Lakes District in detail
Driving from Melbourne, take the Princes Hwy east for just over four hours to reach Lakes Entrance (319km), with a southwards detour via Sale to reach the beginning of Ninety Mile Beach.
The region is well connected by V/Line train. The rail line terminates at Bairnsdale, from where there's a bus connection to Lakes Entrance. For many of the coastal towns you'll need a car, however.