Shipwreck Creek Campground

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Shipwreck Creek Campground

Shipwreck Creek Campground offers a secluded camping experience among tall eucalypt trees. A great escape from nearby Mallacoota, this small cosy campground is a short walk away from the secluded Shipwreck Beach named after the wreck of The Schah (1837), one of Victoria's oldest shipwrecks.
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Perfect for a quiet stay in pristine wilderness of Croajingolong National Park, the small Shipwreck Creek Campground contains only 5 campsites and is a lovely alternative to nearby Mallacoota.

Shipwreck Creek Campground features fireplaces, shared picnic tables and pit toilets. There is no drinking water available and campers need to bring their own firewood as well.

Explore your surrounds on foot and embark on a short, but scenic walk through windswept coastal heath to the sheltered Shipwreck Creek Beach. For a longer stoll, set out towards Seal Creek and explore the intertidal rockpools teeming with marine life or follow the Heathland Walk — ablaze with wildflowers through spring and summer.

Further afield, Mallacoota Inlet is the largest tidal delta on the Victorian coast and provides ample fishing, swimming and boating opportunities. Make the most of your time at Shipwreck Creek Campground and explore all Croajingolong National Park has to offer.

Things To Do

 
Two teenage girls kayaking on Mallacoota Inlet with mountains in the background.

Mallacoota Inlet

There is no better way to enjoy the charm of Mallacoota Inlet than from the water. Bring your own boat, canoe or kayak, or hire from a local provider.
The view from Genoa Peak at sunset in the Croajingolong National Park near Mallacoota.

Genoa Peak

North west of Mallacoota, Genoa Peak offers magnificent views of the Wilderness Coast, the Thurra Dunes and Mallacoota Inlet. To access Genoa Peak, a gravel road from the Princes Highway leads to a picnic area, where a walking track provides access to the summit. The walk is 1.5km in length and a moderate level of fitness is required.
Three friends hike along the coastline at the Cape Howe Wilderness Zone as part of the Wilderness Coast Walk.

Cape Howe Wilderness Zone

Cape Howe Wilderness Zone is part of Croajingolong National Park. It adjoins Nadgee Wilderness Area along the border between Victoria and New South Wales.

How to get there

Shipwreck Creek Campground

Shipwreck Creek Campground is between 6 and 7-hours drive from Melbourne. Follow the Monash Freeway and then the Princess Highway to the township of Genoa. Turn onto Mallacoota-Genoa Road and follow the road into Mallacoota township. From the round about in town, turn onto Bastion Point Road and again onto Betka Road which becomes Centre track and leads to the secluded campground. The unsealed Centre track is accessible for 2WDs.

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When to go

A great escape from the busy hustle and bustle of Mallacoota township.

Need to know

Shipwreck Creek 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

    Aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Cape Howe

    Partial park closures will be in place during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    18-22 March 2024
    25-27 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    See attached map for details.
     
    For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

    Attachments: Cape Howe aerial operations information (632KB)

    Aerial shooting operations targeting deer

    Partial park closures will be in place during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    18-22 March 2024
    25-27 March 2024
    16-20 September 2024
    9-13 December 2024
     
    See attached map for details.
     
    For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

    Attachments: Croajingolong NP aerial operations information (523KB)

    Closure of the Goanna bay Jetty

    Parks Victoria has recently closed the Goanna Bay Jetty (Mallacoota Inlet) for public safety reasons.
     
    The closure follows condition monitoring of the jetty that raised some concerns about its safety and structural integrity. A subsequent engineering assessment confirmed that the jetty’s condition was no longer safe for visitors. 
     
    The jetty was closed on Friday 10th November and will remain so until further notice. 
     
    Please note that the Goanna Bay day visitor area remains open to the public. However visitors will not be permitted to use the jetty during the closure period and will have to rely on alternative methods of safe access such as beaching or anchoring vessels to the shoreline. 
     

    Croajingolong National Park information update 12 February 2024

    Point Hicks Road is closed south of Bald Hills.
    The following six 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, 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
    ·      Dunes Track
    ·      Saros Track
    ·      Sledge Track
     
    The Wilderness Coast Walk is open all the way from Bemm River to Mallacoota. Staff have recently marked sections of the track however, 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.
     
     
    The following walking track is closed:
    ·      Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
     
    The following jetty around Mallacoota is closed:
    ·      Kingfish Point
     
    Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but many remain closed in areas affected by significant rainfall and flooding across Victoria in late 2022. The following tracks remain closed:
    ·      Betka Track
    ·      Miners Track
    ·      Lakeview Track
    ·      Howe Flat Track
    ·      Howe Hill Track
    ·      Barracoota Track
    The water trough at Wingan Inlet Campground is now reconnected to the creek. Visitors are reminded that this is not a potable source and must be treated before drinking.
     
    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
     
     

  • Wingan Inlet Campground

    Road works on West Wingan Rd

    Road works will be in progress from May 15 to May 31 on West Wingan Rd near Wingan Inlet campground. 

    Visitors should be aware of additional heavy traffic on the road, speed limits and traffic control. 

  • Allan Head (Croajingolong National Park)

    Lakeview Track Repairs

    Parks Victoria has engaged a contractor to conduct road repairs to Lakeview Track in Croajingolong National Park between 20 May and 3 June 2024. 
    During this time there will be an increase in heavy vehicle traffic on surrounding roads, and Lakeview Track will be closed to the public.
    For information please call 13 19 63

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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The path from a campsite down to the water at Meuller Inlet at Croajingolong National Park

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A women in a bucket hat kayaks along Wingan Inlet.

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