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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
2019
      4th May


Main Beach Walk
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 3.1K from Lakes Entrance

Opera by the Lakes


Gippsland Opera proudly present Opera by the Lakes at Nyerimilang Heritage Park. Nyerimilang is a beautiful National Park with stunning views over the Gippsland Lakes, set in a natural amphitheater.

Opera By The Lakes 2019 features international Bass opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes, multi Aria-winning group - The Idea of North, Coloratura Soprano - Georgia Wilkinson and Madeline Crombie.

East Gippsland Symphonia will play prior whilst you munch your lunch. Pre-order a delicious boxed picnic, with profit going to Bairnsdale Regional Health Services, or bring your own picnic, chairs provided. No BYO drinks. However wine can be purchased at the venue, plus tea, coffee, ice cream and cakes.

Tickets on sale now by contacting booking office by telephone. This is a ticketed event and it does sell out.


Event Dates
2019
      17th Mar


Kalimna West Road
Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909

Located 6.6K from Lakes Entrance

Feral Forage and Feast


Feral Forage and Feast shows the inherent deliciousness in Victoria's pest problem. Time to eat the problem. Venison, nettles, blackberries and rabbits.

Learn how to get creative with agricultural enemies through with workshops run by local artisans, cooking competitions and presentations.

Just add local music and craft beer and get ready to party the problem away.

Hosted by East Gippsland Marketing in partnership with East Gippsland Food Cluster, Destination Gippsland and East Gippsland Shire Council.

Free entry. Tickets to the workshops can be purchased on the day.


Event Dates
2019
      5th May


84 Main Street
Bruthen, VIC, 3885

Located 21.3K 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 begins at at 8:30am through to approximately 1:00pm in the grounds and supper room of the Bruthen Mechanics Hall.

Explore high quality artisan and fresh produce stalls along with other special attractions for the day. Enjoy time out with family and friends over a coffee and hot cinnamon donuts freshly made by the local Lions club, burger and sausage sizzle with fresh salad buns, and so it goes on. There is something for everyone, all ages catered for.

Stall holders can choose to show their goods in outside stalls or may choose to be in doors in the large under cover areas, or in the fully enclosed mechanics hall, perfect for any weather conditions.


Event Dates
2019
      16th Mar
      20th Apr
      18th May
      15th Jun
      20th Jul


Main Street
Bruthen, VIC, 3885

Located 21.7K from Lakes Entrance

Art Gallery Fundraiser


Help East Gippsland Art Gallery jumpstART creative learning in East Gippsland by employing an education officer.

This event is hosted by Paynesville Wine Bar. Ticket includes food and a complimentary drink, music, artistic fun and a guest motivational speaker.

$30 of ticket price is donated direct to East Gippsland Art Gallery. Auction and other donation options available on the night.


Event Dates
2019
      28th Feb


85 The Esplanade
Paynesville, VIC, 3880

Located 25.0K 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, available to 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 1,100 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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