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The Entrance Walk, Lakes Entrance

Updated: Apr 7, 2019


Distance: 4.8km

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

Toilets: Yes

Pram Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: Yes


My mum and dad have told me to do this walk for a very long time. It may have taken a while but i have to say I’m glad I did. It’s a very simple walk but very enjoyable.


A map of the walk:

http://www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/files/f743e505-30c2-41b0-99c0-a40500c23f66/Map_TheEntranceWalk_Lakes_Entrance_Print_Version.pdf



Getting there: This walk is located on The Esplanade in Lakes Entrance, across the foot bridge. Very simple to find.


Once you’re across the footbridge the walk starts next to the Kiosk, you will see the sign pointing you right. At the start of the walk you will find a sign explaining the walk in more detail. You also have the choice of walking along the 90-mile beach to The Entrance, if you feel like walking on sand, me personally I could think of nothing worse.




It’s a very well signed walk you just need to follow the signs that point you to ‘The Entrance’. Some of the signs however are pink arrows spray painted on trees. Along the way you’ll come across various walkways to the 90-mile beach, lots of boardwalks & you also have the choice (in some areas) to walk along the water for some of it and meet back up with the track again. The track is quite sandy in some sections but not as bad as walking along the beach.




About half an hour into the walk and you come across a sign with 4 options, The Entrance, 90-mile beach, footbridge & right to historic cottages. We went to check out the historic cottages but people were staying in them and we didn’t feel like intruding so we didn’t really get a good look.




Once we got back on the track and not long after you come across a marina & a toilet. The track then takes you up a steep boardwalk, once you’re at the top of the hill you can spot the entrance. A short walk through the sand and you’ve made it to the entrance wall. Here we watched lots of seals play in the waves of the entrance, we could have watched them all day.




As you walk back towards the hill you came down. You can choose to walk the same way or walk towards the left next to the water, here you will come across quite a lot of history scattered around with signs to explain everything. Soon after you will find a short boardwalk which takes you alongside the water. After the boardwalk you can take one of the paths back to the main track and head back towards the kiosk.




A very enjoyable walk and so handy being in the middle of town. I have to say the seals playing at the entrance made the whole walk.




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The Gippy Explorer enjoying the sights and discovering what the Gippsland region has to offer.