Croajingolong is a coastal national park in Victoria, Australia, 427 kilometres east of Melbourne. It is linear in shape and bordered on the southern side by the Pacific Ocean, the western side by Bemm River and the eastern side by the township of Mallacoota. Its northern boundary consists of dense bushland and low hills.
The name is thought to derive from the aboriginal word Krowathunkooloong, the name of the tribe inhabiting that area of Victoria.
World Biosphere Reserve Croajingolong National Park along with the adjourning Nadgee Nature Reserve in New South Wales are one of only 12 World Biosphere areas in Australia. It contains eco-systems, majors habitat sites as well as gene pools that are managed in a way to protect them as well as allowing for sustainable use of their resources.
The dimensions of the park are approximately 80 kilometres by 20 kilometres, and covers 875 km². Popular camping spots exist at Thurra River, Mueller Inlet and Wingan Inlet and there is a 100 kilometre long walk along beaches, heathland and over challenging rocky headlands, stretching the entire length of the park known as the Wilderness Coast Walk.
Croajingolong National Park encloses the Sandpatch Wilderness Area and is contiguous with the Cape Howe Wilderness Area and the Nadgee Nature Reserve. The latter of these is in New South Wales.
Popular destinations within Croajingolong national Park include,
Nearby towns are Mallacoota, Genoa, Cann River, Bemm River and Orbost.
Looking north towards Rame Head.
Thurra River as seen from the top of the largest of the sand dunes in the Croajingolong National Park.
Within the park:
- Hand made artist's book of etchings inspired by a bushwalk in Croajingolong National Park. Book created by Sandi Rigby and copy no.5 held by the Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland
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