Mueller Inlet 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.
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.
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.
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Mueller Inlet Campground
When to go
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.
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.
Croajingolong National Park
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Cape Howe (Croajingolong National Park)Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.17-21 October 202224-28 October 202227-31 March 20233-7 April 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Croajingolong NP _Cape Howe aerial shooting information (485KB)
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Croajingolong National ParkParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.17-21 October 202224-28 October 202227-31 March 20233-7 April 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Croajingolong NP aerial shooting information (597KB)
This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events
Croajingolong National Park information update on current closures and changes - updated 29 Nov 22Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track.The following nine areas are closed because of the 2019/2020 bushfires and coastal erosion caused by ongoing heavy rainfall. Visitors are unable to access the Point Hicks Lighthouse, Thurra River Campground, Mueller Campground and nearby walking tracks. Parks Victoria continue to maintain surveillance and security of these areas. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.· Point Hicks Lightstation· Thurra River Bridge· Thurra River Campground· Mueller Campground· Mt Everard Walking Track· Dunes Track· Saros Track· Sledge Track· West Beach TrackThe Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Wingan Inlet Campground.The following walking tracks are closed:· Wingan Inlet Rapids WalkThe following jetties around Mallacoota are closed:· Kingfish Point· Gravelly PointSeasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but this year will remain in place during November and December 2022 in areas affected by significant rainfall and flooding across Victoria. The following Seasonal Road Closure tracks are included in the extended season:· Swan Lake· Clinton Rocks Track· Cicada Trail· Gale Hill· Betka Track· Miners Track· Lakeview Track· Howe Flat Track· Howe Hill Track· Barracoota TrackThe water supply at Wingan Inlet Campground water trough was damaged by floods. Campers are advised to not rely on the trough for water resupply while camping.Ongoing heavy rainfall has impacted areas of Croajingolong National Park and other areas of the state. Monitor this page for updated information and site closures
Wilderness Coast Walk - Sandpatch Wilderness Area openThe section of the Wilderness Coast Walk from Wingan Inlet to Shipwreck Creek has reopened – this section is referred to as the Sandpatch Wilderness Area.Combined flood and fire damage have made some areas more difficult to negotiate.Hikers must be able to self-navigate with a map and compass through the Sandpatch Wilderness Area as directional signage and steps at Sandpatch Point were destroyed in the fires. Some parts of the track have thick regeneration that is difficult to walk through, particularly near Benedore River.Recent and consistent rainfall means that creeks and rivers could be high and difficult to cross as estuaries are open to the sea.The Wilderness Coast Walk from Wingan Inlet to Mallacoota is now open. Bookings are essential and can be made on the Wilderness Coast Walk page.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Planned Tree Management works - Peachtree, Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek CampgroundsParks Victoria has engaged suitable qualified arborists to undertake tree assessment and treatment in campgrounds and day visitor sites with the East Gippsland District.Contractors will be onsite at the following campgrounds on the following days. Campgrounds will be closed to the public during these datesPeachtree campground Monday 5 December 2022Wingan Inlet campground Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2022Shipwreck Creek campground Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2022Thank you for your understanding as we undertake these important works