Lakes Entrance Travel Guide

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Lakes Entrance Things to Do

  • Take the Wine Cruise

    On board you will be enjoying fine food, fine wines and all the tastes and flavours of our diverse Gippsland Region.Your skipper Tony, is a 4th generation seaman, a local character with a great sense of humour, he has extensive knowledge of the Gippsland Lakes area and it's most interesting history. Add to that the Lonsdale's colourful past, and...

  • Cruising on the lakes

    If you don't feel like skippering your own boat, go on a cruise instead with Peel's Lakes Cruises. Trip starts from 2-4.30pm and tickets can be purchased at the Lakes Entrance Information Center for A$35 per person. To board the ship, look for the jetty in town which is across the street from the Post Office.This is an interesting journey traveling...

  • Entrance to the lakes

    This is why the town is called Lakes Entrance. You can view this when you cross over the footbridge to the 90 Mile Beach or take a boat cruise.

  • Watching the wildlife

    I was watching these birds who were waiting in line so patiently for food to be thrown to me by fishermen who had just completed their day's catch. Of course, there was a food fight as soon fish were given to them!

  • Day at the beach - 90 Mile Beach

    90 Mile Beach is a long strip of beach with soft golden sand and pretty strong waves. At Lakes Entrance, this is a good place to laze by the beach, get a tan, go fishing and take a walk.The sand was pretty hot though so you either walk with your shoes on or walk along the water edge. There is a life guard on duty and facilities are being built for...

  • Take a walk on the footbridge

    We kept reading about this footbridge so let's check out what's so great about it. The footbridge actually spans Gippsland Lakes' Cunninghame Arm and takes us to the start of the 90 Mile Beach.As we walked along the footbridge, we saw many golden oldies fishing and having a cup of coffee. I peered into the waters and was fascinated to see jelly...


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Lakes Entrance Restaurants

  • Charming dining at Lakes Entrance

    Miriam's restaurant offers a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Food is freshly prepared using local produce like Gippsland beef, seafood and seasonally fresh vegetables.Centrally located on the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance with a great view of the lake.

  • Anyone for fresh seafood?

    Our host at the B&B recommended that we dine at this restaurant for the best oysters. And it was great!Originally we had ordered just half a dozen oysters thinking that it would be enough. We ended up eating a dozen oysters, a main course, a dessert and wine.All for A$70 for 2 pax.The best table at the restaurant is the one facing the sunset. So be...

  • Watch the Fishing fleet

    Local pub with very good Bistro. The Central Hotel Family Bistro is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week.On a hot day you might like to wander outside and enjoy your meal in our outside area, watching the fishing fleet ply their trade


Lakes Entrance Warnings and Dangers

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    Lakes Entrance. Water Dangers

    by Chriselle65 Written Feb 10, 2004

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    I would just like to warn travelers about a couple of water Dangers.
    When swimming on the ocean beach, there are usually Life Saver Guards on duty. Swim within the flags they have set up on the beach, as the rip in the water can be quite strong and you may get into trouble if you swim outside the flag area.
    Secondly if you are attempting to go through the entance from the lakes to the ocean by boat, be very careful as there is a shifting sand bar hiding under the water just outside the ocean entrance and it has claimed several lives.

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Lakes Entrance Off The Beaten Path

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    Trestle Bridge

    by TravelBug_sg Written Dec 29, 2003

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    About 1km before you enter Nowa Nowa town, en route to Buchan Caves. PLEASE do not forgo this opportunity to see the 60 Foot bridge built long ago by Australian pioneers! Majestic view

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