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 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. 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.
Things to do
- Walk across the popular landmark foot bridge over Cunningham Arm to the 90 mile beach
- Take a walk along the 90 mile beach to the mouth of the lake system and see the dolphins and seals feeding on the fish that get tossed about in the current. Here you will also find historical relics of engineering artifacts used in the construction of the opening.
- 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