Stunning swimming beaches, a thriving water sports scene, glistening lakes and world-class fishing has kept Lakes Entrance at the top of the holiday destination charts for decades. This lively family-friendly town is set at the eastern edge of Ninety Mile Beach, where the Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland waterways, break through to the Southern Ocean.


Take a stroll along the lakeside Esplanade, lined with attractive park lands brimming with waterfront eateries and accommodation overlooking the marina. A short walk over the footbridge and through the dunes gets you to the golden sands of Ninety Mile Beach. This is an excellent surf beach, great for swimming, and is patrolled over summer months.

At the western end of town is the Griffiths Sea Shell Museum, boasting one of Australia’s largest collections of sea life, from displays of coral reefs, rare fish and oodles of shells.


The vast Gippsland Lakes is an unsurpassed water playground, suitable for just about any water-based activity imaginable: sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating or swimming. The Gippsland Lakes are the largest inland lakes in Australia, fed by mighty mountain rivers of the high country, and are unimaginably beautiful.


There are ample marinas, jetties, boat ramps, fishing supplies, boat charters, tours and hundreds of kilometres of lake coastline to explore. Drop a line from one of the jetties or in the surf, or take a charter for some offshore angling.

Part of the: Coastal Discovery Drive route

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What Locals Love About the Lakes Entrance

Trent Davis scaled

There’s no better place than Lakes Tyers to fulfill my passion for fishing! There’s nothing better than catching a monster flathead!

Trent Davis

Sarah Venture Out

I love exploring the great outdoors and Lakes Entrance is the perfect playground for all things adventurous! Everything is at your doorstep, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, scenic helicopter rides…there’s never a dull moment here!

Sarah Carlisle

Matt McDonald

I love the sense of community here. People are always eager to help each other out, no matter if you’re local or just a visitor. We’re a big family and we look after each other!

Matt O'Donnell