Camping at Wingan Inlet Wingan Inlet campground is set in a tall bloodwood forest on the western shore of tranquil Wingan Inlet. The campground is
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Camping at Wingan Inlet
Wingan Inlet campground is set in a tall bloodwood forest on the western shore of tranquil Wingan Inlet. The campground is equipped with non-flush toilets, shared picnic facilities and fireplaces. This campground is accessed from the Princes Hwy via West Wingan Road, a 36km stretch of gravel road.
Access to the beach is either by boat through the inlet or via the Fly Cove Walking Track which commences in the campground. Strong currents can occur around the inlet mouth and along the ocean beach. Motorised boats can be used on the inlet but limits of 20 horse power motors and speeds of 8 km/hr (5 knots) apply over the entire inlet.
Advance bookings and payment are required year round.
Peak season bookings
To minimise delays to booking your preferred site, go onto www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay to become familiar with the online booking process prior to the release date.
Bookings open 1 August 2015, 12 noon for:
- Summer peak: 26 December 2015 - 16 January 2016
Bookings open 2 February 2016, 12 noon (local time) for:
- Labour Day: 11-14 March 2016 (3 night minimum stay)
- Easter: 24–28 March 2016 (4 night minimum stay)
Walks around Wingan Inlet
Walks cover the magnificent sandy beaches, a tranquil fresh water lake, serene warm temperate rainforests and cascading rapids on the picturesque Wingan River.
Wingan River Rapids
2.5 hours, 5km return
Meander through fern gullies before winding down to the Wingan River where the track becomes narrow and in places is marked by rock cairns. Explore downstream into the rainforest or upstream into the cascading rapids. Access to the walking track is from the car park along Boundary Track.
Warning: Rocks may be slippery when wet or unstable and rapids are not suitable for white water rafting
Fly Cove Walking Track
1.5 hours, 3km return
Stroll over boardwalks on the edge of the Inlet and through paperbark forest to the ocean beach. Enjoy views of the Skerries – rock islands home to Australian and New Zealand Fur Seal colonies. The track commences from the Day Visitor Area and provides access to Fly Cove.
3 hours, 8km return
This section of coast is magnificent, with the picturesque coastline framed by the low windswept heaths and granite boulders along the shoreline. The walking track begins at the western end of Fly Cove via the Beach Access Track and meanders over the headland.
Warning: Walkers are advised not to rock hop around Rame Head as access is dangerous due to high tides and sudden waves.
2 hours, 6km return
Elusive Lake is up to 22m deep in places with no surface water flowing in or out of the lake and water entering and leaving the lake is via rainfall and underground seepage. The walking track to the lake commences at the small car park on the West Wingan Rd, 3km from the campground and meanders gently down to a small sandy beach.