Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek Walk (Croajingolong National Park, East Gippsland Coastal streams Natural Catchment Area, Sandpatch Wilderness Zone)

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Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek Walk (Croajingolong National Park, East Gippsland Coastal streams Natural Catchment Area, Sandpatch Wilderness Zone)

From Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek through coastal heathland with pockets of banksia woodlands, this walk is especially spectacular in spring and summer when the wildflowers are in show. Popular walk for campers staying at Shipwreck Creek Campground. Be sure to visit in spring and early summer to see a vast array of wildflowers.

How to get there

Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek Walk (Croajingolong National Park, East Gippsland Coastal streams Natural Catchment Area, Sandpatch Wilderness Zone)

Need to know

Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek Walk (Croajingolong National Park, East Gippsland Coastal streams Natural Catchment Area, Sandpatch Wilderness Zone)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed
  • No vehicles
  • No bicycles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • 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.

Mueller Inlet Campground

The Mueller campground is currently closed pending safety works relating to the campground.  Mueller may be reopened for Summer 2021-2022, however please continue to monitor the site for updates and change of conditions.

Seasonal road closures 2021

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

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.

Areas of Croajingolong National Park Closed Due to Widespread Bushfire Damage

Due to widespread bushfire damage, the following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:

Mallacoota Inlet Day Visitor Areas:
·       Captain Creek, Including Jetty and Toilet (under construction)
·       Gravelly Point, Including Jetty and Toilet
·       Kingfisher Point, Including Jetty

Mallacoota Inlet Facilties:
·       Sandy Point Toilet
·       South West Arm Jetty & Toilet (under construction)
·       Genoa River Toilet and Jetty
 
Other affected Sites and Facilties - Croajingolong:
·       Wilderness Coast Walk (between Shipwreck Creek and Bemm River)
·       Fly Cove Walk - Wingan Inlet
·       Mueller Inlet Campground
·       Thurra River Campground
·       Point Hicks Road (section south-east of Fishermans Track)
·       Cicada Trail
·       Swan Lake Track
·       Clinton Rocks Track
·       Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
·       Elusive Lake Walk
·       Mt Everard Walk
 
The Parks Victoria Team apologise for the inconvenience and thank-you for your patience and understanding as recovery works progress.

Planned aerial shooting operations

Parts of this park will be closed from Monday 11 October – Friday 15 October and Monday 18 October – Friday 22 October 2021. Find out more about this program at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire  

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Planned aerial shooting operations

Parts of this park will be closed from Monday 11 October – Friday 15 October and Monday 18 October – Friday 22 October 2021. Find out more about this program at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire  

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 at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire  

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 at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire 

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