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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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If you want to listen to the rolling surf on Ninety-mile Beach, or enjoy serene views of the lake, Lake Tyers has a range of unpowered camping options available for visitors to enjoy. No fees or bookings are required. Campers must be self-sufficient and bring their own firewood and drinking water. Camping is not permitted within 20 metres of the water.

Campers wanting to enjoy the surf can camp at Pettmans or Glasshouse. Pettmans camping area has toilets and firepits, and a limited number of smaller, defined sites, so it is more suitable for smaller groups. Glasshouse is suitable for larger groups, camper vans and trailers but has no toilets, so campers need to bring their own amenities. Access to Ninety-mile Beach from the campground is via the road into the campground, and turning at the first intersection, away from the main road.

Visitors hoping for a more peaceful stay may wish to camp at Trident Arm, Ironbark or Camerons Arm No:1 camp area. These sites provide beautiful glimpses of the Lake from your campsite. These sites contain some fire pits and tables, however, you will be required you to bring your own amenities. Permanent structures or camps are not permitted.

In dry weather, it may be possible to access some areas with 2WD vehicles including campervans and caravans, but exercise caution and look out for deep potholes and wheel tracks. Roads may become impassable in wet weather. Check the latest conditions and road closures.

Enjoy fishing or boating in Lake Tyers, or take the opportunity to relax on Ninety-mile beach. Bring a picnic or a barbecue or pitch a tent and spend a night immersed in nature.

Visitor tips: Pettmans Camp area is the only site with toilets. All other sites have no facilities so campers must be self-sufficient and bring their own water and amenities. No fees or bookings apply. Please take your rubbish home for recycling or disposal. Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times. No cats or other pets are permitted. Please consider the impacts of generators, loud music and vehicles on other visitors.

Things To Do in the area

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.
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.
A pelican on the water at the Lakes National Park in Gippsland.

The Lakes National Park

The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve.

How to get there

Camping

Lake Tyers State Park is situated 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. These are unsealed roads.

Facilities

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Toilets

Need to know

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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