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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 goConditions 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.
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.