Beaches and swimming
The Metung backbeach is a gentle sandy beach with a picnic area. It’s a perfect swimming beach for families.
If you have a boat, a trip to the Barrier Landing gives you easy access to the Ninety Mile Beach. The Barrier also has a lovely swimming beach on the lake side. Nearby Nungurner is nestled around a tiny cove, where there is also good swimming.
Nearby Boxes Creek has a lovely walking track along its banks. Watch out for the resident sea eagles and kingfishers as you walk along.
The dirt road along the shores of the back beach is also delightful for walking.
There are other lovely bushwalking trails through the Colquhoun Regional Park, and a rail trail along the old Bairnsdale to Orbost railway line.
Nyerimilang – about 10 kilometres east of Metung – offers picnic grounds with barbecues, walking trails and spectacular lake views.
Other national parks in the region worth exploring include the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, The Lakes National Park, Croajingolong National Park and the Snowy River National Park. Buchan Caves, about 1 1/2 hours drive away also has picnic grounds and walking trails as well as the caves.
Boating and cruises
Metung is all about boats. You can watch them from the shore, or join them on the water.
If you bring your own boat, there is a boat launching ramp on Shaving Point, and some properties also offer jetty mooring.
If you don’t have a boat of your own you can easily hire a boat, or join a cruise.
It’s easy to go fishing in Metung: the boardwalk provides an excellent platform for fishing in Bancroft Bay, or there are public jetties in the village centre and at the back beach. There’s also a public jetty at Nungurner from which you can fish.
Take a boat to fish the deeper holes for mulloway or flathead, or try the nearby Tambo River – famous for its bream. A boat trip to the Barrier Landing will give you access to ocean fishing, where salmon catches are common.
Between January and April each year, the prawns run – some years the catches are huge.
Metung is perfect for walking , jogging and cycling. Around the water’s edge the land is flat (and the views lovely), but if you want hills, they’re also on offer in Metung. Breath deeply – the air is wonderfully clean.
The water is great for swimming and there are designated water skiing areas.
Metung has tennis courts (available for public use) and lawn bowls. Nearby Lakes Entrance has an indoor pool and gym.
The Metung Yacht Club has a full racing calendar between October and April each year, including junior sailing, and a gaffers race series (beautiful old timber boats).
Metung resort properties offer a range of on-site facilities including pools,spas and tennis courts.
Arts, Galleries and Museums.
Beautiful environments have a way of attracting wonderfully creative people, and Metung is no exception. Painting, pottery, jewellery – we even have a fine craft chocolate maker!