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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.

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 to the township of Genoa. Turn onto Mallacoota-Genoa Road and follow the road into Mallacoota township. From here, turn onto Bastion Point Road and again onto Betka Road which becomes Centre track and leads to the secluded campground.

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When to go

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

Camping and accommodation

Shipwreck Creek Campground offers a secluded camping experience among tall eucalypt trees.

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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

    Gale Hill Track Closed

    Gale Hill Track is closed until further notice due to severe erosion.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Areas of Croajingolong Park closed due to 2019/2020 fires

    Croajingolong National Park
    Due to widespread bushfire damage, the following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:
    ·       Sandy Point toilet
    ·       South West Arm Jetty - Mallacoota Inlet (toilets/steps)
    ·       Kingfisher jetty and Day Visitor Area 
    ·       Captain Creek day visitor area and jetty
    ·       Captain Creek Fire Trail
    ·       Genoa River day visitor area and jetty - Mallacoota Inlet
    ·       Gravelly Point day visitor area and jetty - Mallacoota Inlet
    ·       Wilderness Coast Walk (between Shipwreck Creek and Bemm River)
    ·       Double Creek walk and day visitor area
    ·       Genoa falls day visitor area
    ·       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
    ·       South West Arm day visitor area (no toilet facilities, no jetty access)

  • Captain Creek (Croajingolong National Park)

    Narrows Walking Trail - Temporary closure for track maintenance

    The Narrows Walking Trail is temporarily closed for track maintenance from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 16 April 2021 inclusive, re-opening Saturday 17 April 2021.
    We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Shipwreck Creek Campground (Croajingolong National Park)

    Suggested 4WD access to Shipwreck Crk Trk

    Suggested 4WD access to Shipwreck Crk, along Shipwreck Crk Trk due weather affected potholing & rutting

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An aerial view of the Croajingolong National Park.

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Thurra River Campground

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A women in a bucket hat kayaks along Wingan Inlet.

Wingan Inlet Campground

This campground is in a tall Bloodwood forest on the western shore of Wingan Inlet in a tranquil bush setting.
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