Gippsland & Sapphire Coast

Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance

My journey up the East coast of Australia was a fact.  After some beautiful days around Melbourne, I started to drive up north.  The Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest & most beautiful inland waterways are a network of lakes, marshes & lagoons covering 400m2 and are separated from the ocean with coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach.  Bird & marine life thrive here, with lake dolphins & pelicans frequenting many locations.

Snowy River county

Snowy River county

The first town I visited was Lakes Entrance.  As the name suggests, Lakes Entrance is the entrance from the ocean to the lakes… spectacular views from every point!   Lakes, lagoons, the ocean… simply beautiful!  I spent the evening here, had some pick-nick in the harbor and it was truly hard to leave this picturesque town.  The road brings you then into the ‘Snowy River County’ with some of the most pristine landscapes, rainforests, native eucalypt forests & the Snowy river who winds its way down to the coast.

Narooma

Narooma

From the clear blue waters and endless golden beaches to the lush green of rain forests, rolling hills & valleys… I was now on the Sapphire Coast, the land of the three mountains.  The landscape combines vivid rock formations, old sea caves, rolling sand dunes & towering cliffs.  On one side, endless ocean rolling in waves on untouched stretches of sand, on the other side forests of banksia & eucalyptus of every kind watch over creeks, lagoons & river rock pools.  Beautiful coastal towns such as Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tathra, Narooma, … were must-stops and I could spent days in each & everyone of them if I just had more time!  The most beautiful town for me was Narooma, set against green lush forests, nestled around a beautiful lake on one side with stunning creeks and the blue ocean with golden sandy beaches on the other side…

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