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Australia’s largest and most beautiful inland waterways, the lovely Gippsland Lakes, are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering 400 square kilometres. They are separated from the ocean with coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach.
At the hub of the lakes system is Lakes Entrance, and as the name suggests it is situated at the entrance from the ocean to the lakes. Feast your eyes on the spectacular views from any point, night or day. Watch fishing boats returning with their catch and see the many local Pelicans, Black Swans and Seabirds.
It is no surprise that boaters flock from all over the world to experience the largest navigable inland waterway in Australia. Exploring all the inlets, rivers, arms and lakes of this incredible system needs to be done at a leisurely pace to truly appreciate the natural beauty. You can do so by a sailing charter boat, cruiser or by doing an eco day cruise aboard a ferry.
Lakes Entrance area is choco-block full with things to do, such as:
3. Catch the winery boat or drive out to nearby Wyanga Park Winery.
4. Check out the unique carved statues that line the foreshores of Lakes Entrance that are made out of cypress tree stumps and are a tribute to WWI soldiers.
5. Drive up to Jemmy’s Point Reserve that provides panoramic views of the Gippsland Lakes.
6. Eat out at one of Lakes Entrance fine waterfront eateries that serve local produce, fresh seafood and local wine.
7. Visit the nearby holiday retreat of Metung that is located on a crescent shaped peninsula reaching into Lake King and Bancroft Bay.
8. Walk or cycle around Lakes Entrance pathways and take in the birdlife and the busy wharf precinct where the fishing boats come in to unload their catch.
9. Ten kilometres north-west of Lakes Entrance, is Nyerimilang Heritage Park and Homestead, that exhibits the history of Nyerimilang and the natural resources and history of the Gippsland Lakes.
10. Naturally there is a wide range of water activities to be indulged in such as: water-skiing, paddle-boating, fishing, sailing, kayaking or surfing.
I always knew that the Gippsland Lakes would take my breath away, but I did not expect it to also earn a place in my heart. Simply stunning!
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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