Blogs from Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance May 2nd 2023

It was finally time to put on our Mexican Sombreros (not to be confused with Eastern Suburbs and their salary cap) and head south of the border into Victoria. Lakes Entrance was our chosen destination, located near an artificial dredged channel that connects the Gippsland Lakes to Bass Strait. We were surprised that Bass Strait lies offshore, as we were under the impression that it lies between Melbourne and Tasmania. With the Gippsland Lakes having the largest number of inland waterways in the southern hemisphere, it is no wonder that this area is the summer playground for Victorians. On our first morning we drove to Nyerimilang Heritage Park, to visit the historic homestead and walk around the property perched on acreage high above Lakes Entrance. Our walk of 5.25 kms took in stunning views of wetlands ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance July 23rd 2018

Nyerimilang in Victoria's Gippsland, is a Heritage Park with a Heritage Homestead. Magnificent views and a rich variety of plant and bird life are some of this park's attractions. The highlight would be a visit through the Homestead, which was closed on our visit. It has a delightful garden setting on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. There are lovely picnic spots which have gardens and beautiful plants surrounding the area. A big plus is the walking trails that one can do around the park. There are a variety to suit all ages and abilities. We did the Whistling Kite track and the sounds were amazing.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance August 3rd 2016

Geo: -37.8815, 147.983We're travelling up to Lakes Entrance as the midpoint between Phillip Island and tomorrows' destination Canberra. After dropping all our stuff of at the hotel we drove down to the footbridge connected to 90 mile beach and took the opportunity to stretch our legs and walk over the bridge with its lovely views and then along the beach itself, boy was it windy the surf was being blown up into what looks like giant snowdrifts in places, before being blown away to land somewhere else. On the way back over the bridge we stopped to admire the Pelicans & Black Swans before walking back along the Avenue of Honour stopping to view and take photos of the Avenue of Honour Memorial Statues. The trunks of six of the trees that originally formed the avenue ... read more
Myer Street Jetty
Myer Street Jetty stree art
Jake & Sophie

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance October 8th 2015

The next morning we agreed to spend the day in Eden and then decide whether we would go further north (to places like Bega, Merimbula and Bermagui) or return back to Victoria and look for Victorian activities before returning home to Tasmania. The first thing to do was to have a closer look at Twofold Bay. The environment around the bay is generally quite rugged and regularly has cliffs that allows viewing seaward. There is a very pretty lookout adjacent to the town that is maintained by the service group Rotary. The area also has a memorial for those who are lost in the seas around Eden. A viewing platform allows visitors (and other users) excellent opportunities to see whales as they travel up and down the Australian coast. It seems somewhat strange that Eden now ... read more
Rotary Park Lookout, Eden
Rotary Park Lookout, Eden
Aslings Beach, Eden

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance October 6th 2015

We left our campsite near Golden Beach fairly early knowing that we wanted to cover a fair bit of territory that day. It would be a particularly difficult day of driving as the winds were particularly strong and gusty. Because the Gippsland Lakes is Australia's largest inland waterway (measuring approximately 600 square kilometres), it was important for Georgi to see the various parts of the Lakes and to gain a full understanding of the geography of the lakes and rivers, particularly as I had spent my earlier life here. The Gippsland Lakes (in order of size) are: * Lake Wellington * Lake Victoria * Lake King * Lake Reeve * Lake Tyers * Lake Coleman The rivers that flow in to the Gippsland Lakes are: * Latrobe * Thomson * Avon * Perry * Mitchell * ... read more
Lakes Entrance
Barrier Landing, Lakes Entrance
Reeve Channel and Rigby Island view

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance March 17th 2014

We are now in Lakes Entrance, but only staying a day or so as it appears to be too commercialised for our liking. Not that it isn't nice here, but we would rather the small towns that are more personal. The van parks here are very small and the sites are on top of each other and the noise from the road is a bit much. Not a good choice of parks for us, but we had to take what we could get as they seem to be very busy here. All 8 or 9 parks in town are almost full:( We won't be moving far however, just over to Bairnsdale (40km approx.) as we have been told of a very nice park there we can stay at. If it is OK, we will spend a ... read more
Fishing trawlers
The 90 mile beach
Sand dunes

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance February 23rd 2014

I woke with a really bad headache so we had a quiet morning. Then, after making sandwiches, we drove to Lakes Entrance to have our lunch next to the beach, there. It was rather gusty and cool but the view was pleasant. Then we walked along the front to Griffiths Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display. I remembered it from 20 years ago as having some interesting things in it and was keen to see it again. Along the way I photographed the six clever wooden sculptures, made by John Brady using a chainsaw, which were spaced along the promenade. An Avenue of Honour of Monterey Cypress trees, for twenty six World War I soldiers, had became dangerous and they had to be cut down. The stumps were used to create the sculptures, each one commemorating ... read more
Lakes Entrance Avenue of Honour
Griffiths Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display
Griffiths Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance February 22nd 2014

We had to get up early enough to leave the park at 10am (except we were about ½ hour later – no problem). While Barry was dumping the waste water we heard a regular loud deep “hoo”ing sound coming from the trees over the fence. Barry thought it was an owl but it was after 10.30am and it didn’t sound quite right to me. We went into the office and asked - turns out it’s the male Bronzewing calling for a mate. The Manager said they make that noise outside his bedroom window early in the mornings – he REALLY loves that. It was amazing how far the sound carries and how loud it is. We dropped into Bairnsdale to see if we could get a replacement mirror without spending a fortune. After trying a few ... read more
Part of 90 Mile Beach
A sand sculpture?

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance December 30th 2013

Monday 23rd We heard it rain all night and woke to grey skies and more rain. We drive to Stratford on River Avon and it stops as we get there. It’s a small township and there’s not as much there to see as our guide book suggests. Well nothing really. So we continue onto Sale as it’s a much larger town and call in at tourist info. They suggest a river cruise at 2pm. We’re very early so we call in at a small gallery and see some wonderful bird paintings. Around 1.50 we pop along to the boat for our cruise and are told by the guy on the boat that he’s decided not to run it today. I say we’ve been waiting over an hour to which he tells us to “go away” or ... read more
Shakespear Statutes
Christmas Lunch
Den of Nargun

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance December 22nd 2013

Monday 16th We leave today to drive east back to the coast. For an hour or so it’s pretty boring then at Mount Michael we suddenly come down from the mountains on a very steep and winding road and go straight into the clouds. We can’t see a thing as we descend a long twisiting road. Finally at the bottom we pull over to let the brakes cool down ! We finally arrive at our intended night’s stop, Tathra. We walk down to the historic jetty and can’t believe what all the fuss is about. It’s tiny ! We can’t find anything else worth looking at and decide to drive on to Merimbula along the coast. It’s a nice seaside resort but now we’re back on the coast the weather’s grey and overcast. We take a ... read more
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Lakes Entrance bridge

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