Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park, Rame Head Remote and Natural Area)

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Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park, Rame Head Remote and Natural Area)

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.

How to get there

Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park, Rame Head Remote and Natural Area)

Need to know

Elusive Lake Walk (Croajingolong National Park, Rame Head Remote and Natural Area)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

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

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.

Closure of the Goanna bay Jetty

Parks Victoria has recently closed the Goanna Bay Jetty (Mallacoota Inlet) for public safety reasons.
 
The closure follows condition monitoring of the jetty that raised some concerns about its safety and structural integrity. A subsequent engineering assessment confirmed that the jetty’s condition was no longer safe for visitors. 
 
The jetty was closed on Friday 10th November and will remain so until further notice. 
 
Please note that the Goanna Bay day visitor area remains open to the public. However visitors will not be permitted to use the jetty during the closure period and will have to rely on alternative methods of safe access such as beaching or anchoring vessels to the shoreline. 
 

Croajingolong National Park information update 12 February 2024

Point Hicks Road is closed south of Bald Hills.
The following six areas are closed because of the 2019/2020 bushfires and coastal erosion caused by ongoing heavy rainfall.  Visitors are unable to access the Point Hicks Lighthouse, Thurra River Campground, and nearby walking tracks. Parks Victoria continue to maintain surveillance and security of these areas. Please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.  
·      Point Hicks Lightstation
·      Thurra River Bridge
·      Thurra River Campground
·      Dunes Track
·      Saros Track
·      Sledge Track
 
The Wilderness Coast Walk is open all the way from Bemm River to Mallacoota. Staff have recently marked sections of the track however, combined flood and fire damage have made some areas more difficult to negotiate. Hikers must be able to self-navigate with a map and compass.
 
 
The following walking track is closed:
·      Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
 
The following jetty around Mallacoota is closed:
·      Kingfish Point
 
Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but many remain closed in areas affected by significant rainfall and flooding across Victoria in late 2022. The following tracks remain closed:
·      Betka Track
·      Miners Track
·      Lakeview Track
·      Howe Flat Track
·      Howe Hill Track
·      Barracoota Track
The water trough at Wingan Inlet Campground is now reconnected to the creek. Visitors are reminded that this is not a potable source and must be treated before drinking.
 
Ongoing heavy rainfall has impacted areas of Croajingolong National Park and other areas of the state. Monitor this page for updated information and site closures
 
 

Aerial shooting operations targeting deer

Partial park closures will be in place during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
18-22 March 2024
25-27 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
See attached map for details.
 
For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

Attachments: Croajingolong NP aerial operations information (523KB)

Aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Cape Howe

Partial park closures will be in place during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
18-22 March 2024
25-27 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
See attached map for details.
 
For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

Attachments: Cape Howe aerial operations information (632KB)

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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