Approximately 60 minutes’ drive from our resort, a township located at the mouth of a man-made channel that links Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea with the 400 square kilometer network of the Gippsland Lakes inland waterways.
The main thoroughfare of the Esplanade runs along the shoreline of the Cunninghame Arm inlet, with marinas and attractive foreshore gardens on one side, and a good selection of shops, restaurants and boutique cafes. A number of wooden sculptures, carved out of old tree trunks, they represent images of Australia at war and can be found along the Esplanade.
A walk across the popular landmark footbridge, which crosses Cunninghame Arm, links the town centre with the sand dunes and coastline of Bass Strait, popular with surfers and swimmers.
A 5 kilometer return walk from the footbridge along the narrow peninsula of land which separates Cunninghame Arm from Bass Strait will take you along some scenic coastline and coastal bush to the Flagstaff Lookout which provides great views across the man-made entrance into the Gippsland Lakes.
A number of lookouts provide panoramic views over Lakes Entrance and the surrounding waterways, with most located on or near the Princes Highway, just west of the town in the neighboring community of Kalimna. However, for one of the best views of the area, a drive along the appropriately named Seaview Parade will reward you with unparalleled views over the town centre, marinas, Cunninghame Arm and down to the Ninety Mile Beach.
Lakes Entrance is the base of one of Australia’s largest fishing fleets. The Fisherman’s Co-Op, located on Bullock Island, sells a wide variety of freshly caught fish to the public.
While this means that fresh fish is most definitely on the menu when you get back your lodge at our Resort, fishing is not all that is on offer at Lakes Entrance, other water and land-based activities are very popular such as paddle boats, lake cruises, bushwalking, bike riding and fine dining, to name just a few.