitor Information Centre is centrally located in the Village and is open seven days per week and can assist visitors to Metung and surrounds with local information. They can also help visitors with booking accommodation, tours and activities in this picturesque Village located on the Gippsland Lakes.

Metung is a small Village of 1100 permanent residents located on a narrow peninsula of land separating Bancroft Bay from Lake King. Situated in East Gippsland and ideally placed with the surrounding protected waters of the Gippsland Lakes.

The Metung Visitor Information Centre can also help with information on day boat hire, overnight cruiser or yacht hire, scenic cruises, galleries, restaurants, cooking school, walks, sightseeing, wineries, food trails, tours and scenic drives.

They are able to assist visitors with their free accommodation booking service, whether it be a motel, bed and breakfast, waterfront apartments, cabin, cottages and houses either in the village or the surrounding area, please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre.

Please contact Metung Visitor Information Centre for further information.




50 Metung Road,
Shop 3
Metung, VIC, 3904

Located 13.4K from Lakes Entrance

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