Mallacoota & Croajingolong National Park :: Coastal Wilderness
A natural holiday stopover between Sydney and Melbourne on the south east tip of the Australian mainland; relaxation in a pristine environment.
Bush and wildlife, extensive waterways, walking trails, Gabo Island
historic lighthouse, on and off shore fishing and a relaxed lifestyle, just 23kms off the Princes Highway. Mallacoota is well known to generations of Australians and by our international guests. You can stand on a beach with the wind in your hair and easily imagine being thousands of miles from anywhere or simply watch the whales passing by or the porpoises at play in the shallows. Throw in a line and fish in the solitude of a morning sunrise or the evenings glow.
We invite you to gain an appreciation of Mallacoota, Croajingolong National Park and the surrounding area and would like to assist you in finding out more. You will also find links with access to information about events and entertainment happening during your stay.Need more information? Contact us at Visit Mallacoota. See Mallacoota Maps for Mallacoota Town, Mallacoota Inlet and Mallacoota CBD. Check out Mallacoota's weather.Located in the far south eastern corner of Victoria on the Australian mainland, Mallacoota is centrally located within Australia's Coastal Wilderness surrounded by Croajingolong National Park and Cape Howe Marine National Park. As art part of Australia's Coastal Wilderness the area is one of sixteen of Australia's National Landscapes promoted internationally by Tourism Australia.In 2008, the unique aspects of the wilderness coastline of Croajingolong National Park along with its listing by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve helped ensure the recognition of the region within the National Landscapes Program as Australia’s Wilderness Coast.Australia’s Coastal Wilderness straddles the Victorian and New South Wales Border it includes, the Croajingolong National Park, Nadgee Nature Reserve, Cape Howe Wilderness, Ben Boyd National Park, Bournda National Park and the South East Forests National Park. The World Biosphere Reserve of Croajingolong National Park covers 87500ha, it is one of Victoria’s larger parks which includes 100 km of beautiful, undeveloped coastline.
One of the most enjoyable ways to explore is on foot, along our ever expanding walking trails, where seasonal wild flowers, orchids and bird watching can be enjoyed from tracks in the National Park and along the foreshore.
Our wildlife can also be experienced readily and you don't have to necessarily go into the bush to find them. The township itself boasts kangaroos, ducks an a myriad of bird life, koalas if you look carefully. The sightings of animals, birds and fungi are even more rewarding on the walking trails and along the beaches.
Boating, yachting, kayaking, canoeing and fishing can be experienced on our extensive and uncrowded waterways, along with picnic areas accessible only by boat.
There are extensive self drive trips within a days drive; out for a look or a picnic...... explore something wild.
The Mallacoota Business and Tourism Association gratefully acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of Mr Neal Greig in compiling the content for Mallacoota's "Enjoyable Activities" booklet and providing much of the basis of content on this website, ably supported by the photography kindly provided by Joy Greig, Gary Watts, Phillipa Hamilton, Marilyn Allan, Narelle Waixel, Liz McKay, Michael Groom, Shanna McMahon, Jesse Nation and Phil Rickards. and all those volunteering time, editing and the production of the Mallacoota" Enjoyable Activities" booklet, available at the Info Shed and around town. Thanks also to James Mason for his beautiful header images for this web site.
Here for tomorrow, Mallacoota is a sustainable community in a National Park.