Thurra River (Croajingolong National Park)

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Thurra River (Croajingolong National Park)

Relax and reconnect with the unique natural world of far-east Victoria at Thurra River Campground. Set in the shade of stately eucalypt trees, the wild oceans of the Wilderness Coast are at your doorstep. Walk to nearby Thurra River Dunes and the historic Point Hick Lightstation.  

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Thurra River (Croajingolong National Park)

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Thurra River (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • Load, weight restrictions
  • Speed restrictions apply

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Ticks
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Steep track
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery rocks
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Vehicles
    • 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.

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.

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

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 Shipwreck Creek 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 work progresses.

Planned aerial shooting operations – Cape Howe (Croajingolong National Park)

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations are undertaken.
 
17-21 October 2022
24-28 October 2022
27-31 March 2023
3-7 April 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Croajingolong NP _Cape Howe aerial shooting information (485KB)

Planned aerial shooting operations – Croajingolong National Park

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations are undertaken.
 
17-21 October 2022
24-28 October 2022
27-31 March 2023
3-7 April 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Croajingolong NP aerial shooting information (597KB)

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. 

Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region

Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region
 
Deer control operations (ground and aerial) will be carried out across the following parks and reserves between October 2022 and June 2023. 
 
  • Alpine National Park
    • Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
    • Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
    • Feathertop
    • Foothills and Southern Alps
    • Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy
  • Buchan Caves Reserve
  • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
  • Cape Conran Coastal Park
  • Coopracambra NP
  • Croajingolong NP
  • Errinundra NP
  • Lake Tyers State Park
  • Baw Baw NP
  • Mount Buffalo NP
  • Snowy River NP
  • Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
  • Wilsons Prom NP
 
More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
 
 For more information on deer control to protect native species visit parks.vic.gov.au.

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