Shipwreck Creek

Shipwreck Creek

Shipwreck Creek

Shipwreck Creek

Shipwreck Creek Campground

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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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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.

  • 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.

Similar Experiences

 
An aerial view of the Croajingolong National Park.

Mueller Inlet Campground

This campground is on the shores of Mueller Inlet and overlooks the inlet to the river mouth and ocean. The campsites are protected by a dune system covered in Banksia Woodland and Heath.

Thurra River Campground

This campground is located in coastal woodland between the river and the ocean near Point Hicks. This is a popular spot for families to relax on hot days.
A women in a bucket hat kayaks along Wingan Inlet.

Wingan Inlet Campground

This campground is in a tall Bloodwood forest on the western shore of Wingan Inlet in a tranquil bush setting.
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