Lakeside walk, Mallacoota

Buckland Drive, Mallacoota

Lakeside walk, Mallacoota

Buckland Drive, Mallacoota

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1 h 12 m
4.83 km
Very Easy

This fabulous walk reveals the beauty of Mallacoota's Bottom Lake and includes boardwalks, many viewing platforms to watch abundant birdlife and the lake.

Lakeside walk, Mallacoota

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This fabulous walk reveals the beauty of Mallacoota's Bottom Lake and includes boardwalks, many viewing platforms to watch abundant birdlife and the lake.

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The Lakeside shared footway walk is a must do when visiting Mallacoota. This very popular walk is flat and relatively accessible and is used throughout the day.

It skims the water's edge giving wonderful views of the Mallacoota Inlet (Bottom Lake), including nearby Rabbit and Goat Islands.

It is one of many walks that make visiting Mallacoota such a joy. As Visit Mallacoota aptly describes: "Tucked between the sea and the untamed nature of the Croajingolong National Park lies Mallacoota, East Gippsland’s best-kept secret. A small coastal town surrounded by pristine waters and a stunning inlet, Mallacoota welcomes visitors of all ages to wander, unwind and discover the heart of the wilderness coast"

This map was created with support from VicHealth.

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Points of Interest

1. Coulls Inlet

The walk is a shared footway that starts at Coulls Inlet.

2. The new boardwalk

It's a beautiful boardwalk, complete with seats and viewing platforms.

3. A Jetty

One of the many, many jetty's along the walk.

4. Towards the town

Looking back towards Mallacoota township and the main wharf.

5. Old boardwalk

Popular for early morning walkers and joggers.

6. Little inlet

The boardwalk goes over a little inlet in which wading birds are often found. (Photo: Leonie Daws)

7. Boardwalk viewing

A nice spot to sit and look out on the Bottom Lake.

8. Robertson Bight

Looking up towards Karbeethong jetty and the Narrows.

9. Pelicans

Karbeethong Jetty is a good spot to find pelicans as they often hang around the anglers fish cleaning station waiting for a feed. (Photo: Leonie Daws)

10. Karbeethong Jetty

Watch the birdlife and boats coming and going as anglers use the boat ramp.

11. The path

Quite a bit of the path is right next to the roadway, but it feels pretty safe.

12. Gravel road

When the shared path ends you can turn around or continue on a gravel road for a short distance to Bucklands Jetty which is worth a look.

13. Buckland's Boat shed

The shed that has picnic tables was built in the 1950s by Frank Buckland for repairing his hire boats (Buckland's Jetty boat hire is still in operation).


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river