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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 Gippsland lakes are really nice - I had seen quite a few pictures before, but if you look it in nature, everything is much better. Jemmy's Point Lookout offers a beautiful view from the top of it.
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  • The area has the most stunning long long beaches of pure white sand and azure sea. Loads to see and do, plenty of good restaurants, great trekking, friendly people, all make for a place to come and en...  more »
  • I like it here, the place has a bit of character. The beach is beautiful and there are plenty of places to visit within a 30 minute drive. It is well worth a weekend away and you will find plenty to d...  more »

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