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  • Parks Victoria has received reports of deceased birdlife on Mud Islands. An investigation to determine the cause of death is currently underway alongside relevant authorities. We have collected samples from the island, which will be sent for testing. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the birdlife on the island over the coming weeks. Please don’t handle any birdlife or disturb carcasses. Report sightings of distressed or unwell birds by calling 13 19 63 or emailing at Mud Islands, Monday 7 January, 2019
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Bird watching
Short walk
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
  • marine - seastar

    The Rip The Rip offers spectacular wall diving and challenging drift dives. You'll see amazing colour and diversity in the marine creatures. Divers are spoilt for choice with other exciting destinations nearby…

  • snorkel

    Pope's Eye Pope’s Eye is located about 5km north east of Portsea and is an artificial structure protruding above the water surface. It is composed of bluestone boulders laid in a semi-circular…

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    Point Lonsdale The Point Lonsdale section of the park is located between Queenscliff and the western side of the Port Phillip entrance. Many of the rocks that make up the reefs as…

  • kayaking (sea)

    Swan Bay Swan Bay is a good spot for canoeing. On a calm day canoers can see the marine life passing underneath the canoe and may be lucky enough to spot a…

  • boogie boarding

    Point Nepean When the tide is right Point Nepean is a great spot for snorkelling and diving. On an incoming tide the water may be crystal clear, allowing photographers to take some…

  • port phillip heads - mud islands

    Mud Islands Mud Islands are an exposed area of the Great Sands which is the most extensive sand bank in Port Phillip Bay. Located approximately 6km north east of Portsea, the islands…

  • scuba diving

    Portsea Hole Portsea hole is a depression within the bed of the old Yarra River that has flowed through this area during periods of glaciation and lower sea levels. The area is…