Emu Bight Campground

Enjoy a fun and relaxing holiday at this family-friendly campground in East Gippsland. Emu Bight is a quiet retreat tucked away in the bush near the shores of Lake Victoria.
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Pitch a tent or park a caravan or campervan at one of 20 unpowered sites nestled among vegetation. Campsites can accommodate up to six people per site. Bookings are required year-round.

A picnic shelter, tables, BBQs and fireplaces are scattered among the campground. Toilets are also available. Remember to bring your own firewood.

Take a short walk to Lake Victoria and stroll along the sandy shores or go for a swim. Set off in a kayak or canoe to explore the inland waterways.

Drive to the north-eastern end of the park and enjoy a picnic at Point Wilson. There are BBQs, a day shelter, untreated water and toilets. Walk along the jetty and admire the sparkling lakes.

The Gippsland Lakes are a haven for waterbirds. More than 190 species have been recorded in The Lakes National Park, including the rare White-bellied Sea-Eagle. See how many birds you can spot from the birdhide at Lake Killarney. Back at the campground, follow the walking track to Cygnet Swamp.

Lake Reeve is renowned for birdwatching and is listed under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR). Start at the Lookout Tower and take a 30-minute self-guided walk along the Nature Trail. Walk through a variety of habitats to the lake shore to see waterbirds feeding and roosting.

Take a day trip to Rotamah Island, accessible only by boat from Paynesville (6km) or Loch Sport (18km). Enjoy a picnic at Jetty Observatory and choose from a variety of walks that are great for birdwatching and scenic coastal views.

Things to do in the area

Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.


Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

How to get there

Emu Bight Campground

The Lakes National Park is in East Gippsland about 300 km east of Melbourne. The park is at the eastern end of Loch Sport, 63 km east of Sale. The campground is via Lake Victoria Track, which is unsealed although accessible for 2WDs.


Need to know

Emu Bight Campground

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 Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground 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 Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Lakes National Park
    Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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