Lakes Entrance - Australia's Water World
"Beautiful coastline and sunsets"
Lakes Entrance : the name itself conjures up images of scenic beauty, lazy days, sailing on calm waters, serenity, breeze teasing the hair and warm sunny weather.
Arriving at Lakes Entrance, we were greeted by amazing blue waters both from the sea and the lakes. As we took a walk in the evening, a spectacular sunset emerged.
This is the place to soak in some sun, peace and capture beautiful pictures on camera as well as in your mind.
Be ready to drive 309 km or 3 hours and 50 minutes if you are coming from Melbourne.
"Morning at the lake"
With so much water around us, it's only natural to stay near the lake or the sea. We opted for the former and woke up to a wonderful view like this in the morning as we took breakfast from the deck in a bed & breakfast place aptly called Breakfast by the Lake.
Though Lakes Entrance is a quiet waterfront retreat, its wildlife was anything but quiet.
As fishing is a favourite activity here, these clever birds were waiting for a bite by the jetty. Fishing enthusiasts coming back from their excursion would clean up the fish that they have caught and threw whatever they didn't want to these birds.
Have I told you already how imaginative the Australians are when thinking of names for towns, cities and places. Just take a look at the name of Lakes Entrance and just think why the town is called like this. And you're right!!
Anyway, Lakes Entrance is a beautiful little town and I even heard that it is the biggest fishing town in Victoria and maybe even of Australia, not sure about that one. A factis that there is a lot of water in and around Lakes Entrance. The town is the starting (or ending) point of 90 Miles Beach, which is another one of the imaginative names ever though of for a beach. You guessed it right again, the beach is 90 miles long ;)))
The day we arrived in Lakes Entrance we visited the beach, and although the weather was lovely it was very very windy. So we jumped in the water, but didn't lay down, because we would be completely covered in sand in no time. Instead we walked a bit along the Esplanade, with all its shops, before we returned back to the hostel for a lazy evening.
"On to Jemmies Point lookout"
The next morning we drove to the Entrance and spotted some pelicans and other birds. If you take the car up to Jemmies Point you have a great lookout over the Entrance and the lakes. Make sure to stop there is my advice before you hit the road again. Our road led us to Foster, a very small town. There is a hostel here (though not a very good one) and it's an easy drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park, the southern most point of the mainland of Austrlia