Lake Tyers State Park


Lake Tyers State Park

Lake Tyers State 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.

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Bairnsdale VIC 3875
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Lake Tyers State Park, on Krauatungalung Country, is highly significant to Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners due to its remarkable Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Just 20 kilometres from Lakes Entrance, the park is a popular holiday spot offering low impact bush camping in a natural environment, with fishing in the lake and on the Ninety Mile Beach.

If you're not one for camping, stop by Lake Tyers for a picnic at one of the many picnic areas by the lake. enjoy a beautiful bush walk or a forest drive through beautiful old growth and warm temperate rainforest. Lake Tyers State Park covers 7,100 hectares, extending from Lake Tyers Beach to Mount Nowa Nowa.

Preserving the past is important to better manage our cultural landscapes. Patrick Mullett is a proud Gunaikurnai man working on Country to manage Aboriginal cultural heritage. He assesses sites and provides advice under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 on how to best protect cultural heritage.

Things To Do

Lake Tyers at Lake Tyers State Park

Cultural Heritage Lake Tyers State Park

Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) was an important meeting place for Gunaikurnai groups throughout the area. Find out more about the rich Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of Lake Tyers.
Fishing and boating at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Camping at Lake Tyers

Listen to the rolling surf on Ninety-mile Beach, or enjoy serene views of the lake - Lake Tyers has a range of camping options for visitors to enjoy.
The walking track down to Lake Tyers Beach.

Walking at Lake Tyers State Park

Explore the forest setting around Lake Tyers on one of several walking tracks in the park.
Fishing at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Water activities at Lake Tyers

The still waters, shady banks and sandy beaches around Lake Tyers and along Ninety-Mile Beach provide great opportunities for fun in the water.

Lake Tyers State Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Wedge-tailed eagles
Powerful owls

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

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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.

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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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How to get there

Lake Tyers State Park

Lake Tyers State Park is approximately 350km east of Melbourne or 20km northeast of Lakes Entrance. The main access into the park is via Burnt Bridge Road or Tyers House Road, both unsealed roads.

When to go

Camp at Pettmans Beach or Glasshouse camping areas and enjoy the sound of the surf from over the dunes. A spot of surf fishing or a refreshing swim in the beautiful blue water is just the thing to cool you down on warn summer days. Beaches are not patrolled.

Need to know

Lake Tyers State 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    The access tracks and campgrounds at Glasshouse campground, Pettmans Beach and Trident campground in the Lake Tyers State Park have been subject to severe weather which has resulted in the need to close these areas for public safety.

    Glasshouse, Pettmans and Trident campgrounds are popular visitor areas that have been impacted by a reported 200mm of rain over the past week. This rain has caused access tracks and camping areas to be flooded and impassable in spots, making the area unsafe for visitors. Signage has been changed at the Main Entrance to the Lake Tyers State Park (LTSP) to indicate the temporary closure. This rain event has caused damage in other areas of the LTSP and the park requires an impact assessment. There is likely to be a number of trees down within the park also. The impact to the access tracks and camping areas is known as serious enough to restrict visitor access. A change of condition has been posted to the PV website.


    Attachments: Approval - Change of Conditions LTSP Dec 2023 (861KB)

  • Lake Tyers State Park

    Track closures due to severe weather damage.

    Track closures due to severe weather damage. Crews will assess and reopen when safe.

    • Gibbs Track 
    • Moras Break Road
    • Reedy Arm No. 2 Track
    • Cameron’s Arm No.2 Track

    Lonely Bay Walk - tree fern loop section closed

    Lonely Bay Walk - open but tree fern loop section at the end is closed

    Ironbark Campground and Trident Arm Campground 4WD access only

    Morgans Landing Track to Ironbark Campground - open to 4WD vehicles only

    Trident Arm Track - 4WD access only to Trident Arm Campground and boat launch

  • 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.

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