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Location: The Lakes National Park

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  • 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 18 May, 2017 |
  • The boardwalk between Rotamah Island and Little Rotamah is closed until further notice for public safety. at Rotamah Island
    Thursday 30 March, 2017 |
Bird watching
Camp fires
Short walk

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 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 The Lakes National 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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Facilities Summary

  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Park Statistics


October 1956



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