Buchan Caves Reserve is closed due to an unforeseen weather event. Visitors are advised to take care and please adhere to warnings, road closures and advice provided by emergency services across the shire.

 

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.

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Explore the beauty of East Gippslands lakes.

East Gippsland is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, lush forest and picturesque views. 

This three day itinerary allows you to explore the hidden gems of East Gippslands Lakes.

Start planning your adventure filled, long weekend now.


Day 1

Enjoy your first day exploring the beauty of one of Victoria's top tourist towns. 

Arrive and unpack in Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance offers endless accommodation options catering for all different traveling styles. Whether you're camping in a tent or looking for a cabin for the whole family to enjoy.

Lakes Recreation and Camping Reserve - offers on the water powered and unpowered sites perfect for the eager campers in tents, camper trailers and caravans. The park is walking distance from the Lakes Entrance Esplanade.

Beachcomber Holiday Units - choose from five fully self contained holiday units providing you with everything you and your family need for the perfect getaway. Only steps away from the exciting attractions Lakes Entrance has to offer.

Eight acres - Looking for more of a unique option, only a short drive from Lakes Entrance you will find eight acres set in the native bushland. Camp in their luxury glamping tents or coastal farm house cottages.


 Get the know the area & Explore the Esplanade 

Check out the Lakes Entrance lookout, and Jemmy point lookout for amazing views of the Gippsland Lakes and Entrance. Take the time to wander the esplanade we recommend visiting The Griffiths Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display, and Big Bear Donuts..

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Off the Wharf fish and chippery

Enjoy lunch on bullock island at the new floating fish and chippery. While you’re there watch the fishing boats unload and try your luck at  the dolphin look lookout and see what creatures you can spot.

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Lakes Entrance Aqua Park

It’s time to get wet and wild at the Lakes Entrance Aqua Park, this floating obstacle course will have you off your feet and laughing until hurts. Paddle your way in the lake with their paddle boats and bikes also available for hire.

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The Servo & The Pit

It’s time to relax and rejuvenate at the local drinking hole. Enjoy live music, refreshing beverages and delicious American BBQ styled food at The Pit. 

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Day 2

It's time to get out and explore the coastal towns that surround. Your in for a treat!!!

Lakes Entrance - Raymond Island Koala Trail

1hr 6min I 54km

Gather a bag of essentials before heading to Paynesville. Park the car  (best parking would be Fleischer St Paynesville) before walking down to board the iconic Raymond Island Ferry departing every 20 minutes from Paynesville. Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate from The Two Has Beans before beginning your journey along the Raymond Island Koala Trail. Keep your eyes peeled high in the trees and see how many Koala you can count!

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Raymond Island - Nungurner Boat House and Jetty

1hr I 49km

Take the scenic drive to Nungurner to see the charming boathouse at the jetty. 

pyh 8     pyh 9


Nungurner Boat House and Jetty - Metung Country Club 

8min I 7km

Your body is going to need refuelling after all that Koala spotting. Enjoy a laid back lunch at Metung Country Club overlooking the golf course.

pyh 10     pyh 11


Metung Country Club - Metung Hot Springs 

1min I 5m

It’s time to grab your togs and get ready for a afternoon of relaxation at winning Metung Hot Springs. Soak all those troubles away while taking the million dollar views from every vantage point.

pyh 12     pyh 13


Day 3

Albert & Co

Enjoy one of the best breakfast venues in town. Albert & Co. has quickly become a local institution with great coffee and a diverse menu.

pyh 45     pyh 3


Albert & Co - Red Bluff 

12min I 10km

Head on over to the Red Bluff where you can take a short walk along the beach and cliff top. 

Enjoy magnificent views at the Red Bluff Lookout and try your luck at spotting a whale.


Red Bluff - Lake Tyers Beach Tavern 

4min I 2.8km

Head out to Lake Tyers for lunch with a view at the Lake Tyers Beach Tavern. Sit out on the deck and soak up the sunshine.

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Lake Tyers Beach Tavern - Red Bluff Brewery 

7min I 6.9km

Before you leave this land of wonder why not stop in to one of East Gippsland’s gourmet breweries and try a paddle of Red Bluff beer.

pyh 6     pyh 7

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