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.
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 is a popular location for fishing. There is a boat ramp located at the township of Lake Tyers. Boats can also be loaded from the Trident Arm day area, from the shoreline. There is no formalized ramp here. Check www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au to ensure you have the appropriate boat driving licence and vessel registration. Smaller vessels such as rafts, canoes and kayaks can also be launched from the end of Happy Valley day visitor area. The tranquil waters of the numerous arms are ideal for canoeing where many species of birds can be observed. Water skiing is only permitted in the lower lake. Boating on rivers and lakes demands special care.
Burnt Bridge, Long Point, Crystal Bay and Cherry Tree are all very popular fishing spots. Surf fishing is popular on the ocean beach at Pettmans and Gibbs Beaches. A recreational fishing licence is required to take fish (including bait and shellfish) in all Victorian marine, estuary and fresh waters. Visit vfa.vic.gov.au and check the Recreational Fishing Guide for Fishing Licences and Regulations. Some species you may catch in the lake include Flathead, Bream and Poddy Mullet. You will often see or hear a Poddy Mullet leap spectacularly from the water.
Things To Do
This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:
How to get there
Need to know
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.