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.
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 is a popular location for fishing. There is a boat ramp located at the township of Lake Tyers. Boats can also be loaded from the Trident Arm day area, from the shoreline. There is no formalized ramp here. Check www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au to ensure you have the appropriate boat driving licence and vessel registration. Smaller vessels such as rafts, canoes and kayaks can also be launched from the end of Happy Valley day visitor area. The tranquil waters of the numerous arms are ideal for canoeing where many species of birds can be observed. Water skiing is only permitted in the lower lake. Boating on rivers and lakes demands special care.
Burnt Bridge, Long Point, Crystal Bay and Cherry Tree are all very popular fishing spots. Surf fishing is popular on the ocean beach at Pettmans and Gibbs Beaches. A recreational fishing licence is required to take fish (including bait and shellfish) in all Victorian marine, estuary and fresh waters. Visit vfa.vic.gov.au and check the Recreational Fishing Guide for Fishing Licences and Regulations. Some species you may catch in the lake include Flathead, Bream and Poddy Mullet. You will often see or hear a Poddy Mullet leap spectacularly from the water.
Things To Do
This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for: