The first thing to do when you get in is explore the beach. Just south-west of the main town there are three beaches perfect for the kids on a sunny afternoon. Betka Beach is the most protected, while the colourful rock formations in Quarry Beach make a lovely backdrop as you snorkel around the headland. For a bit of privacy head to Secret Beach, a seldom visited cove of pure white sand.
Fishermen have plenty of options to keep them happy in Mallacoota, with ample space to throw a line in off the beach, in the lake, or at the side of one of the rivers. It's a good idea to bring your own boat to explore the waterways, but you can always hire a canoe or a tinny for an afternoon self-exploring for the best fishing spots. If you prefer to sit back while an expert takes the reign, many charters will happily take you to the best fishing spots in and around Mallacoota. Follow the captain's advice and bring home a nice catch of fresh fish.
Once you have had enough of the water, head inland to the Croajingolong National Park. It's absolutely massive, 87,500 hectares of pure wilderness stretching for over 100km. There are many walking trails for you to lose yourself in the beauty of nature. Slow down and look for the seasonal wild flowers, lovely orchids and over 300 species of birds that call the park home. Bring your camera, because it really is a photographers paradise.
For those who are after a little bit of history, the Mallacoota Bunker Museum is definitely worth a visit.. Located inside a concrete bunker where actual anti-submarine operations were carried out in World War 2, it preserves and displays much of the regions war history as well as the local colonial history of the district.
A perfect holiday for those seeking nature, Mallacoota is easy to reach via the Princes Highway. Sitting halfway between Sydney and Melbourne (526 kilometres from Sydney, 523 kilometres from Melbourne). Book from our range of Mallacoota accommodation and come explore the unspoilt nature of this spectacular coast, one of the best locations in Victoria for a beachside holiday.
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