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Shipwreck Creek Campground

Shipwreck Creek Campground offers a secluded camping experience among tall eucalypt trees. A great escape from nearby Mallacoota, this small cosy campground is a short walk away from the secluded Shipwreck Beach named after the wreck of The Schah (1837), one of Victoria's oldest shipwrecks.
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Perfect for a quiet stay in pristine wilderness of Croajingolong National Park, the small Shipwreck Creek Campground contains only 5 campsites and is a lovely alternative to nearby Mallacoota.

Explore your surrounds on foot and embark on a short, but scenic walk through windswept coastal heath to the sheltered Shipwreck Creek Beach. For a longer stoll, set out towards Seal Creek and explore the intertidal rockpools teeming with marine life or follow the Heathland Walk; ablaze with wildflowers through spring and summer.

Further afield, Mallacoota Inlet is the largest tidal delta on the Victorian coast and provides ample fishing, swimming and boating opportunities. Make the most of your time at Shipwreck Creek Campground and explore all Croajingolong National Park has to offer.

Things To Do

 
Two teenage girls kayaking on Mallacoota Inlet with mountains in the background.

Mallacoota Inlet

There is no better way to enjoy the charm of Mallacoota Inlet than from the water. Bring your own boat, canoe or kayak, or hire from a local provider.
The view from Genoa Peak at sunset in the Croajingolong National Park near Mallacoota.

Genoa Peak

North west of Mallacoota, Genoa Peak offers magnificent views of the Wilderness Coast, the Thurra Dunes and Mallacoota Inlet. To access Genoa Peak, a gravel road from the Princes Highway leads to a picnic area, where a walking track provides access to the summit. The walk is 1.5km in length and a moderate level of fitness is required.
Three friends hike along the coastline at the Cape Howe Wilderness Zone as part of the Wilderness Coast Walk.

Cape Howe Wilderness Zone

Cape Howe Wilderness Zone is part of Croajingolong National Park. It adjoins Nadgee Wilderness Area along the border between Victoria and New South Wales.

How to get there

Shipwreck Creek Campground

Shipwreck Creek Campground is between 6 and 7-hours drive from Melbourne. Follow the Monash Freeway to the township of Genoa. Turn onto Mallacoota-Genoa Road and follow the road into Mallacoota township. From here, turn onto Bastion Point Road and again onto Betka Road which becomes Centre track and leads to the secluded campground.

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When to go

A great escape from the busy hustle and bustle of Mallacoota township.

Camping and accommodation

Shipwreck Creek Campground offers a secluded camping experience among tall eucalypt trees.

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Need to know

Shipwreck Creek 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.

  • Cape Horn (Croajingolong National Park)

    Cape Horn Jetty Closed

    Cape Horn Jetty is closed until further notice due to structural damage. This closure is inclusive of the surrounding retaining wall. 
    The site can still be accessed by four-wheel drive vehicles from Cape Horn Track.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • Croajingolong National Park

    Croajingolong National Park closures due to fire damage

    The majority of Croajingolong National Park, including The Wilderness Coast Walk, remains closed due to widespread bushfire damage, with the exception of the following sites that are open:

    • South West Arm day visitor area (no toilet facilities, no jetty access)
    • Sandy Point (no toilet facilities)
    • Allens Head
    • Cemetery Bight
    • Goanna Bay
    • Narrows Jetty
    • Cape Horn
    • The first 300 metres of Narrows walking track only.

    Jetty closures

    The following jetties are currently closed due to fire damage or deterioration:
    Kingfish Point Jetty
    Cape Horn Jetty
    Gravelly Point Jetty
    Genoa River Jetty
    Captain Creek Jetty
    Sou' West Arm Jetty


    Aerial shooting operation

    Parts of this park will be closed Mondays to Fridays from 5 to 22 October 2020.
    This is to ensure safe implementation of an aerial shooting program targeting deer and feral animals, to protect native species impacted by bushfires.
    See attached map for details.

    Attachments: Croajingolong National Park - feral animal control area (926KB)

  • Wingan Inlet Campground (Croajingolong National Park)

    Wingan Inlet Campground changes

    Wingan Inlet Campground will reopen shortly. However, partial closures within the park will apply.
    These include:
    • Fly Cove Walk
    • Elusive Lake walk
    • Wingan Rapids walk
    • Wilderness Coast Walk 
    • Circada Trail
     
    Campers please note that the trough spring water is not operational. Ensure to bring a sufficient supply of drinkin
    g water.

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An aerial view of the Croajingolong National Park.

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A women in a bucket hat kayaks along Wingan Inlet.

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