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Gippsland Lakes

Imagine an inland sea, sheltered from the ocean by a thin line of sand dune, and bordered by national park and farmlands. Wide expanses of water for exhilarating sailing, tranquil rivers for cruising and fishing, deserted beaches, peaceful coves. The Gippsland Lakes are the largest navigable inland waterway in Australia, comprising 400 square kilometres. That's ten times the size of Sydney Harbour!

Find out why the Gippsland Lakes are ideal for boating

Charter Limits-
where can we go?

The charter cruising limits are:
> In the east: Barrier Landing and Kalimna Jetty. The boats cannot cross the entrance into Lakes Entrance township.
> In the west: Plover Point at the western end of the McLennan Straits.
> Tambo River: the Princes Hwy bridge for yachts, the cliffs for cruisers.
Nicholson River: the Princes Hwy bridge.
> Mitchell River: Point Dawson on the silt jetties for yachts, the Princes Hwy bridge for cruisers.

Gippsland Lakes

The Gippsland Lakes: deserted beaches, portside cafes, two national parks, three rivers, totally sheltered moorings, pristine ocean beach and abundant wildlife and birdlife. Where else can you easily explore all these wonderful places, by boat, in safety?

The Gippsland Lakes is truly a boating paradise where you can spend your mornings swimming, your days boating, your afternoons sipping espresso, and your evenings watching the most glorious sunsets.

You can be as energetic or as lazy as you like - the Gippsland Lakes offer both experiences.

And boating on the Lakes is very civilised. It's NOT about having to plan, calculate and worry about dramatic tides and big seas, with little sight of land or contact with civilisation (nowhere to easily buy fresh supplies or top up the water tank).

The Lakes are about easily managed distances between great destinations. They're about buying supplies and enjoying an espresso in the sunshine, picking up the day's papers or the day's fish catch, and making your way to a national park where the jetty mooring and electric barbecues come free of charge for your enjoyment.

There are three lakes that make up the Gippsland Lakes: Lake King, Lake Victoria and Lake Wellington. And there are numerous navigable bays and inlets, such as Bancroft Bay, Duck Arm, Boxes Creek and Reeve Channel.

Three rivers flow into Lake King: The Tambo, Nicholson and Mitchell. All of them are navigable to the Princes Highway bridges; on the Tambo, Riviera Nautic's cruisers can pass under the bridge and go as far as 'The Cliffs'.

Holiday Itinerary Ideas >>

Reading newspaper in Bairnsdale Park near Mitchell River, Gippsland Lakes.


Charter yachts moored at Barrier Landing, Gippsland Lakes.

Barrier Landing

Charter yachts moored at Barrier Landing, Gippsland Lakes.

Box's Creek

Chater yacht at anchor in Bunga Arm on the Gippsland Lakes

Bunga Arm

Chinaman's Creek, and Riviera Nautic jetty.

Chinamans Creek

Yacht at first blow hole on the Bunga Arm Gippsland Lakes.

First Blow Hole

View of Gippsland Lakes from cliffs above Kalimna


Charter yacht sailing on Lake King - Gippsland Lakes.

Lake King

Pier and boats - Lakes Entrance, Australia

Lakes Entrance

Loch Sport pier view from yacht, Gippsland Lakes

Loch Sport

Cruising yacht - McLennans Strait, Gippsland Lakes.

McLennans Strait

Jetty at Metung, Gippsland Lakes.


Silt Jetties, Mitchell River - Gippsland Lakes.

Mitchell River

Sea Eagle landing in tree, Nicholson River.

Nicholson River

Swimming in ocean at Ninety Mile Beach.

Ninety Mile Beach

Nungurner Jetty from water - Gippsland Lakes.


View from Yacht approaching Ocean Grange - Gippsland Lakes.ge

Ocean Grange

Cruising though Paynesville straights.


View from Yacht on swing mooring -Gippsland Lakes

Picnic and Duck Arm

Ferry station on Raymond Island - Gippsland Lakes.

Raymond Island

Wattle Point jetty - Gippsland Lakes

Riviera Nautic

Kangaroos digging - Rotamah Island

Rotamah Island

Silvershot Jetty with views to Metung township  Gippsland Lakes

Silvershot Jetty

View from deck of Yacht to Sperm Whale Head - Gippsland Lakes.

Sperm Whale Head

Yacht moored at Steamer Landing - Gippsland Lakes

Steamer Landing

Still waters with reflections of trees, Tambo River

Tambo River

Wattle Point jetty - Gippsland Lakes

Wattle Point

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