Lakes Entrance is a picturesque coastal town located in the Gippsland area of East Victoria. It’s where the Gippsland Lakes meets the magnificent Southern Ocean.
Lakes Entrance has a relaxed coastal vibe, perfect for a peaceful retirement. With kilometres of unspoilt beaches and Australia’s largest inland network of waterways, it’s no wonder it’s considered one of Victoria’s premier holiday destinations and attracts holidaymakers of all ages year-round.
When you retire to Lakes Entrance Village you can fill your days with a range of activities either on the water or the land. Our charming seaside town is equipped with everything you’ll need so you’ll never have to leave.
Features of the local area
The Gippsland Lakes
The Gippsland Lakes are made up of three main lakes – Lake King, Lake Victoria and Lake Wellington. Dotted throughout this enormous inland waterway (the largest in Australia) are many small islands.
A geographic highlight of the area is the naturally formed silt banks. These ‘silt jetties’ run for over 8 kilometres making them the second largest in the world and largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Raymond Island + Rotamah Island
Nearby Raymond Island is an easy walk from the shore and features our local koala colony. Rotamah Island, only accessible by boat, is inhabited by kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife.
Ninety Mile Beach
As the name suggests, this pristine beach is 90 miles of golden sand that separates the Gippsland Lakes from Bass Strait. It’s very popular with local fisherman.
Nyerimilang Heritage Park
Set among semi-formal gardens on a clifftop overlooking the pictursque Gippsland Lakes is Nyerimilang Homestead. Meander along bush and farm tracks as your explore the wetlands, East Gippsland Indigenous Plant Garden before resting beneath the Kurrajong tree.
Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail
This cycle path meanders through the Colquhoun State Forest from Lakes Entrance to Bairnsale.