Gippsland Lakes
Gippsland Lakes
4.5
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Australia's largest and most beautiful inland waterways, the Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering over 600 square kilometres. The Lakes are separated from the ocean by coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach. Bird and marine life thrive here, with lake dolphins and pelicans frequenting many locations.
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia17,339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
My wife and I visited this part of Victoria for a holiday recently. Lakes Entrance is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in Victoria (perhaps second or third to The Great Ocean Road).

We stayed in a spacious apartment at the Esplanade Resort and Spa for five nights. This is a very central location to visit the surrounding areas, including the Buchan Caves, Raymond Island, Paynesville, Lake Tyres State Park and Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

We also enjoyed a 3 hour boat cruise in Lakes Entrance and walked 5 kilometres along the Entrance Walk to enjoy the scenery and exercise.
Written 22 April 2023
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Ange K
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
OK, pack enough anti bug spray, good footwear and a bottle of water. Then enjoy your walk in this stunning area
Written 24 January 2023
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia2,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Great place to spend a couple of days even when the weather is not ideal. The lookout on the highway north out of the Entrance is recommended for the best view of the Lakes and the entrance itself. There is a huge amount of sea bird life here and the ninety mile beach.
Written 20 December 2022
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Gippsland Lakes are a must place to visit or holiday at in Victoria .
Miles of beautiful waterways fed by about six decent rivers and the only entry to the ocean is the man made entrance At the town of Lakes Entrance which is itself a major holiday destination.
The lakes are a huge tourist attraction, boating and fishing and most water sports are carried out on these great waters . There is a big fishing fleet based at Lakes Entrance that fish the ocean waters not the lake waters.
There are a few lovely towns on the sides of the Lakes that basically survive from the tourism the lakes bring.
Make sure you make a trip to the lakes you will not be disappointed
Written 25 August 2022
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Trent S
Sydney, Australia212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Lovely place to visit, easy access to inlet and beach- lots of opportunities to hire boats or paddle boards, and there are options for most ability levels.
Written 8 July 2022
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Tuccamore
118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Great place with so much to do and plenty of fresh seafood. Caravan parks aplenty! You can choose between river or ocean to play! Lots of foreshore activities. Lots of coffee shops and cafes! We bet this crowded during school holiday periods.
Written 28 March 2022
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Nirmani H
Berwick, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful location surrounded by the lakes. We went on ferry ride across the lakes. Can watch seals and dolphins as well.
Written 21 February 2021
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watkini
Diamond Creek, Australia63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Lovely area but not a lot for elderly people. We did a few walks. Wanted to do the Entrance walk but after 25 minutes one way we gave up. Didn't realise it was sand all the way and hard going.
We also did a cruise which was really nice but couldn't do the one we wanted as they only run certain cruises on certain days. Worth checking before you go.
There are clubs and pokies which we are not interested in. No music which was disappointing.
Have to say we didn't have a bad meal in either the Central hotel - we went there for 3 nights - RSL club where we had Chinese food, or Soda Fish which is fine dining, great service but expensive. Also had lunch at the bakery which was ok.
Drove to the Marlo hotel one day just to do something different from L.E. which was nice and good to see a bit more of East Gippsland.
We spent 5 nights there but would probably recommend 3 or 4 maximum.
If you are in to fishing or going to the beach, it's great.
Written 5 February 2021
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Michael C
Melbourne, Australia5,995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Attractive series of large lakes offering many holiday and recreational boating options. We stayed at Metung and enjoyed taking a hire boat down to Barrier Landing and back. Also visited Paynesville and Lakes Entrance (including Nyerimilang Heritage Park). Various walks and short drives are also a great way to take in this area.
Written 4 February 2021
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Paul T
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Enjoyed beach. Was free and as Lakes Main had extorted all our money on Xmas Day had no money left .
Written 31 December 2020
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