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Lakes Entrance,  Australia - flag Australia -  Victoria
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Lakes Entrance - Gippsland Region

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The Gippsland Region is the warmest place in the Victorian state during winter and with a mild, temperate summer which makes this an ideal holiday destination.


Map - Gippsland Region
Map - Gippsland Region
Located at the Gippsland Region where its lakes meet the Southern Ocean, it will take you about 4½ hours from Melbourne to drive here. Main Attractions are:- 1. Lakes Entrance There are 5 major rivers and the lakes area covers about 400 sq km with coastal lagoons, lakes and swamps. Being renowned as a ‘Seafood Capital’, make a stop at the Lakes Entrance Fishermen Co_Op to purchase fresh catch from the sea. Fishing, swimming and hiking are the most popular activities here. Go on and explore the Ninety Mile Beach or take a hike to the entrance of the Gippsland lakes. At Jemmy’s Point Lookout, you have sprawling views across the town, the entrance and the lakes. If you wish to work on your tan, head on down to the scenic Lake Tyers. 2. Metung Famed for being a boating, aquatic and sporting haven, this small village sits on the tranquil waters of the Gippsland Lakes, is surrounded by green hills and sandy beaches allows any holiday makers to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. The bay bustles with boats on one side whilst the other side forms part of the Lakes National Park. Drop in at the Yacht Club and engage in sporting activities like bowling, tennis and billiards. If you wish to simply relax, go fishing or take a stroll along the beach or bay or watch the pelicans take flight (and get reminded of the movie “Finding Nemo”). 3. Marlo Known as the gateway to Victoria’s Wilderness Coast, this is where the famous Snowy River berths. All water sports such as yachting, wind surfing, canoeing, rafting and skiing can be enjoyed in this tranquil and picturesque holiday fishing village. From here you can explore the Snowy River and Mountains, 90 mile beach, fabulous waterways, and lakes. You can also discover the natural beauty of the Cape Conran Coastal Park, fish at the jetty and river banks for Garfish, Bream, Mullet, Estuary Perch, and Luderick or at the ocean for salmon, falthead and gummy shark.

Favourite spots:
Lake Tyers Beach
Lake Tyers Beach
1. Ninety Mile Beach – which starts at Seaspray and continues until Lakes Entrance, is made up of long sandy dunes that separates the various lagoons and lakes from the ocean. 2. Gippsland Lakes – boasts the most exclusive waterways in Australia and with the longest silt jetties in the world 3. Lake Tyers – a perfect place to discover the ocean, lakes and every fisherman’s haven 4. Buchan Caves - Victoria’s largest and one of Australia’s best caves. Explore the 400 metres long ‘Fairy Cave’.

What's really great:
Snowy River
Snowy River
Snowy River National Park This park features some magnificent river scenery, spectacular deep gorges, and forests of Grey Glum, Alpine Ash and Native Pine. This is also the best canoe-launching place for adventurers wanting to explore the gorges downstream. The Snowy River offers thrilling canoeing or rafting with rugged gorges, rapids, flat sections with sand bars (ideal for camping) and beautiful scenery. Why not fish for trout here or embark on a 18 km hike on the Silver Mine Walking Track. Take a bush walk at the Moresford Track or drive the 43 km four-wheel drive track.

Accommodations:
Caravan Campsite & Park
Caravan Campsite & Park
Lake Tyers Camp & Caravan Park
Tel: (03) 51565530

Sunrise Holiday Apartments
Corner of Gully Road & Lake Tyers Beach Road
Vic 3909
Tel: (03) 5156 5669

Restaurants:
Restaurant at the Jetty
Restaurant at the Jetty
Lake Tyers Beach Wheel Tavern
Lake Tyers Beach Road
Lake Tyers Beach
Tel: (03) 5156 5855

Ferryman’s Floating Restaurant
On the Foreshore
Lakes Entrance
Tel: (03) 5155 4999

Other recommendations:
Metung
Metung
You can obtain further information from the following :

Lakes Entrances Visitor Information Centre
Corner Marine Parade and Esplanade
Lakes Entrance Vic 3909
Tel: +61 (0) 3 5155 1966
email: lakes@lakesandwilderness.com.au

Snowy River Orbost Visitor Centre
Lochiel St
Orbost Vic 3888
Tel: +61 (0) 3 5154 2424

Parks Victoria Information Centre
Tel: 13 1963
email: info@parks.vic.gov.au

Published on Friday October 15th, 2004


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Wed, Feb 21 2007 - 05:54 PM rating by travler

I have been to Australia but not here. I didn't know you could put maps on your reports.

Sun, Jan 14 2007 - 10:43 PM rating by mrscanada

Very interesting report. I enjoyed it very much.

Thu, Oct 27 2005 - 12:38 PM rating by isaacmolina

i like your reports

Thu, Jan 13 2005 - 09:33 AM rating by polytrad

Interesting report, dear Gloria, all the more so as I love Australia which is is one of the closest big countries from Polynesia (which consist of tiny islands scattered in the inmensity of the huge Pacific Ocean).

Bert

Mon, Dec 20 2004 - 05:50 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii gloria ,nice place and a very well written report with eqyally good pic too
ravi

Tue, Oct 19 2004 - 06:14 AM rating by britman

Well written and really readable. I enjoyed this informative report very much

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