Expect lazy days spent beachside in this relaxed and largely undeveloped coastal village, on the fringe of one of Australia’s most beautiful places, Croajingolong National Park. The town is a commercial fishing town, and attracts anglers, recreational fishers, boating enthusiasts and abalone divers.
Set on Victoria’s far eastern border, it is one of the last towns on Gippsland’s border before crossing into New South Wales. It is a fabulous place to stop along the route to soak up the serenity, explore the beaches, pitch a tent or use as a base for exploring national parks and hikes.
INLETS & BEACHES
Mallacoota has a top and bottom inlet, where the water is still and calm, perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and taking out small boats and cruisers. There are many boat and kayak hire places in the town.
More than 100km of pristine coastline also provides excellent opportunities for surfing. Be sure to visit Quarry Beach, parading its stunning ribbons of colour along the rocks formed by sandstone sediment.
Enjoy a round of golf, relax with a leisurely meal at a cafe overlooking the lake. The Bunker Museum preserves the town’s unique involvement in World War II along with the local history of abalone diving, fishing, maritime and Henry Lawsons time in the area. Gabo Island, just off Mallacoota’s coast makes a perfect day trip to see the lighthouse, old cemetery and idyllic beaches.
Soak up the sun and the sand, and views of the resplendent coastline on the Mallacoota Lakeside Shared Pathway or the 6km Betka Creek to Secret Beach Walk. Betka Beach is the perfect spot for a family swim with protected calm water of the inlet with grassy picnic areas alongside complete with BBQ facilities.The Double Creek Rainforest Walk is a short loop accessible from the Mallacoota-Genoa Road providing opportunities to see Lyrebirds and koalas. North of the town you can stroll between Buckland’s Jetty and Captain Creek Jetty on The Narrows Walk which meanders along the picturesque shoreline of the Mallacoota Inlet.