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


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 are not allowed


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


  • 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.

Thurra Campground

The Thurra campground is currently closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the campground.  Reopening is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of works.  Thurra campground may be reopened for summer 2023-2024, however please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

Closures due to flood impacts

Croajingolong National Park was impacted by flooding in early April and several sites are currently closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures. 

Mueller Campground Closed

Mueller Campground has been closed due to recent flood impacts on the Point Hicks Road.

Areas of Croajingolong National Park closed due to fire damage

The following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:

·       Gravelly Point, including the jetty
·       Kingfish Point, including the jetty
·       Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Pebbly Beach due to fire and flood damage
·       Thurra River Campground
·       Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track
·       Cicada Trail
·       Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
·       Gale Hill Track
·       Rame Head Track
Parks Victoria apologises for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as recovery works progress.

Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program

Wingan Water Supply Trough

Campers are advised that the water supply trough at Wingan has been impacted by recent flooding.  Campers should be self-sufficient in providing for their water needs for the duration of their visit and not rely on re-supply from the trough.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from 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.

West Wingan Road repair works underway, traffic management and delays expected

Following the recent floods in East Gippsland, the West Wingan Road is no longer suitable for 2WD vehicles. 

Parks Victoria has engaged local contractors to undertake repair works, commencing on Monday 23 May 2022.

Contractors will be using heavy machinery and traffic management signage will be in place, with short delays expected. 

Work is planned to finish on Friday 27 May 2022.

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