Lakes Entrance, victoria

Paddle the Gippsland Lakes

Paddle the Lakes

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

Self-guided Paddling, 1 – 2hrs

Departing from Venture Out shop, which is just across the street from the lake, paddle the Cunningham Arm (aka the front lake), which will take you under our iconic Footbridge at one end, and towards the Entrance at the other end. Beginner paddlers that prefer to keep away from other boats will prefer to head towards the Footbridge, but if you’re hoping to spot seals & dolphins, pull your vessel up on the beach just at Flagstaff Jetty and go for a short walk along the boardwalk at the Entrance channel.
Please note – During peak summer season, we move our Kayak & SUP Hire across the Footbridge to be away from summer boat traffic. Park near Footbridge or its a 10min walk from our shop.

Our SUP & Single Kayak Hire Rates 1hr $25, 2hr $35, 4hr $45, 8hr $65 Double Kayak Hire Rates are 1hr $40, 2hr $55, 4hr $75, 8hr $95

Half Day (4 hours)

You can paddle from the Cunningham Arm into the North Arm of the lake (aka the back lake) to Wyanga Park Winery for lunch, or venture further upstream as the lake winds into Mississippi Creek. Want lunch? Check out our Paddle & Dine package with the winery.


$85 pp in a single kayak, $77.50 pp in a double kayak

Enjoy paddling the North Arm of the lake to Wyanga Park Winery and return (30-40mins paddle each way if paddling direct or overshoot the winery to explore more before lunch) Your package includes 4hr self-guided Single Kayak hire, lunch of your choice & a drink per person at Wyanga Park Winery. If you want to shorten your paddle or make it one-way, shuttle options are available if booked in advance. Departure times usually 10.30am or 11.30am, to return by 2.30pm or 3.30pm. 

See Wyanga Winery Menu here

Outside of Lakes Entrance

Lake Tyers can be paddled from Nowa Nowa to Lake Tyers Beach (24km) as an overnight experience, camping lakeside, or as a very full-day paddle.  Our hire kayaks have limited storage space for camping gear so best to pack light or have a support vehicle. The Tambo, Nicholson & Mitchell Rivers all offer serene paddling experiences passing through small townships. Raymond Island, Paynesville & Eagle Point with the Silt Jetties are another special and scenic area on the Gippsland Lakes, as well as Metung, Nungurner & Rigby Island. If you’re wanting a point to point paddle, we can offer a drop off or shuttle return and if you’re looking for a guided experience, we can custom make a tour to suit you.

Want a guide? Book onto our lessons or tours – often run at 9.30 or 10.30am or sunset departing from the Venture Out shop in Lakes Entrance. Advertised prices are for a minimum of 2 guests. Tours should be booked at least a day in advance to ensure guide availability. Website tour bookings close 24hrs before tour departure. 

ISland hop kayak tour

$115 per person

Departing from Kalimna Jetty, this tour explorers a section of the lake just out of town. Allow 3 hours to paddle and experience the views & wildlife with a local guide. Stop off at Nyerimilang, Fraser & Rigby Islands. Snacks included, BYO water to stay hydrated & wear quick- dry clothing.



Take a guided Stand Up Paddleboard tour to the Entrance, on the scenic Cunningham Arm of the Gippsland Lakes. Your choice of a morning paddle or a sunset paddle. This 90 minute experience includes a lesson in Stand Up Paddleboarding suitable for beginners, as well as a short walk along the Entrance boardwalk to spot some seals and dolphins. Tour also available via kayak. 


 group sup lesson

New to Stand Up Paddleboarding or just looking to improve your technique? Join our 45 minute group lesson for a fun way to learn new skills and improve your confidence. 

  • star rating  Sarah, as per previous reviews I read was extremely helpful and very friendly. We had two kids and very limited bike experience of recent years and she mapped out... read more

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    June 4, 2018

    star rating  We booked a double and single kayak and enjoyed an hour so exploring the lake. Conditions were fine and sunny which made for a great experience. I was... read more

    December 27, 2017
  • star rating  Really great night doing the SUP sunset tour. Sarah was very considerate and changed the location due to the whether to accomodate our inexperience on SUP’s. Waters were calm where... read more

    January 17, 2018

    star rating  Had a great ride after Sarah explained all the different routes we could go . Stopped off along the way to some beautiful views .
    A beautiful day 17 degrees .

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    September 22, 2018
  • star rating  We were there last week hiring SUP and bikes. Sarah was very helpful and friendly. Giving us good information on route we could take to suits our family . We... read more

    avatar thumb Yenny S
    April 30, 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 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 had a great sunset paddle tour- Emily was a perfect guide who took us up the river and we had so much fun!

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    February 22, 2018

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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 

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