Branch out and paddle up the Wingan River in your trusty canoe or kayak. The river narrows upstream as it winds through sea rushes and paperbark thickets before opening on to a rainforest and the stunning Wingan Rapids. Here, crystal clear water trickles between gargantuan granite boulders decorated in a blanket of colourful lichen and moss. Curious water dragons peer out from behind wildflowers while native birds sing the day away.
While the Wingan Rapids are also accessible by foot, set out on the Fly Cove Walk for a change of scenery. Skirt the edge of Wingan Inlet, through paperbark forest before emerging on the lonely shores of Fly Cove. Take in the Southern Ocean vistas and admire the Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals that call the offshore rock stacks, known as The Skerries, home. One of only four Australian Fur Seal colonies in Victoria, and the largest, visit between October and December to see playful seal pups about.
Elusive Lake is another great wander from Wingan Inlet. The unique dune-blocked lake stands out among the tall eucalypts that surround its sandy banks. Reaching a depth of 22 metres in some places, jump in for a refreshing swim before returning to camp.
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Along with Mallacoota, Sydenham and Tamboon Inlet, Wingan Inlet provides excellent fishing opportunities and draws anglers from across the state year-round. Big schools of Black bream can be caught throughout the lake system between December and May. While in winter, salmon, tailor and trevally are common.
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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.
Croajingolong National Park
Gale Hill Track Closed
Gale Hill Track is closed until further notice due to severe erosion.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Areas of Croajingolong Park closed due to 2019/2020 firesCroajingolong National Park· Sandy Point toilet· South West Arm Jetty - Mallacoota Inlet (toilets/steps)·· Captain Creek day visitor area and jetty· Captain Creek Fire Trail· Genoa River day visitor area and jetty - Mallacoota Inlet· Gravelly Point day visitor area and jetty - Mallacoota Inlet· Wilderness Coast Walk (between Shipwreck Creek and Bemm River)· Double Creek walk and day visitor area· Genoa falls day visitor area· Fly Cove walk - Wingan Inlet· Mueller Inlet campground· Thurra River campground· Point Hicks Road (section south-east of Fishermans Track)· Cicada Trail· Swan Lake Track· Clinton Rocks Track· Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk· Elusive Lake Walk· Mt Everard Walk· South West Arm day visitor area (no toilet facilities, no jetty access)
Captain Creek (Croajingolong National Park)
Narrows Walking Trail - Temporary closure for track maintenanceThe Narrows Walking Trail is temporarily closed for track maintenance from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 16 April 2021 inclusive, re-opening Saturday 17 April 2021.We apologise for any inconvenience.
Shipwreck Creek Campground (Croajingolong National Park)
Suggested 4WD access to Shipwreck Crk TrkSuggested 4WD access to Shipwreck Crk, along Shipwreck Crk Trk due weather affected potholing & rutting