Top ChoicePub in Lakes Entrance

Waterwheel Beach Tavern

Head to the adjoining township of Lake Tyers, 9km east of Lakes Entrance, for this wonderfully relaxed coastal pub looking out to Ninety Mile Beach. There are Lakes Entrance craft beers on tap and local fish and...

Winery in Lakes Entrance

Wyanga Park Winery

Pop by for a tasting at this quirky, art-filled, family-owned winery, the oldest in Gippsland. It's most known for its chardonnay, but it's all good and available for free sampling. There's a restaurant (meals...

Steak in Lakes Entrance

Miriam's Restaurant

The upstairs dining room at Miriam’s overlooks the waterfront, and the Gippsland steaks, local-seafood dishes and casual cocktail-bar atmosphere are excellent. Try the epic 'Greek fisherman's plate': 1kg of local...

Art in Lakes Entrance

Wurinbeena Gallery

This excellent not-for-profit gallery displays artworks by local Koorie artists; there's a mix of contemporary and traditional pieces, featuring anything from canvas paintings to wood burning on native-animal...

Bistro in Lakes Entrance

Albert & Co

Bringing some urban style to the Esplanade is this diner doing a menu of modern breakfasts, local seafood and Gippsland steaks. The front bar is perfect for a pre-dinner tipple, offering cocktails, Gippsland...

Public Art in Lakes Entrance

Spirit Poles

This lovely art installation represents the five clans of the Gunai and Kurnai nation, who are the traditional custodians of the East Gippsland region. Made from ironbark gum, each of the spirit poles is...

Seafood in Lakes Entrance

Ferryman's Seafood Cafe

It’s hard to beat the ambience of dining on the deck of this floating cafe-restaurant (an old Paynesville–Raymond Island passenger ferry), which will fill you to the gills with fish and seafood dishes. The...

Microbrewery in Lakes Entrance

Red Bluff Brewery

They've been brewing here for some years now, but only in 2019 did they open the doors for folk to taste their beers – a pale and tropical ale, Kolsch, lager, pilsner and seasonal brews. It's a no-frills set-up...

Chinese in Lakes Entrance

Floating Dragon

This floating restaurant on the harbour dishes up high-end Cantonese cuisine, with soothing views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Chilli-pepper-and-salt calamari, half-roasted duck and pork belly are favourites.

Cafe in Lakes Entrance

Lakes Boatshed Cafe

Away from the main strip, this unabashedly local cafe overlooks the water at North Arm. It does homemade Gippsland beef pies, local-fish dishes and Devonshire tea on the terrace of this former boat shed.

Viewpoint in Lakes Entrance

Jemmy's Point Lookout

A popular stop-off for photos, with wonderful views over the entrance – which links the Gippsland Lakes to Bass Strait. It's a 20-minute walk up here from town.

Seafood in Lakes Entrance

Off the Wharf

The shopfront of the local fishermen's co-op always has fresh seafood, but there's no cooked food here, so it's one for self-caterers.

Viewpoint in Lakes Entrance

Kalimna Lookout

As you drive into town look for this hilltop lookout with sweeping views over the entrance.

Pub in Lakes Entrance

Central Hotel

The only pub in town if you're looking to watch the footy with a cold beer and steak and chips. If the front bar's too rowdy, the inviting bistro with its street-side terrace is a more relaxed space for a drink.

Cafe in Lakes Entrance

Six Sisters & A Pigeon

The name alone should guide you to this quirky licensed cafe on the Esplanade, opposite the footbridge. There's good locally roasted coffee, all-day breakfasts – Mexican eggs, French toast and Spanish omelettes –...