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.

What is being delivered

  • Reconstruct bridge at Thurra River
  • Reconstruct the Thurra River and Mueller Inlet campgrounds
  • Repairs to Mackenzie River Rainforest Walk
  • Repairs to Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek campgrounds
  • Repairs to Day Visitor Sites such as South West Arm, Genoa River and the Narrows Walking Track
  • Repairs to jetties around Mallacoota Lake 


Recent completed works include

  • Reopened Wingan Inlet campground, including hazardous tree removal, new signage and bollards
  • Reopened Shipwreck Creek campground including hazardous tree removal, toilet repairs, new signage and bollards
  • Removed burnt infrastructure
  • Reopened several day visitor sites after site cleanup and removed hazardous tree including Cape Horn, Allan Head, Cemetery Bight, Goanna Bay, The Narrows, sites around Mallacoota Lake.


Project funding

$1.4 million – Mallacoota and surrounds recovery work including Mueller inlet campground
$5 million – Thurra bridge and campground


Key dates

Works commence – mid 2020
Works completed:
Mallacoota – mid 2021
Thurra River Bridge and campground – end 2022


Other information

Croajingolong National Park follows the remote coast of far-east Victoria and is home to ancient forests, pristine inlets, giant sand dunes and abundant wildlife. Canoe, kayak or boat to explore Tamboon, Mallacoota and Wingan Inlet. Walk the Wilderness Coast or step back in time at Point Hicks Lightstation. Get back to nature and camp at the remote and peaceful Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek, Mueller Inlet or Peachtree Creek Campgrounds.
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