Address: Located 13km from, Mallacoota, Victoria 3892
Freecall: 131 963
Gabo Island is rich in cultural history. This haven for plants and animals offers stunning landscapes with magnificent views of Croajingolong National Park.
The lighthouse was constructed from 1858 to 1862 using the distinctive pink granite found on the island and is the only operating island lighthouse in Victoria.
Tours of the 47metre high structure are available. The views from the top are spectacular. If you are lucky, you might spot whales, dolphins and seals. Tour fees apply - book with at Parks Victoria's Mallacoota office prior to your arrival on the island.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Content: Parks Victoria
The island is 13km from Mallacoota in far East Gippsland. Mallacoota is just off the Princes Highway, midway between Melbourne and Sydney. Access to the island is by air or sea from Mallacoota and is weather dependent.
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Flora and Fauna
Vegetation on Gabo Island Lightstation Reserve is stunted due to being salt-pruned and windswept from the harsh weather conditions. Trees include tea-tree and banksia. Tussock grass in amongst the granite boulders provide nesting habitat for little penguins and shearwaters. The island supports highly significant colonies of seabirds, such as shearwaters and the world's largest known colony of little penguins. Birds of prey also regularly visit the island from the mainland and many other sea birds can be sighted out to sea depending on the time of year. Seals are often seen in a 'raft' off the point from the light tower. Whales can be sighted as they migrate along the coastline during September and October.
Looking after the Park
* All native plants, animals, cultural and historic sites and natural features are protected * Take your rubbish home and recycle * Water on the island is limited - please use it sparingly * Pets are not permitted on the island * Firearms, including spear-guns, are not permitted on the island * Fires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided. * No fires, including barbecues, may be lit on a day of Total Fire Ban * Leave the reserve as you find it.
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