Mallacoota and surrounds bushfire recovery

Parks Victoria is reconstructing damaged campgrounds and visitor facilities throughout Croajingolong National Park and around Mallacoota following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20. The major recovery work includes rebuilding the Thurra River bridge providing access to Point Hicks Lighthouse Reserve and rebuilding campgrounds that were destroyed.

For information about biodiversity impacts and other bushfire recovery projects, visit our Bushfire Recovery landing page.

What is being delivered

  • Rebuild bridge at Thurra River
  • Repairs to day visitor sites and jetties around Mallacoota Lake.

Recent completed works include

  • Wingan Boardwalk (Fly Cove walk) is now open
  • Elusive Lake Walking Track is now open.

Expected project duration and key dates

Works commence – mid 2020

Works completed:

  • Mallacoota – mid 2021
  • Thurra River Bridge and campground – end 2023.

Project funding

Victorian Government Gippsland Tourism Recovery Package

  • $2.8 million - improving facilities around Mallacoota Inlet
  • $3.85 million - improving access to Point Hicks lighthouse 


  • $1.4 million – Mallacoota and surrounds recovery work
  • $5 million – Thurra bridge and campground

Other information

For more information on what there is to see and do at Cape Howe and Mallacoota, and further information on updated conditions, visit the Croajingolong National Park - Cape Howe and Mallacoota page.   

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