Australia’s Lakes District- an Introduction

a boat in the water

The Gippsland Lakes system is the largest network of inland waterways in Australia. It is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty, majestic lakes and pristine beaches. Lakes Entrance is the picturesque coastal town located (unsurprisingly) at the entrance of those lakes!

The Gippsland Lakes system consists of lakes, lagoons, and rivers that stretch over 600 square kilometers (360 miles). The lakes are surrounded by lush vegetation, including banksia woodlands, eucalypt forests, and coastal heathlands. The clear, blue waters of the lakes reflect the surrounding landscape, creating a stunning vista that is both serene and awe-inspiring.

The area around Lakes Entrance is also home to several national parks, including the Croajingolong National Park and the Alpine National Park. These parks offer visitors a chance to explore a diverse range of landscapes, from rugged coastal cliffs to snow-capped mountains. The parks are also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and native birds.

I love using the well-marked hiking trails that wind through the national parks, exploring the region’s natural beauty up close. The trails vary in difficulty, with some suitable for families with young children and others requiring a higher level of fitness.

Lakes Entrance offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages. including fishing, boating, kayaking, and swimming. The lakes are home to several species of fish, including bream, flathead, and salmon, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts and consumers of seafood.

Access to the Lakes is by car, train and bus from Melbourne or by boat.

I love this part of the world and experience such a sense of peace here!

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