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The ‘Southern Lights’ from Lakes Entrance

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The ‘Southern Lights’ from Lakes Entrance

The ‘Southern Lights’ from Lakes Entrance

The ‘Southern Lights’ or ‘Aurora Australis’ is a naturally occurring phenomena associated with an increase in solar winds and geomagnetic activities. The lights of the Aurora Australis are concentrated in a ring centered on the earths magnetic pole, and can sometimes be seen from Lakes Entrance. Unless the Aurora Australis …

Our Wonderful Guests

Our Wonderful Guests

We have lots of wonderful guests to Araluen Park Cottages. Some visit from overseas, and we have many guests from across Australia. Some even choose to return for further visits. We value our time with our guests and really appreciate the kind comments left in our Guest Books. We also …

Gippsland Lakes Burrunan Dolphins

Gippsland Lakes Burrunan Dolphins

The Gippsland Lakes is home to a unique species of dolphin, with more than 50 dolphins (mostly females and juveniles) residing permanently in the lakes. Dolphin calves are born in the Gippsland Lakes and can sometimes be seen swimming close to their mothers. Newborn calves cannot float and depend on …

Autumn at Araluen Park Cottages

Autumn at Araluen Park Cottages

Autumn sunrise at the main surf beach.
The days are shorter and the nights are cooler, snuggle up to a cosy wood fire, and retire to a comfy warm bed. Birds are plentiful with regular visits to the cottages by rosellas, galahs and king parrots. Striking sunrises and sunsets can be …

Summer in Lakes Entrance

Summer in Lakes Entrance

The new year has arrived. Time now to relax and enjoy all that Lakes Entrance and the Gippsland Lakes has to offer. Cruise the lakes on an eco-cruise, hire a kayak or yacht, swim in the lake or ocean, go fishing or just enjoy the natural beauty of East Gippsland.

Chickens

Chickens

Our farm fresh eggs come from our own chooks. To ensure a constant supply of eggs, we have to grow replacement chickens every now and then. We prefer to do this with a small incubator, which gives a bit more certainty, and is a bit more manageable. Hopefully, these chickens …

Superb Sunsets

Superb Sunsets

Late winter, early spring evenings bring fine mild days with crisp nights. Took this photo from behind the Fishermans Club building in late August just on sunset. To the left is the now-retired dredger ‘April Hamer’ which has been used for many years to stop the entrance from clogging up …

Colours of Spring

Colours of Spring

Spring has arrived with fine weather and the birds are busy in the bush and gardens. Eastern Spinebill on the flower of Grevillia Magnifica. This flower is popular with other birds including Yellow faced honeyeater, wattle bird and crimson rosellas.

King Parrots visit Lilly Pilly

King Parrots visit Lilly Pilly

A family of king parrots turned up at Lilly Pilly Cottage a couple of weeks ago, just after our guests had left. We don’t normally feed the birds but provide birdseed if our guests wish to feed them. These king parrots obviously know where they are likely to get a …