Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

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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 www.parks.vic.gov.au 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 www.emergency.vic.gov.au 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)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted
  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • 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.

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Cape Howe (Croajingolong National Park)

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
17-21 October 2022
24-28 October 2022
27-31 March 2023
3-7 April 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Croajingolong NP _Cape Howe aerial shooting information (485KB)

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Croajingolong National Park

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
17-21 October 2022
24-28 October 2022
27-31 March 2023
3-7 April 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Croajingolong NP aerial shooting information (597KB)

Shipwreck Creek Campground and beach access closed for maintenance 1-2 December 2022

Shipwreck Creek Campground and beach access track will be closed for improvement and rehabilitation work. These works are part of Parks Victoria's commitment to having campgrounds, facilities and tracks that provide enjoyable and safe visitor experiences. 
 
Machinery will be in operation along the beach access track. There is no camping or day visitor access or any access to the beach on 1 and 2 December 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience.  

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

Croajingolong National Park information update on current closures and changes - updated 29 Nov 22

Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track.

The following nine 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, Mueller 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
·      Mueller Campground
·      Mt Everard Walking Track
·      Dunes Track
·      Saros Track
·      Sledge Track
·      West Beach Track
 
The Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Wingan Inlet Campground.
 
The following walking tracks are closed:
·      Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
 
The following jetties around Mallacoota are closed:
·      Kingfish Point
·      Gravelly Point
 
Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but this year will remain in place during November and December 2022 in areas affected by significant rainfall and flooding across Victoria. The following Seasonal Road Closure tracks are included in the extended season:

·      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 supply at Wingan Inlet Campground water trough was damaged by floods. Campers are advised to not rely on the trough for water resupply while camping.
 
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

Wilderness Coast Walk - Sandpatch Wilderness Area open

The section of the Wilderness Coast Walk from Wingan Inlet to Shipwreck Creek has reopened – this section is referred to as the Sandpatch Wilderness Area.
 
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 through the Sandpatch Wilderness Area as directional signage and steps at Sandpatch Point were destroyed in the fires.  Some parts of the track have thick regeneration that is difficult to walk through, particularly near Benedore River.
 
Recent and consistent rainfall means that creeks and rivers could be high and difficult to cross as estuaries are open to the sea.
 
The Wilderness Coast Walk from Wingan Inlet to Mallacoota is now open. Bookings are essential and can be made on the Wilderness Coast Walk page.
 

Planned Tree Management works - Peachtree, Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek Campgrounds

Parks Victoria has engaged suitable qualified arborists to undertake tree assessment and treatment in campgrounds and day visitor sites with the East Gippsland District.

Contractors will be onsite at the following campgrounds on the following days. Campgrounds will be closed to the public during these dates

Peachtree campground Monday 5 December 2022
Wingan Inlet campground Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2022
Shipwreck Creek campground Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2022

Thank you for your understanding as we undertake these important works

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