Lakes Entrance is about 4 hours drive from Melbourne. Along the way, after about 3.5 hours of driving, you'll reach Bairnsdale. We were very lucky that one of our friends has a friend whose family has a farm there. We got the opportunity to have a personal tour around Picnic Point Farm, have a close encounter with cows and calves (calves are very camera shy!), and eat fresh picked apples and plums from the trees. If you're thinking about going, contact us and we may be able to arrange something with them for you.
Our friend took us for a drive around Paynesville. There was this one place in the picture here where we were driving on a narrow strip of land, and have a river on our left and a lake on our right.
Lakes Entrance is only about 30 minutes drive from Bairnsdale. There's a lot of choices for hotels and caravan park at Lakes Entrance. Below are some snapshots around Lakes Entrance. What can you do there: immerse yourself in nature and the wonderful views, of course! But there are also other activities and attractions at Lakes Entrance.
We felt a love for geography after visiting Lakes Entrance!
Map from Melbourne - Bairnsdale - Lakes Entrance:
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Now remember to include Lakes Entrance in your travel plans.