Holidays in Lakes Entrance Lookout

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Get the perfect introduction to the gorgeous waterfront town of Lakes Entrance when you visit the hilltop that looks out over the surrounding waterways and dunes.

The Lakes Entrance Lookout is the ideal spot to begin your adventure in the waterfront resort town and fishing port, as well as the perfect place to mark the end of a fun-filled vacation. Make your way up to the hilltop lookout and enjoy sweeping views across the town’s breathtaking lake shores, coastal heathlands and the endless blue horizon of Bass Strait.

You can’t miss the Lakes Entrance Lookout as you enter the town from the west. Pass by the sign that welcomes you into the pretty coastal town and watch for the blue-and-yellow lookout platform. Walk up the stairway that leads up to the observation deck and take in the expansive views across the coast. The lookout has binoculars for peering into the distance to see passing boats and shorebirds by the water’s edge. Read the informative plaques that line the platform’s base and see if you can spot Lakes Entrance’s landmark sights.

Look southeast to see Rigby Island and the point where the two landmasses almost meet, known as the Narrows. The Rigby Island Gippsland Lakes Reserve protects the pristine coastal heathland. Turn west to see the shallow waters of the channel and the sandbanks that rise up into golden dunes.

Use the binoculars and watch as yachts and fishing boats sail through the narrow waterways or pass through the man-made channel that connects Lakes Entrance to the open ocean of Bass Strait.

The Lakes Entrance Lookout is situated on the hilltop that overlooks the town toward the east. It is easy to reach by car and has free on-site parking. Alternatively, you can catch the local bus to the lookout by disembarking at the Kalimna Bus Stop. The lookout is free to visit. While in the area, be sure to check out the Jemmy’s Point Lookout located nearby. This observation tower presents another perspective on the endless coastline surrounding Lakes Entrance and is equipped with a map to help you point out the different highlights in the surrounding landscape.

259 Cheap Hotels Near Lakes Entrance Lookout

The Esplanade Resort and Spa
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$175 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (997 reviews)
"Always love staying here….place and staff are always amazing!"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2022

The Esplanade Resort and Spa
Kalimna Woods Cottages
Kalimna Woods Cottages
3.5 out of 5
30 Kalimna Jetty Road, Kalimna, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$178 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly cottage in Kalimna. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (315 reviews)
"Lovely beach bush setting. Quiet location. Accommodation was comfortable. Cleanliness can be improved. Playground needs maintenance."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

Kalimna Woods Cottages
Bellevue on the Lakes
Bellevue on the Lakes
4 out of 5
201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$197 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (663 reviews)
Good value
"Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with great views of the lakes. Spacious, clean but decor a bit dated. Well equiped laundry/bathroom. Comfortable beds. Will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2022

Bellevue on the Lakes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Lakes Entrance Lookout Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Lakeside Motel Waterfront
Lakeside Motel Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
164 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$110 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Lakeside Motel Waterfront
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$175 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
Kalimna Woods Cottages
Kalimna Woods Cottages
3.5 out of 5
30 Kalimna Jetty Road, Kalimna, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$178 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Kalimna Woods Cottages
Bellevue on the Lakes
Bellevue on the Lakes
4 out of 5
201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$197 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Bellevue on the Lakes
Lookout Holiday Units
Lookout Holiday Units
3 out of 5
25 Lookout Road, Kalimna, VIC, 3909
Lookout Holiday Units
Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
3 out of 5
131 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
Charming little house in a quite street
Charming little house in a quite street
Kalimna, VIC
Charming little house in a quite street
Heyfield Motel & Apartments
Heyfield Motel & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
115 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is AU$120 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Heyfield Motel & Apartments
Lakes Caravilla Caravan Park
Lakes Caravilla Caravan Park
2 out of 5
3192 Princes Highway, Kalimna, VIC, 3909
Lakes Caravilla Caravan Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.