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!
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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.
Pettmans Beach (Ewing Morass Wildlife Reserve, Lake Tyers State Park)
Pettmans Campground CLOSED due to floodingPettmans Campground in Lake Tyers State Park is closed until further notice due to flooding. The entire campground has flooded and is inaccessible. The road is closed at the Apiary Site on Pettmans Road. Please comply with road closure signage - significant penalties apply for breaching road closures.
Lake Tyers State Park
Roads and tracks CLOSED due to flood damageLakes Tyers State Park was impacted by flooding in early April and some sites are currently closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures.Assessments are ongoing and further areas may be closed at short notice or not accessible on arrival.Please comply with road closure signage - significant penalties apply for breaching closure signage.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underwayDeer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program.
The Glasshouse Camping Area (Lake Tyers State Park)
Road Maintenance - Glasshouse Campground Access RoadParks Victoria has engaged contractor to repair damage to the Glasshouse Campground Access Road. Contractors will have traffic management in place, visitor could experience short delays when entering and exiting the campground.The campground will remain openContractors will have heavy machinery on site and trucks carting road surface material.Contractors will commence works on Tuesday 23 May and be completed by Friday 27 May 2022.