The small tourist haven of Mallacoota in Victoria is surrounded by the Croajingolong National Park. The park protects the beaches, heathlands, pockets of rainforest and the multitude of fauna and flora that inhabit it.
Situated east of the Great Dividing Range, this region covers the south of east victoria to the north east corner of the state. In the mountains, there are the Victoria High Country alpine snowfields, while on the coast there is ninety mile beach, where Captain Cook had first sighted the continent soon after to be named Australia.
There are lakes and rivers to fish and explore, while the ocean along the coast has dolphin and whale watching cruises. The vast forests that occupy much of the Gippsland Croajingolong National Park have many trails and walks of varying difficulty for those wishing see the many stunning natural vistas available.
Within the park there are ample opportunities for boating, fishing, exploring and picnics in scenic places. Walks available take you past breathtaking scenery.
The park protects native animals, birds, trees and plants, including kangaroos, possums, goannas and wallabies. From its beaches and sandstone headlands, with a bit of luck, you will spot seals, penguins and dolphins, but also whales in their season.
Croajingolong National Park is one of three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Victoria. In the west of the park, deep forests of eucalypts grow, with the lower parts of the valleys occupied by rainforest with tall ferns, orchids and vines.
At Gipsy Point, you will find a pleasant village, a retreat accessible by boat or car. There are plenty of scenic picnic spots, walks, excellent fishing and places to launch boats. See Gipsy Point, Mallacoota and Genoa on the Map Map of Gippsland Victoria.
See the Map: North East Victoria.
In the Gippsland of Victoria there is a good variety of places to stay, accommodation available includes a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget.
There are hotels, charming bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, seaside apartments, beach resort accommodation, pub stays, homesteads and holiday homes. Families are well catered for.
Enquire at the Central Gippsland Tourist Information Centre about the many national parks, activities, things to do, Croajingolong camp sites and picnic areas, lakes, unique flora and fauna in the on the East Coast of Victoria. Located on the Princes Highway, Sale, VIC 3850 Phone +061 3 5144 1108.
Main Photo: Wild Scenery of Mallacoota Inlet.
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