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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 whole area is a hidden gem, with the mountains of Buchan 40 minutes from Lakes Entrance, the biggest inland lakes system in Australia and the 90 mile beach.  more »
  • An excellent place to take a charter boat out onto the Lakes and enjoy the panorama'' Travelled in May,weather slightly chilly but not Arctic.  more »
  • Lakes Entrance, Victoria is a great place to visit with many things to do and places to visit, lots of accommodation from caravan parks to luxury hotels for all types of visitors, the locals are frien...  more »