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With over 400 square km of sparkling lakes, quiet rivers and canals to explore you might need a few days on your boat to see it all. Yachts or cruisers are popular and can be hired. If you don’t have your own boat so you can also enjoy this boaties delight. You can stay on board or come home to land each night. It is safer boating here with few rocks or reefs, and average wind strength just 10-15 knots. Tides are minimal except around the Entrance where care sh

Thinking of heading offshore from Lakes Entrance? This Lakes Entrance Bar Crossing video gives you all the tips and tricks for crossing the bar at Lakes Entrance, on the Gippsland Lakes. ould be excercised. The rivers offer alternate boating trips. With the wind in your sails, some petrol in your motor or paddle power you can experience safer  spectacular boating.

You will hear it called the boating capital of Victoria, perhaps Australia. If you love boating then you are going to love East Gippsland. With 6 major rivers feeding the lakes and the famous 90 Mile Beach, you are spoilt for choice. Or why not try our other spectacular boating destinations including Lake Tyers, Mallacoota andMarlo. BYO boat, boat hire, sail, cruise or paddle your choice of water craft in this spectacular water wonderland. With so many choices available try one of our local businesses to assist you with any boating requirements.

Stop off on your coastal cruise and enjoy a few days or weeks in the Gippsland Lakes system. Access through the Entrance is regularly maintained. Temporary moorings are available at Lakes Entrance (Cunninghame Quay) and at Metung or Paynesville. Contact the Marine Supervisor at the East Gippsland Shire Ph: 5153 9500.

Sales, service and repairs are also available throughout East Gippsland to those who require specialist service for their boat. ThePaynesville Boatyard and Slipway provides vessel owners with a major boat launch and retrieval facility, consisting of a 120 tonne slipway and a 40 tonne vessel lift. To compliment this service, the boatyard also has the most comprehensive boat maintenance and repair facilities in the region. Well fitted out workshops enable the highly skilled staff to undertake most type of boat repairs and service.

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