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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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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.

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Things To Do

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

How to get there

Water activities

Lake Tyers State Park is situated approximately 350km east of Melbourne or 20km north east 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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Need to know

Water activities

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 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.

    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.

  • 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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