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Gabo Island Lighthouse Reserve

Lightstation
from Parks Victoria
 
Gabo Island
from Parks Victoria
 
Gabo Island
from Parks Victoria
 

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Park Statistics

  • Established:December 1995
  • Area:160ha
Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Fishing
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Swimming

Gabo Island is rich in cultural history. This haven for plants and animals offers stunning landscapes with magnificent views of Croajingolong National Park.

The lighthouse was constructed from 1858 to 1862 using the distinctive pink granite found on the island and is the only operating island lighthouse in Victoria.

How to get there

The island is 13 kilometres from Mallacoota in far East Gippsland. Mallacoota is just off the Princes Highway, midway between Melbourne and Sydney. Access to the island is by sea from Mallacoota or by air and is weather dependent. Book a boat transfer with a licensed tour operator or air transfer.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero identify Gabo Island as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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