The yearly summer influx of visitors to Lakes Entrance is about to begin. The population of Lakes Entrance goes from 5,500 to over 20,000 people during the summer holidays.
Lakes Entrance Accommodation providers and business owners, do their best to cater for the large crowds that descend on our town, so here's a short list of some of the activities available to you.
Starting in the afternoon on New Years Eve, there will be activities for the kids on the Foreshore. Petting Farm, Face painting and jumping castles. Muscial entertainment will begin in the late afternoon and a night market will be open for shopping.
At 9:30pm the Family Fireworks will begin, with a low fly-over by a local stunt pilot. These Fireworks are always stunning and provide a great show for those who don't wish to stay up till midnight.
Music and entertainment will continue through the evening on the Foreshore, when at Midnight the full Fireworks will begin. This is an alcohol free event.
If it's the beaches you're attracted to, Lakes Entrance is situated on Ninety Mile Beach. Miles and miles of pristine beaches, sandunes and great surfing spots. Lakes Entrance has three main beaches, Main Beach, Eastern Beach and Lake Bunga Beach. All close to the centre of town or a short 5 minute drive.
You can also venture out to Lake Tyers Beach, 10km north of Lakes Entrance, for some great surfing, and a gorgeous calm Lake, perfect for the kids to swim and paddle.
One of the most popular activities for visitors, is fishing, of course. The Gippsland Lakes offer a great variation of fishing spots, from Lake Shore fishing, Jetty Fishing, taking your boat out on the Gippsland Lakes, or even heading out the Entrance for some off-shore fishing. You can even venture up the many rivers and inlets that feed the Gippsland Lakes system.
If you're planning a trip to the Beach this summer, then Lakes Entrance Accommodation providers have plenty to offer you. From a single hotel room to a 4 star penthouse, or perhaps a self-contained cabin or apartment. But book early, as 20,000 other people are coming as well.