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Waterfront: Gippsland Lakes with Skipper Pete

After a full day of ‘creative entrepreneurship’ talks at the Slipway Sheds, join us for a guided boat tour of Lakes Entrance with local identity Skipper Pete, former national park ranger and professional Eco-Tourism Australia guide.

Taking a starting point from the Post Office Jetty, past the fishing fleet, we will tour past the New Work Cottages and hear about their significant history, learn about the engineering and water-management challenges in creating the ‘entrance’ to the Gippsland Lakes, and make our way past Rigby Island, Fraser Island and Metung before returning to Lakes Entrance.

Skipper Pete

Skipper Pete has been conducting education tours on the Gippsland Lakes for over 13 years. Before moving to Lakes Entrance in 2007, he held a number of positions with the Victorian Government including cartographer, management of coastal and marine national parks, and curator of an environmental education exhibition at Museum Victoria. Since then, Skipper Pete trained as a certified eco-guide with Eco-Tourism Australia, been involved in many local wildlife research projects and represented the nature-based tourism industry on various boards and committees.

Photos: courtesy East Gippsland Marketing Inc.

A guided boat tour of Lakes Entrance with local identity Skipper Pete.

Co-presented by the School for unTourists. Waterfront is proudly presented by Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and East Gippsland Shire Council. Waterfront is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 3 April 2021, 4pm – 6pm



  • This event is wheelchair accessible
  • Guide dogs and service animals welcome




Meeting point: Post Office Jetty, The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909

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