Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 83 9 Kurnai Ave, Metung, Vic, 3904 T (03) 5156 2166 F (03) 5156 2176 E PAYNESVILLE WATTLE POINT BRUTHEN TWIN RIVERS METUNG LAKES ENTRANCE NOWA NOWA A tucked away lakeside treasure In a peaceful corner of the Gippsland Lakes, Metung is tucked away like a well kept secret, offering a true escape and a chance to share simple pleasures. Steeped in a history of boats, fishing and gentle lifestyles, the town is both incredibly romantic and fabulous for families. Stroll along the boardwalk, watch yachts sail by, set up a deckchair for a spot of fishing, dine in the crisp air or take a rejuvenating dip in Lake King - there are so many ways to enjoy the town and its surrounding waterways. RESORT-STYLE GOLFING A major drawcard is the town’s own resort-style golf course at Kings Cove, open for everyone’s enjoyment. The golf course is a challenging par 72 with nine holes that, with clever tee placement, offers the player an 18-hole layout in excess of 6000 metres. Its greens are stunning, wide, and generous, and with well-maintained fairways a most enjoyable day’s golf is ensured. After a hit of nine or 18 holes, the clubhouse is fresh and welcoming with a trained barista and a top assortment of beers and local wines. It has something for everyone’s relaxing needs. All members of the public are also invited to enjoy Kings Cove’s beautifully located restaurant, for a light lunch or snack. The club is open Tuesday to Sunday, an honour system operating on Mondays. Green fee players are always welcome. SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Metung Lions Club will once again hold its annual Metung Seafood Festival on Easter Sunday, April 21, on the Village Green from 11am to 3pm. The festival features entertainment including music, seafood and a great carnival atmosphere. A selection of freshly cooked local seafood will be available, together with hot chips and salad with a selection of quality wines also available to accompany the seafood. Providing a range of entertainment for the whole family, the festival is the Lions club’s largest fundraiser for the year, with all proceeds supporting local charities. This is always a great way to spend Easter Sunday in a fantastic setting. Experience stunning sunsets across Lake King from Metung. Photo: Visit Victoria Things to do in Metung • Watch the feeding of the pelicans at the front of the Metung Hotel at noon daily. • Stroll along the boardwalk that follows the shores of Bancroft Bay from Chinamans Creek to the Village Green. • Drop a line for a leisurely fish from the edge of the bay. • Enjoy a barbecue or a picnic on the shores of Lake King and a refreshing dip in the lake. • Peruse the stalls of the popular Metung Farmers Market held on the Village Green on the second Saturday of the month. • Launch your boat at the ramp on Shaving Point for fishing and water skiing.