Branch out and paddle up the Wingan River in your trusty canoe or kayak. The river narrows upstream as it winds through sea rushes and paperbark thickets before opening on to a rainforest and the stunning Wingan Rapids. Here, crystal clear water trickles between gargantuan granite boulders decorated in a blanket of colourful lichen and moss. Curious water dragons peer out from behind wildflowers while native birds sing the day away.
While the Wingan Rapids are also accessible by foot, set out on the Fly Cove Walk for a change of scenery. Skirt the edge of Wingan Inlet, through paperbark forest before emerging on the lonely shores of Fly Cove. Take in the Southern Ocean vistas and admire the Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals that call the offshore rock stacks, known as The Skerries, home. One of only four Australian Fur Seal colonies in Victoria, and the largest, visit between October and December to see playful seal pups about.
Elusive Lake is another great wander from Wingan Inlet. The unique dune-blocked lake stands out among the tall eucalypts that surround its sandy banks. Reaching a depth of 22 metres in some places, jump in for a refreshing swim before returning to camp.
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Along with Mallacoota, Sydenham and Tamboon Inlet, Wingan Inlet provides excellent fishing opportunities and draws anglers from across the state year-round. Big schools of Black bream can be caught throughout the lake system between December and May. While in winter, salmon, tailor and trevally are common.
Need to know
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Croajingolong National Park
Areas of Croajingolong National Park Closed Due to Widespread Bushfire Damage· South West Arm Jetty, T· Wilderness Coast Walk (between Shipwreck Creek and Bemm River)Other affected Sites and Facilties - Croajingolong:· Fly Cove Walk - Wingan Inlet· Mueller Inlet Campground· Thurra River Campground· Point Hicks Road (section south-east of Fishermans Track)· Cicada Trail· Swan Lake Track· Clinton Rocks Track· Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk· Elusive Lake Walk· Mt Everard Walk
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2021
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.
Shipwreck Creek Campground (Croajingolong National Park)
Suggested 4WD access to Shipwreck Crk TrkSuggested 4WD access to Shipwreck Crk, along Shipwreck Crk Trk due weather affected potholing & rutting