Gippsland Lakes

Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance: Address, Phone Number, Gippsland Lakes Reviews: 4.5/5

Gippsland Lakes
4.5
Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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Nirmani H
Berwick, Australia46 contributions
Breathtaking!
Sep 2020
Beautiful location surrounded by the lakes. We went on ferry ride across the lakes. Can watch seals and dolphins as well.
Written February 21, 2021
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watkini
Diamond Creek, Australia62 contributions
A few nights is enough for elderly people
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 February 5, 2021
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Michael C
Melbourne, Australia5,548 contributions
Attractive series of large lakes
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 February 4, 2021
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Paul T
2 contributions
Went to beach.
Dec 2020
Enjoyed beach. Was free and as Lakes Main had extorted all our money on Xmas Day had no money left .
Written December 31, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,240 contributions
Impressive Network Of Lakes
Dec 2020
The Gippsland Lakes cover over 354 SQ KM of waterways and marshes and include three major lakes, Wellington, Victoria and King. They generally are impressive and a great asset and vary depending where you visit. Metung and Paynesville are probably the best but Lakes Entrance is interesting although the town is a little tourist ''tacky''.If you like yachting fishing there is no better place.
Written December 12, 2020
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Ian M
Mildura, Australia612 contributions
plenty of things to do
Oct 2020
a beautiful area to visit. We would have loved to have taken a boat cruise but with Covid restrictions this was not possible so a bit of driving and some walking helped us get some idea of the magnicence of the lakes. certainly would recommend a visit
Written October 16, 2020
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DebbieK59
Greater Melbourne, Australia118 contributions
Take a ride
Jan 2020
The lakes look good from land but take a boat ride and see a different view. We cruised up to Metung through various islands, saw dolphins, seals and many birds. Beautiful trip.
Written February 3, 2020
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Bendigo, Australia27,920 contributions
Be a lake enthusiast
Jan 2020
The Gippsland Lakes are a series of lakes ... the largest of these lakes are Lake King, Lake Wellington and Lake Victoria. They cover an area of about 350 square kilometres. These lakes are collectively fed by the Avon, Thomson, Latrobe, Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo rivers.

These form the largest network of inland waterways in Australia making them a great place to visit for a variety of reasons... whether you enjoy fishing, water sports, swimming, walking or simply relaxing... This area of Gippsland has everything covered.

There are also approximately 400 indigenous flora species and 300 native fauna species. Three plants, two of them being orchid species, are listed as endangered. There are also Southern Right whales and Humpback whales using the Lake Entrance area ... and the area is home to at least 50 species of dolphins which includes the Burrunan dolphin.

It's a really wonderful place to visit all year round.
Written February 1, 2020
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Aussie Family Adventures
Melbourne, Australia496 contributions
So much to love about this place
Jan 2020 • Family
There is truly so much to love about this place. It well worth the long drive. There is a wonderful variety of shops, eateries and activities. Perfect for families, couples and people just wanting time out.
Written January 27, 2020
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Kris J
Lisbon, Portugal438 contributions
sub-tropical paradise with snakes!
Jan 2020
After driving from Melbourne you round a corner and there is the ocean.... great pull out on the ocean side as you come into town. The vista is truly stunning. Multiple locals warned me of the snakes on the peninsula - but none were seen. :)
Written January 22, 2020
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