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.
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.