Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)


Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

Mueller Inlet Camp is a small campground located on the shores of the Mueller river, sheltered by a coastal dune system. Launch a kayak or canoe and take advantage of the great fishing in the estuary or go for a swim. The campground contains 8 unpowered sites, 3 of which are walk in only. There are non-flushing toilets, but no fireplaces due to the high fire risk in this densely vegetated setting. However, camping with fireplaces can be found at Peachtree Creek, Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek Campgrounds. Advanced booking periods apply over the summer period and Easter. For all other times, availability is released in August and December each year.

Visitor Tips
As space is limited in this campsite for turning caravans, they are not recommended for use here. Day Visitors are requested to park at the day carpark provided at Bald Hills and to walk the very scenic 1.2km to the campground. If you have equipment too heavy to carry, please drop off at the river access point and return your car to the day visitor carpark.

Campsites 4 to 8 are subject to regular flooding as the inlet naturally rises and falls, beware that bookings may be cancelled at the last minute due to this occurrence and be extremely careful when paddling as the river is open to the ocean and is often subject to strong rips, currents and tides.

The fires of December 2019 destroyed the bridge to access Thurra Campground and therefore the Thurra Camp is closed to visitors. Point Hicks Lighthouse is also closed to visitors. Works are ongoing to open these sites and more information can be obtained ar by searching for Fire Affected Parks.

Croajingolong National Park is in the East Gippsland fire district. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. Anyone entering parks and forests during the bushfire season needs to stay aware of forecast weather conditions. Check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226. No fires may be lit on Total Fire Ban days. On Code Red Fire Danger Rating days this park will be closed for public safety. Do not expect an official warning. For emergency assistance call Triple Zero (000). Note there is no mobile phone reception avaialable a this site. If your network has no signal dial 112 to access any
available network

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Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)



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Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted
  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators


  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Ticks
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Steep track
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Flood and Storm affected areas

The following sites within Croajingalong National Park are currently closed for visitor safety due to recent storm and flood activity: Point Hicks Road And Mueller Inlet Campground

Goanna Bay Jetty Closed

Goanna Bay Jetty closure
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 - last updated August 2023

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:
·      Swan Lake
·      Clinton Rocks Track
·      Cicada Trail
·      Gale Hill
·      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.

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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