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Riviera Nautic has one of Australia's finest fleets for yachts and motor cruisers and the Gippsland Lakes are second to none for safe cruising with lots of easily reached and very beautiful destinations. Their wonderful boating holidays are a complete change from the everyday world - making them so special and relaxing.

The Lakes are sheltered from the ocean by a thin line of sand dune that forms the Ninety Mile Beach. There are two national parks, small port-side towns with restaurants and pubs, three rivers for cruising and fishing, and vast expanses of lake for outstanding sailing. No rocks, reefs or tides - so the boating is easy and safe.

The yachts offer everything from exciting challenge to quiet cruising: for sailors with lots of experience or those who wish to learn to sail for a lifetime's pleasure. The cruisers are a wonderfully relaxing way to explore the Lakes, even if you've never stepped on board a boat before.

The holidays are backed by outstanding service and Australia's most prestigious tourism award - the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame.

If you only have a few hours to spare, Riviera Nautic also offer a fleet of day boats, kayaks and scenic cruises onboard 'Riviera Scenic'. Riviera Scenic offers regular afternoon cruises that are a superb way to sit back and relax, whilst their experienced staff show you around the Gippsland Lakes.

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Price & booking


The fleet of yachts on offer range in size and and berth capacity. Please enquire to find out more about suitable options for your next holiday.


The fleet of motor cruisers vary in size from 34 to 41 foot. Please enquire to find out more about suitable options for your next holiday.

Day Boats

Including 16 foot half cabin run-abouts, a 24 foot traditional Lakes boat, fleet of yachts and cruisers, and kayaks. No boat licence is required to hire these vessels. A 5.30 metre high speed boat is available for day hire also. It requires a boat licence to hire. Please enquire to find out more about suitable options for your next holiday.

Riviera Scenic Tours

Riviera Scenic offers scenic tours on the Gippsland Lakes. Regular two-and-a-half hour afternoon tours offer guests a relaxed and engaging opportunity to discover the Gippsland Lakes, the history, indigenous significance, marine and bird life, and formation of the largest inland navigable waterways in Australia. Riviera Scenic is a large catamaran licensed to carry 40 passengers. It features inside and outside seating, a toilet, licensed bar with drinks and light snacks, upstairs and entry level seating.

Cancellation and booking policy

A full refund (less administration fee) is given if cancellation is received more than 30 days in advance. Less than 30 days, a refund will only be given if the boat is re-booked, and the refund amount is dependent upon the value of the replacement booking.

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Local directions:

Riviera Nautic is located in the village of Metung, at the eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes. It's an easy three and a half hour drive from Melbourne on the Princes Highway. Driving time from Canberra is five hours or nine hours from Sydney.

  • Bareboat charter
  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Crewed charter
  • Fishing equipment
  • Ice
  • Cruising
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
Tourism awards:
  • 2014 - Victorian Tourism Awards
  • 2014 - Australian Tourism Awards
  • 2014 - Victorian Tourism Awards
  • 2013 - Victorian Tourism Awards
Opening hours:
  • Seven days
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday / Off Peak
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Visitor Information Centre