Lakes Entrance, Victoria

Ride - Paddle - SUP the Gippsland Lakes



Check our competitive rates for top quality adventure gear – Bike, Kayak and SUP


Our favourite local trails are in the Colquhoun Mountain Bike Park, where we operate the majority of our mountain bike tours.



Situated on the Gippsland Lakes and surrounded by rivers, means endless paddling options for our Sit on Top Kayaks & Stand Up Paddleboards.

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Supplying Bikes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards and accessories. NEW ARRIVALS in our stock – go check it out!


what do you get when you cross a helicopter & a SUP?



About Venture Out

Venture Out is in the business of adventure, offering tours, hire and sales so you can get out and enjoy Lakes Entrance and surrounds. Whether riding or paddling, there are loads of options to choose from that will make you want to stay longer and explore more.



About Venture Out

With quality mountain bikes available for hire and offering guided mountain bike tours on custom-built tracks in the local forest, your pedaling adventures are catered for! We also have a fleet of Sit on Top Kayaks & Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) for hire, so you can explore the Gippsland Lakes at your leisure. Or book at Kayak or SUP Tour and be guided by us! You will find our shop at 347b Esplanade, Lakes Entrance.  Operating hours vary with the seasons so plan ahead if you can to ensure you’re including an adventure with us into your trip!

Sarah Carlisle, owner of Venture Out has always been an adventurer.  No doubt this came from the many family camping trips and being told to “go play outside” as a kid. Following a year as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development in the Philippines, Sarah launched Venture Out, with the intention of integrating her passion for adventure, business and community development.  Combining qualifications in Mountain Bike Instructing , Flat Water Guiding & Stand Up Paddleboard Instructing, Sarah will gladly guide you on trail or water! In-store you’ll often find our bike mechanic Zade working on bike servicing and repair to keep your bikes (or ours) running smooth!

In seeking to be a business that makes a positive difference, Venture Out chooses and uses brands of value, with regard for the environment, excellent customer service and Aussie-made or owned where possible. Venture Out are seeking to build an adventure community in the local area, increase participation and enjoyment of the outdoors and reinvest into both the local and international community.

  • star rating  Best bucket list day ever!  - Sarah was an amazing teacher and tour guide for two of us middle aged novice stand up paddle boarders! SUP'ing has been at the top of my bucket list for... read more

    avatar thumb Jodie L
    March 23, 2024

    star rating  I was part of a pre-planned, larger group, and went out today. Thanks, Sarah and Michael, for the awesome morning. Quality kayaks, great tuition and tips, along... read more

    avatar thumb Awesome1965
    January 18, 2018
  • star rating  Had a few hours to kill in the morning and stumbled across this little gem. I hadn't made any booking but bikes were available for hire. Choose how long you... read more

    January 5, 2018

    star rating  We visited this place without a booking which wasn’t a problem at all. Staff were really helpful, super friendly and accommodating. We hired 2 beach cruisers for 2-hours and had... read more

    January 7, 2018
  • star rating  Had a fantastic time with Sarah on a mountain biking tour during a recent trip to Lakes. I have a low level of fitness and my partner and I... read more

    avatar thumb chichi1986
    April 6, 2018

    star rating  Hire bike adventure  - Many thanks to the wonderful Sarah who was so patient and kind after an accident on my own bike. We hired a mountain bike after discussion and trying out various... read more

    avatar thumb Ann M
    March 26, 2024
  • star rating  We hired SUP's from Sarah on an extremely windy day with little to no experience prior. She was so lovely and helpful, excellent customer service and gave us a quick... read more

    December 31, 2017

    star rating  Highly recommended!  - The Venture Out team was extremely friendly and helpful when our large group came in without a booking. We were given a great explanation of how to kayak and provided... read more

    avatar thumb Sophie B
    April 5, 2024

Contact Us: 0427 731 441


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Facebook: @ventureout



Shop Times:

Dec - Jan 

9am - 5:30pm 7 Days (Closed Christmas Day)

Feb - April, Nov 

9am - 5.30pm Tues - Sat

10am - 4pm Sunday

(variations on public holidays)

May - Oct 

10am - 5pm Tues - Sat