Lakes Entrance Overview

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The town of Lakes Entrance is situated on aman made section, at the tip of the Gippsland Lakes National Park. This is a unique coastal formation comprising the largest land-locked lake system in Australia, protected from the Bass Strait by the seemingly delicate strip of Ninety Mile Beach.

The sea food in the Lakes Entrance area is renown throughout the region.


water Sports

This is a perfect and not surprisingly extremely popular base for a holiday with a variety of activities and every conceivable form of water sport available either in the Lakes or on the sea.

The Victorian Alps

Lakes Entrance is also close to the Victorian Alps which lie to its north. Head east along the Princes Highway and you will come to Orbost which is nestled by the Snowy River and overlooked by the mountains to the north.

Rainforest Centre

A popular tourist attraction in the Lakes Entrance region is the Rainforest Centre. Further up the highway still and close to the NSW border is the small town of Cann River.

First View of Modern Australia

Close to the town on the coast is Point Hicks which is said to be the first point of the Australian mainland observed by Captain Cook.

Lakes Entrance accommodation

See our general Lakes Entrance accommodation for hotels and resorts in the area.


Lakes Entrance is located in the south east of Victoria and has a Latitude of 37.8°S and a Longitude of 147.9° E.

Driving To Lakes Entrance

Some approximate driving times to Lakes Entrance:.

8Hrs From Sydney (700Km)

19Hrs From Brisbane (1650Km)

4Hrs From Melbourne (330Km) )

12Hrs From Adelaide (1050Km) )

See Route and Distance Calculator for more accurate driving times and routes from additional locations.

Victoria School & Public Holidays

2008 Public Holidays

New Years Day Tue 1st Jan.

Australia Day Mon 28th Jan.

Labour Day Mon 10th March

Good Friday 21st March.

Easter Monday 24th March.

Anzac Day Fri 25th April.

Queens Birthday Holiday Mon 9th June.

Melbourne Cup (Melbourne Metro only) Tue 4th November.

Christmas Day Thu 25th Dec.

Boxing Day Holiday Fri 26th Dec.

2008 School Holidays

(End and start school on preceding and next week day (Mon - Fri) respectively)

School Starts Tue 29th January

Easter Holiday 21st March To4th April.

Winter Holiday 30th June To 11th July.

Spring Holiday 22nd Sept To 3rd Oct.

Summer Holiday 22nd Dec To Jan 27th

Daylight Saving

Starts Sunday 5th October

Ends 5th April 2009

Note: Dates for guidance only. Always check with your individual School as variations may occur for individual education authorities or establishments and dates may be subject to change. Always check with relevant State or Territory education department to confirm holiday periods at the commencement of each school year. Not all Public Holidays for individual regions within each state and territory are shown and public holidays falling on weekends are not listed. Not all Public Holidays may be applicable to all employers, organisations etc so always check with your employer, education authority etc which public holidays are applicable.

Lakes Entrance Climate

These figures are for guidance only:

Historical Average Lakes Entrance Climate

Approximate Max Average Temperature

Deg C/ Deg F

Winter(June-Aug):15 / 59

Spring(Sep-Nov):19/ 66

Summer(Dec-Feb):23 / 73

Autumn(Mar-May):20 / 68

Historical Average Lakes Entrance Rainfall

Approximate Average Monthly Rainfall - mm

Winter(June-Aug): 71

Spring(Sep-Nov): 73

Summer(Dec-Feb): 68

Autumn(Mar-May): 72

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