Marlo Coastal Reserve

Marlo Coastal Reserve

Marlo Coastal Reserve

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Marlo Coastal Reserve

Marlo Coastal reserve is where the Snowy River meets the sea. This idyllic park offers camping, fishing and boating in a natural setting just 90 minutes from Bairnsdale.

Stay at dog-friendly Corringle Foreshore Campground, nestled between the sea and a lake in banksia woodlands close to the beach.

Water and boating activities can be enjoyed within the estuary, where the sheltered waters allow for fishing all year round. Enjoy the quiet serenity as you drop a line or head to the beach to try your hand at surf fishing.

Explore the park on the fascinating Snowy River Estuary Walk. Winding its way from the township of Marlo to Mots Beach and ending at the ocean beach opposite Frenches Narrows, the journey offers breathtaking views of the estuary and the ocean beyond, as the path crosses through different vegetation types and habitats.

Set just over 5 km, the comfortable walk takes an hour and 40 minutes one way, offering a closer look at the natural flora and fauna of the East Gippsland region as you move through Banksia Woodland, Coastal Salt Marsh and the critically endangered Littoral Rainforest, important habitats for species including the Grey-headed Flying Fox and the Little Tern.

To stay a little longer, book a spot at Corringle Foreshore Campground, where you can fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean beneath a blanket of stars.

Things To Do

 
A couple sit in front of their tent at Corringle Foreshore Reserve.

Corringle Foreshore Campground

Corringle Foreshore Campground is nestled between Corringle Slips on the Lower Snowy River estuary and Bass Strait. Pitch a tent in banksia woodlands close to the beach. Dogs (on a lead) are welcome in this perfect fishing and boating location.
The estuary where the Snowy River meets the ocean at Marlo Coastal Reserve.

Snowy River Estuary Walk

Starting in the coastal township of Marlo, the Snowy River Estuary Walk provides an amazing insight into unique environs surrounding the lower reaches of the Snowy River estuary, linking through to the wild ocean beach opposite Frenches Narrows.

Marlo Coastal Reserve

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

Grey-headed Flying-fox

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


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Marlo Coastal Reserve

Camping & accommodation

Corringle Foreshore Reserve has a relatively natural campground close to the beach. Facilities include pit toilets, including a disabled access toilet close to the day visitor area, picnic tables and fireside barbecues. A limited supply of untreated tank water is available.

 

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Need to know

Marlo Coastal Reserve

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

    Blue-Green Algae Alert

    A red alert level warning for Blue-green algae has been issued from Psyche Pumps to lock 9, including Kings Billabong. Visitors to the Murray River Reserve between those two points, should avoid contact with the water. Blue-green algae occur naturally and can be dangerous to humans and animals. Characteristic signs of algae contact are skin rashes or itchiness, sore eyes, ears and nose, or, if swallowed, nausea or vomiting. Water from the lakes should not be used for cooking, drinking, washing, etc. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe to use. Anyone who comes into contact with affected water should wash skin immediately in clean water. See more information about blue-green algae from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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