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Lakes Entrance
Travel Guide

The gateway to Australia’s largest inland network of waterways has miles of coastline and lakeshore on its doorstep, as well as a daily catch of delicious seafood.

Check out the broad expanse of sandy beach or go boating on the calm lake waters in Lakes Entrance. This popular Gippsland getaway and fishing port is superbly located alongside some of Victoria’s most pristine waterways and the wide-open Southern Ocean. Wax up your surfboard and check the swell at the beach. Explore the lakes by boat or kayak. Cast a fishing line from the pier or grab a table at one of the town’s cafés to savor the region’s fresh local seafood.

Stroll down Lakes Entrance’s main thoroughfare, the Esplanade, and enjoy shoreline views of the Cunninghame Arm inlet. The narrow strip of land has marinas and foreshore parks on its southern side and a selection of restaurants and shops toward the north. Book a boat tour from the marina and embark on a sightseeing cruise around the magnificent lake waters. You can also rent a paddleboat or a kayak and explore the lakeshore at your own pace.

Make your way across the footbridge that connects the town center with the windswept dunes of Ninety Mile Beach. This expansive strip of golden sands faces Bass Strait and is a popular destination for swimming and surfing. Play in the waves under the watch of the local lifeguards or embark on a picturesque 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) coastal walk along the narrow peninsula to Flagstaff Lookout. From here, you’ll see gorgeous ocean views, as well as the man-made channel into the Gippsland Lakes.

Keen anglers will love the wide array of fishing spots situated along the town’s marinas and jetties. Check out the markets on Bullock Island, where you can pick up freshly seafood caught daily by local fishing fleets.

Lakes Entrance is situated between Bairnsdale and Orbost, approximately 4 hours’ drive from Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne. Choose from a range of waterfront resort villas and cozy hotels along the lakeshore. With its gorgeous waterfront views and opportunities for adventure, Lakes Entrance is a fantastic year-round destination.

The Esplanade Resort and Spa
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is £101 per night from 3 May to 4 May

Located in Lakes Entrance, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes ...

4.3/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"Good"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

The Esplanade Resort and Spa
Bellevue on the Lakes
Bellevue on the Lakes
4 out of 5
201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is £106 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (565 reviews)

"It was amazing experience will definitely come back.room was very cozy,worth every penny.we can recommend to anyone without any hesitation."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2021

Bellevue on the Lakes
Koonwarra Holiday Park
Koonwarra Holiday Park
2 out of 5
687 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is £44 per night from 14 Apr to 15 Apr

Situated near the beach, this campsite is within a 5-minute walk of Eastern Beach and Lakes Entrance-Lake Tyers Coastal Reserve. Cunningham Foot Bridge and Main ...

4.1/5Very Good! (209 reviews)

"Close to the beach and within walking distance to the town."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

Koonwarra Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Koonwarra Holiday Park
Koonwarra Holiday Park
2 out of 5
687 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is £44 per night from 14 Apr to 15 Apr

Situated near the beach, this campsite is within a 5-minute walk of Eastern Beach and Lakes Entrance-Lake Tyers Coastal Reserve. Cunningham Foot Bridge and Main ...

4.1/5Very Good! (209 reviews)

"Close to the beach and within walking distance to the town."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

Koonwarra Holiday Park
Kickback Cottages
Kickback Cottages
3 out of 5
32 Roadknight Street, Lakes Entrance, VIC

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cunningham Foot Bridge, Main Beach and Eastern Beach. Lakes Entrance-Lake Tyers ...

3.9/5Good! (94 reviews)

"The property is close to shops and beach, unit was spacious and well equipped with full kitchen including actual oven and microwave, although the fridge wasn't turned on and needs to be running for a few days to get it out of slumber, but apart from this mishap it was an enjoyable 2 days , air-con ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Kickback Cottages
BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village
BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village
2 out of 5
55 Roadknight Street, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is £79 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr

This family-friendly Lakes Entrance campsite is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Cunningham Foot Bridge and Main Beach. Eastern Beach and Lakes ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (158 reviews)
Great location

"Great location and cabins contained everything we needed for a weekend away."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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16 Feb 2019

We were only there for half a day. Beaches are nice and found a nice restaurant to eat.

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