Lake Tyers State Park

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Lake Tyers State Park

Lake Tyers State Park is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland. The Joint Management agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. These parks and reserves are cultural landscapes that continue to be part of Gunaikurnai living culture. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.

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Lake Tyers State Park, on Krauatungalung Country, is highly significant to Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners due to its remarkable Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Just 20 kilometres from Lakes Entrance, the park is a popular holiday spot offering low impact bush camping in a natural environment, with fishing in the lake and on the Ninety Mile Beach.

If you're not one for camping, stop by Lake Tyers for a picnic at one of the many picnic areas by the lake. enjoy a beautiful bush walk or a forest drive through beautiful old growth and warm temperate rainforest. Lake Tyers State Park covers 7,100 hectares, extending from Lake Tyers Beach to Mount Nowa Nowa.

Preserving the past is important to better manage our cultural landscapes. Patrick Mullett is a proud Gunaikurnai man working on Country to manage Aboriginal cultural heritage. He assesses sites and provides advice under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 on how to best protect cultural heritage.

Things To Do

Lake Tyers at Lake Tyers State Park

Cultural Heritage Lake Tyers State Park

Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) was an important meeting place for Gunaikurnai groups throughout the area. Find out more about the rich Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of Lake Tyers.
Fishing and boating at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Camping at Lake Tyers

Listen to the rolling surf on Ninety-mile Beach, or enjoy serene views of the lake - Lake Tyers has a range of camping options for visitors to enjoy.
The walking track down to Lake Tyers Beach.

Walking at Lake Tyers State Park

Explore the forest setting around Lake Tyers on one of several walking tracks in the park.
Fishing at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Water activities at Lake Tyers

The still waters, shady banks and sandy beaches around Lake Tyers and along Ninety-Mile Beach provide great opportunities for fun in the water.

Lake Tyers State Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Lyrebirds
Wombats
Wedge-tailed eagles
Echidnas
Emus
Wallabies
Powerful owls

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How to get there

Lake Tyers State Park

Lake Tyers State Park is approximately 350km east of Melbourne or 20km northeast of Lakes Entrance. The main access into the park is via Burnt Bridge Road or Tyers House Road, both unsealed roads.

When to go

Camp at Pettmans Beach or Glasshouse camping areas and enjoy the sound of the surf from over the dunes. A spot of surf fishing or a refreshing swim in the beautiful blue water is just the thing to cool you down on warn summer days. Beaches are not patrolled.

Need to know

Lake Tyers State Park

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 Sites

    Lake Tyers State Park - track closures and change in some campground conditions

    Gibbs Track, Morass Break Track, Reedy Arm Number 1 and 2 and Happy Valley Track have been closed due to the impact of severe weather.
     
    Cherry Tree Picnic Area, Cameron’s Arm No 1 and Trident Arm Campgrounds are currently 4WD access only.

    Lake Tyers State Park is an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many visitors. With a large number of visits per year, it’s very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, boating and walking. 

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe tracks, sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    Lake Tyers State Parks - Lonely Bay Walk, Toorloo Walk and Burnt Bridge Day Visitor Area are currently closed due to flooding.

    Lonely Bay Walk, Toorloo Walk and Burnt Bridge Day Visitor Area are currently closed due to flooding.

    Lake Tyers State Park is an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many visitors. With a large number of visits per year, it’s very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, boating and walking. 

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe tracks, sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

  • Marsdenia Rainforest Walk (Lake Tyers State Park)

    Lake Tyers State Paark - Marsdenia Rainforest Walk Closure

    Marsedenia Rainforest Walk is currently closed due to the need to upgrade bridges and boardwalks which have been deemed unsafe.

    Victorians love getting into nature, and we want to ensure people can do so safely while managing the park estate sustainably.

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

  • The Glasshouse Camping Area (Lake Tyers State Park)

    Lake Tyers State Park - Glasshouse Campground closure

    The access road to the Glasshouse Campground in Lake Tyers State Park has been under water for some months, rendering access to the area unsafe. 

    Once the water subsides there will still be time required for the road surface to dry out, before vehicles can use it.

    Water bollards are in place and signage has been posted. Damage to the environment by bypassing the bollards is causing environmental damage. Campers who ignore the road closure will be subject to enforcement notices from Authorised Officers.
     
    The safety of our visitors, staff and contractors is our top priority. We will not hesitate to close an unsafe site or asset if it means protecting the health and wellbeing of visitors, staff and volunteers.

    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close unsafe sites and infrastructure, we do so in the interests of public safety and/or environmental protection, and to ensure that no one gets hurt and environmental impacts are avoided and/or managed.

    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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