Parks near East Gippsland
This eastern-most region of Victoria is truly spectacular. East Gippsland boasts nine national parks, and you’ll love exploring them all.
Discover rugged coastlines and towering forests. Visit Australia’s largest lake system or plan an alpine escape. Which adventure will you choose in East Gippsland?
Parks near Paynesville and Bairnsdale
Paynesville is a great place to base yourself to explore the Gippsland Lakes. Just a short ferry ride away is Raymond Island, where you’ll have a great chance at spotting a koala. From Paynesville, there is also boat access to the peaceful bushland retreat of The Lakes National Park. About 40-minutes from Bairnsdale is Mitchell River National Park, where you can wander through rainforest gullies.
The Lakes National Park
Raymond Island Gippsland Lakes Reserve
Mitchell River National Park
Parks near Lakes Entrance
Another great spot for water-lovers is Lakes Entrance. From here, you can access the Eastern part of Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park by boat. Pay a visit to the Nyerimilang Homestead and enjoy a picnic or walk. Enjoy bush camping and walking tracks at Lake Tyers State Park.
Lake Tyers State Park
Nyerimilang Heritage Park
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park (East)
Parks near Orbost
There’s plenty of nature to be found near the town of Orbost. Stretch your legs at Bemm River Scenic Reserve. Take a day trip to the popular Cape Conran Coastal Park and Marlo Coastal Reserve or set up camp for a night or two. If you’re a diver, Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary is a paradise waiting to be discovered.
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Marlo Coastal Reserve
Bemm River Scenic Reserve
Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary
Parks near Buchan
Tour the largest cave system in Victoria at Buchan Caves Reserve. Camp a night under the stars in the reserve, or book yourself into Caves House. If you’re near Buchan, don’t miss the opportunity to see the spectacular scenery of Snowy River National Park. Think rivers, deep gorges and old growth forests.
Buchan Caves Reserve
Snowy River National Park
Parks near Cann River
From the village of Cann River, you’ll find national parks in every direction. Head west and take a scenic drive through Lind National Park. To the north, admire the gorges and peaks of Coopracambra National Park. To the east, explore the rainforest of Alfred National Park. All three parks are less than 30 minutes’ drive.
Cann River is also the access point for the Point Hicks section of Croajingolong National Park.
Point Hicks and Tamboon Inlet
Coopracambra National Park
Lind National Park
Alfred National Park
Point Hicks Marine National Park
Parks near Mallacoota
Make sure Mallacoota is on your Victorian bucket list! It’s got Victoria’s warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer. Get magnificent views from Genoa Peak in Croajingolong National Park.
Explore the fascinating underwater world of Cape Howe Marine National Park by snorkeling or diving. Discover the rich history of Gabo Island Lighthouse Reserve.