Narrows Jetty (Croajingolong National Park)


Narrows Jetty (Croajingolong National Park)

Only accessible by boat, canoe or kayak, Narrows Picnic Area is nestled in a snug cove between the Top and Bottom Lakes of Mallacoota Inlet. Narrows Picnic Area is the perfect spot for a peaceful picnic or barbecue. 

How to get there

Narrows Jetty (Croajingolong National Park)

Need to know

Narrows Jetty (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No generators
  • No vehicles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No motorised vehicles, including electric bikes or scooters allowed on management vehicle only paths, tracks or roads
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles


  • Animals and pests
    • Ticks
  • Other warnings
    • 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.

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

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
Snowy River NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
Croajingolong NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
Cape Conran CP
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
29 April – 3 May 2024
18-22 November 2024
Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
11-15 November 2024
Mt Buffalo National Park
18-22 November 2024
Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
For more information about the program please visit this link..

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. 

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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