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Camping at Shipwreck Creek

This small campground is set in a tall forest above a small secluded cove which is only a 10 minute walk away. It is an excellent base for walks covering both heathland and coastal scenery.

The campground is approximately 15kms from Mallacoota along the unsealed Betka Road and Centre Track. Access is by four wheel drive only. Access is weather dependant.

Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

Bookings for the peak summer 2016 period (26 December to 16 January) opens on 1 August 2016 at 12 noon local time.

Bookings for the Labour Day weekend, with a 3-night minimum stay, opens on 2 February 2016, and for Easter (24March to 28 March), with a 4-night minimum stay, also opens on 2 February 2016.

There are 5 campsites available, including a designated overnight hiker site for walkers undertaking the Wilderness Coast Walk. All campsites are unpowered sites. The campsite is suitable for tents and campervans.

Non-flush toilets, shared picnic tables and fireplaces are provided.

Only allowed in designated fireplaces – supply your own wood.

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Campfire guidelines

  • Light fires only in the fireplaces provided or use a portable camping stove instead
  • Ensure fires are never left unattended and are completely out before you leave
  • During summer and autumn Total Fire Bans are common - this means no open fires can be lit
  • For information on Total Fire Bans call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667

Walks around Shipwreck Creek

There are a number of walking tracks around Shipwreck Creek, from remote sandy beaches and heathlands to rocky coastline. Along these walks are views of Gabo Island and the Howe Range. Among the eucalypt forests are brilliant displays of native flowers during spring and early summer.

Shipwreck Creek Beach Walk

10mins, 500m one way

Walk to the secluded beach featuring the picturesque Shipwreck Creek surrounded by spectacular rocky outcrops. The walk commences at the Shipwreck Creek Day Visitor Area and concludes at the communal cooking area.

Shipwreck Creek to Centre Track via Old Coast Road

2 hours, 6.5km one way

This walk provides spectacular views as it meanders through heathland along the coast. It also offers an excellent opportunity for bird watching. The track commences at the Day Visitor Area and concludes at a car park on Centre Track.

Shipwreck Creek to Seal Creek

2 hours, 6km return

Follow the creek to the secluded Seal Creek Beach where there are impressive rock pools to explore. The track to Seal Creek is accessed from the south-western side of the beach.

Warning: There are no signposts or track markers and attempts to return via the rocky coastline are not recommended as large waves and high tides may prevent access.

Heathland Walk

30 minutes, 2 km return

The Heathland Walk commences at the Shipwreck Creek Day Visitor Area and concludes at the communal cooking area. During spring and summer there is an amazing variety of wildflowers, some of which are classified as rare or threatened. Keep your eyes open for orchids.

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