Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 85 LAKES ENTRANCE More things to love about ‘Lakes’ As its name suggests, Lakes Entrance (affectionately known by locals as simply ‘Lakes’) is where the ocean meets the Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland waterway. While it is considered a ‘must-visit’ holiday destination all year round, it is especially popular in the warmer months of spring and summer. Fresh seafood Being the base for one of Australia’s largest fishing fleets, you can enjoy fresh seafood caught out from the Entrance in the clean blue waters of Bass Strait. Sometimes you can buy fresh fish straight from the trawlers, or you can enjoy it from the various town outlets and eateries, including the Fisherman’s Co-op on Bullock Island, as well as numerous fish-and-chip shops, and eateries, including famed restaurants floating among the fishing trawlers! Family fun Family activities on offer at Lakes Entrance include fishing with the kids, fossicking on the Ninety Mile Beach, playing or picnicking at the waterfront playgrounds and parks, and checking out the local wildlife, which includes seals, dolphins and pelicans. For the adults there’s fishing, golf, surfing, boating, photography, bushwalking and dining out at the town’s many wonderful cafés and restaurants. Stay a while And if you’re looking for a place to stay, Lakes Entrance has a wide variety of family-friendly accommodation, from caravan parks and holiday units, to motels and holiday homes. For more information, resources and friendly local knowledge, drop into the Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre at 2 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance or go to Pelicans are a regular sight in Lakes Entrance, especially beside the fish-cleaning tables on the town’s North Arm. The pristine 90 Mile Beach is a popular surf beach, accessible via a walking bridge from the Lakes Entrance township. Commercial fishing trawlers docked at Lakes Entrance. At Lakes Entrance, you can enjoy fresh seafood on floating restaurants, right among the commercial fishing boats. Photo: Visit Victoria