Lakes Entrance

Travel Guide
Lakes Entrance which includes a bay or harbour and a sunset
The gateway to Australia’s largest inland network of waterways has miles of coastline and lakeshore on its doorstep, as well as a daily catch of delicious seafood.

Check out the broad expanse of sandy beach or go boating on the calm lake waters in Lakes Entrance. This popular Gippsland getaway and fishing port is superbly located alongside some of Victoria’s most pristine waterways and the wide-open Southern Ocean. Wax up your surfboard and check the swell at the beach. Explore the lakes by boat or kayak. Cast a fishing line from the pier or grab a table at one of the town’s cafés to savor the region’s fresh local seafood.

Stroll down Lakes Entrance’s main thoroughfare, the Esplanade, and enjoy shoreline views of the Cunninghame Arm inlet. The narrow strip of land has marinas and foreshore parks on its southern side and a selection of restaurants and shops toward the north. Book a boat tour from the marina and embark on a sightseeing cruise around the magnificent lake waters. You can also rent a paddleboat or a kayak and explore the lakeshore at your own pace.

Make your way across the footbridge that connects the town center with the windswept dunes of Ninety Mile Beach. This expansive strip of golden sands faces Bass Strait and is a popular destination for swimming and surfing. Play in the waves under the watch of the local lifeguards or embark on a picturesque 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) coastal walk along the narrow peninsula to Flagstaff Lookout. From here, you’ll see gorgeous ocean views, as well as the man-made channel into the Gippsland Lakes.

Keen anglers will love the wide array of fishing spots situated along the town’s marinas and jetties. Check out the markets on Bullock Island, where you can pick up freshly seafood caught daily by local fishing fleets.

Lakes Entrance is situated between Bairnsdale and Orbost, approximately 4 hours’ drive from Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne. Choose from a range of waterfront resort villas and cozy hotels along the lakeshore. With its gorgeous waterfront views and opportunities for adventure, Lakes Entrance is a fantastic year-round destination.

Lakeside Motel Waterfront
Lakeside Motel Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
164 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is CA $101 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
CA $101
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this motel in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (299 reviews)
"Lovely place to stay very friendly owner would recommend it as I would stay there again 👍"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2022

Lakeside Motel Waterfront
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
The Esplanade Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is CA $155 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
CA $155
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (996 reviews)
"Unfortunately like many accommodations the bed was overly hard. You need to invest in some pillow top mattress toppers to give guest the option of a hard or softer bed."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

The Esplanade Resort and Spa
Bellevue on the Lakes
Bellevue on the Lakes
4 out of 5
201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
The price is CA $164 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
CA $164
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (676 reviews)
"This property was in an excellent location close to shops and across the road from the water . It was a great place to unwind for a couple of days"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2022

Bellevue on the Lakes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hybiscus Waterfront Apartments
Hybiscus Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
132 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and barbecue grills. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (24 reviews)
"The room was spacious, but very drafty as there wasn’t any weather stripping at the bottom of the door. It was rainy and cold so that was noticeable. Would have loved to make use of the washing machine, but the weather wasn’t cooperative to hang things out to dry. Enjoyed having enough space to stay ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2022

Hybiscus Waterfront Apartments
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Allambi Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
34 Carpenter St, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (192 reviews)
"As seniors were not happy with code check in, and unable to access the apartment information located on wall with ease, so unable to use wifi. Also distance we had to walk from car park to accommodation with luggage."

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2022

Allambi Holiday Apartments
Ultimate Holiday Apartments
Ultimate Holiday Apartments
4.5 out of 5
607 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC, 3909
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Lakes Entrance. Enjoy free parking, an in-room DVD player, and a balcony. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (148 reviews)
"Clean and beautiful hotel"

Reviewed on Sep. 30, 2022

Ultimate Holiday Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.