Shearwater Campground (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)


Shearwater Campground (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

The scenic Shearwater Campground has everything you need for a relaxing camping experience. Located on the 250-metre sand barrier known as Bunga Arm, the basic campground has views of Lake Victoria. Explore the lakes in your canoe, kayak or boat, or relax at camp in the compnay of native wildlife.

How to get there

Shearwater Campground (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)



Need to know

Shearwater Campground (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • Fees apply
  • No dogs allowed


  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks
    • Sharks
  • Other warnings
    • 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.

Walking Track closure - western side of entrance at Lakes Entrance

Closure of track from Drews Jetty toilet to entrance wall (west side of entrance)

Seasonal road closures 2023

Seasonal road closures apply to areas within and tracks bordering this park from 15 June 2023. See MapshareVic for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information

Golden Beach Camping Area 3 Closed

Camp area 3 near Golden Beach within the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is closed. Please camp in one of the other camping areas close by. Toilets are accessible from camp area 2.

Bird Hide Track and boardwalk closed until further notice

Bird Hide Track and boardwalk in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park are closed from 29 August 2023 until further notice due to safety.  There is no access to the Rotamah Shore Bird Hide within the closure period.

Attachments: Closure Map-Bird Hide Track-Gippsland Lakes CP (1,565KB)

Golden Beach BBQ's are closed

 Golden Beach BBQ's are currently closed while repairs are being undertaken. Waiting for parts the closure could remain in place for several weeks

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