An Experience Like No Other

Gipsy Point sits restfully on the banks of the Mallacoota Inlet in the middle of the UNESCO listed Croajingolong World Biosphere Reserve and at the heart of Australia's Wilderness Coast. Gipsy Point is surrounded by the Croajingolong National Park, 87,500 hectares of unspoiled wilderness coastline which extends for over 100 km of rainforest, wildflowers and wildlife, offering one of the world's most undisturbed environments. Easy walks, challenging hikes, lakeside picnic spots, secluded pristine beaches, great fishing spots, water sports and a range of 4wd tracks to explore. Spectacular scenery can be viewed from many points along the coast taking in the sandy beaches of the extended inland waterways and the several islands located close by. With a temperate climate Gipsy Point is the ideal base to explore Australia's Wilderness Coast and the perfect stop-over along the famous Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive, one of Australia's most stunning touring routes, it truly is a place of untouched nature and soothing tranquility.

  • Luxury Self Contained Apartments
  • Fully Licensed
  • WiFi
  • Solar Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Canoes
  • On site Supply Store
  • Fishing Bait
  • Spa Baths
  • LCD Television
  • DVD Players
  • Motorised Hire Boats
  • Private Jetty
  • Guest Lounge
  • Open Fire Place
  • BBQ's
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Message from the Owners

Peter Payne

Gipsy Point Lakeside

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My father, Tom, started in the hotel business almost 70 years ago as a bell-boy in a 5 star hotel in Melbourne. He was aged just 13 at the time. Over the next few years he worked his way up through all areas of the hotel to eventually manage it, becoming at the time he the youngest person to have ever held a liquor licence in Victoria. In 1954, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II made her first visit to Australia and Tom made his first visit to Gipsy Point.

That was the beginning of many fishing trips and annual family holidays to Gipsy Point and Mallacoota Inlet.

In 1985 Tom, after many years of trying, finally managed to acquire our piece of Paradise, the Gipsy Point Hotel. Since then Australia's rural hotel industry has undergone many changes and the Gipsy Point Hotel is no exception. It has been an evolution; some would say a revolution. We have totally redeveloped the old hotel and site over the past 30 years and as the facilities changed, so did the name, each name change to reflect what we provided to our guests. So the Gipsy Point Hotel became Gipsy Point Hotel and Motel, then Gipsy Point Hotel and Apartments then Gipsy Point Luxury Lakeside Apartments and finally, as the last one was such a mouthful, just Gipsy Point Lakeside. The thing that hasn't changed in all this time is our commitment to our guests and to this wonderful corner of Australia.

Gipsy Point Lakeside owes its existence to Mum and Dad's vision and passion for the hospitality industry and our family's shared love for Gipsy Point.

A couple of years ago Tourism Australia discovered, what we had all known since that fishing trip of 1954, that this is a special place and the UNESCO listed Croajingolong World Biosphere Reserve became the jewel in the crown of Australia's Coastal Wilderness - one of only a handful of recognised National Landscapes, which include Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges and the Great Barrier Reef. Being in at center of the Croajingolong region, I like to think of Gipsy Point as the heart of Australia's Coastal Wilderness.

Today, together with my brother John and I, Tom is still actively involved in the hotel industry in Melbourne, but his passion is still Gipsy Point. Mum and Dad have a tremendous passion for life and people and spend a good part of each year at Gipsy Point. Many who once visited Gipsy Point as guests are now firm friends.

Gipsy Point Lakeside is a love and a passion for our whole family. We look forward to welcoming both new guests and old friends to Gipsy Point Lakeside. Will do all we can to ensure your visit is happy and memorable and hope that you fall in love with Gipsy Point, just as our family did way back in 1954.

It truly is a special place, so as we say... 'Put a little Gipsy in your Soul'.

Peter Payne

A perfect place to stay

Very nice surroundings - located in a beautiful setting next to the water front. Spacious and well equipped with washing machine, spa, grill, WLAN, etc. Light modern design. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed it all the time. One night we ordered a sea food platter for the grill - skewers with prawns and scallops as well as fish fillet. Delicious. Next to the house a large number of kangaroos could be seen (30+) grazing. On the terrace we could enjoy the active bird and the water views...

Lars U (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany)
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