Mueller Inlet Campground

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Mueller Inlet Campground

Base yourself at Mueller Inlet Camp on your Croajingolong adventure. Camp under starry skies at night and lose yourself in birdsong and wilderness by day. Explore the expansive inlet by kayak or canoe. Or check out nearby Thurra River Dunes and historic Point Hicks Lighthouse.
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Not too far from Thurra River, Mueller Inlet Camp is a cosy campground nestled on the banks of the Mueller River. Overlooking the pristine inlet, the campground sits among banksia woodland and is protected by extensive sand dunes.

Although motor vessels aren't permitted on the inlet, launch a canoe or kayak and paddle upstream to appreciate the pristine beauty of Croajingolong National Park. Nectar-feeding birds hide out among banksias and flowering heath in spring and estuary perch are plentiful throughout the river system.

Further afield, the Thurra River Dunes Walk offer a spectacular stroll through coastal woodland to an ever-changing sand dune system that towers 30-metres over the coast below. Point Hicks Lightstation highlights the unique history of this remote corner of the state, while the seemingly endless stretch of coast follows the length of the park and offers ample walking opportunities.

Things to do

 
Two hikers cross an estuary in the Croajingolong National Park.

Tamboon Inlet Campground

Access is by boat only. Car-based camping is available at the nearby Peachtree Creek Reserve, situated on the eastern shores of Tamboon Inlet.
Two hikers at sunset in the Croajingolong National Park.

Peachtree Creek Reserve

This campground is on the eastern shore of Tamboon Inlet, good for both fishing and bird watching. There is neither vehicle nor walking access to the coast so boats are an excellent way to explore the area. The inlet waters and surrounding forest are part of Croajingolong National Park, where there are other campgrounds available.
A mother, father and their two young daughts gaze out at the sea from the lookout point of the lighthouse.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

Situated deep within Croajingolong National Park, the Point Hicks Lighthouse now offers a unique holiday experience for those who want to stay in one of the keepers cottages, which are now comfortable, self-contained holiday accommodation.

How to get there

Mueller Inlet Campground

Mueller Inlet Campground is located approximately 39km from Cann River and 6.5-hours drive east of Melbourne. To access the campground, turn off the Princes Highway at Cann River and follow Tamboon Road before turning onto Point Hicks Road. A final turn-off onto Bald Hills Track will lead you to the quaint campground.

The campground contains 8 unpowered sites, 3 of which are walk-in only. Visitors are advised to bring their own drinking water as none is available on site.

Advanced booking periods apply over the summer period and Easter. For all other times, availability is released in August and December each year.

Sites

When to go

Like the larger inlets nestled throughout Croajingolong National Park, fishing at Mueller Inlet is best from December through to early May; however, it is one of the few locations in Victoria where fishing can be enjoyed year-round.

Flathead, whiting, yellowfin, bream and perch are most likely to bite from late spring to autumn. Throughout winter large schools of Black Bream make their way into the estuary. And tailor, salmon and trevally are also known to bite throughout June, July and August.

Camping

Camp under starry skies at night and lose yourself in birdsong and wilderness by day. Explore the expansive inlet by kayak or canoe.

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Need to know

Mueller Inlet Campground

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.

  • Thurra River (Croajingolong National Park)

    Thurra Campground

    The Thurra campground is currently closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the campground.  Reopening is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of works.  Thurra campground may be reopened for summer 2023-2024, however please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Areas of Croajingolong National Park Closed due to Fire Damage

    The following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:

    Mallacoota Inlet Day Visitor Areas:
    ·       Gravelly Point, including Jetty.
    ·       Kingfisher Point, Including Jetty.

    Other affected Sites and Facilties - Croajingolong:

    ·       Wilderness Coast Walk (between Shipwreck Creek and Bemm River)
    ·       Thurra River Campground
    ·       Point Hicks Road (South of Bald Hills Track)
    ·       Cicada Trail
    ·       Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
    ·       Gale Hill Track
    ·       Rame Head Track
     

    The Parks Victoria Team apologise for the inconvenience and thank-you for your patience and understanding as recovery works progress.

    Closures due to flood impacts

    Croajingolong National Park was impacted by flooding in early April and several sites are currently closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures. 

    West Wingan Road 4WD Only

    Following the recent floods in East Gippsland, the West Wingan Road is no longer suitable for 2WD vehicles.

  • Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

    Mueller Campground Closed

    Mueller Campground has been closed due to recent flood impacts on the Point Hicks Road.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

    Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program

    Seasonal road closures 2022

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

  • Wingan Inlet Campground (Croajingolong National Park)

    Wingan Water Supply Trough

    Campers are advised that the water supply trough at Wingan has been impacted by recent flooding.  Campers should be self-sufficient in providing for their water needs for the duration of their visit and not rely on re-supply from the trough.

    West Wingan Road - Post flood Make Safe Works

    Parks Victoria has engage two local contractors to undertake make safe works on the West Wingan Road. The contractors will be using heavy machinery on the road, traffic management signage will be in place and short delays can be expected.
    Works are planned to commence on Monday 23rd May 2022 and be completed by Friday 27th May 2022.

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