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The Entrance to Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance is a tourist resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia, population 6000 (2001). It is situated 320km east of Melbourne near a man-made channel connecting the Gippsland Lakes to Bass Strait. The Entrance to Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. ... The Entrance to Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Governor Premier Const. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... Gippsland Lakes is a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons in east Gippsland, Victoria, Australia covering an area of about 600 km sq, The largest of the lakes are Lake Wellington, Lake King and Lake Victoria. ... Bass Strait is a sea strait separating Australian mainland (Victoria in particular). ...

Nearby towns include Bairnsdale, Metung and Orbost. Bairnsdale is a city in eastern Victoria, Australia, population 11000 (2001). ... Orbost is a town of about 2000 people (2001) in the East Gippsland Shire, Victoria, Australia, located 375km east of Melbourne where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. ...

External Links

  • Lakes Entrance tourist profile (http://www.travelvictoria.com.au/lakesentrance/)

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Lakes Entrance - Victoria - Australia - Travel - theage.com.au (2827 words)
Lakes Entrance, originally known by Europeans as Cunninghame after a prominent squatting family in the area, is 319 km east of Melbourne via the Princes Highway.
In Lakes Entrance itself, the information centre, located on the corner of Marine Parade and the Princes Highway, is a good starting point for an investigation of the town and the general area, tel: (03) 5155 1966 or free-call (1800) 637 060.
Lake Reeve is an extensive intermittent saline wetland of international zoological significance which provides a highly significant habitat for up to 12 000 migratory wading birds, making it one of the five most important areas for waders in Victoria.
Lakes Entrance, Victoria,  Australia.  (191 words)
Lakes Entrance, a favourite holiday resort since the turn of the century, is edged by the 90 mile Beach and is home to the largest fishing fleet in Australia. ; Dine on the freshest seafoods with the best local wines.
Lakes Entrance is home to the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Gippsland Lakes are one of the most signifant refuges in Australia for waterbirds.
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