Marlo Coastal Reserve


Marlo Coastal Reserve

Marlo Coastal reserve is where the Snowy River meets the sea. This idyllic park offers camping, fishing and boating in a natural setting just 90 minutes from Bairnsdale.

Stay at dog-friendly Corringle Foreshore Campground, nestled between the sea and a lake in banksia woodlands close to the beach.

Water and boating activities can be enjoyed within the estuary, where the sheltered waters allow for fishing all year round. Enjoy the quiet serenity as you drop a line or head to the beach to try your hand at surf fishing.

Explore the park on the fascinating Snowy River Estuary Walk. Winding its way from the township of Marlo to Mots Beach and ending at the ocean beach opposite Frenches Narrows, the journey offers breathtaking views of the estuary and the ocean beyond, as the path crosses through different vegetation types and habitats.

Set just over 5 km, the comfortable walk takes an hour and 40 minutes one way, offering a closer look at the natural flora and fauna of the East Gippsland region as you move through Banksia Woodland, Coastal Salt Marsh and the critically endangered Littoral Rainforest, important habitats for species including the Grey-headed Flying Fox and the Little Tern.

To stay a little longer, book a spot at Corringle Foreshore Campground, where you can fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean beneath a blanket of stars.

Things To Do

Large canvas family tent set up at the Corringle Foreshore Campground at Marlo Coastal Reserve

Corringle Foreshore Campground

Corringle Foreshore Campground is nestled between Corringle Slips on the Lower Snowy River estuary and Bass Strait. Pitch a tent in banksia woodlands close to the beach. Dogs (on a lead) are welcome in this perfect fishing and boating location.
The estuary where the Snowy River meets the ocean at Marlo Coastal Reserve.

Snowy River Estuary Walk

Starting in the coastal township of Marlo, the Snowy River Estuary Walk provides an amazing insight into unique environs surrounding the lower reaches of the Snowy River estuary, linking through to the wild ocean beach opposite Frenches Narrows.

Marlo Coastal Reserve

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

Grey-headed Flying-fox

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

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.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

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

Marlo Coastal Reserve

Need to know

Marlo Coastal Reserve

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

    Dog Friendly Parks

    The wet and warmer weather has brought paralysis ticks out in record numbers. Paralysis ticks are known in Coastal and near by Coastal areas and rainforest gullies.

    Keep your dog on lead in permitted parks

    Dogs are permitted in many parks and reserves provided they are under control and on leads at all times. Visitors should keep their dog on-lead except in designated off-lead areas. Keeping your dog on a lead ensures you both have a safe park visit.
    • Poison baits may be laid to control foxes or other feral animals. Baits can be fatal to dogs.
    • Even if your dog is friendly, other dogs may not be.
    • Your dog can catch parasites (such as fleas and ticks) from wildlife.
    • Snake bites are a real risk in natural areas such as parks.
    • Wildlife such as kangaroos and koalas will defend themselves if threatened by a dog and can cause significant injury to or the death of your dog.

    Dog-friendly code of conduct

    • Consider other park users and ensure that dogs are always kept under effective control.
    • Always carry a lead, even when in off-lead areas.
    • Bring a friend if you wish to walk with more than two dogs.
    • Ensure children are supervised whilst near dogs, as they are vulnerable to attack.
    • Ensure your dog’s identification, registration and vaccinations are up to date.
    • Minimise any disturbance to native fauna, including birdlife in the park.
    • Clean up after your dog and take all rubbish home.

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