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MetungAustralia

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
The Moorings at Metung
The Moorings at Metung
4.5 out of 5
44-48 Metung Road, Metung, VIC
The price is AU$190 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.

Located in the heart of Metung, this luxury apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Metung Bushland Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ninety Mile Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (303 reviews)

"Great views and location. Family friendly. Clean with good heatings. Unfortunately no separate heating in 2nd bedroom was available so have to rely on the livingroom heating."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2020

The Moorings at Metung
Metung Waters
Metung Waters
4 out of 5
9 kurnai Avenue, Metung, VIC
The price is AU$145 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.

Situated in Metung, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Metung Bushland Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ninety Mile Beach and Tambo Delta-Metung Gippsland ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (241 reviews)

"Clean and modern. Well located close to all amenities."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Metung Waters
Metung Holiday Villas
Metung Holiday Villas
4 out of 5
1 Mairburn Rd, Metung, VIC
The price is AU$120 per night from 25 Sep. to 26 Sep.

Situated in Metung, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Metung Bushland Reserve and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Tambo Delta-Metung Gippsland Lakes Reserve. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (187 reviews)

"Nice and clean, perfect for a nice relaxing break. Well manicured gardens and surrounding areas. Lovely staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Metung Holiday Villas

Holiday Rentals in Metung

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Moorings at Metung
The Moorings at Metung
4.5 out of 5
44-48 Metung Road, Metung, VIC
The price is AU$190 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.

Located in the heart of Metung, this luxury apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Metung Bushland Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ninety Mile Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (303 reviews)

"Great views and location. Family friendly. Clean with good heatings. Unfortunately no separate heating in 2nd bedroom was available so have to rely on the livingroom heating."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2020

The Moorings at Metung
Metung Holiday Villas
Metung Holiday Villas
4 out of 5
1 Mairburn Rd, Metung, VIC
The price is AU$120 per night from 25 Sep. to 26 Sep.

Situated in Metung, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Metung Bushland Reserve and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Tambo Delta-Metung Gippsland Lakes Reserve. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (187 reviews)

"Nice and clean, perfect for a nice relaxing break. Well manicured gardens and surrounding areas. Lovely staff."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Metung Holiday Villas
5 Knots Metung
5 Knots Metung
5 out of 5
42 Metung Rd, Shaving Point, Metung, VIC
The price is AU$275 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

Situated on a lake, this luxury apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Metung Bushland Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Ninety Mile Beach and Tambo ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (190 reviews)

"We were looking for a peaceful few days and the location of this property was ideal for walks, easy access to shops, pub and eateries. Well appointed kitchen facilities for eat in and laundry facilities excellent too. Ideal all round."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

5 Knots Metung

Popular places to visit in Metung

Lakes Entrance Lookout
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Lakes Entrance Lookout

4.5/5(224 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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23 Jan. 2020

Nice and quiet...

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Jan. 2020

Exactly that - it’s unique.

5/5 - Excellent

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30 Dec. 2019

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

3/5 - Okay

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9 Nov. 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

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21 Oct. 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

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19 Oct. 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.

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