East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.

LakesEntranceboatsatwharfOne of Victoria’s premier holiday destinations, Lakes Entrance is loved for its swimming beaches, waterfront cafes and fleet of colourful fishing boats, many of which sell the day’s catch from the jetties. Located 319 kilometres from Melbourne on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean, Lakes Entrance offers myriad water-based activities. Close by, Lake Tyers Beach offers real tranquillity and a perfect holiday option. Join a guided boat tour of the Gippsland Lakes, admire the coastal scenery from Kalimna Lookout, and stroll across the footbridge from the foreshore promenade to see the vast expanse of the Ninety Mile Beach or pick up paper-wrapped fresh fish and chips from a local seafood shop. Alternatively, cast a line off the beach or hire a paddleboat, cruiser or a catamaran and catch your own.

Download the Lakes Entrance Town Centre Map listing all the attractions and town centre streets. For all the walking tracks in town the Lakes Entrance Walk Map will show you all the leisurely strolls you can take.

Thinking of heading offshore from Lakes Entrance? The Lakes Entrance Bar Crossing video gives you all the tips and tricks for crossing the bar at Lakes Entrance, on the Gippsland Lakes.

Things to do LakesEntrboatsatLakeswharfrainbow

  • Walk across the popular landmark foot bridge over Cunningham Arm to the 90 mile beach

  • Take a walk along the 90 mile beach and enjoy the ocean in all its glory

  • Walk The Esplanade of town and enjoy the wooden sculptures carved out of tree trunks along the roadside

  • Lakes Entrance is home to a large fishing fleet. Head down in the morning to buy a catch fresh off the trawlers

  • Try one of the many local cafes for a meal or some fresh seafood. 

  • Make sure you stop at the lookout on your right as you come into town for a birds eye view of the water

  • Lookouts are scattered all along the road as you drive into Lakes Entrance

  • Enjoy a swim, catch some fresh seafood and enjoy this idyllic destination

For further information or brochures visit our local Visitor Information Centre at 2 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance, or call 1800 637 060. 

Travel Time: Approximately 20 mins from Bairnsdale

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