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Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park


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Little Pied Cormorant by Mark Norman

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Location: Environment

Green and golden bell frog by Rodney Start, Museum Victoria

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Emperor gum moth caterpillar by Rodney Start, Museum Victoria

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West of Loch Sport

5 months ago from Sherrin Matthews

Location: Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Paradise Beach

Gippsland Lakes

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Lake Victoria

3 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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Bird watching
Dog walking
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Medium walk / Day walk
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Water skiing

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.

How to get there

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is located in East Gippsland. The western section of the park is accessible by a sealed road via Seaspray and Golden Beach. Paradise Beach campground and Shoreline Drive campsites are located in campgrounds along Shoreline Drive. Red Bluff and Spoon Bay camping areas are accessed via sign posted sandy tracks off the Loch Sport Road.

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 The draft plan is due to be released for public comment toward the end of 2015.


Aboriginal Traditional Owners


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.


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


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Camper at night


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

The campground is separated from the beach by a stretch of fenced vegetation. There is access to the beach from…

Camper in tent

Spoon Bay

Access Spoon Bay campground is accessed via sign posted sandy tracks off the Loch Sport Road. Bookings No booking, no…

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

The Bunga Arm section of Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park was formed over many thousands of years when sand, deposited by…

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Facilities Summary

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

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Park Statistics


April 1979



Contact information

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