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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Make a splash!

You’ve just found Australia’s largest inland waterway system and its surrounding hubs.  Glistening streams, fishable rivers, tidal Lakes and the Ninety Mile Beach. Boat, swim, sail, canoe, kayak, fish; in fact you can experience just about any water activity your heart desires. 

The Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering 400sq km, and are separated from the ocean with coastal sand dunes. Bird and marine life thrive here, with dolphins and pelicans always high on the list of must-sees. 

The Mitchell River Silt Jetties are a geographical highlight now being claimed as the longest in the world. Drive along the silt jetty out into Lake King with the Mitchell River on one side and lake on the other. Or alternatively, see the jetties from the air to really understand the geography. The lakes are best seen from the water, but can be visited from the shore by using one of our lakeside villages as your hub. Hire a boat, or bring your own, these incredible waterways offer so much, with 40 casual jetties and top amenities on offer. 

So come and explore, The Gippsland Lakes.

    Around the Lakes

    Lakes Entrance

    Lakes Entrance

    One 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 sel...


    The tranquil village of Metung has long been a favourite for holiday-makers. Enjoy the scenic drive along the river into Metung and even stop to throw in a line.

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