Mueller Inlet 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.
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.
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.
Things to do
Peachtree Creek Reserve
Point Hicks Lighthouse
How to get there
Mueller Inlet Campground
When you're there
When to go
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.
Need to know
Mueller Inlet Campground
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however in Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state.
Be prepared and stay safe
Croajingolong National Park is in the East Gippsland fire district. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. Anyone entering the park during the bushfire season needs to stay aware of forecast weather conditions. Check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at emergency.vic.gov.au, on the Vic Emergency App or call the Vic Emergency Hotline 1800 226 226.
No fires may be lit on Total Fire Ban days. On Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating days this park will be closed for public safety. Closure signs will be erected but do not expect an official warning.
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
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Cape Howe (Croajingolong National Park)Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.17-21 October 202224-28 October 202227-31 March 20233-7 April 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Croajingolong NP _Cape Howe aerial shooting information (485KB)
Croajingolong National Park information update 7 February 2023Point Hicks Road is closed south of Bald Hills.The following eight areas are closed because of the 2019/2020 bushfires and coastal erosion caused by ongoing heavy rainfall. Visitors are unable to access the Point Hicks Lighthouse, Thurra River Campground, and nearby walking tracks. Parks Victoria continue to maintain surveillance and security of these areas. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.· Point Hicks Lightstation· Thurra River Bridge· Thurra River Campground· Mt Everard Walking Track· Dunes Track· Saros Track· Sledge Track· West Beach TrackThe Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Wingan Inlet Campground.The following walking tracks are closed:· Wingan Inlet Rapids WalkThe following jetties around Mallacoota are closed:· Kingfish Point· Gravelly Point· Swan Lake· Clinton Rocks Track· Cicada Trail· Gale Hill· Betka Track· Miners Track· Lakeview Track· Howe Flat Track· Howe Hill Track· Barracoota TrackThe water supply at Wingan Inlet Campground water trough was damaged by floods. Campers are advised to not rely on the trough for water resupply while camping.
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Croajingolong National ParkParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.17-21 October 202224-28 October 202227-31 March 20233-7 April 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Croajingolong aerial shooting info sign (499KB)
Wilderness Coast Walk - Sandpatch Wilderness Area openThe section of the Wilderness Coast Walk from Wingan Inlet to Shipwreck Creek has reopened – this section is referred to as the Sandpatch Wilderness Area.Combined flood and fire damage have made some areas more difficult to negotiate.Hikers must be able to self-navigate with a map and compass through the Sandpatch Wilderness Area as directional signage and steps at Sandpatch Point were destroyed in the fires. Some parts of the track have thick regeneration that is difficult to walk through, particularly near Benedore River.Recent and consistent rainfall means that creeks and rivers could be high and difficult to cross as estuaries are open to the sea.The Wilderness Coast Walk from Wingan Inlet to Mallacoota is now open. Bookings are essential and can be made on the Wilderness Coast Walk page.
Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)
Mueller Campground FloodedThe entrance at Mueller is currently closed. Campsites 4-8 are flooded.