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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.
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Pitch a tent at one of the seven campgrounds nestled on the tranquil Bunga Arm, east of Steamer Landing.

Only accessible by boat, each campground contains six to twelve campsites along with non-flush toilets, communal picnic tables and fireplaces. All campsites are unpowered, can accommodate a maximum of six people each, and are limited to a three week maximum stay.

Choose a spot at Albatross, Cormorant, Dotterel, Egret, Gannet, Pelican or Shearwater Campground and make the most of the waterside location.

Indulge in kayaking and waterskiing adventures, bring your bathers to swim off the lakeside shores, or your fishing rod to cast a line. Catch bream, flathead, skipjack and mullet on one side of the Bunga Arm, and salmon and snapper on the ocean side.

In the late afternoon spot kangaroos grazing along the shoreline and shorebirds such as Hooded Plovers, Little Terns and Fairy Terns swooping in to roost on the long fingers of sand.

Wind down at the end of the day with a stroll along a stunning stretch of coast and spot pods of dolphins as they case schools of fish in the shallows.

Things to do in the area

 
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 teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Boating and sailing

Take to the waves of Port Phillip and see Victoria's coast from the water or sail inland lakes and rivers by boat or charter.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.

Stargazing

Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.

How to get there

Bunga Arm Campground

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is located in East Gippsland. Access to Bunga Arm is only by boat. The nearest boat launching facilities are at Paynesville. Boats can be landed on the beach at designated campgrounds or day visitor areas along the length of the arm. Jetties are located at the day visitor areas Ocean Grange and Steamer Landing. Boats can be landed on the beach along the length of the arm. Please use the mooring posts provided or anchor boats to the sand, rather than tying boats to the trees.

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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.

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Bunga Arm Campground

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