First Blowhole (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

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First Blowhole (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

The First Blowhole was once an opening in the 15-kilometre long sand barrier known as Bunga Arm. Closed off from the rough Southern Ocean tides, moor your boat or pull up in a kayak and relax in the pristine and peaceful Bunga Arm.

How to get there

First Blowhole (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

Need to know

First Blowhole (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No camping
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks

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.

Red Bluff Campground - temporary closure

Red Bluff Campground was heavily affected by the October fire with many built assets in the campground lost. Due to this, Red Bluff Campground will be closed for visitor use until recovery works are complete.  Vehicle access to Red Bluff Campground is closed at the Beacon Swamp Track / Lakeside Track intersection. 

Golden Beach Camping Area 3 Closed

Camp area 3 near Golden Beach within the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is closed. Please camp in one of the other camping areas close by. Toilets are accessible from camp area 2.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Deer control (ground shooting) will be undertaken in the following areas of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park;  
 
·      Waddy Island, Barton Island and Crescent Island
·      Boole Poole Peninsula, Rigby Island – targeting Sambar deer.
 
The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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.

Ground shooting operations targeting feral goats

Feral goat control (ground shooting) will be undertaken in areas of the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park and Lake Coleman Wildlife Reserve.

The Park will remain open to visitors during operations. 

Conservation program targeting foxes

Fox control operations are underway to protect endangered native species including Pookila (New Holland Mouse). This program will not impact visitor access to the park.

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