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Exploring Lakes Entrance

With its picture-perfect setting surrounded by deserted beaches and the Gippsland Lakes and their many rivers and tributaries, the holiday town of Lakes Entrance is the perfect place from which to explore Victoria State’s watery wonderland. The town, set on 90 Mile Beach, is still a fishing harbour, with its many trawlers making daily runs into the Southern Ocean and returning with the freshest possible seafood delights.

The resort is well-known for its variety of water sports which take in the rivers and lakes, as well as the ocean, including catamaran sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, as well as diving, jet-skiing, and paddle–boating. Lakes Entrance is a favorite family holiday destination for its beaches, patrolled all summer-long by lifeguards to ensure safe swimming. Wilson’s Promontory National Park, with its marshes, valleys, beaches, swamps, and rainforest, gives glorious views, remote beauty, and great bushwalking trails.

Sights nearby

The natural, mostly unspoiled, loveliness of the region is its main attraction, along with the typical flora, fauna, and birdlife. The beaches here are superb and generally uncrowded, and Lakes Entrance and other nearby lake and oceanside towns are historic, laid-back, and charming.

Lake Tyers Forest Park
With lovely Lake Tyers at its heart, the Lake Tyers Forest Park is a picturesque mix of wetlands, bushland, rainforest, and marine ecosystems set on a narrow coastal plain backing 90 Mile Beach. Surf and boat-based fishing, camping, bushwalking, and boating are the to-dos here, and canoeing along the back waterways is a rare treat for birders.

Wyanga Park Winery
On the outskirts of Lakes Entrance you’ll find Wyanga Park Winery, which is popular with visitors for its interesting wine tours and quaint little restaurant serving delicious food under the vines. Low-key wine-tasting, friendly owners and an unpretentious setting make this an enjoyable day out.

Nyerimilang Heritage Park
A historic homestead, a farmhouse, and amazing views across the town and the ocean await visitors to this heritage bushland park with its walking trails and working farm. Kangaroos, wombats, and a wide variety of bird species can be spotted, and the café and picnic site are perfect places for a refuelling stop.

Stoney Creek Trestle Bridge
Set on a turn between Lakes Entrance and Lake Tyers, this picturesque wooden railway bridge is a true remnant of Australia’s early colonial days. There’s a viewing platform at the head of the embankment where you can stand and wonder how early bridge-builders managed to get the huge wooden supports into place.

Buchan Caves
The underground wonderland of Buchan Caves makes for a good daytrip from Lakes Entrance, with the Fairy Cave and the Royal Cave both spectacular for their rock formations and mysterious twists and turns. Guides accompany visitors, giving an overview of the caverns’ millennia of history, and kids and adults alike rate this as one of the region’s most fascinating attractions.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

Lakes Entrance is home to all kinds of restaurants, from gourmet venues to small, intimate cafés and eateries set along the harbor serving dishes created from the morning’s catch of delicious seafood. Authentic Australian country-style meals are filling and meat-heavy, and international culinary delights from Europe, Asia, and India are found in the town as well as in hotels. Centrepoint Arcade and the Esplanade Shopping Centre are the main retail hubs in town, and smaller stores offer unique souvenirs, including local cheeses and wines. Lakes Entrance hotels near amenities are the Allambi Holiday Apartments and the Econolodge Absolute.

Public transport

Lakes Entrance has a bus network serving cross-town routes and links to other nearby beauty spots, towns, and places of interest. Taxi travel is an alternative, but self-drive is the best way to see all there is to view in this stunning region.