MetungAustralia

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Visit Metung

Surrounded on three sides by water, this lakeside town has a pretty boardwalk promenade and is the perfect place to launch your boating adventure.

Experience the pristine waterways of the Gippsland Lakes from Metung, a cozy waterfront town perched on a narrow peninsula jutting into Lake King. The town has been a fishing outpost since the 19th century and there’s no limit to its beautiful lakeside views as you look out from the town’s marinas and jetties. Embark on a sightseeing cruise around Australia’s largest inland network of waterways or relax with a coastal stroll along the long boardwalk that skirts the town.

Metung’s portside heritage can be seen in its historic architecture. Check out the Metung Hotel, which dates back to 1873. Wander around the town center and enjoy easy access to beautiful Bancroft Bay and the adjacent wharf. The Metung Boardwalk runs along the town’s eastern coastline from the center of town on the tip of the narrow peninsula and stretches north as the coastline wraps around the wide arc of Bancroft Bay. Local artists, jewelers and craftspeople display their work in Metung’s studios and galleries.

Save some time to grab a table at a waterfront café and indulge in a late breakfast or a laid-back lunch. Savor fresh ingredients sourced from the fertile plains of Gippsland’s countryside as you look out over Lake King. Alternatively, pick a pretty place opposite the Village Green to enjoy a picnic if the sun is shining. Select from Metung’s collection of restaurants that serve local seafood and regional wine, or enjoy a hearty meal at the Metung Pub. Outside, you’ll see pelicans feasting on a lunch of fish scraps left by local fishermen.

Take a dip at Metung Beach, rent a small boat or join a cruise to explore the beautiful waterways. Go waterskiing or feel the breeze in your hair as you sail a small rental yacht. Drop a fishing line from the various piers and you might catch bream, flathead, whiting and shrimp.

Metung is located on the lakeside of East Gippsland. It is less than a 4-hour drive east from Melbourne. Relax in one of the hotels near the wharf. With its boundless waters and year-round appeal, Metung is a picturesque place of simple pleasures.

Top hotels in Metung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Metung Holiday Villas
Metung Holiday Villas
4 out of 5
1 Mairburn Rd, Metung, VIC
AU$120
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Situated in Metung, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Ninety Mile Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of Nyerimilang Heritage Park and Lakes Entrance ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (174 reviews)

"Our stay here was awesome, the Managers were very helpful and very generous. our kids loved their choccy's left on the beds. We will definitely stay here again"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct. 2019

Metung Holiday Villas
5 Knots Metung
5 Knots Metung
5 out of 5
42 Metung Rd, Shaving Point, Metung, VIC
AU$345
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Situated on a lake, this luxury apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Ninety Mile Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of Nyerimilang Heritage Park and Lakes ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (184 reviews)

"Very nice apartment and good views and location. Definitely will come back."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

5 Knots Metung
The Moorings at Metung
The Moorings at Metung
4.5 out of 5
44-48 Metung Road, Metung, VIC
AU$185
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Located in the heart of Metung, this luxury apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Ninety Mile Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of Nyerimilang Heritage ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (290 reviews)

"One of the cleanest hotels i have stayed in... credit to the owners... who are also freindly and informative... definitely will be back..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

The Moorings at Metung

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Lakes Entrance Lookout
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Lakes Entrance Lookout

4.5/5(214 reviews)

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.

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Nice and quiet...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Exactly that - it’s unique.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

The most beautiful town and area. Clean, quiet and pristine. Takes your soul to a different place

3/5 - Okay

MELtravellor

Nov 9, 2019

Metung is a good place but living close to Geelong and after visiting Lorne, I wouldn't rate it very highly. In fact, it is nothing extraordinary and not worth the money we were being charged. I don't intend to visit again. One visit was enough

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 21, 2019

The township itself was beautiful and quiet not much in the way of shops but lakes is close enough for shopping needs

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 19, 2019

We didn’t explore Metung, we were just passing through. I don’t think there was much to see or do from our quick drive around.