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.
FISHING & BOATING
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.