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Seal pup resting on the 90 Mile Beach near Golden Beach - by Chris Holmes

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Location: Paradise Beach

Gippsland Lakes

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Location: Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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Location: Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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Barbeque
Bird watching
Camping
Canoeing
Dog walking
Fishing
Horse riding
Hunting
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Surfing
Swimming
Water skiing
Yachting/Sailing

The tranquil Gippsland Lakes are a system of coastal lagoons separated from the Tasman Sea by the coastal dunes of the Ninety Mile Beach. Seven rivers terminate at the lakes – the Latrobe, Avon, Nicholson, Tambo, Mitchell, Macalister and Thomson rivers.

A favourite holiday destination for many Victorians, days can easily be filled with a range of activities on the water or on dry land. Boating and fishing are what attracts most to the lakes. You can bring your own boat or hire a cruiser, yacht or day boat.

Surf fishing along Ninety Mile Beach, or lake fishing from a boat, bank or jetty is popular with Bream, Flathead, Skip Jack, Luderick and Mullet the main fish caught.

  • Relax with a quiet paddle on the lake or river areas in a kayak or canoe.
  • Take a walk on the beach or through the bush.
  • Go for a swim along the sheltered lake shores.
  • Explore the park west of Loch Sport on horseback.

Gunaikurnai Joint Management Plan

The Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board (GKTOLMB) are currently developing a Joint Management Plan in consultation with Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning. The plan will cover the ten parks and reserves for which the Gunaikurnai have gained Aboriginal Title as a result of the 2010 Traditional Owners Land Management Agreement.

The plan will supersede any existing plans and set out objectives for achieving sustainable management within the existing legal framework and in accordance with recognised management principles. It will also provide strategic and operational direction for the ongoing management of these parks and reserves. 

If you would like to be involved please visit www.gunaikurnai.com.au. The draft plan is due to be released for public comment toward the end of 2015.

 

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Gunaikurnai

The Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners' strong connection with the land has been legally recognised in a settlement agreement that enables them to jointly manage 10 parks in Eastern Victoria, including Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

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Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

 

Popular things to do

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Camping

There are a number of options for camping in the park. Sites are unpowered and most will accommodate up to…

Camper at night

Paradise Beach

Designated campsites are situated between Paradise Beach and The Honeysuckles along Shoreline Drive at Golden Beach. Paradise Beach Campground has…

Camper in tent

Spoon Bay

Spoon Bay Camping Area is suitable for both tents and caravans. Sites are unpowered and will accommodate up to six…

marine - seal

Entrance Bay

The entrance to the Gippsland Lakes was constructed in the 1880s. Before that time, the lakes were generally closed to…

boating - fishing

Bunga Arm

Enjoy boat-based camping at Bunga Arm. Jetties are at Ocean Grange and Steamer Landing and there are picnic areas, with…

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

April 1979

Area

17600ha

Contact information

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