The Wreck (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)


The Wreck (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

See the rusty iron barque of the Trinculo which came to grief on a sandbar off the coast of Gippsland in 1879. Now engulfed by the golden sands of 90 Mile Beach, the sight is a rarity as most sunken ships lie at the bottom of the ocean. 

How to get there

The Wreck (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)



Need to know

The Wreck (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses
  • No camping
  • No fires permitted
  • No vehicles
  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed


  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

PARK CLOSED DUE TO FIRE - The Lakes National Park, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

The Lakes National Park and Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park are CLOSED due to active bushfires in the area. Please stay up to date with warnings and advice at

Walking Track closure - western side of entrance at Lakes Entrance

Closure of track from Drews Jetty toilet to entrance wall (west side of entrance)

Seasonal road closures 2023

Seasonal road closures apply to areas within and tracks bordering this park from 15 June 2023. See MapshareVic for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information

Bird Hide Track and boardwalk closed until further notice

Bird Hide Track and boardwalk in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park are closed from 29 August 2023 until further notice due to safety.  There is no access to the Rotamah Shore Bird Hide within the closure period.

Attachments: Closure Map-Bird Hide Track-Gippsland Lakes CP (1,565KB)

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.

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