Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 81 LAKES ENTRANCE Enter a world of fabulous options When you holiday in Lakes Entrance, you’ll discover there’s an endless array of fabulous things to see, do and discover. A popular family holiday destination for many decades, in recent years Lakes Entrance has undergone a transformation of its foreshore promenade, and now offers easier parking, wider, safer footpaths, a range of new shops, eateries and creative art spaces. And being the base for one of Australia’s largest fishing fleets, in ‘Lakes’ you’ll also find some of the freshest and most delicious seafood available anywhere. Family fun There’s lots of family fun to be had here, including some excellent parks, fun pier fishing, mini golf, all kinds of beach activities (including swimming on the patrolled surf beach, just across the walking bridge from the Lakes Entrance main street), bushwalking, boating, scenic photography, and even the chance to spot some of the local seals and dolphins. On the water If you’re keen to explore the Lakes from the water, hire boats are available on the North Arm, and Peels Cruises, located on the waterfront at Cunninghame Arm, also has a fleet of three safe and comfortable passenger vessels providing scheduled and guided scenic Lakes cruise trips. To find out more visit Other enjoyable activities to fill your days in Lakes Entrance include crossing the Cunninghame Arm walk bridge to visit the 90 Mile Beach – a seemingly endless stretch of pristine sand and ocean surf. Forest exploration Lakes Entrance is also an excellent base from which to explore the remarkable natural diversity and fascinating history of the nearby Colquhoun State Forest, with a leisurely drive along the Colquhoun Forest Discovery Drive or a stroll or bike ride along one of the designated tracks. The First Nations people of the region – the Gunaikurnai – lived and travelled through the area now known as the Colquhoun State Forest and surrounding lands for many thousands of years, and would often hold corroborees in the area. Entrance walk Another fantastic walk to do while you’re in Lakes Entrance is ‘The Entrance Walk’. This fascinating trail follows a coastal bush track to the actual ‘entrance’ of the Lakes, with plenty of scenic and historical highlights. You can then decide whether to return along the track, or via the 90 Mile Beach. Peels Cruises in Lakes Entrance offers several ways to explore the Gippsland Lakes, including aboard its spacious and comfortable sightseeing vessel Thunderbird. The Cunninghame Arm public footbridge links the Lakes Entrance township with the 90 Mile Beach. Photo: Visit Victoria The magnificent 90 Mile Beach – a seemingly endless stretch of pristine sand and ocean surf. Photo: Visit Victoria Est. 1920 Welcome aboard Ph. (03) 5155 1246 Post Office Jetty Lakes Entrance. Mob 0409 946 292 - See abundant wildlife in our corner of Victoria - Cruise the lakes of East Gippsland in class and style Our skippers will open your eyes to delights unseen - are you up to it?! We’ve been cruising the lakes since 1920. PB12011