Destination guide

Enjoy the low-key life on Australia's southern coast

Nestled on the coast of eastern Victoria, Australia's Lakes Entrance sits on the edge of the Snowy River National Park, among a network of inland waterways called the Gippsland Lakes. With plenty of local beaches nearby, this waterfront town is a charming escape from nearby Melbourne, full of rugged beauty and classic Australian hospitality. Spend your days swimming, surfing or paddleboarding, go for a hike or visit a cosy cafe in town. Whether you choose from Lakes Entrance vacation rentals on the water or set inland, you'll fall in love with this laid-back destination on the southern coast.

Things to do

Get up close and personal with the local marine life

The Griffiths Sea Shell Museum is well worth a visit, with exhibits dedicated to local marine life and coral reefs, plus an aquarium to occupy the youngest members of your travel squad. Lakes Entrance is on the border of the Snowy River National Park, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Whether you prefer to spend your time on the coastal paths lining the Tasman Sea, or farther inland hiking through the forested hills of Snowy River, you'll adore the natural beauty of this little pocket of Victoria.

Activities

Rugged natural beauty paired with a casual waterfront town

With its waterfront location and easy access to a mix of sandy and forested coastlines, you're likely to get lost among the glittering marinas, natural beauty and charming small-town vibe of Lakes Entrance. The Esplanade offers tons of waterfront shops, cafes and restaurants, while other coastal paths lead to more rugged beauty, full of sand dunes and views of the stunning coastline. Lakes Entrance is a popular surfing spot, thanks to the nearby Bass Strait. You can opt to keep your legs planted on the ground at Flagstaff Lookout, overlooking the man-made entrance into the Gippsland Lakes.

Weather

The perfect urban escape through all 4 seasons

Thanks a slightly warmer climate compared to nearby Melbourne, Lakes Entrance is popular even in the winter months. The relatively mild weather means this charming waterfront town is a year-round destination for travellers coming to Victoria from near and far. Summers in Lakes Entrance are sunny and warm, so don't be surprised if the beaches are full of locals and visitors alike. Late spring and early autumn offer mild days and cool nights, making for an ideal holiday base, but with lower prices on Lake Entrance vacation rentals than in peak season.

Natural highlights

Obvious beauty in an obviously named town

The town of Lakes Entrance gets its name from its location – it's here that the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean. Because of this, it shouldn't be surprising that the area gets much of its natural beauty from the water and its coastal paths. Lakes Entrance also boasts a pedestrian bridge to the eastern stretch of Ninety Mile Beach, which lines the town's Tasman Sea shoreline. It's along the Bass Strait that you'll also find some of the area's best surf beaches. Wildlife in Lakes Entrance includes some of Australia's most famous icons – pelicans, dolphins and, of course, kangaroos.

Where to stay near Lakes Entrance?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 170 holiday rentals near Lakes Entrance. From 67 Houses to 12 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lakes Entrance for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lakes Entrance?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Lakes Entrance. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre: 237 holiday rentals
  • Lakes Entrance Bowls Club: 237 holiday rentals
  • Cunningham Foot Bridge: 237 holiday rentals
  • Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display: 237 holiday rentals
  • Lakes Entrance Golf Club: 234 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lakes Entrance listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lakes Entrance?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 67 Houses in Lakes Entrance. Our other popular types of Lakes Entrance holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 12 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 12 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 12 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lakes Entrance?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Lakes Entrance. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.