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

Bookings Recommended
Cruises from $26/adult
Post Office Jetty on the Esplanade Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Try a 2 hour family cruise on the Gippsland Lakes aboard the 20 metre Thunderbird a 190 seat catamaran or Stormbird which takes you down to the Metung hotel for lunch. Cruises depart from Post Office Jetty on the Esplanade. The Peel family have been sailing the Gippsland Lakes for over 80 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)

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.

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)

Portside Hire Boats - No Licence Required
Portside Hire Boats - No Licence Required
Marine Parade Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Great Fun for all the Family (pets welcome).
Boat holds maximum 6 to 8 persons.
Hire Cost: $50 hour - $90 2 Hour
then $30 per hour thereafter.
A Deposit of $50 is required (refundable)
BBQ Boats (12 people max) 3 Hour cost $300 $80 p.h. thereafter
Deposit $200 refundable
Hire Rods. Bait available

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.

Esplanade Mini Golf
Esplanade Mini Golf
461 Esplanade Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Great Fun for all the family at 461 Esplanade just past Bulmer Street. Open 7 Days a Week during main holiday periods.
Call in and say hello to Vince and his friendly staff
Mini golf also in Roadknight Street
opposite Whiter's Holiday Resort.

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.

Griffiths Shell Museum-Marine Display.
Griffiths Shell Museum-Marine Display.
One of the most visited attractions in Lakes was established in 1962 and is recognized as one of Australia’s largest museums of natural sealife.
125 Esplanade
Lakes Entrance
Ph: 5155 1538

Lookout
Lookout
Stroll along the Jemmy’s Point Hill walking track to the lookout (Kalimna). Spectacular views of the Lakes system and the ninety mile beach and you may come across a local artist capturing the scene on canvas.