Stay a night in the historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage and join a tour of the historic lighthouse precinct. Learn about life in this remote part of the world and climb the spiral staircase of the light station to be rewarded by stunning windswept coastal views.
Trade the comfort of the cottage for a shady campsite at Thurra River. Explore the isolated stretch of coast, visible through pockets of coastal woodlands, the tannin tinted Thurra River, perfect for a mid-summer swim, and the largest sand dunes in Victoria, the Thurra River Dunes. Watch for decorated native birds such as the Laughing Kookaburra, Pied Currawong and occasional White-bellied Sea Eagle circling above.
Get back to basics at secluded campsites nestled on the banks of Tamboon Inlet. Only accessible by boat and with its exceptional year-round fishing opportunities, the inlet draws anglers from across the state. Catch bream in the cool of winter and throughout the warmer months; tailor, flathead, salmon and perch.
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Point Hicks and Tamboon Inlet
Point Hicks Lightstation is easily accessed off the Princes Highway. At Cann River, turn onto Point Hicks Road and follow the unsealed road to the Lightstation Carpark. From here, a walking track climbs through coastal heath to the monumental lighstation.
If you have accommodation booked at the Point Hicks Lightstation, the access information does not apply to you. You will receive a gate pass to drive right up to the light station.
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Point Hicks and Tamboon Inlet
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Croajingolong closureCroajingolong National Park is currently closed due to fire activity in the surrounding area in East Gippsland. For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Point Hicks Lighthouse and caravan turning circle access.Vehicle access beyond the end of the Thurra campground is currently modified due to ongoing coastal erosion. Visitors wishing to access the beach at the gate or walk to the Lighthouse need to park at the end of the Thurra campground in the Hiker's carpark. Please note that this extends the Lighthouse walk to 8 km return (and also extends the West Beach, Saros and Sledge Walks). Due to this change, caravans greater than 4 metres in length are no longer recommended for Thurra camp as there is no turnaround area available. These changes are made to ensure visitor safety.
Attachments: Point Hicks Road Q and A - November 2019 (484KB)
Croajingolong National Park
Kingfish jetty closedKingfish Point Jetty on Mallacoota Inlet has collapsed and requires significant repair. The jetty is out of use until further notice, which may limit access for some vessels.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Point Hicks Lighthouse access road safe to accessRestrictions applying to the access road leading to Point Hicks Lighthouse from the Thurra River campground have been lifted from 21 December 2019 in time for the Christmas holidays.Recent favourable weather conditions have rebuilt the beach and dunes adjoining the road allowing for safe vehicle access, provided drivers comply with the traffic control measures that are in place.Visitors are advised caravans greater than 4 meters in length are not recommended for Thurra River campground as there is limited turnaround area.Coastal erosion may reoccur with changes in the weather so Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the road and advise visitors of any future access changes.