Tall eucalypt forests surround the northern shores of Lake Tyers in Lake Tyers Forest Park. A thin sand spit divides the lake from the ocean.
Things to do
There is good canoeing in the tranquil and scenic waters and a self guided walk through a warm-temperate rainforest gully at the Silvertop picnic area.
Lake Tyers Forest Park offers opportunities for low impact bush camping in a natural environment with fishing in the lake and on the Ninety Mile Beach nearby.
There are many kilometres of forest roads, walking tracks and picnic sites at Blackfellow Arm, Burnt Bridge, Caligurnie Bay, Cherry Tree, Crystal Bay and Long Point.
Lake Tyers is also an excellent birdwatching location. Honeyeaters are quite common.
Toorloo Arm Rainforest Walk is a 40 minute loop starting from the Silvertop picnic area on Cherry Tree Track off Burnt Bridge Road.
The Lonely Bay Walk is around the arm from Blackfellow Track to Pile Bay Road.
Lake Tyers Forest Park has a number of picnic areas.
Camping areas include the Glasshouse, Camerons Arm and within the park east of Nowa Nowa Arm, provided it is more than 50 m from the lake edge and away from established picnic areas.
Campfires are permitted when the fire is in a properly constructed fireplace.
Portable toilets are recommended.
Nearby accommodation is available at Lake Tyers Beach, Lakes Entrance and Nowa Nowa.
Interesting bird species that have been recorded in the park include the rufous night-heron, powerful and Sooty Owls, White-throated Nightjar, Azure Kingfisher, Olive Whistler and Australasian Bittern.
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