Local Attractions

Welcome to our guide on things to do in and around Lakes Entrance, Victoria. Located on the picturesque Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance is a popular tourist destination offering stunning natural beauty and a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, there’s something for everyone in this charming coastal town, with or without your 4 legged fur babies. From water sports and fishing to hiking and wildlife watching, we’ve got you covered with our list of top things to do in and around Lakes Entrance. Let’s dive in and explore the best of what this stunning region has to offer!

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We are an easy 5 minute walk over the footbridge to the beautiful 90 Mile Beach. Pet Friendly on leash all year through.


Free fully fenced off leash dog park located 10 minutes out of town is a place where you and your four-legged friend can play in the beautiful bush setting or even enjoy a walk out the back gate in the Colquhoun State Forest.

Open 7 days a week – Daylight hours only

boat hire

All kinds of boats are available for hire or charter from small sailing boats to massive cruisers, and everything in between including motorised runabouts that do not require a boat licence.


Glide across the smooth sands of the ninety mile beach and embrace the wind in your hair with Lakes Entrance Segway Adventures. There are a variety of adventures on offer, including the option of a winery tour – you can even enquire with the team about doing a more customised ride.


Ride the trails or paddle the Lakes with Venture Out Lakes Entrance. No equipment? No worries! Venture Out rents out all the gear you need to start your land or water based adventure. Visit their page to book an adventure!


Enjoy a splashing great time as you tackle the inflatable courses that Lakes Entrance Aqua Park has to offer. Challenge yourself to make it from one end to the other without falling in! Located at 429 Main Beach Walk, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909. Just head down Myer Street to the Cunninghame Arm footbridge and you’ll see it on the lake.

Open daily from 10am to 8pm over the Summer months. Sessions start on the hour, and the final session for each day will commence at 7pm.


Located between the Colquhoun Forest and North Arm, only 10km from Lakes Entrance, this family owned and operated winery and restaurant offers casual, no pressure wine tasting, honest, heart warming, comfort food and a relaxed, rustic bush setting. Perfect for lazy lunches, cheeky afternoon wines, weddings, Christmas parties or even a leisurely cruise. The winery has a dog-friendly area where you can sit and enjoy the wine tasting with your pooch.

Open for lunch 7 days a week

Open for wine tasting from 9-4

Open for Mexican Dinner Friday and Saturday nights


Founded in 2017, Lakes Entrance’s first brewery has a wide range of unique boutique beers that can be enjoyed by anyone. The name Red Bluff Brewers came about as the famous Red Bluff beach is found a couple of minutes away from the brewery. The brewery is pet friendly, so you can bring your pooch along!



Friday 4pm-8pm

Saturday 12pm-5pm

Sunday 12pm-3pm


Use lakes Entrance as a base and make sure you visit the famous Buchan Caves only 40 minutes drive away. Tours alternate between the “Fairy” and the “Royal” caves every day.

Bookings MUST be made online 24 hours in advance.

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Along the Esplanade are several large carvings made from the stumps of Monterey Cypress trees planted in 1924 and 1925 to commemorate the 26 local men who died during the First World War. John Brady, a Gippsland chainsaw sculptor, has created images to depict the era and ensure the memorial tribute continues long after the trees were taken down. They are very intricate and well worth a walk past to view each of them, as they lend a bit of character to our lovely town.


Griffith’s Seashell Museum and Marine Display is one of Australia’s largest private collections of natural sea life featuring over 90,000 shells and sea creatures. They have a Coral Reef room displaying hundreds of corals under special lighting and aquariums featuring local sea creatures and fish. Looking for a unique experience during your stay at Prime Adult Only & Pet friendly Tourist Park? Don’t miss the BIG Octopus, listed as one of Victoria’s BIG attractions, perched upon the museum’s roof.

Open daily 10am-4pm


Located just down the road from Prime Tourist Park, Footbridge Mini Golf offers both indoor & outdoor options and is the perfect day out if you’re looking for a fun activity to do in town- with the bonus of ice creams and lollies available on location.

Open daily 9am-5:30pm & dog friendly.

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A meal of fresh Fish & Chips is a must for anyone visiting Lakes Entrance, and there are 5 shops serving locally sourced fish and plenty of choices for outdoor locations to enjoy the scenery.


Lookout from Kalimna township shows a clear view of the entrance to Australia’s largest inland lakes system, covering 600 square kilometres.


See the Gippsland Lakes from above.

Select from a range of Scenic Flights and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Silt Jetties, Lakes Entrance and Ninety Mile Beach coastline.



From December, and throughout the Summer holiday period, Lakes Entrance will host Bandicoot Adventure Flights. Two flights are on offer – the Serenity Flight in a Tiger Moth and Scenic flights in a conventional aircraft.


If you’re looking for a spa day out visit Metung Hot Springs – set on a natural undulating site overlooking the magnificent Gippsland Lakes with choices from spending an entire day complete with a massage or just a few hours in the pools.

Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm


Experience nature on the Gippsland Lakes with Lonsdale Eco Cruise; A great casual cruise through the Gippsland Lakes with an expert commentary from your Captain, onboard the historic Lonsdale. On this cruise there is the possibility of seeing dolphins, seals, birds, wildlife, flora and fauna.

Dog Friendly if you book early.

pearl lugger

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon cruise from Lakes Entrance sailing around the Gippsland Lakes aboard the historic Pearl Lugger “PAM”, Australia’s oldest commercially operated sailing ship; built in 1901. Cruises depart from the Myer Street Jetty beside the footbridge in Lakes Entrance, depending upon weather and demand.

peels cruises

Peels Cruises are the longest serving cruise company on the Gippsland Lakes. Departing from Lakes Entrance daily. Whilst cruising the beautiful Gippsland Lakes your Skipper will give you a full expert commentary on the Gippsland Lakes. Passengers may see abundant bird life, fish, colonies of seals and the rare species of Burrunan Dolphin, and when passing the Islands, you’ll see Kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Peels Cruises offer a range of cruise options departing Lakes Entrance daily.


saltwater creative co

The Saltwater Creative Co is a waterfront art studio / gallery / creative design company / home decor hub in Lakes Entrance. Drop in to browse their wares or book one of their weekly workshops and try your hand in resin art, clay or even join one of their paint n sips!

The Saltwater Creative Co is open
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
or by appointment

lakes clubhouse

Want to play golf but the weather is looking questionable? Or maybe you’ve never played and don’t want to be chasing your golf ball everywhere. Lakes Clubhouse is Gippsland’s first commercial golf simulator. Make a booking with them the next time you visit us!

Open 7 days a week by bookings.