Metung, at the eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes system, is set on hills around the sheltered waters of Bancroft Bay. It is Australia’s largest inland sea, covering 400 square kilometres, sheltered from the ocean by a thin line of sand dunes, bordered by national park and farmlands. Wide expanses of water cater for sailing, tranquil rivers for cruising and deserted beaches, peaceful coves and small lakeside villages are on offer.
The sand/mud-bottom lake has no rocks, reefs or tides, wind averages 10-15 knots and public jetties and moorings take you right to the beach. You are always in sight of land and the two national parks and vast stretches of ocean beach are mainly accessible only by water.
It is a gentle environment, with dolphins, kangaroos, koalas, wildflowers wetlands and more than 140 species of bird.
If you can’t decide whether to holiday in a house or on a boat (or a combination of the two), Riviera Nautic can help with both. One of Australia’s leading tourism businesses, they have been rewarded for their commitment to quality, safety and service over 17 years.
Choose from a large fleet of live-aboard yachts, motor cruisers and day boats or even learn to sail.
The owners branched out and purchased the local holiday house rental list. They have exclusive letting rights on 48 houses in the area, including Metung, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers Beach and Nungurner. Six have private jetties, but if you rent a house with no jetty, you can moor at Riviera Nautic jetty.