For nature lovers there is no more gorgeous place than Gippsland. From coastal inlets, wild ocean beaches, farm land, rolling hills and temperate rainforests, all the way to alpine country, Gippsland offers natural beauty in abundance. Whether you’re a hiker, a biker, a swimmer or an angler, there’s a little piece of Gippsland just waiting for you.
For a super fun way to explore the township of Lakes Entrance join a Segway tour. The exuberant folks who run Lakes Entrance Segway Adventures will have you up and rolling in no time. This is the only tour in Victoria that enables you to ride your Segway on the sand.
If you’re looking for a peaceful way to start the day, book a putt putt boat at Victor Boat Hire and journey down the river to see the fabulous homes on the hillside that overlook the town and the sea. The putt putts don’t go faster than five knots so even the kids can have a go at skippering.
Lakes Entrance is a well established summer holiday destination and caters to both romantic couples and larger family groups. Play mini golf at one of the town’s many games centres, indulge in ice cream and pizza, and swim in the ocean or the shallows. Check out the pedal boats and other water sports at the new Lakes Entrance Aqua Park, an inflatable park which is fun for the whole family.
Ninety Mile Beach separates the lakes area from Bass Strait. It’s windswept and pristine, a stunning white sand beach where dolphins and whales can be spotted and families can find their own patch of sand to create the ultimate summer memories.
Ever fancied a day on the water in a pristine part of Victoria? Metung is a picturesque village in the Gippsland Lakes area that will have you clicking your camera all day long. Rows and rows of boats moored make a pretty picture. You can hire a speedboat or a yacht for the day or join a sunrise or sunset cruise on the Pearl Lugger, a fully restored tall ship built in 1901, originally used for pearling in Broome, WA.
Metung is a mecca for those who love to fish. In summer the region is known for King George whiting, flathead, bream and even prawns. Charter a skippered boat from Lakes Entrance Offshore Charters for a fun day out.
Fascinated by geology and still don’t know whether it’s stalagmites or stalactites that protrude from the ceilings of caves? Never fear, the opportunity to learn about these natural wonders is hidden in the Buchan Caves. It’s a 350km drive so make it a part of your journey when you create your own itinerary on one of our private tours. Buchan, is also a stop along the Bataluk Cultural Trail which explores the history and culture of the Gunaikurnai people, the first inhabitants of the Gippsland region.
An extra splash of culture
The Archibald Prize is on display at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale until November 21, 2021. Don’t miss your chance to see the works in this most esteemed portrait collection. The gallery is open to the public and has an extensive collection of local and national art containing around 3000 works valued at over $10 million. Grab a group of friends and let us help you organised a customised private tour.
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