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Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Little Pied Cormorant by Mark Norman
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Green and golden bell frog by Rodney Start, M
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Emperor gum moth caterpillar by Rodney Start,
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West of Loch Sport
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Seal pup resting on the 90 Mile Beach near Go
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Gippsland Lakes
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Bird watching
Dog walking
Horse riding
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.

Dog regulations

Dogs are permitted in some camping areas within the park. Check out the Safety and regulations or Camping pages for more information.

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 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

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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