Mallacoota, is a name that has ‘I got visit that place’ written all over it. Coastal, isolated and a sense of history. Mallacoota is a bit of surprise; this mainly because this place is isolated, but the provision of services is quite high, because this is clearly a surfing and fishing mecca. During holiday periods the place jumps.

Settlers started to arrive in the 1830s. A small timber lighthouse was installed on nearby Gabo Island in 1854, and the existing granite lighthouse was completed in 1862.

Mallacoota Post Office opened on 7 May 1894 and Mallacoota West in 1901. In 1928 Mallacoota West was renamed Mallacoota, and Mallacoota became Mallacoota East (closing in 1940). A satellite airfield was constructed during for the purpose of coastal defense. This is the location of the WW2 Museum.

During the 20th century the logging, farming and fishing industries in the area declined, and the tourism and abalone industries grew. The town's largest employer, the abalone co-operative, was formed in 1967.

It is known for its wild flowers, abalone industry, and the inlet estuary consisting of Top Lake and Bottom Lake, and Croajingolong National Park that surround it. It is a popular and beautiful holiday spot for boating, fishing, walking the wilderness coast, swimming, bird watching, and surfing. Mallacoota's main surfing beach, Bastion Point, has one of its best learning breaks and natural beauty under threat.

The Mallacoota War Memorial is at the approaches to the town.

There is the single pub, but there are numerous motels and restaurants.

There is also only the single multi denominational church.

Mallacoota is such a beautiful location an overnight is the at least consideration.

Heritage diary





Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course