The heart of the great Gippsland Lakes and a spot where every angler hopes to realise his dream of that big catch, Lakes Entrance lies at the point where the lakes system meets the Southern Ocean.
As popular a holiday spot today as it was 100 years ago, the Entrance still has a strong emphasis on boats and fishing in a magic environment where anglers have the choice of trying their luck in the surf, from the jetty or rocks, in still water or off shore on the five and seven mile reefs.
And if the big one does get away, you can always satisfy the soul with a visit to the Fishing Co-op where the local catch is marketed or by dropping into any one of some fine seafood restaurants.
Include museums and art galleries on your Lakes Entrance hit list, along with foreshore walks in between swims to take in the timber sculptures and the glimpse of an occasionally frolicking dolphin or seal.
Diving and parasailing are available for the more adventurous souls, while walkers can gain their rare perspective of a wonderland from any one of a string of nature trails.
Perhaps the Lakes Entrance most unusual feature is the gallery of war carved into tree stumps on the foreshore. The wooden sculptures include Gallipoli hero, Simpson and his donkey.