Wingan Inlet Campground
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. If you're fishing from a boat, please note that Wingan Inlet has a 20 hp motor size limit.
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Wingan Inlet Campground
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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.
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Wingan Inlet Campground
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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 – 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)
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)
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
Croajingolong National Park Closures
Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track.The following eight 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· 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 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 until further notice 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