Mallacoota to Lake Tyers – Day 5 Canberra to Cape York (via Apostles)

7 April 18 Mallacoota to Lake Tyers

I woke at 5.30am and paddled an amazing sunrise on Mallacoota waterways. I reluctantly packed up camp and left for 11.00am, heading to Lake Tyer just east of Lakes Entrance. In retrospect I should have stayed a few more days in Mallacoota to explore this amazing waterway. I made the decision to detour off the highway to Marlo via East Cape Beach and Cape Cannon where we went for a coastal boardwalk around the headland.  From here I set off west along the coastal route to Marlo where I passed over the Snowy River.  A quick fuel stop in Orbost and then onto Lake Tyers, Lakes Entrance where we had pre booked a site at Camp Tyler on the headland. This park is run by the United Church and has very basic facilities with new amenities. We were lucky by getting the only campsite on the headland overlooking a vast expanse of sand, ocean and surrounding lakes. I took an afternoon walk down to the pristine white beach and inlet which is very pretty and a perfect spot to watch the sunset.  After checking out the local tavern I decided to cook in. Unfortunately, Louis wasn’t such a happy camper today as he tried to make friends at the camp playground and was not received so well. Some children just don’t get what ‘kind’ is.

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Camp site view from Lake Tyers in the afternoon

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