Wingan Inlet Campground

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Wingan Inlet Campground

Nestled on the western shores of Wingan Inlet, among tall Bloodwood trees, Wingan Inlet Campground offers a peaceful camping experience in one of the most secluded corners of Victoria. Jump in a canoe or kayak, or follow Fly Cove Walk to access the pristine sandy beaches of Croajingolong National Park.
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Wingan Inlet is one of Victoria's quaint escapes, nestled on the western-edge of the Sandpatch Wilderness Zone. The secluded campsites hide among tall Bloodwood trees not too far from the shores of Wingan Inlet.

Come prepared with a canoe or kayak and explore the Wingan River. Upstream, the river follows a winding course through sea rushes and paperback thickets to a towering littoral rainforest and the stunning Wingan River Rapids. Crystal clear water trickles through lichen-covered granite boulders and curious water dragons peer out from behind colourful wildflowers. Downstream, the river leads to the mouth of the inlet where sandbars give way to the wild ocean swells of Fly Cove.

A small network of rocky islands just off the white sands of Fly Cove are home to a colony of Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals. Listen carefully and you might be lucky enough to hear pups calling for their mothers.

Along with the Wingan River Rapids, Fly Cove can be accessed by foot from the camsites. Follow the Fly Cove Walk. The beginning of the Wingan Rapids walk begins from Boundary Track, a short drive from the campsites.

If you're a keen angler, try your luck fishing and you might just catch dinner. Tailor, bream, perch and salmon are some of the species found in the inlet.

Things To Do

 
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Two friends go for a swim in Lake Elusive in Croajingolong National Park.

Elusive Lake

Elusive Lake is another great wander from Wingan Inlet. The unique dune-blocked lake stands out among the tall eucalypts that surround its sandy banks. Reaching a depth of 22 metres in some places, jump in for a refreshing swim before returning to camp.
Canoeing

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.

How to get there

Wingan Inlet Campground

Wingan Inlet Campground can be accessed off the Princes Highway and is located approximately 6.5-hours drive east of Melbourne. The campground is set at the end of West Wingan Road.

Wingan Inlet Campground contains 23 unpowered sites, including designated hike-in campsites for visitors hiking the Wilderness Coast Walk. The campsites are suitable for tents, campervans and camper trailers.

There are non-flush toilets on site as well picnic tables and three communal BBQ areas for visitors to use. Fires are only permitted in designated fireplaces and visitors must supply their own firewood.

Sites

Boat
Camper Trailer
Campervan
Tent

When to go

Fishing at Wingan 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

Nestled on the western shores of Wingan Inlet, among tall Bloodwood trees, Wingan Inlet Campground offers a peaceful camping experience in one of the most secluded corners of Victoria.

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Wingan 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.

  • Cape Horn (Croajingolong National Park)

    Cape Horn Jetty Closed

    Cape Horn Jetty is closed until further notice due to structural damage. This closure is inclusive of the surrounding retaining wall. 
    The site can still be accessed by four-wheel drive vehicles from Cape Horn Track.

  • Croajingolong National Park

    Jetty closures

    The following jetties are currently closed due to fire damage or deterioration:
    Kingfish Point Jetty
    Cape Horn Jetty
    Gravelly Point Jetty
    Genoa River Jetty
    Captain Creek Jetty
    Sou' West Arm Jetty


    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)
    • Narrows Walking Track (section beyond 300 metres from Bucklands jetty)
    • 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 Cape Howe and Bemm River)
    • Double Creek walk and day visitor area
    • Genoa Peak walk and day visitor area
    • Genoa falls day visitor area
    • Tamboon Inlet remote campsite No. 6
    • 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)

  • Wingan Inlet Campground (Croajingolong National Park)

    Wingan Inlet Beach Access Closed

    The beach access track (Fly Cove Walk) at Wingan Inlet is closed due to bushfire damage.  Please be advised that the only access to the beach is via the inlet using watercraft.

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