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INTRODUCTION

Croajingolong National Park is about 450km east of Melbourne on the Princes Highway.

The national park protects an area about 87 500 hectares in size, including some 100km of coastline. The area is considered a World Biosphere Reserve. About a third of Australia's bird species can be found in the park.

 

 

 

CAMPING:

From the town of Cann River a road leads to the main camping area of Thurra River. There a walking tracks to the beach. There is water, toilets and picnic tables provided.

Mueller Inlet also has a few small camping sites.

Wingan Inlet is a camping area with about 24 camping sites. Here there are toilets and picnic facilities provided, as well as water available. The camp site is accessed via the West Wingan Road from the Princes Highway. The area has a colony of Australian Fur Seals.

Shipwreck Creek Camping Area is accessed via Mallacoota. This area is known as the Sandpatch Wilderness Area.

Peachtree Creek Camping Area is found on the banks of the Cann River. From the Princes Highway follow the Tamboon Road, then Point Hicks Road and finally Fisherman's Track.

 

WALKING:

The Wilderness Coast Walk:

The Wilderness Coast Walk stretches from the NSW border right along the coast of the park. It takes about 5 days to complete.

At Wingan Inlet it is necessary to swim across or thumb a lift with a boat owner.

 

The Wingan Nature Walk:

This walk leads to the ocean, along boardwalks and paperbark swamps.

 

Genoa Peak Track:

This is a 2 hour return walk to the top of Genoa Peak. The peak provides some spectacular views of the park.

 

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