LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 91 505 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance (03) 5150 5155 yeatesmedia.com.au SAME DAY 6x4 Photo Prints Fuji Film Micro Lab at the Yeates Media Photo Lab, Lakes Post Location “On e Esplanade” PAYNESVILLE WATTLE POINT BRUTHEN TWIN RIVERS METUNG LAKES ENTRANCE NOWA NOWA Things to do in Lakes Entrance • Explore the waterways with a cruise around the Gippsland Lakes with expert commentary. • Enjoy a walk, build a sandcastle, surf the waves or throw in a line along the 90 Mile Beach. • Wander along an extensive footpath that follows the foreshore and admire the woodcarvings along the Esplanade in memory of those who lost their lives in war. • Drop a line yourself or purchase fish fresh from the fleet of boats that fish the surrounding waters daily. • Enjoy a coffee and cake or a meal in one of the many quality eateries. Private island homestead Tucked away in the waterways of the Gippsland Lakes off the coast of Kalimna, Fraser Island (also known as McAuliff’s Island) offers a truly unique holiday experience. Stay in the unrivalled luxury of a private island homestead just a short and relaxing boat ride from Kalimna or Lakes. Or arrive in style by air with an airstrip on the island suitable for light aircraft. The 65-square, 11-bedroom Federation style homestead was built in 1911 with features including a verandah that’s perfect for relaxing on, watching boats cruise by or enjoying a long lunch and spectacular sunsets. The island offers stunning views and seemingly untouched nature walks surrounded by kangaroos and abundant birdlife. Play golf on the nine-hole golf course or tennis on the two floodlit courts with all equipment supplied, relax by the pool or get competitive in the games room. Up to 38 people can stay in the homestead with the option of an additional 15 in the form of private cabins. Enjoy a private island holiday on the Gippsland Lakes at Fraser (McAuliff’s) Island. Dine with superb views With an extensive mouthwatering venue and boasting some of the best views out over the Gippsland Lakes, Kalimna Hotel has it all. The bistro style menu incorporates local seafood dishes including the hotel’s ‘amazing’ seafood platter and extremely popular surf and turf, which uses aged scotch fillet steak and local prawns when available. The Pub Parma is a full size chicken breast with homemade Napoli sauce and a beautiful blend of cheeses while the warm chicken salad and salt and pepper squid are the perfect size for a lighter meal. Vegetarians are well catered for with popular dishes including vegie burgers and pumpkin, kale pilaf. A truly family friendly venue, every Sunday children 12 and under eat free with any adult meal purchased, which includes their meal and ice cream dessert. With a full range of local beers made in Lake Tyers, Red Bluff Brewery beers are sold on tap and by the stubbie. Keep abreast of autumn entertain- ment offerings at Kalimna Hotel by following them on Facebook.