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.
Enjoy a beautiful bush walk or forest drive through beautiful old growth and warm temperate rainforest in Lake Tyers State Park
Toorloo Arm Walk – 2 km, 45 min return (Grade 2)
In a tranquil setting, the walk meanders along the Toorloo Arm from Cherry Tree to Burnt Bridge. Through dry eucalypt forest and along Riparian woodland, you may spy a White-bellied Sea Eagle or be lucky enough to witness Glossy Black Cockatoos feeding on local Allocasuarina seeds.
Lonely Bay Walk – 4 km, 1hr 30 min return (Grade 2)
The track leaves Blackfellow Arm Track and continues to Lonely Bay picnic area, meandering through old growth Warm Temperate forest. You will catch glimpses of Lake Tyers and may spy a majestic White-bellied Sea Eagle. The Fern Loop section is optional and does contain rough terrain such as tree roots. Can get slippery when wet.
Marsdenia Rainforest Walk – 25 min circuit (Grade 3)
This walking track passes through a good example of Warm Temperate Rainforest. Warm Temperate Rainforests are a rare vegetation class that occur along gullies and river flats, and are dominated by a range of non-eucalypt canopy species above an understorey of smaller trees and shrubs like ferns and climbers. Some tree species you may see are Lilly Pilly (Acmena smithii), Muttonwood (Rapanea howittiana) and Kanooka (Tristaniopsis laurina). You may even be lucky enough to spot a beautiful Lyrebird on your travels!
Things To Do
Camping at Lake Tyers
Cultural Heritage Lake Tyers State Park
Water activities at Lake Tyers
How to get there
When you're there
Download the Lake Tyers State Park visitor guide for more information about the park and a map.
Visitor tips: Wear sturdy footwear and carry water, especially in hot weather.
Need to know
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however, in Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state. Parks Victoria provides a range of a equipment, including all-terrain and beach wheelchairs, facilities, accommodation and accessibility information and programs to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Victoria's parks.
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
Lake Tyers State Park Joint Management Plan
Lake Tyers State Park is on the Country of the Krauatungalung clan and Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) was an important meeting place for Gunaikurnai groups throughout the area. It was a neutral place, rich in food and materials, and there are many recorded sites, including scar trees, artefact scatters, birthing places and burial sites. It is the place many Aboriginal people lived when forcibly removed from their homelands by European settlers, and the catchment area surrounding the Lake Tyers mission is also very significant. The Gunaikurnai and Victorian Government Joint Management Plan provides a description of joint management strategies and actions that are specific to 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.
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 closedLonely Bay Walk - open but tree fern loop section at the end is closed
Ironbark Campground and Trident Arm Campground 4WD access onlyMorgans 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 deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.