An intricate network of waterways, lagoons and marshes sprawling for hundreds of kilometres, the Gippsland Lakes are rich in fish and birdlife and surrounded by beautiful walking trails. Flowing into the sea by the rolling sand dunes of Ninety Mile Beach, the lakes offer every imaginable water sport including kayaking, boating, water-skiing and fishing, and are a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne which lies 300km away to the west.
Get out and about on the water with today’s Groupon for The Esplanade Resort & Spa :
• $369 for a three-night stay for two people ($1019 value)
In a hotel guest room with daily buffet breakfast, late 12pm checkout, bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival, Wyanga Park Winery experience with Devonshire tea, three $30 vouchers for One@One Restaurant, six $25 vouchers for Illuka Day Spa, $40 off Polycraft Day Boat hire at The Director Boat Charters, and 2-for-1 scenic lake cruise at The Director Boat Charters
The most luxurious 4.5-star resort in town, The Esplanade Resort & Spa is an elegant, peaceful haven for folk who like to travel in style. Groupies enjoy a bottle of wine and chocolates upon checking into a hotel guest room, where they can curl up in front of a DVD and relish facilities like a bar fridge, air-conditioning, hairdryer and cable TV. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast each morning and spend lazy days lounging by the lagoon pool or the heated indoor pool and spa, having a hit on the floodlit tennis court, or cooking up a seafood feast in the BBQ area. There is an excellent modern Australian restaurant onsite, where Groupies enjoy three $30 vouchers, as well as a boutique day spa where pampering peeps are in heaven with a $25 voucher per person per day to spend on blissful massages or facials.
Start the day with a stroll across the footbridge to the beach for a refreshing dip, or continue on the 5km track along the foreshore to Flagstaff Lookout, which offers beautiful views over the coastline and the man-made entrance to Gippsland lakes. After breakfast, head down to The Director Boat Charters, where Groupies enjoy $40 off day boat hire, allowing them to motor off inland and find a secluded picnic spot, try their hand at water-skiing, or fish the rich, plentiful waters near Lakes Entrance. For a more relaxed experience, take a scenic cruise to marvel at the lakes’ natural beauty while enjoying a drink and nibbles. Come nightfall, dine at one of the excellent seafood restaurants along the foreshore, or buy produce straight from the source at the Fisherman's Co-Op on Bullock Island.
The Esplanade Resort & Spa is positioned at the beginning of The Esplanade, a pleasant thoroughfare which runs along the shoreline of the Cunninghame Arm inlet. Groupies can stroll along the esplanade to find a good selection of shops and restaurants, or cross the footbridge to reach the sand dunes and windswept beaches.
We had a 2 bedroom unit that was quite spacious and well equiped. The hotel had very good facilities - 2 x pools, restaurant, spa, BBQ, playground, tennis court & parking. Reception & cleaning staff were all quite friendly and helpful. Good location. Within walking distance to all attractions/amenities.
– Mary C, TripAdvisor
The service and attention to detail I experienced here would not be out of place in any major city. The staff were professional, helpful and cared about their work, and my room was sparkling clean. The layout of the one-bedroom apartment uses the available space in all the right ways. It’s comfortable, well furnished and I like that the bathroom can be reached from both the bedroom and the open plan living area.
– FTBear, TripAdvisor