26th June 2020
After visiting a number of towns on the way from Orbost to Mallacoota, we arrived at Mallacoota later in the day and set up our caravan at the Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park.
We then wandered down to the lake edge for some of our favourite late afternoon photos.
The next day we set off around the lake edge for an 8km walk and saw first hand some of the devastation that was caused by the Jan 2020 bush fires. We also noticed a lot of very lucky homes that had been saved. The local council is busy working on rebuilding the walk ways and still clearing out the burnt trees.
We ended the day with another wonderful sunset on the lake.
If you like your pies and cakes then be sure to stop off at the Mallacoota Bakery for a taste of their homemade bakery.
We called in after our walk and enjoyed a pepper pie coming back the next day for their vanilla slice. Awesome!
For us a visit to Mallacoota is never complete without a meal at Lucy’s in the main street. A great selection of Asian food freshly made on the premises. We enjoyed the dumplings, sizzle fillet steak, sweet & sour pork and some awesome fried rice.
We even had enough for left overs the next day adding a couple of their pork dumplings to the mix. Not much cooking in the van this time around!
It was nice to wander through town and say hello to a few of the business owners. They, like many businesses, are really doing it tough this year.
So be sure to buy up and support these local business when you visit the area.
You can find some of the Mallacoota Businesses listed on our East Gippsland Business Directory.
Find out more about creating YOUR Business Listing or how to CLAIM your listing HERE.
Bastion Beach Walk
Unfortunately most of the walking tracks are still closed, but there has been a lot of reconstruction work on the beach accesses and we were able to visit Bastion Beach and enjoy the rock formations and the waves.
Normally we would walk down do Betka River via the beach and then back through the bushland tracks to Mallacoota.
Hopefully next time, we can do that again. Usually around a 10km walk.
Yet another great sunrise from just down the side of the lake, looking out towards the ocean.
Of course these photos have had a bit of artistic editing done to them, but it was still a stunning sunrise and a very COLD morning.
The lake out to the ocean is currently not open, so this allows for some great water reflections.
While this was only a quick visit into Mallacoota, we still enjoyed our stay and although we only live on the other side of the Vic border in NSW, we still love to visit this wonderful area.
We look forward to returning again hopefully next year and in the meantime hope to be able to promote the local businesses through our On-line Directory and help the area to GROW LOCAL – GO GLOBAL!