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- Entire home
Hillstop sits on a hill overlooking the stunning Mallacoota Inlet. The spacious open plan living area has large floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the lake, ocean and Gabo Island. There is a lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with oven, cooktop, fridge and dishwasher. Two bedrooms / 2 bathrooms and can sleep up to 5. Internet and Netflix is available for guest use. ** BYO linen/towels or they can be hired by prior arrangement. Minimum 3 night stay
- Entire rental unit
My apartment is in a scenic location.Its attached to our house but is completely private and secure.A 500m walk to the lake and to the 4.5km walking track which goes into town following the lake.The beach is a 15 minute drive away.Our national park is a 10 min walk away. Note that Telstra phone reception works the best here, Optus and Vodaphone has limited reception. Due to this there is a prepaid internet connection.
- Entire guest suite
‘Karbeethong Hill’ is a completely SC private one bedroom unit with QS bed. Ensuite, fully equipt kitchen/living room. The apartment has fantastic views overlooking the lake and Howe Range with garden furniture and barbecue on the private deck. All bed linen and towels, tea/coffee making machine and coffee pods supplied. This home is on the top of Karbeethong hill so there are stairs to access the unit, very manageable with handrails and good night lighting.
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Your guide to Mallacoota
All About Mallacoota
Mallacoota is a small coastal town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria and is the last official township on the east coast before the border with New South Wales. The town is a quiet inlet blessed with sandy beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, and stunning ocean clifftops. It is surrounded by the Croajingolong National Park, which spans over 100 kilometres along the region's Wilderness Coast — offering many places to boat, fish, walk, swim, and explore.
Just off the coast of Mallacoota you’ll find Gabo Island, which is home to the second tallest lighthouse in Australia and Victoria’s single active beacon. Standing at 47-metres high, it was built in 1862 from the island’s distinctive pink granite. You can make the journey to the top of the lighthouse to take in the spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding area. Gabo Island is also home to major colonies of seabirds, including penguins.
How do I get around Mallacoota?
Mallacoota is a bit tucked away, with its nearest airport being Mallacoota Airport (XMC), and the ideal get around is by car. From Melbourne the drive takes around five hours, and from Sydney it will take you around six hours — but with both routes, the scenery is well worth the trip. If you don’t have your own car, there are many rental options available in Sydney and Melbourne. Alternatively, you could take one of the regular bus services that run from both Sydney and Melbourne. When you arrive in town it is easy to get around on foot, however a car will be needed to get to attractions further afield.
When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Mallacoota?
Mallacoota’s mild winters and warm summers make it a year-round destination. If there was a best time to visit, it would probably be in the spring from September to November or autumn from March to May — when the days are warm and the nights are mild. The town is known for its abundance of seafood, including abalone, and hosts the annual Wild Harvest Seafood Festival in September. Summer is also a great time to be in Mallacoota to enjoy all the water activities on offer. It can get hot from December to February, so be prepared with sunscreen and a hat. The summer market held in The Lion’s Park offers sweet treats, organic veggies, and locally made goods. Whenever you decide to go, there is a range of accommodation in Mallacoota to suit various budgets.
What are the top things to do in Mallacoota?
Croajingolong National Park
Take one of the many walking trails through the Croajingolong National Park and enjoy the untouched beauty and natural landscapes. The park has been recognised as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve — and is home to more than 1,500 plant species and a diverse range of animal life, including more than 300 species of birds, as well kangaroos, koalas, and many other native Australian species.
Take the short boat ride off the coast of Mallacoota to Gabo Island. The most prominent landmark is the Island’s lighthouse, which you can climb to experience panoramic views of the coastline. Discover the island on foot and explore its magnificent landscapes and bays. Walk by historical ruins, including the wrecks of the Monument City — one of many ships that sank near the island in 1853.
Spend a day on one of the most beautiful beaches in Victoria. Betka beach is a great place for swimming, and the calmer waters make it ideal for canoeing and kayaking. The Mallacoota coastal loop walking track is a great way to get here, and make sure you stay long enough to witness a magical sunset.