Lakes Entrance, Victoria

The popular Gippsland holiday spot of Lakes Entrance is ideally situated about 3½ hours drive (or 320 kilometres) east of Melbourne. It is perfectly nestled at the eastern end of Australia's largest inland network of waterways, the Gippsland Lakes, and is also a busy fishing port due to the fact that it is where this inland lake system joins with the vast expanses of the Southern Ocean. Lakes Entrance is surrounded by pristine stretches of water which are ideal from boating and fishing, as well as having the sandy expanses and endless surf of the famous Ninety Mile Beach just a short walk over the footbridge at the centre of town.

The relaxed township of Lakes Entrance and the surrounding Gippsland area has an abundance of holiday activities and exciting things to keep people of all ages entertained. This includes sporting activities like swimming, surfing, sailing, cycling, bush walking and playing a round of golf, as well as more relaxed pastimes such as shopping, strolling along the beach, hiring a boat to explore the lakes or sampling some of the mouthwatering fresh seafood that is available at the many local restaurants and cafes. Other interesting attractions that are located nearby to Lakes Entrance include the fascinating Buchan Caves, the Wyungara Nature Sanctuary, Nyerimilang Heritage Park and the Lake Tyers Forest Park.

Of course no holiday to Lakes Entrance would be complete without trying a spot of fishing, either from one of the many jetties along the waterways, in the surf on the 90 Mile Beach or preferably from your own boat where you can find one of the many channels in order to catch some tasty flathead, bream, luderick or whiting. All of this is why Lakes Entrance has been such a popular holiday destination in Victoria for more than 100 years.

How To Get There :      There is only really one way to get to Lakes Entrance and that is by road. All you need to do is to follow the Princes Highway from either Orbost in far east Gippsland or from Melbourne, the Latrobe Valley and Bairnsdale in the west. It is also possible to take a V/Line train from Melbourne to Bairnsdale and then catch a bus from that train station to Lakes Entrance.

Weather :      The East Gippsland holiday capital of Lakes Entrance features a typical coastal Victorian climate with cold winters with more rainy days between the months of May and August, mild spring temperatures with less rain between the months of September and November and a warm summer and autumn between the months of December and April with warm to hot temperatures and relatively few rainy days.

Suitable For :      Family beach holidays, people who enjoy fishing and relaxing retreats for couples.

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