Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park


Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park Tatungalung Country

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland. The Joint Management agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. These parks and reserves are cultural landscapes that continue to be part of Gunaikurnai living culture. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.

The Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is a serene retreat in Central Gippsland - stretching along the narrow expanse of Ninety Mile Beach from Seaspray to Lakes Entrance. An interconnected area of wetlands and coast, the park consists of the Boole Poole Peninsula, Bunga Arm and many other small islands. This unique and picturesque paradise contains diverse terrestrial and marine environments, with the lakes and marine coastal parks offering countless recreational activities.

Follow Shoreline Drive from Paradise Beach to Seaspray along the Western side of the park to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of our natural world. Here, you can partake in oceanside bushwalks, swim in the soothing sea and kayak across the scenic lakes. Hire a yacht, boat, canoe or kayak, bring your own or join a tour. Ninety Mile Beach is well known for its surf fishing, whilst the calm waters of the Gippsland lakes are great for catching salmon, tailor, whiting, flathead and bream.

With many places to camp, you can pitch a tent or park your van at free camping sites along Shoreline Drive, or paid sites at Paradise Beach, where you can hear the soothing roar of the waves crashing onto the nearby shore. Alternatively, you could opt for a more remote fee based camping option at Bunga Arm - which is only accessible by boat. If camping isn’t your style- base yourself at Loch Sport, Paynesville, Metung or Lakes Entrance - all gateways into the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park. Closer to Loch Sport you will find the ultimate serenity nestled in the bush. Spoon Bay and Red Bluff campgrounds provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. A little off the beaten track, you are sure to have a secluded lakeside getaway.

As rivers, lakes and reservoirs are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is a safe and enjoyable one.

A man in a yellow jacket holding a cup of tea walks towards his partner in a tent

Bunga Arm Campground

Escape the crowds and make your way to Bunga Arm, a 250-metre sand barrier formed over thousands of years separating the tranquil waters of the Gippsland Lakes from the rough ocean swells of Bass Strait. Choose from seven scenic campgrounds only accessible by boat nestled on this bird-rich island.

A woman enjoys a cup of tea while sat at a picnic table infront of her tent at Bunga Arm Campsite in the Gippsland Lakes.

Camping in Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

In addition to the bookable sites at Bunga Arm and Paradise Beach there are some free campsites available on a no booking, no fees,camping is on a first in, first-served basis.

People canoeing on a lake

Paradise Beach

Pack your four-legged friend for dog-friendly car-based camping at Paradise Beach in Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, west of Loch Sport

Need to know

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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.

  • Red Bluff Campground

    Red Bluff Campground - temporary closure

    Red Bluff Campground was heavily affected by the October fire with many built assets in the campground lost. Due to this, Red Bluff Campground will be closed for visitor use until recovery works are complete.  Vehicle access to Red Bluff Campground is closed at the Beacon Swamp Track / Lakeside Track intersection. 

  • Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

    Golden Beach Camping Area 3 Closed

    Camp area 3 near Golden Beach within the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is closed. Please camp in one of the other camping areas close by. Toilets are accessible from camp area 2.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Deer control (ground shooting) will be undertaken in the following areas of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park;  
    ·      Waddy Island, Barton Island and Crescent Island
    ·      Boole Poole Peninsula, Rigby Island – targeting Sambar deer.
    The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

  • Trapper Point (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

    Trapper Point Jetty Closure

    Trapper Jetty in the Lakes National Park is closed indefinitely. This follows an assessment by engineers that has deemed the structure unsafe.
    This asset is not available for the general public to use when open. 

  • 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.

    Ground shooting operations targeting feral goats

    Feral goat control (ground shooting) will be undertaken in areas of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park and Lake Coleman Wildlife Reserve.

    The Park will remain open to visitors during operations. 

    Conservation program targeting foxes

    Fox control operations are underway to protect endangered native species including Pookila (New Holland Mouse). This program will not impact visitor access to the park.

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Loch Sport Office
National Park Road
Loch Sport VIC 3851
13 1963
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