Lakes Entrance

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Lakes Entrance showing a sunset and a bay or harbour

The gateway to Australia’s largest inland network of waterways has miles of coastline and lakeshore on its doorstep, as well as a daily catch of delicious seafood.

Check out the broad expanse of sandy beach or go boating on the calm lake waters in Lakes Entrance. This popular Gippsland getaway and fishing port is superbly located alongside some of Victoria’s most pristine waterways and the wide-open Southern Ocean. Wax up your surfboard and check the swell at the beach. Explore the lakes by boat or kayak. Cast a fishing line from the pier or grab a table at one of the town’s cafés to savor the region’s fresh local seafood.

Stroll down Lakes Entrance’s main thoroughfare, the Esplanade, and enjoy shoreline views of the Cunninghame Arm inlet. The narrow strip of land has marinas and foreshore parks on its southern side and a selection of restaurants and shops toward the north. Book a boat tour from the marina and embark on a sightseeing cruise around the magnificent lake waters. You can also rent a paddleboat or a kayak and explore the lakeshore at your own pace.

Make your way across the footbridge that connects the town center with the windswept dunes of Ninety Mile Beach. This expansive strip of golden sands faces Bass Strait and is a popular destination for swimming and surfing. Play in the waves under the watch of the local lifeguards or embark on a picturesque 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) coastal walk along the narrow peninsula to Flagstaff Lookout. From here, you’ll see gorgeous ocean views, as well as the man-made channel into the Gippsland Lakes.

Keen anglers will love the wide array of fishing spots situated along the town’s marinas and jetties. Check out the markets on Bullock Island, where you can pick up freshly seafood caught daily by local fishing fleets.

Lakes Entrance is situated between Bairnsdale and Orbost, approximately 4 hours’ drive from Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne. Choose from a range of waterfront resort villas and cozy hotels along the lakeshore. With its gorgeous waterfront views and opportunities for adventure, Lakes Entrance is a fantastic year-round destination.

Comfort Inn & Suites Lakes Entrance
Comfort Inn & Suites Lakes Entrance
3 out of 5
151 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is AU$109 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
This family-friendly Lakes Entrance hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes Entrance ...
4.2/5Very Good! (558 reviews)
"We arrived just before lockdown and were upgraded to a auite of rooms. Amazing experience."

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Lakes Entrance
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is AU$171 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Located in Lakes Entrance, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes ...
4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
"Good location, nice apartment size and good amenities."

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

The Esplanade Resort and Spa
Bellevue on the Lakes
Bellevue on the Lakes
4 out of 5
201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is AU$197 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (601 reviews)
"Booked for five people, bedding was only provided for three. However, room was clean, large and very conveniently located to the market. Breakfast at Albert and Co was delicious."

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

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.
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Allambi Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
34 Carpenter St, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is AU$164 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Situated in the business district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lakes Entrance Bowls Club, Cunningham Foot Bridge and Main Beach. Lakes ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (174 reviews)
"It was clean and friendly service."

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2021

Allambi Holiday Apartments
Ultimate Holiday Apartments
Ultimate Holiday Apartments
4.5 out of 5
607 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC
The price is AU$245 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Situated by the ocean, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cunningham Foot Bridge and Main Beach. Lakes Entrance-Lake Tyers Coastal Reserve ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (127 reviews)
"Loved the location and the apartment was so spacious and had everything we needed. Perfect for short and long stays. We will be back that’s for sure !"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2021

Ultimate Holiday Apartments
Waverley House Cottages
Waverley House Cottages
3.5 out of 5
205 Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance, VIC
Situated in Lakes Entrance, this cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lakes Entrance Golf Club, Eastern Beach and Cunningham Foot Bridge. Main Beach and Lakes Entrance ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Magnificent cottages
"Cottages were extremely clean and provided everything needed for a two day break. Luxurious and easy short drive into Lakes Entrance township."

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

Waverley House Cottages
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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