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Post Info TOPIC: Mallacoota 25th Feb - 25th March.


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Mallacoota 25th Feb - 25th March.

Leaving our caravan back home we headed off to Mallacoota VIC. for a month with our boat & family sized tent. We've spent between 2-6 weeks there every year since the early 70's. Keith first went there aged 8, so this was his 60th year in a row.

We always camp at the Foreshore Holiday Park run by the Shire of East Gippsland on an un-powered site relying on gas for lighting, cooking & refrigeration. It's a lot of fun getting back to basics. If you stay a month you get a 20% discount, 5 nights free.

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The fishing this year was pretty good with a great variety of species, Black Bream, Silver Trevally, Dusky Flathead, Tailor & Flounder. There were also a fair few just under sized Pinky Snapper around & an unusual catch, a Flying Gurnard.

The highlight was Judy's 75cm Flathead that was returned promptly to the water with no ill effects after a quick photo opportunity.

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Mallacoota is a fantastic place to stay for a while, surrounded by Croajingalong National Park. The lakes, beaches & rivers are beautiful. There are also some great drives, bush walks & canoeing locations in the area.

The fishing is good from the surf beaches & from the shores of the lakes & rivers.

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One lovely sunny day we took our boat up through the lake system & Genoa River to Gipsy Point. Gipsy Point Lodge has recently opened a delightful Hotel/Restaurant overlooking the river.

Lunch was top notch & well priced.

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The weather was great, though typical for Mallacoota, windy at times. Mallacoota is our only regular annual destination & we're booked for another month next year.

Three weeks at home over the school holiday/Easter period & we're off in our caravan for 6 weeks to all of the Mallee-Wimmera National Parks doing nature photography.

As they say, variety is the spice of life.

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-- Edited by Desert Dweller on Sunday 25th of March 2018 03:58:00 PM


Cheers Keith & Judy

Don't take life too seriously, it never ends well.

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Hi DD, that is one of those nice relaxing places that is easy to go back to on the eastern side of Australia. We will never get to 60 times but hand full of times for us would be nice.

Enjoy reading your travels. Thank you.

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