Local Attractions

Around Lakes Entrance

Take a cruise across the shimmering waters of the Gippsland Lakes and visit a diversity of natural attractions including The Lakes National Park, Barrier Landing, Eastern Beach and the Paynesville Canals.

Take a dip and cool off in the ocean at one of two surf lifesaving patrolled beaches in Lakes Entrance. Main Beach and Eastern Beach or catch a wave at the small rocky headland of Red Bluff Beach, Lake Tyers. It is a favourite spot for locals and well worth a look for all surfing enthusiast.

Visit Nyerimilang Heritage Park it is on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes, 10km from Lakes Entrance.

Take a walk along the Ninety Mile Beach, the longest stretch of sand in the world, or cast off with your surf rod to enjoy a southern ocean catch including gummy, flathead, whiting, salmon and tailor. Spot the fur seals and dolphins frolicking in the surf.

Enjoy an offshore fishing adventure, or explore the best fishing spots in the many rivers around the Gippsland Lakes.

Visit the Eagle Point Bluff overlooking the Mitchell River Silt Jetties, the longest silt jetties in the world.

Pedal power The Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail (GLDT), bring your bike or hire a bicycle and ride through the Colquhoun State Forest, linking the East Gippsland Rail Trail to Lakes Entrance. The GLDT provides visitors with the opportunity to ride from Bairnsdale to Lakes Entrance. The route passes through quiet farmland and enchanting forest, retracing the route of an historic light rail tramway.

Visit Raymond Island, just a stone's throw from Paynesville. Walk or cycle the island's perimeter and spot the resident koalas.

Take the arts and culture trails around the Gippsland Lakes. See designer jewellery, sculpture, prints and glass art. See local artists at work or pick up a treat for your home in one of the many studios at Metung.

Pamper yourself and find some inner peace and let your worries fall away at one of our Day Spas located at Metung and Lakes Entrance.

Visit the Buchan Caves an underground wonderland and explore the Royal and Fairy Caves through the narrow passages that open up into enormous caverns full of spectacular calcite formations. Buchan Caves is approximately 45 minutes from Lakes Entrance.

Enjoy a game of golf at the Lakes View Golf Course, the top golf course in Lakes Entrance. 9 hole public golf course with picturesque views of Lakes Entrance.