7.5 out of 10

Lakes Entrance

Ranked 3rd best suburb in East Gippsland
-37.8725005841045 147.993009904289
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Best part of Gippsland"

Lakes Entrance is a safe and welcomng place. I have stayed here quite often for extended periods of time and have always found it to be relaxing and the people are just wonderful
The housing is VERY affordable and you can get some bargains with breath taking views over Bass Strait.
Resale value is a bit ordinary but once you move there why would you want to go elsewhere ? I`m planning to retire here in the next 5 years (I`ll be 50) and can`t wait.
Christmas to Easter can be a tad over whelming but having lived on the Mornington peninsula it doesn`t even compare.
I have found the locals tend to take their annual breaks to the South coast of NSW which is only around 2.5 hours away eg. Merimbula Eden etc.
I own an investment property in Bairnsdale and will be looking in Lakes Entrance in the near future for another investment property - but this one will be special as I plan to spend the rest of my life here.
Pros
  • Great climate
  • Bairnsdale only 15 minutes away
  • fishing, food, people,shopping
  • scenery, beaches, lakes
  • small, calming, friendly
Cons
  • Resale value at the moment is ordinary
  • clash of cultures at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Get lost!... in the beauty and amazement of it all!"

After living in Ballarat for over 20yrs, and a short holiday here, we decided THIS was the place! A real sea-change! Didnt think it was possible to come across such a beautiful place in Victoria!
We moved after 28days of making that life changing decision, and don't regret it! Our older son's love it too.
It has charm, charisma, querkiness, appeal and character. Aw inspiring views everywhere you travel, up and down the coastline, the scenery takes your breath away, from the bush, to the beach.
Your camera is never too far from hand, You'll want to capture each sunrise, and sunset, as thier never blocked by mountains or skyscrapers. Your nose will twitch and your tastebuds will awaken to the smells coming from the kitchens of certain eatery's along the Esplanade. A short drive into the bush to taste the local wine, made on the premises, take in the wine tour along the lovely Lakes system, snap a pic of dolphins, seals, pelicans or maybe cast your rod in to catch a snapper, or flatty, or salmon, go prawning with the locals at night and bring home a bucket full of giant tigers to cook up and feast on!
Have admiration for the Indigenous culture here, despite some not being happy at times. Get use to the traffic and influx of visitors who bombard us from xmas thru to easter, its busy like a bee-hive as we all duck and weave getting from place to place, its exciting and frustrating at the same time!
Be assured of the medical teams assisting you when needed, theyre small, but mighty!
Feel the warmth and friendliness of the locals, and new arrivals, as theyre happy to tell you anything you want to know about Lakes Entrance... thats how we learnt, and thats what made us decide to stay. Come and visit... You'll love it! winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn, it changes daily.
Pros
  • scenery, beaches, lakes
  • fishing, food, people,shopping
  • small, calming, friendly
Cons
  • clash of cultures at times
  • haveing to travel for serious medical issues
  • gets hectic from xmas to easter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A perfect place to retire"

This is another palce i would love to live once i retire. Very quiet and friendly town.Lots to do and see
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees