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Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance

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The Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons in east Gippsland, Victoria, Australia covering an area of about. The largest of the lakes are Lake Wellington (Gunai language: Murla), Lake King and Lake Victoria. The lakes are collectively fed by the Avon, Thomson, Latrobe, Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo rivers.HistoryThe Gippsland Lakes were formed by two principal processes. The first is river delta alluvial deposition of sediment brought in by the rivers which flow into the lakes. Silt deposited by this process forms into long jetties which can run many kilometres into a lake, as exemplified by the Mitchell River silt jetties that run into Lake King. The second process is the action of sea current in Bass Strait which created the Ninety Mile Beach and cut off the river deltas from the sea.Once the lakes were closed off a new cycle started, whereby the water level of the lakes would gradually rise until the waters broke through the barrier beach and the level would drop down until it equalised with sea-level. Eventually the beach would close-off the lakes and the cycle would begin anew. Sometimes it would take many years before a new channel to the sea was formed and not necessarily in the same place as the last one.
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  • The entire area is absolutely beautiful with great beaches and plenty of wildlife. Definitely worth spending at least one weekend here. 
  • Gippsland Lakes district is a beautiful place to visit for all ages, with the 90 mile beach and bourgeois lakes to eplore if your into fishing or just want to relax, then this us the place for you. 
  • I lived in Lakes Entrance for 8 years until 1992 and now try to get back to visit at least once a year. The Gippsland Lakes have something for almost everyone who likes the outdoors, hiking, biking, b...  read more »
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