Often described as a paradise for anglers, Mallacoota is one of Victoria’s most remote and peaceful holiday destinations.
Nestled in the far eastern corner of the state in the heart of the 86,000 hectare Croajingalong National Park designated a “World Biosphere Reserve” combining undisturbed natural habitats supporting rare and significant plants and animals. There is 100 kilometres of coastline, 320 kilometres of lake shoreline and countless river, freshwater creeks and mountain rivers to explore.
Mallacoota Inlet with its sparkling lakes, rivers, ocean, beaches, forests and pristine wilderness areas has been a favourite get away from it all destination since the early 1900’s.
Boasting a great year round climate and located approximately half way between Sydney and Melbourne (approx 530kms east of Melbourne) and just over 3 hours from Canberra it’s the ideal destination for a long relaxing holiday or a short break.
From Lakes Entrance (approx 202 klms) follow A1 to Genoa turn right to Mallacoota approximately 23 kilometres of bitumised windy road.
The township of Mallacoota has a hotel serving bistro meals seven days, 2 supermarkets, cafes, bakery, fish n chips, pizza a variety modern accommodation including tourist parks, motels, apartments and camping reserves, also facilities for tennis, golf, bowling and pool swimming.
There is a Service Station to purchase Diesel, boat fuel, bait and petrol open 7 days a week.
Excellent jetties, concrete all weather boat ramp and picnic areas are dotted around the shoreline of the park, making fishing, sightseeing and bushwalking the main activities for visitors to Mallacoota. Surf fishing near the entrance to the nearby Pacific Ocean also provides good fishing (strong currents).
If you are not into fishing there is a fish van opposite the Caravan Park office which sells Oysters, Prawns and a variety of fish fillets. The vendor frequents the town several days a week.
Boating – Water Sports – Guided Tours
Motor boats launch from Mallacoota to explore the top and bottom lake where the bird life will astound. Canoes and Kayaks can also be launched from Gipsy Point to explore the waters of the Wallagaraugh and Genoa Rivers. You will quite often catch a glimpse of the magnificient Sea Eagles which frequent the area.
Guided activities include 4 wheel drive tours, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, rafting and sea kayaking can all be enjoyed with experienced local operators.
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