Croajingolong is one of Australia’s finest coastal-wilderness parks, recognised by its listing as a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve (one of nine in Australia). The park covers 875 sq km, stretching for about 100km from the town of Bemm River to the New South Wales (NSW) border. Magnificent, unspoilt beaches, inlets, estuaries and forests make it ideal for camping, walking, swimming and surfing. The five inlets, Sydenham, Tamboon, Mueller, Wingan and Mallacoota (the largest and most accessible), are popular canoeing and fishing spots.
Two sections have been declared wilderness areas (which means no vehicles, access for a limited number of walkers only and permits required): the Cape Howe Wilderness Area, between Mallacoota Inlet and the NSW border, and the Sandpatch Wilderness Area, between Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek.
The area is the country of the Bidwell, and Gunai and Kurnai Indigenous people, along with the Monero-Ngarigo people from across the NSW border.