Bairnsdale national parks and parks

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    NEARBY IS THE LAKES NATIONAL PARK AND GIPPSLAND LAKES, WHICH ARE POPULAR AREAS FOR ALL SORTS OF WATER ACTIVITIES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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National parksBairnsdale national parks and parks

The Lakes National Park

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

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), water activities

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

Approximately 23 km from Bairnsdale.


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Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

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.

They are a favourite holiday destination for many Victorians, and 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.

You could also take a quiet paddle on the lake or river areas in a kayak or canoe, take a walk on the beach or through the bush or go for a swim along the sheltered lake shores.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), water activities, swimming, horse riding, fishing.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

South-west of the Lakes National Park.


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Mitchell River National Park

Mitchell River National Park has impressive river scenery, serene rainforest gullies, rugged landscapes and some of Victoria's more unusual vegetation communities. From open forest to remote river gorges, the park is home to a vast array of indigenous flora and fauna, some at the furthermost extent of their range.

The park is an exciting destination for outdoor enthusiasts and boasts unspoilt natural beauty and remoteness. Canoeing or rafting provides the easiest access to much of the park. The river offers the canoeist short day trips or extended touring through tranquil pools and turbulent rapids down to the Gippsland Lakes. The best time canoeing is from July to December.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), canoeing, rafting.

Camping

There is camping available in the park.

Location

Approximately 45 km from Bairnsdale.


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