Separated from the ocean by the coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach, the Gippsland Lakes is the jewel in the crown of East Gippsland. The 3 main lakes are Lake King, Lake Victoria and Lake Wellington and they are all fed by rivers that originate in the high country. The lakes include small islands and are surrounded by two National Parks – the Lakes National Park and Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, both offering terrific walking tracks. The lakes offer excellent year round cruising conditions, with large areas of open water and secluded inlets and rivers to explore. The Gippsland Lakes are home to abundant bird, marine & native animal life with dolphins, pelicans, koalas & kangaroos inhabiting much of the Gippsland Lakes region.
Whether you paddle, sail, motor, ski, wakeboard, tube, jetski or fish we highly recommend a boat trip when you visit Captains Cove.
You won’t find an easier or more accessible location than Captains Cove on the Gippsland Lakes to base yourself for your boating holiday. Launch your boat just 100 metres from the Cove & moor it at your own private jetty. A safe & secure mooring with no tidal influences & direct access to a plethora of boating locations. The mooring, boat wash area, ample trailer parking & a fish cleaning area are all available at no charge to our guests.
Must see boating destinations
Must visit boating destinations include:
Steamer Landing / Ocean Grange. A favourite location for boaters. Excellent jetties, toilet facilities, good beach access over dunes, abundant flora & fauna. As it is only accessible by boat, you will find this location quiet in even the peak Summer season
Bunga Arm. One of the most beautiful parts of the Gippsland Lakes. Only accessible by boat you will find a pristine stretch of dune that separates the lake & ocean. Waterski area, beach mooring & peace & quiet
Duck Arm / Picnic Arm. Sheltered & picturesque location with beach or swing mooring options. Fish for flathead. The dolphins often visit this quiet location
Newlands Arm. Excellent protection in all weather. The area offers a playground, toilets, BBQs, designated swimming area & a popular Waterski zone
Sperm Whale Head / Rottamah Island. Set within National Park you will find abundant flora & fauna, great walking tacks & a 2km walk takes you to the 90 mile beach. If you enjoy peace & quiet, wild life & fauna this is a must visit location
Metung. A quaint village with restaurants, cafes & pub with waterside location. The Metung pub is a popular venue to visit during your stay at Captains Cove
Boxes Creek. A gorgeous inlet just off Metung that is protected in any weather & is a lovely spot to pull up on the beach & watch the world go by
Barrier Landing. Crystal clear blue water one side and 90 mile beach on the other side of the dunes. This is closest swimming / watersport area to the Entrance to Bass Strait. A popular and busy boating location during the summer months
Lakes Entrance is popular for tourists who enjoy crabbing & a busier holiday. Lakes Entrance offers a cinema, mini golf, the footbridge over to the 90 mile beach, eateries & more
Tambo / Nicholson / Mitchell Rivers. These 3 quiet & majestic rivers are popular for fishing or just cruising. The best bream fishing on the Gippsland Lakes is on any of these rivers.
Beautiful rural outlooks & calm and protected waterways make the Rivers a must visit with your boat. You can visit the townships of Nicholson, Swan Reach & Bairnsdale by boat
Lochsport – With a marina, hotel & small township, Lochsport is a great place to visit on a calm day