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If you and the family need a break this Spring, come and visit beautiful Lakes Entrance for your own long weekend! Take advantage of this Stay 4, Pay 3 deal on our 2 Bedroom Villas – both the 4 berth and 6 berth, including our new 2 bedroom (4 berth) Villas on request.


  • Stay 4, Pay 3 in 2 Bedroom Villas (4 berth and 6 berth).
  • Excludes School Holidays and Melbourne Cup Long Weekend (3-7 November 2017).
  • Valid for stays from 9 October departing by 21 December 2017.
  • 4 nights minimum booking.
  • Valid for 2 Bedroom 4 Berth and 6 Berth Villas only.
  • Offer is subject to availability.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Offer can be booked by phone or online and must be mentioned at the time of booking. If you would like to request a specific villa type, please phone us on 1800 039 006.
  • No further BIG4 Member discount applies.
  • Discount is based on the standard daily rate.

Check out our 2 Bedroom (4 berth) Villas here and our 2 Bedroom (6 berth) Villas here.

The Bruthen Orange Fair, a celebration of the humble backyard citrus tree and all that it inspires.

This is a great time of year to harvest & make the most of the citrus abundance. So on the third Saturday in August, Bruthen’s Community Market transforms into the amazing Orange Fair! More market stalls than ever, yummy food, live music, and heaps of fun activities for young and old.

  • Live Music & Market Stalls – 9am to 1pm
  • Orange Olympics for kids – 10.30am
  • Competition Judging – 11am

There will be prizes for the best:
Orange-Citrus Preserves ~ Orange-Citrus Bakes ~ Orange-Citrus Art ~ Plate of 3 Fruit ~ Weird Fruit ~ Fashion at the Fair ~ Colouring Competition ~ Best Dressed Market Stall ~ Orange Hall of Fame …plus Orange Lotto!

When: Saturday, 18th August 2018 from 9am to 1pm

Where: Bruthen Community Market, Mechanics Hall, Main St, Bruthen, VIC

Cost: Free

Why  not take advantage of our current special offer and make a long weekend of it. Check out our accommodation options here and then give us a call on 1800 039 006.

Taking place over a 4 week period over 19 May to 17 June 2018, this prestigious broadbill swordfish tournament is hosted by The Victorian Game Fishing Club and Gippsland Lakes Angling, Game & Sports Fishing Club INC.

BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village is a proud sponsor of the event and we have a special deal available to participants in the tournament, which includes free off-street boat parking.

Our accommodation ranges from 1 bedroom budget cabins through to 2 and 3 bedroom deluxe villas, all fully self-contained.

Please call us on 1800 039 006 to enquire about the competitor special (must have proof of entry).


🎶 Come and stay at BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village on Thursday 14th December 2017 and enjoy the beautiful music of Angela Easson live at the Rotunda. You can order in delicious pizza from Pizza on Myer and BYO drinks for a great social night! 🍕🍷

* Please note that this free event is only for guests staying at BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village on 14/12/2017. Pizza and beverages at own expense.

Why not take advantage of our “Stay 4, Pay 3 in 2 Bedroom Villas (4 berth and 6 berth)” special and make a long weekend of it?

Get the full details of the special here or call us on 1800 039 006 ☎️

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Fishing is a popular activity in Lake Entrance and the surrounding areas and there’s an excellent chance you will catch a fish, or even crabs or prawns in season!

Every Thursday, the Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre compiles a fishing report.

You can access the latest report here.

But before you get excited about what’s biting, remember we have the best prices for your Lakes Entrance accommodation when you book direct with us.

For fishing in Victoria, you will require a fishing licence. For further information, visit Victorian Government or purchase a licence from the Lakes Entrance or Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centres. For information about boat launching, tidal and lakes mooring information visit Gippsland Ports, or one of the local Visitor Centres.

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A popular activity in Lakes Entrance is crabbing, which is catching your own sand crabs for a delicious seafood meal.

The main jetty to do this from is Sandblasting Jetty on Bullock Island, but you can also be successful at other jetties in the area.

You can get all the necessary supplies in Lakes Entrance. You will need:

  • Drop Nets – natural fibre is best
  • Bait – raw chicken carcasses work well

Simply tie the bait in the centre of the small hoop and throw it off the jetty. Wait for a while to let the crabs come to the bait, then pull the net up.

Remember there are government rules and regulations – please check updated Victorian Fisheries information here

  • Must have a fishing licence (or be exempt)
  • Only 2 hoop nets per person, max size 50cm
  • 30 crabs maximum for personal consumption

We have plans to install gas cookers in the fish cleaning area. All our villas and cabins have cooking facilities, we ask that when cooking crabs please keep your cabin well ventilated and dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.

Enjoy your catch!

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Held on the 1st Sunday on the month, near the footbridge, you can indulge your habit at the Lakes Entrance Surf Club Foreshore Markets.

Wander the many stalls and choose from a range of hand made and local products ideal for souvenirs and gifts plus food, plants and much, much, more.

Open from 9am to 3pm, put the Foreshore Markets on your “to do” list and help contribute to our hard working Surf Club.

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The Buchan caves is a cluster of spectacularly beautiful limestone caves, they are the heart of the quaint and friendly community of Buchan, which is certainly worth the 40 min drive from the park. The perfect day trip from the park is taking one of the regular public walk tours of these awe inspiring caves.

Guided tours are conducted daily in Royal Cave and Fairy Cave. Both caves are lit and have concrete pathways.

Buchan Caves is open 364 days of the year (closed Christmas Day). Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the park.

For more information on the caves, tours and the general area, visit the Victoria Parks website here.

Make sure you bring the camera, sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure!

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Enjoy some award winning fine wine or two, a mouthwatering lunch or just some appetizers at the beautiful and relaxing Wyanga Park Winery. The winery features some gorgeous, unique local original art works, Henry’s Cafe which is appealing to the taste buds of many, and even a cruise!

The winery is tucked away on the North Arm of the Gippsland Lakes here in Lakes Entrance, its the oldest family run winery and is not only accessible by walking and driving but also by boat.

Lunchtime cruises run from Lakes Entrance on Wednesdays and Saturdays and are a great way to see our waterways and taste some local wine and food.

For information on their wines, menu or cruises visit their website here.

Wyanga Park Winery from their websiteWyanga Park Winery (from TA)

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We are super excited to show you the newest tour in town, Lakes Entrance Segway Adventures!

A segway is a 2-wheel self-balancing personal transporter and these ones are fitted with off-road tyres.

Choose from 3 fun adventures, including Ninety Mile Beach. Plus, they all include training, so you’ll be gliding along like a pro in no time!

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Explore the beautiful Lakes Entrance from a different perspective..! Australian Camels offer spectacular camel rides along the iconic 90 Mile Beach, right here in Lakes Entrance.

This amazing experience is offered between December and April every year over school holidays and long weekends – check out their Australian Camels website for the latest schedule.

This would make an unforgettable Christmas present for the whole family!


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Who doesn’t dream about cruising across crystal clear waters with wild dolphins playfully jumping up and down alongside the boat?

The Lonsdale Eco Cruises will turn your dreams into reality. Explore the fantastic Flora and Fauna of the Gippsland Lakes and enjoy spectacular scenery with minimum impact on the environment. Skipper, Tony, is an experiences 4th generation local with endless stories and a great sense of humour that will entertain you throughout the cruise.

Departures are from the Cunningham Quay.

For more information, visit Lonsdale Eco Cruises website.

Lonsdale Eco Cruise Gippsland Lakes Entrance Dolphins

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Please visit our Specials page to check on current specials.
The team have been working hard on our new 2 Bedroom 4 Berth Villas, and they are READY ahead of schedule!

To celebrate, we are offering this fantastic special! Stay for a minimum of 2 nights in one of our new 2 Bedroom 4 Berth Villas, departing by 22nd September 2017 and get 20% OFF your stay! If you are a BIG4 Holiday Parks Member you will get 30% OFF your stay (no further BIG4 discount applies).


Terms & Conditions: 

Valid for stays departing by 22nd September 2017.
  • 2 nights minimum booking.
  • Valid for the new 2 Bedroom 4 Berth Villas only.
  • Offer is subject to availability.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Offer can be booked by PHONE and must be mentioned at the time of booking.
  • No further BIG4 Member discount applies.
  • Discount is based on the standard daily rate.

Check out all our Accommodation options here.



If you’re visiting us in December and have kids aged 13 and above, you’ll want to check this out!

The Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving Club is hosting The Surf Bronze Camp on 11 – 17th December 2016. This is the perfect opportunity to meet challenges and develop new skills in the water while having plenty of fun.

For more information, visit the website here. Applications close 30 November 2016.


Featuring an outdoor movie experience each night, for five nights only with drinks, great food and a VIP area. Bring the whole family along for a great night out on the beautiful Lakes Entrance Foreshore. Gates open at 7pm each night.

You may bring your own picnic blanket and food, however bean beds and food and alcohol are available for purchase. You may not bring in your own alcohol, under any circumstances.

Tickets online are available from $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under, and will sell out.

Head to – https://cinemapopup.com.au/ for more information and to purchase tickets now!



The voting for the annual Holidays with Kids Readers’ Choice is open for this year’s Top 10 Awards.

Click here to vote and for your chance to take home an experience of a lifetime!

The renowned Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to Bairnsdale on 2 July, a short 30 minute drive from Lakes Entrance!

Enjoy a night of side-splitting belly laughs with the best local and international comedy talents around. The cast for this event includes;

  • Cal Wilson
  • Josh Earl
  • Xavier Michelides
  • Dilruk Jayasinha
  • Andy Matthews

Don’t miss out on the final leg of this year’s event at the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub and get your tickets today!

BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village is the ideal accommodation choice in beachside Lakes Entrance when visiting East Gippsland. Check out our accommodation options or book now!

Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow

Orbost is holding its first rodeo in many years! There will be entertainment all afternoon and evening, including kids entertainment. Gates open 4.30pm Rodeo to kick of at 6.30pm until approx 9-9.30pm then live bands to follow until 1.00am. NO BYO – licensed bar available to purchase drinks.

Entry prices – All tickets are sold at the gate.

Adults: $25.00
Pensioner/student 16+: $20.00
Family (2A & 2C):  $60.00
Extra child (6yrs-16yrs): $10.00
Children 5 & under: FREE

For further information and updates, visit the Facebook event page.

*** THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED – please visit our Specials page to check out our latest offering ***

Do you need an excuse to go on a Lakes Entrance holiday, or just a reason to stay a little longer? Then you’re in luck! Book your favourite cabin accommodation for 3 nights or more staying between 24th April and 31st July 2017 and we’ll give you 10% off your stay, a complimentary BIG4 Membership and a bottle of wine.*

If you are already a BIG4 Member, login to your BIG4 account to book your favourite cabin accommodation for 3 nights or more staying between 24th April and 31st July 2017 and we’ll give you 20% off your stay and a bottle of wine.*

Book Online or call us now on 1800 039 006 and don’t forget to mention this deal!

*Terms and Conditions:

  • The offer is for sale from 9am 17/3/17 until 9am 28/7/17.  
  • Only for new bookings only made from 17/3/17 until 28/7/17 staying from 24/4/17 departing by 31/7/17.
  • Offer is NOT applicable to existing bookings made prior to 17/3/17.
  • Minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • Valid for cabin accommodation only.
  • Offer is subject to availability 
  • Non-BIG4 Members will be issued their new BIG4 Membership on arrival, valued at $50 and not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable.
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or membership discount.
  • Offer can be booked online or by phone and must be mentioned at the time of booking. 
  • Discount is based on the standard daily rate and does not include additional persons.
  • Offer may be cancelled without notice.


Take this opportunity to enjoy an Exhibition of spectacular original artworks by artists from this region and beyond. All art is for sale!

When: Friday 14th to Monday 17th April 2017, 10am to 4pm daily

Where: St Mary’s Hall, Cnr Pyke & Nicholson St, Bairnsdale (opposite KMart)

Easter Art Show 2017

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The annual Buchan Rodeo is on Easter Sunday at the Buchan Rodeo Grounds from 10am.

Join the Facebook event for further updates and information.

Lakes Entrance is big on water activities. The Paddle Boats and Catamaran Hire is open during school holidays and is the ideal family activity!

Why not enjoy a full day on the patrolled main beach with a picnic and take advantage of all other beach activities such as fishing, swimming, surfing or just walking along the beach?

For more details and pricing, click here!

BIG4 Whiters Lake Entrance Activities Paddle Boat

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Be sure to pack your bike (or hire one while you’re here) because there are soooo many fantastic bike trails suitable for every fitness level to explore. In fact, they take you off the beaten track and you get to take your time, enjoy the fresh air, scenery and it is loads of fun!

Experience the diversity, beauty, history and many different stops along the way with all your family and friends. You may even like to pack a picnic or stop in at one of the local restaurants, bakeries or our local brewery for a refresher.

Where? Everywhere! Click here for more info.

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The Colquhoun State Forest is located a short drive from Lakes Entrance and provides many fantastic tourist attractions such as car touring, bush walking, fishing, swimming and cycling.

There are three different walking track options that are suitable for all fitness levels and will take you on a scenic journey through nature and Indigenous and European history. Picnic Sites are available at two different locations making it the ideal day-trip destination during you holiday at BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village.

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Imagine yourself sitting at one of Victoria’s most distinctive and beautiful wineries, above a cliff on one side overlooking the beautiful Nicholson River valley and on the other a broad panorama across the distant Gippsland Lakes and Bass Strait on the other side, the cellar door, and an 1880 farmhouse, all the while sipping a delicious drop of wine and tasting a mouth-watering array of local cheese and antipasto.

The Nicholson River Winery produces small amounts of specialty wines to perfection including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah or Shiraz, Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. You’re sure to find the perfect wine for your pallet.

Ensure you visit this stunning, mouth-watering and picturesque winery on your next visit. For more information, please visit their website here.

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Fishing is a favourite past time for many, those young, and those young at heart! There is no better place to fish than Lakes Entrance whether it be off shore in your own boat, one of our local Fishing Charters, or off the banks of our closest water ways.  There has been many, many, many great happy snaps of the fishermen and women with their big catch, here in Lakes Entrance.

If you’re wanting to wet a line with some local off shore fishing, be sure to check out our local Fishing Charters here. No matter where you fish, whether it be on land or off, have a look at the latest Fishing Report here.

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If you’re one to enjoy slowing down the pace and enjoying the great outdoors, then biking around Lakes Entrance could just be for you!

There is many beautiful views to be had throughout our region! A couple of trails not to go pass is the “East Gippsland Rail Trail” or the “Discovery Trail” and don’t forget your water bottle, snacks, and of course your camera!

For a full list of excellent trails, visit the Lakes Entrance website here.

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During your stay at BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village consider taking a charter boat or fishing cruise where there’s a pretty good chance of seeing dolphins and seals during August to November each year.  And if you’re really lucky you may even see a whale or two.

Imagine a scenic cruise sighting the sea life that frequent the Gippsland Lakes area and during winter and spring you’ll hopefully see baby and juvenile dolphins.

As well as frolicking dolphins and sometimes majestic whales making their way north, sightings of other land and sea animals including wallabies, fish, seals and sea-birds are a common occurrence.

To check availability and book your stay at BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village click here.  To find out further information about local charter boat companies or fishing cruises click here.

The Conference, TV, Internet Kiosk & Cappuccino Room overlooks the pool area and is popular during school holidays with large screen family movies played each evening at 7.00pm.

During the day you might like to browse the tourist information or small library we have available for our guests.

If you need to organise a meeting, this room can accommodate approx. 20-25 people seated at tables. White board, video and fold up screen are also available with prior arrangement.

For those withour a smart phone or laptop, there is an internet kiosk located here, however we do have free Wi-Fi available for guests (please check with reception for login details) and there is cappuccino machine available for a small fee.

Conference Room hours: 8am – 9:30pm (subject to change).

Check our out other great facilities to enjoy while you are staying with us.

Our pedal go-karts are a fun and memorable way to enjoy zooming around the village with family or new friends.

We have two types available for hire:

  • 2 x Chopper Double Karts –  ideal for 2 children or Mum/Dad and a younger child.
  • 2 x Single Karts –  ideal for older kids.

Please visit Reception to book and hire:

  • $10.00 per hour, available from 8am to 5pm.
  • Note: Insurance form must completed by person over 18 years old.
  • Karts available for up to 14 years of age or a parent with children.

See what else there is to do with our family-friendly facilities or browse through our accommodation options.