Croajingolong is one of Australia
’s finest National Parks and extends from Sydenham Inlet to the NSW border, covering an area of 87,500 hectares. Croajingolong National Park
in Far East Gippsland is located approximately 450km east of Melbourne
and 500km south of Sydney
. It is home to a vast array of indigenous plants such and animals with 52 mammal species, 26 reptile species and 306 species of birds have been recorded. The park is an exciting destination for outdoor enthusiasts and boasts unspoilt natural beauty and remoteness.
There are some excellent camping areas set amongst unspoilt coastal terrain here. The sounds of the surf will lull you to sleep and there are various walking trails and attractions to enjoy. The roads to Wingan Inlet, Mueller Inlet and Shipwreck Creek
campgrounds are unsealed and not suitable for caravans.
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Some parks require campers to obtain camping permits. These permits can be purchased from the local Park Visitor Centre or obtained at the campgrounds. In these parks, site availablility is on a first come, first serve basis.
Parks such as Croajingolong National Park
requires advance bookings for summer, Easter and other holidays. For camping at Croajingolong including Wingan Inlet, Thurra River and Shipwreck Creek
, Lower Glenelg
, Snowy River (McKillop Bridge) and the Lakes National Parks, Gippsland Lakes (Paradise Beach) and Discovery Bay (Swan Lake) Coastal Parks:
Sites per night (maximum number of persons per site - 6) Normal rates - $10.50, Off Season Rates and School Groups - $7.80, Additional Vehicle per site per night - $4.20
Advance booking essential during school holidays. Minimum 1 week stay in peak periods.
Apply to Mallacoota Parks Victoria
Office phone: (03) 5161 9500 for Tamboon Inlet, Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek
and Peach Tree Camp.
For details on Croajingolong National Park
(including campsite bookings) and other Victorian National Parks and Reserves
contact the Parks Victoria
Information Line on: 13 1963.
You can also visit our website at: Parks Victoria
Things to See & Do
Striking scenic contrasts from rainforest, woodland, heath, ocean beaches, rocky promontories, inlets and coves. Spring wildflowers and abundant rare wildlife.
If travelling during school holidays, camping spots will need to be booked ahead of travelling.
Fuel Supplies & Usage
|Bombala, Genoa, Mallacoota
||Diesel||4cyl 94 litres *
||ULP||4cyl 70 litres
||LPG||4cyl 87 litres|
|6cyl 67 litres||6cyl 79 litres||6cyl 77 litres|
|8cyl 67 litres||8cyl 72 litres|
Camp Sites & Accommodation
Throughout the park you will find remote beaches, forests, heathland, rainforests, estuaries, estuaries, grantie peaks and sand dunes. There is an abundance of possums, glinders and bats among many other birds and mammals. Over 1000 species of native plants as well as over 300 bird species can be found at Croajingolong National Park
In 1770, Point Hicks
was Captain Cook
's first sighting of the east coast of Australia
. It wasn't until the 1830's that the European settlers and pastoralists arrived. By the 1850's most of the good land was occupied by these pastoralists.
Two national parks around Mallacoota and Wingan Inlet were set aside in the 1900's. Then in 1970 Captain Cook
National Park was established at Point Hicks
. In 1979, all of these parks were combined and the area enlarged to form the current Croajingolong National Park