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

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.

  • Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

    Mueller Inlet Campground

    The Mueller campground is currently closed pending safety works relating to the campground.  Mueller may be reopened for Summer 2021-2022, however please continue to monitor the site for updates and change of conditions.

  • 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.

    Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

    Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire 

  • Thurra River (Croajingolong National Park)

    Thurra Campground

    The Thurra campground is currently closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the campground.  Reopening is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of works.  Thurra campground may be reopened for summer 2023-2024, however please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Areas of Croajingolong National Park Closed Due to Widespread Bushfire Damage

    Due to widespread bushfire damage, the following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:

    Mallacoota Inlet Day Visitor Areas:
    ·       Gravelly Point, Including Jetty (under construction) and Toilet
    ·       Kingfisher Point, Including Jetty

    Mallacoota Inlet Facilties:
    ·       Sandy Point Toilet
    ·       South West Arm Toilet
    ·       Genoa River Toilet and Jetty (under construction)
     
    Other affected Sites and Facilties - Croajingolong:
    ·       Wilderness Coast Walk (between Shipwreck Creek and Bemm River)
    ·       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
     
    The Parks Victoria Team apologise for the inconvenience and thank-you for your patience and understanding as recovery works progress.

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