Mueller Inlet Campground

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Mueller Inlet Campground

Base yourself at Mueller Inlet Camp on your Croajingolong adventure. Camp under starry skies at night and lose yourself in birdsong and wilderness by day. Explore the expansive inlet by kayak or canoe. Or check out nearby Thurra River Dunes and historic Point Hicks Lighthouse.
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Not too far from Thurra River, Mueller Inlet Camp is a cosy campground nestled on the banks of the Mueller River. Overlooking the pristine inlet, the campground sits among banksia woodland and is protected by extensive sand dunes.

Although motor vessels aren't permitted on the inlet, launch a canoe or kayak and paddle upstream to appreciate the pristine beauty of Croajingolong National Park. Nectar-feeding birds hide out among banksias and flowering heath in spring and estuary perch are plentiful throughout the river system.

Further afield, the Thurra River Dunes Walk offer a spectacular stroll through coastal woodland to an ever-changing sand dune system that towers 30-metres over the coast below. Point Hicks Lightstation highlights the unique history of this remote corner of the state, while the seemingly endless stretch of coast follows the length of the park and offers ample walking opportunities.

Things to do

 
Two hikers cross an estuary in the Croajingolong National Park.

Tamboon Inlet Campground

Access is by boat only. Car-based camping is available at the nearby Peachtree Creek Reserve, situated on the eastern shores of Tamboon Inlet.
Two hikers at sunset in the Croajingolong National Park.

Peachtree Creek Reserve

This campground is on the eastern shore of Tamboon Inlet, good for both fishing and bird watching. There is neither vehicle nor walking access to the coast so boats are an excellent way to explore the area. The inlet waters and surrounding forest are part of Croajingolong National Park, where there are other campgrounds available.
A mother, father and their two young daughts gaze out at the sea from the lookout point of the lighthouse.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

Situated deep within Croajingolong National Park, the Point Hicks Lighthouse now offers a unique holiday experience for those who want to stay in one of the keepers cottages, which are now comfortable, self-contained holiday accommodation.

How to get there

Mueller Inlet Campground

Mueller Inlet Campground is located approximately 39km from Cann River and 6.5-hours drive east of Melbourne. To access the campground, turn off the Princes Highway at Cann River and follow Tamboon Road before turning onto Point Hicks Road. A final turn-off onto Bald Hills Track will lead you to the quaint campground.

The campground contains 8 unpowered sites, 3 of which are walk-in only. Visitors are advised to bring their own drinking water as none is available on site.

Advanced booking periods apply over the summer period and Easter. For all other times, availability is released in August and December each year.

Sites

Camper Trailer
Campervan
Tent

When to go

Like the larger inlets nestled throughout Croajingolong National Park, fishing at Mueller Inlet is best from December through to early May; however, it is one of the few locations in Victoria where fishing can be enjoyed year-round.

Flathead, whiting, yellowfin, bream and perch are most likely to bite from late spring to autumn. Throughout winter large schools of Black Bream make their way into the estuary. And tailor, salmon and trevally are also known to bite throughout June, July and August.

Camping

Camp under starry skies at night and lose yourself in birdsong and wilderness by day. Explore the expansive inlet by kayak or canoe.

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Need to know

Mueller Inlet Campground

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Point Hicks Lighthouse and caravan turning circle access.

    Vehicle access beyond the end of the Thurra campground is currently modified due to ongoing coastal erosion.  Visitors wishing to access the beach at the gate or walk to the Lighthouse need to park at the end of the Thurra campground in the Hiker's carpark.  Please note that this extends the Lighthouse walk to 8 km return (and also extends the West Beach, Saros and Sledge Walks).  Due to this change, caravans greater than 4 metres in length are no longer recommended for Thurra camp as there is no turnaround area available.  These changes are made to ensure visitor safety.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Point Hicks Lighthouse Walking Track

    Vehicle access beyond the end of the Thurra campground is currently modified due to ongoing coastal erosion.  Visitors wishing to access the beach at the gate or walk to the Lighthouse need to park at the end of the Thurra campground in the Hiker's carpark.  Please note that this extends the Lighthouse walk to just under 8 km return (and also extends the West Beach, Saros and Sledge Walks).  Due to this change, caravans are no longer recommended for Thurra camp as there is no turnaround area available.  These changes are made to ensure visitor safety.

  • Croajingolong National Park

    Kingfish jetty closed

    Kingfish Point Jetty on Mallacoota Inlet has collapsed and requires significant repair. The jetty is out of use until further notice, which may limit access for some vessels.

    Cicada Trail 4WD track

    Due to storm damage, Cicada Trail does not currently have through access from West Wingan Road to Point Hicks Road.

    Miners track poor condition

    Miners Track, from the Mallacoota-Genoa Road and Betka Track intersection, is in very poor condition and not recommended for  vehicles towing trailers. Miners Track is only recommended for experienced drivers equipped with appropriate recovery equipment and vehicles that can deal with extreme four wheel drive conditions. Alternative access to Betka Track is via Stoney Peak Road or Centre Track.

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