East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.


    Nature's Masterpiece

    There is a stretch of coast spanning over 100km fused with wild, natural bush which makes up an expanse known simply as Coastal Wilderness.

    Diverse ecosystems make this place so special. Combining rugged coastline with crisp sea spray and golden sand. Flowing river systems which weave the land bringing fish species, waterlife and marine flora and a touch of hinterland just for something different. But it must be doing something right, as the 300+ bird species and 1000+ native plant species can be found thriving within the coastal wilderness of the Unesco World Biosphere Reserve of Croajingolong. 

    When visiting, remember nature is key, so get back to it by bushwalking one of the many trails. Stroll yourself along the sand beachcombing for shells or take on the Thurra River sand dunes. Towering over 100m above sea level, these dunes are quite the spectacle and well worth the trip. If you’re still feeling energetic, the Genoa Peak Walk is a popular climb. The picturesque lightstation located at Point Hicks is yet another highlight not to be missed.  

    All located within the perimeters of the Croajingolong National Park, are the community and tourism hubs of Bemm River, Cann River and Mallacoota. Each of these towns provide a place to stop and refresh. Perfect for basing yourself to explore or stock up if you are heading to one of the many outlying coastal camping spots.


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