Dunes Walk (Croajingolong National Park)


Dunes Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

Follow the Thurra River Dunes Walk through coastal forest to find yourself standing amidst an ever-changing sand dune system. Climb the towering sand dunes for unforgettable views over the unique Croajingolong landscape. See shifting sand dunes meet pristine forest, river and wild ocean swells.

How to get there

Dunes Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

Need to know

Dunes Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • Management vehicle only
  • No bicycles
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • No vehicles


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Ticks
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Uneven ground
    • Steep track
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

The Point Hicks Lightstation and surrounding area is currently closed as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires and coastal erosion.  Visitors are unable to access the Point Hicks Lighthouse, Sledge Track, West Beach Track, Dunes Track, Saros Track or the Monument.  Parks Victoria continue to maintain surveillance and security of the site.  Accommodation is not expected to be re-opened until 2024.  Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.  

Thurra Campground

The Thurra campground is currently closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the campground.  Reopening is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of works.  Thurra campground may be reopened for summer 2023-2024, however please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Mueller Inlet Campground - Closed due to flood damage

Following heavy rainfall in East Gippsland in late March/early April 2022, Mueller Inlet Campground will be closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Areas of Croajingolong National Park closed due to fire damage

The following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:

·       Gravelly Point, including the jetty
·       Kingfish Point, including the jetty
·       Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Pebbly Beach due to fire and flood damage
·       Thurra River Campground
·       Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track
·       Cicada Trail
·       Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
·       Gale Hill Track
·       Rame Head Track
Parks Victoria apologises for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as recovery works progress.

Lakeview, Miners and a section of Betka Tracks closed due to severe storm damage

 Tracks closed due to severe storm damage making conditions Dangerous, impassable and unsafe for vehicle access

Wingan Water Supply Trough

Campers are advised that the water supply trough at Wingan has been impacted by recent flooding.  Campers should be self-sufficient in providing for their water needs for the duration of their visit and not rely on re-supply from the trough.

Flood impacts to tracks and visitor sites

Croajingolong National Park was impacted by flooding in early April and some sites are currently closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures. 

Assessments are ongoing and further areas may be closed at short notice or not accessible on arrival. 

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