Accommodation in Lakes Entrance, Victoria

Lakes Entrance Activities & Attractions

There is much to see and do whether you are here for a day, week or month, for business or pleasure, on your own, with your family or as a group, use this website to help you make your stay in Lakes Entrance memorable. Hire a bike from the Shell Garage on the North Arm, or hire a boat also on the North Arm and explore the sheltered waterways. Visit the shell museum, hire a paddle boat on the other side of the footbridge. Visit spectacular Buchan Caves, keep fit or have a hit of tennis at the Aquadome – there is much to do apart from lazing on the beach.

Activities & Attractions

Great Family Fun
Paddleboats $25 for 20 mins
Across Footbridge Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
"Holiday Fun For All Ages"
Paddleboats. Aquabikes. Catamarans. Canoes.
Paddleskis. Cruise Chair.
Body Boards for the Beach ID is required
Family Paddle Boat - Up to 5 Persons (4 adults 1 small child)

Buchan Caves
Caves Road Buchan VIC 3885
45 minute drive from Lakes Entrance.
Discover an underground wonderland of spectacular limestone formations at Gippsland's ancient Buchan Caves. The caves were created almost 400 million years ago by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock. Professionally guided tours daily (except Christmas Day). Recognised as one of Victoria’s best natural attractions. Walking tracks, picnic areas, camping and self contained cabins available.

Bookings Recommended
Cruises from $26/adult
Post Office Jetty on the Esplanade Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
2 hour family cruise of the Gippsland Lakes aboard the 20 metre Thunderbird a 190 seat catamaran - a memorable Lakes Entrance experience.
Not to be Missed: The Stormbird 4 hour Cruise which includes lunch at the Metung Hotel.
Cruises depart from Post Office Jetty on the Esplanade.
The Peel family have been sailing the Gippsland Lakes for over 85 years.
Metung Cruise departs 11am daily (weather permitting)

Lonsdale Cruises
cruises from $50
Cunningham Quay 340 Esplanade Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Scenic Eco Nature Based Gippsland Lakes Cruise with Expert Commentary
On Board the Historic "Lonsdale"
Selection Of Cruises Available.
The Lonsdale is also Available for Private Functions.
Cruises depart from Cunningham Quay on the Esplanade (weather permitting)

Nyerimilang Heritage Park-Free Admittance
Nyerimilang Heritage Park-Free Admittance
Kalimna West Road Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Magnificent views and a rich variety of plant and birdlife are some of this Gippsland park’s attractions. The highlight is Nyerimilang Homestead in a delightful garden setting on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes.
Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by garden and scenic walks along bush and farm tracks.
Nyerimilang Heritage Park is 10kms from Lakes Entrance via Kalimna West Road. Open 7 days. Entrance is free but donations are accepted to help maintain the park.

Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils & Crystals
Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils & Crystals
10/271 Esplanade Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
New to Lakes Entrance opposite Peels Booking Office.
A place where people come to purchase exceptional pieces of Crystal and Unique Fossils.
We source our collection from all over the world, working directly with people who are miners or avid collectors.
Each piece is hand selected by us in an effort to give you the best quality at the best price.
Our range of fossils, minerals, jewellery and antiquities offers a unique opportunity for our customers to obtain items rarely offered for sale in Australia.

Picnic Area and BBQS
Picnic Area and BBQS
Apex Park across the road from the Information Centre is the most popular location with BBQ’s, childrens playground and toilets.

Lakes Squash & Movie Theatre
Lakes Squash & Movie Theatre
52 Myer Street Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Year Round, Modern, Air Conditioned Cinema Playing Latest Release Movies 2D and 3D
Squash and Racquet Ball. Hire Equipment.
Change Rooms/Showers. Licenced Coffee Shop.
Movie Info: 03 5155 1941

Beach & Surf
Beach & Surf
The main beach is located across the footbridge and is patrolled during school and public holidays, however, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the kids as there is often an under tow. The other popular beach is opposite Eastern Beach Caravan Park once again exercise care. Lakes Tyers beach opposite the hotel is also popular with families.

Water Safety Hints
Water Safety Hints
• Swim or surf only at beaches patrolled by lifeguards
• Always swim between the flags marking the area safer for swimming.
• Read and obey the signs
• Be careful where you dive – accidents often result from diving into shallow waters.
• Be aware of slippery banks and rocks when fishing
• Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always swim under supervision
• If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, then float and wait for assistance
• Float with a current or undertow. Don’t try to swim against it.
• When out on the water always wear the correct safety equipment.