Emu Bight Campground


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.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

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. Access to the campground is via Lake Victoria Track.


Camping & accommodation

Camping is permitted at Emu Bight, near the shore of Lake Victoria. A communal shelter and toilets are provided. Campers need to bring their own firewood and water supplies. Fires may only be lit in the fireplaces provided and are not permitted on individual campsites. Bookings are required.

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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

    Seasonal road closures 2021

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

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