Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

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Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

Lake Elusive is a unique feature that stands out amongst a sea of tall forest. The Lake itself is the deepest dune blocked coastal freshwater lake in Victoria and is surrounded by white sands which are the result of deeply weathered granite.

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Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

Need to know

Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Management vehicle only
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No vehicles

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Beware feral bees
    • Snakes
    • Ticks
  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Shallow water
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Croajingolong closure

Croajingolong National Park is currently closed due to fire activity in the surrounding area in East Gippsland. For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au

Kingfish jetty closed

Kingfish Point Jetty on Mallacoota Inlet has collapsed and requires significant repair. The jetty is out of use until further notice, which may limit access for some vessels.

Point Hicks Lighthouse and caravan turning circle access.

Vehicle access beyond the end of the Thurra campground is currently modified due to ongoing coastal erosion.  Visitors wishing to access the beach at the gate or walk to the Lighthouse need to park at the end of the Thurra campground in the Hiker's carpark.  Please note that this extends the Lighthouse walk to 8 km return (and also extends the West Beach, Saros and Sledge Walks).  Due to this change, caravans greater than 4 metres in length are no longer recommended for Thurra camp as there is no turnaround area available.  These changes are made to ensure visitor safety.

Attachments: Point Hicks Road Q and A - November 2019 (484KB)

Point Hicks Lighthouse access road safe to access

Restrictions applying to the access road leading to Point Hicks Lighthouse from the Thurra River campground have been lifted from 21 December 2019 in time for the Christmas holidays.
Recent favourable weather conditions have rebuilt the beach and dunes adjoining the road allowing for safe vehicle access, provided drivers comply with the traffic control measures that are in place.
Visitors are advised caravans greater than 4 meters in length are not recommended for Thurra River campground as there is limited turnaround area.
Coastal erosion may reoccur with changes in the weather so Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the road and advise visitors of any future access changes.

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