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Lakes Entrance - Cities, Towns and Localities
Lying at the mouth to the Gippsland Lakes the largest navigable inland waterway in Australia is the appropriately named Lakes Entrance.

Originally known as Cunningham this scenic town has a varied and colourful history. Today it is most famous for its deep sea fishing, water sports, boat building and as a depot for the ocean going oil rigs that stand offshore in Bass Strait.

War Memorial - Lakes Entrance

Some of the fish caught just off the continental shelf are bream, rock lobster, mullet, whiting, flathead, gurnard, gummy sharks, and scallops.

Nearby is Lake Bunga once an oil field itself, sporting its own oil rig from 1924 through to 1945 when it became unprofitable to continue. Today the town sports a population in excess of 6000 people but can swell to over 30,000 during the peak summer months when Melburnians escape to this popular resort town for some serious water sports.

Nearby of course is the famous 90 mile beach. The longest continuous beach in Australia, perfect for beach lovers.

Check out our listing of Lakes Entrance accommodation and Gippsland accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Marine Parade & The Esplanade
Ph: 03 5155 1966
Freecall: 1800 637 060 (within Australia)
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Lakes Entrance Attractions

Gippsland Lakes
• The lakes are significant for more than just their scenery and water activities they are also home to more than 40,000 water birds such as swans, ducks, egrets, coots and many others some rare and endangered. The lakes have permanent water so the entire basin is a haven especially during times of drought. Bird watching is a common pastime here with many people visiting just for this reason.
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