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.

Feel the beauty of nature in the Far East

Hike where very few have hiked before to find Mother Nature's hidden oasis. Set in the far eastern corner of the State, this National Park holds some of the most mesmerising walking and hiking tracks. Flora and Fauna are aplenty, along with beaches and rainforests, swamps and rocky headlands. The landscape changes with every step.  

*Please note - The Point Hicks Lighthouse and associated accommodation is closed following the 19/20 Bushfires that damaged the Thurra River Bridge. Coastal erosion has also impacted upon the access road to the lighthouse. The area will be closed until further notice *
Point Hicks Lightstation Walk

See the historic Point Hicks lighthouse up close on this inspiring walk. Point Hicks was the first sight of the Australian mainland by Captain James Cook in April 1770. 

Location: Point Hicks, Croajingalong National Park

Distance: 4.5km

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Grade: Level 2

Start: Point Hicks Lightstation Car Park 

Finish: Point Hicks Lightstation Car Park 

Thurra River Dunes Walk

Feel the golden sand between your toes on this walk over the dunes. Taking in stunning views high above the Thurra River, this is one walk which will leave beautiful memories. 

Location: Point Hicks, Croajingalong National Park

Distance: 4km

Duration: 2 hours

Grade: Level 3-4 with sand dunes

Start:  Thurra River camping area, near campsite 14 

Finish: Thurra River camping area, near campsite 14

Wilderness Coast Walk

Tackle this epic walk with your camping equipment bundled into your pack, or perhaps break it down into single-day walks that you can enjoy by driving to different locations along the journey. 

This coastal walk is mostly flat, as you pass ever changing scenery, wide open beaches, coves, rocky headlands and even a shipwreck. A combination of beach walking and some challenging bush sections. Keep your eyes peeled for marine life, dolphins, seals and even whales love to play off this coastline. Birdlife is in an abundance of swooping guls, kookaburras, sea eagles and wrens.  

Location: Croajingalong National Park

Distance: 45km one way

Duration: 3-4 days

Grade: Level 4

Start: Thurra River camping area

Finish: Shipwreck Creek

Wingan Inlet to Fly Cove Walking Track

Boardwalks and bush tracks though paperbark forests will bring you to the gorgeous Fly Cove Beach. The home of The Skerries, which are granite outcrops jutting out of the earth which house Australian and New Zealand fur seal colonies. 

Location: Wingan Inlet, Croajingalong National Park

Distance: 3km

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Grade: Level 2

Start: Wingan Inlet camping area 

Finish: Wingan Inlet camping area 

Genoa Peak Walk

This walk is for the adventurous folk who don't mind scaling heights. With some challenging terrain, rock sections and vertical ladders to climb, reaching the summit is an achievement and you are rewarded with views to Gabo Island, the Mallacoota Lakes and the stunning coastline of the Croajingolong National Park’s wilderness. 

Location: Genoa, Croajingolong National Park

Distance: 1.5km

Duration: 2 hours

Grade: Level 3

Start: Genoa Peak car park 

Finish: Genoa Peak car park 

The Narrows Walk

Mallacoota sits on two distinct Lakes. The Top Lake, and the Bottom Lake. This walk takes the journey along The Narrows, a waterway connecting the two. 

Location: Mallacoota

Distance: 3km

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Grade: Level 2

Start: Buckland’s Jetty

Finish: Captain Creek Jetty 



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