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With so much to explore around East Gippsland we have shortlisted our favorites for you:

H2O TOURS & ADVENTURES - scheduled cruises, private charters & water taxi services Phone 0492 961 509

EAST GIPPSLAND VARIETY TOURS offers fabulous bus tours of East Gippsland & beyond. Book in for a winery tour of some of the best in the region Phone 0431 655 635

LAKES ENTRANCE HELICOPTERS  The best way to see the Lakes is from on them or even better .... above them! Prices start from $80. Do yourself a favour & take a flight

Hire a bike & explore one of the many tracks on Sunset Cove, Eagle Point & Raymond Island. Click here for more details 

Raymond Island - explore the island by foot or bike & travel accross on the ferry for free. Such a great East Gippsland experience

The EAST GIPPSLAND RAIL TRAIL takes you from Bairnsdale & throuogh Nicholson, Bruthen, accross the Tambo River, through Nowa Nowa & finishing in Orbost. Click here for maps & more details 

MITCHELL RIVER SILT JETTIES  have been created by silt deposits over thousands of years. They are the longest digitate delta in the world. They are located along the end of the Mitchell River where it runs in to the Gippsland Lakes. Access to the Silt Jetties from Captains Cove is just a 7 minute drive to Eagle Point. The Silt jetties offer excellent fishing locations, walking or bike riding track aswell as a great place to observe birdlife of the Gippsland Lakes. Partly sealed & partly gravel the silt jetties extend for approximately 8kms.

When visiting the Silt Jetties it is well worth going for a walk through the Eagle Point Flora & Fauna Reserve

BUCHAN CAVES  Explore the Royal or Fairy Caves on a guided tour. The caves also offers great picnic spots, walking tracks & diverse flora & fauna. We also recomend a visit to the Buchan Pub which has recently been rebuilt after a fire destroyed it in 2015. Buchan Caves is a 1 hour drive from Captains Cove. Click here for tour times & information

BAIRNSDALE ARCHERY, MINI GOLF & GAMES PARK  is a fun way to spend the day with the family. 20 minutes drive from Captains Cove

DEN OF NARGUN The Aboriginal cultural significance & the magic of the walk to the Den through the Mitchell River National park, rainforest & creeks makes this a great day out. Picnic, BBQ & fire place amenities available. An easy 45 minute drive from Captains Cove

90 MILE BEACH is 150 kms of uninterupted golden sand from Port Albert to Lakes Entrance. The dunes sepeate the Gippsland Lakes from Bass Strait. It is accessible by boat via Lake Victoria & mooring the boat on the many beach & jetty options or by foot from Lakes Entrance. See our Boating & Gippsland Lakes guide for more information

LAKES ENTRANCE / LAKE TYRES  is a seaside town & fishing port. Cross the pedestrian bridge to the 90 mile beach, play mini golf, visit the Riviera Ice Creamery, go crabbing or take a boat cruise. Our top dining tip is Albert & Co or explore a little further out to visit the popular Water Wheel Tavern on the beach at Lake Tyres. Lakes Entrance is 50 minutes drive from Captains Cove.

BOAT CRUISES  Choose from a self-drive experience or a Skippered charter. Self Drive boats departing the Fisherman's Wharf jetty in Paynesville call Pete 0408 319 695.

Chartered cruises operate regularly from the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance. Informative, sight seeing tours are a great way to experience the Lakes & we highly recomend jumping aboard one of these terrific cruises. Choose from Peels Cruises CLICK HERE or Londsdale Eco Cruises CLICK HERE 

Clints Ski School 

Wyanga Park Winery & Cruise  A fantastic scenic 40 minute boat cruise from Lakes Entrance to the winery. Every Wednesday & Saturday at 11am. Click here for more information

EAST GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY is located in Bairnsdale & is the centre for visual arts in East Gippsland with a a focus on cultural experiences. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday.

LINDENOW & WINE To experience the country side you can't go past a a drive to Lindenow. Enjoy a meal or coffee & cake at the renowned Long Paddock & then to Lightfoot & Sons winery & cellar door set on a bluff overlooking the Mitchell River flats. Open every Friday - Sunday & 7 days during peak periods. Lindenow is 30 minutes drive from Captains Cove. 

METUNG is a 30 minute drive from Captains Cove & a location we always recomend our guests visit (by car or boat). Visit an art gallery on the way, quaint boutiques & enjoy a meal at the Metung HotelRiviera Scenic operate chartered boat cruises around the Lakes.  Contact them for tour times

BRUTHEN is a 30 minute drive from Captains Cove on the Great Alpine Road on the way to Mount Hotham. A visit to the Bullant Brewery is a great way to spend the afternoon. This is a populat section of the Rail Trail.


 For more information on places to explore in East Gippsland CLICK HERE



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