Buckland's Jetty to Captain Creek Jetty

Lakeside Drive, Mallacoota

Buckland's Jetty to Captain Creek Jetty

Lakeside Drive, Mallacoota

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1 h 20 m
5.36 km
Intermediate

A beautiful walk that meanders along the picturesque shoreline of the Mallacoota Inlet and through some sections of predominantly eucalypt bush.

Buckland's Jetty to Captain Creek Jetty

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Summary

A beautiful walk that meanders along the picturesque shoreline of the Mallacoota Inlet and through some sections of predominantly eucalypt bush.

Description

A wonderful walk that rewards with good water views, birdlife, lizards and seasonal wildflowers.

The track is relatively easy although the surface can be a little rough in places. In some sections the path gets quite narrow with grasses and other vegetation encroaching the track, so best to wear boots and keep an eye out for snakes. We saw a Lyrebird, some small marsupials and lots of lizards in the early morning sun when we walked the track.

Allow 3 hours for the walk (5.3 km and 1.5 hours each way) and advisable to take water and snacks.

The walk is in Croajingolong National Park and the visitor guide can be download here.

No dogs allowed.

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Points of Interest

1. The Narrows

The Narrows is the stretch of water that separates the Bottom Lake and Top Lake of the Mallacoota Inlet.

2. A little inlet

There is a small boardwalk to keep you on the path around this little inlet.

3. Looking back

Good to stop and look back towards the Bottom Lake.

4. Boats

Depending on the time year, there always seems to be a boat or two around with people skiing, fishing or just putting along.

5. Narrow path

One of the spots where the path narrows.

6. Grasses

In a couple of spots, some strands of gorgeous grasses came across the path.

7. Changing vegetation

The vegetation starts to change a little as you pass out of The Narrows and walk along the path towards Captain Creek Jetty.

8. Navigation marker

Looking over the fence to one of the navigational markers on the water's edge.

9. To Captain Creek Jetty

The view across to Captain Creek Jetty makes it seem like it's closer than it is, you've still got a way to go.

10. Into the bush

The path goes inland a little with a relatively gentle climb.

11. Ferns

An occasional fern can be found in cooler, damper parts of the track.

12. Bridge

There are little bridges over a couple of creeks, protecting the bush and keeping feet dry on wet days.

13. Kingfish Creek

One of the creeks (with a bridge or boardwalk) that are found along the walk.

14. Flowers

Even in January, there were some pretty, mostly pink, wildflowers to be found along the walk. These flowers are Spoon Daisies (Brachyscome spathulata).

15. New growth

It was nice to see a lot of new growth after the bushfires of January 2020.

16. Captain Creek Jetty

Our battery went flat, so sorry we don't have a photo (if you have one you would like to share please contact us).

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Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river