|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!|
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.
|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'.