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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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  • This was a great place to spend a week. We found loads to do with very challenging weather including heat wave and cold wave, winds and wet. Did 2 cruises one of the lakes and the winery cruise up the...  more »
  • You can get a good view of the Lakes and waterways simply by making use of the great walking trails at Lakes Entrance. But to really get a good view and appreciate it's size you really need a boat and...  more »
  • Very happy with our stay in this area of Victoria and would go back again. This was our second visit and loved the lakes and surrounds.