Renowned for its excellent fishing conditions, Mallacoota is a popular holiday village located in the southeast of Victoria, around 520kms from the state capital, Melbourne, and about an equal distance from Sydney in New South Wales.
The village has a population of less than 1,000 inhabitants, but this number can increase to close to 10,000 during peak holiday times, such as Christmas and Easter. One of its major draws is its remoteness, but it is also easily reachable as it is just 25kms from the main Princes Highway which runs between Melbourne and Sydney.
Mallacoota tours are popular among Australians looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but who also like to stay clear of destinations which typically become completely overrun with international tourists and backpackers. The village boasts secluded beaches, walking trails in the surrounding forests and a number of scenic islands close to the shore.
The main draw of a Mallacoota tour is its fishing conditions, and visitors often find taking a boat on the Mallacoota Inlet inland waterway is a perfect way to relax and get away from it all. Even if you’re not a fishing enthusiast, some of the views along the way make this trip worthwhile.
In addition, visitors to the region can enjoy Croajingolong National Park, an 87,500 hectare, 100km long nature park located just 13kms from the village. Here, you can enjoy picturesque walking trails, excellent bird-watching and the beautiful nature. There are also several lighthouses to view around the park.
The New South Wales state border is less than 20kms away, so those taking a tour in Mallacoota can take a daytrip to the nearest sizeable town, Eden. However, with fishing, boating, swimming, walking and national park facilities right on the doorstep, many find little reason to leave Mallacoota during their stay.