Lakes Entrance Travel Guide
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...
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...
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...
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...
Breakfast by the Lake: Close to nature
Breakfast by the Lake is a family home and running this B&B is a family affair. The house is custom built with wonderful views of the North Arm.Staying here was a peaceful, quiet experience that soothe away the stress of this city gal. We chose to stay on the upper deck of...
Bancroft Bay Apts: Metungs Newest Accomodation
One of the most impressive places we've stayed in Victoria. We splurged a little as it was our anniversary...and it was worth every penny. This flat/apartment was one month old when we stayed there...and it had all of the most modern, convenient amenities. It overlooked...
Miriam's Restaurant: 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.
Ferryman's Seafood Cafe: 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...
Central Hotel: 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
Miriam's: Don't miss the Fresh Seafood!!!!!! Scallops !
The ceilings are hung with chandeliers. There is a balcony for smoking, sipping cocktails while watching the sunset - see the pic below taken from the balcony. Prices are reasonable. E.g. Seafood platter costs A$35 or so.
The Seafood Platter is TO DIE FOR! Desserts aren't...
Lakes Entrance. Water Dangers
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.
Written Feb 10, 2004
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- Sailing and Boating
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
Written Dec 29, 2003
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