Emu Bight Campground
Pitch a tent or park a caravan or campervan at one of 20 unpowered sites nestled among vegetation. Campsites can accommodate up to six people per site. Bookings are required year-round.
A picnic shelter, tables, BBQs and fireplaces are scattered among the campground. Toilets are also available. Remember to bring your own firewood.
Take a short walk to Lake Victoria and stroll along the sandy shores or go for a swim. Set off in a kayak or canoe to explore the inland waterways.
Drive to the north-eastern end of the park and enjoy a picnic at Point Wilson. There are BBQs, a day shelter, untreated water and toilets. Walk along the jetty and admire the sparkling lakes.
The Gippsland Lakes are a haven for waterbirds. More than 190 species have been recorded in The Lakes National Park, including the rare White-bellied Sea-Eagle. See how many birds you can spot from the birdhide at Lake Killarney. Back at the campground, follow the walking track to Cygnet Swamp.
Lake Reeve is renowned for birdwatching and is listed under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR). Start at the Lookout Tower and take a 30-minute self-guided walk along the Nature Trail. Walk through a variety of habitats to the lake shore to see waterbirds feeding and roosting.
Take a day trip to Rotamah Island, accessible only by boat from Paynesville (6km) or Loch Sport (18km). Enjoy a picnic at Jetty Observatory and choose from a variety of walks that are great for birdwatching and scenic coastal views.
Things to do in the area
How to get there
Emu Bight Campground
The Lakes National Park is in East Gippsland about 300 km east of Melbourne. The park is at the eastern end of Loch Sport, 63 km east of Sale. Access to the campground is via Lake Victoria Track.
Camping & accommodation
Camping is permitted at Emu Bight, near the shore of Lake Victoria. A communal shelter and toilets are provided. Campers need to bring their own firewood and water supplies. Fires may only be lit in the fireplaces provided and are not permitted on individual campsites. Bookings are required.