With the shallow Cunninghame Arm waterway separating the town from ocean beaches, Lakes Entrance basks in an undeniably pretty location. In holiday season it’s a packed-out tourist town with a graceless strip of motels, caravan parks, mini-golf courses and souvenir shops lining the Esplanade. Still, the bobbing fishing boats, fresh seafood, endless beaches, and cruises out to Metung and Wyanga Park Winery should win you over.
The Tatungalung and Krauatungalung clans from the Gunai and Kurnai nation are the traditional custodians of this land. The Aboriginal community that lives both here and at nearby Lake Tyers is the second largest in the state behind that of Shepparton.