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The Lakes National Park

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  • The boardwalk between Rotamah Island and Little Rotamah is closed until further notice for public safety. at Rotamah Island, Friday 18 May, 2018
  • Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 42: The Lakes NP/Gippsland Lakes CP for locations of the closures. at The Lakes National Park, Thursday 10 May, 2018

Park Statistics

  • Established:October 1956
  • Area:2390ha
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Canoeing
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Yachting/Sailing

The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve. The park includes Sperm Whale Head peninsula and Rotamah and Little Rotamah islands.

Rotamah Island, accessible only by boat, is a naturalists' bushland delight. Surrounded by Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve to the north and the dunes of the Ninety Mile Beach to the south, the island has clearly defined tracks offering exceptional views and bird watching opportunities.

Gunaikurnai and Victorian Government Joint Management Plan

The Gunaikurnai and Victorian Government Joint Management Plan was approved by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change in July 2018.

The plan guides the partnership between the Gunaikurnai people and the Victorian Government in the joint management of the ten parks and reserves for which the Gunaikurnai have gained Aboriginal Title as a result of their 2010 Recognition and Settlement Agreement with the Victorian Government.

The plan provides the strategic and operational direction for the ongoing management of these parks and reserves and supersedes any former approved management plans for them.

For more information, including the plan and summary information, please visit  https://www.gunaikurnai.com.au/joint-management/the-plan

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 The Lakes National 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

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