Quality Accommodation

Groups are happily catered for, including school groups, with facilities including a camp kitchen, powered and un-powered sites, and bush camping available.

For those that like to enjoy a rural retreat in comfort, there is varied quality accommodation available.

Nowa Nowa, the local township, is serviced by Mingling Waters Café, a General Store, Health Centre and a Hotel/Motel.

Contact Us

Mike & Jenny Ryan & Family
Princes Highway,
Nowa Nowa Victoria 3877.
(03) 5155 7247

Come and discover the secret of "RA" the sun god who lives in the pyramid.

The guided tour takes one and a half hours and includes a history of our settlement and the Aboriginal history of the area.

See tour details here.

mingling waters temple


Nowa Nowa and Lake Tyers

Kayak fishing is one of the worlds fastest growing recreational activities.

Come and explore the tranquil waters of Lake Tyers, the gem of the Gippsland Lakes, on a guided tour or a solo expedition.

The guided Kayak tour takes you through the historic past of this ancient wilderness area of far East Gippsland, dating back 40,000 years, with the indigenous settlers on the shores of Lake Tyers.

Our tour guide is a dedicated East Gippslander who has lived on the lake for the past 25 years and offers an informative and education experience.

Lake Tyers is home to 65 different bird species and has the highest population of White Breasted Sea Eagles in Victoria.

mingling waters camping

Tours operate 7 days a week

Equipment hire:

Kayak Hire:
$20 per hour for a double
$35 for half day double kayak
$50 per full day hire, daylight hours, double kayak
Overnight and extended hire available on request.

Guided Tours:


Catch a train down with your bike, ride the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Bairnsdale to Nowa Nowa, hire a kayak from Mingling Waters, then head off into our unique wilderness areas for the night. At the end of your adventure, be picked up and transported back to your camp at Mingling Waters, Nowa Nowa.

$90 for 2 hours inclusive of Kayak hire
$170 full day tour, paddling from Nowa Nowa to Lake Tyers Beach.

Group bookings are available on request

East Gippsland Rail Trail &
Nowa Nowa Mountain Bike Park

Nearby can be found the East Gippsland Rail Trail, which is a fantastic Track for either walking or cycling, taking in more of the surrounding beauty, including the Historic Trestle Bridge.

The Nowa Nowa Gorge is a 350 million year old Devonian rock formation. There is a walking track that leads from the Mingling Waters to the Gorge lookout.

On the way, your group can fossick for your own gemstones in the safe waters of Boggy Creek. Jasper, Iron Ore, Quartz Crystal are but a few of the stones that you may find.

Checkout the Nowa Nowa Mountain Bike Park & Cross Country Tracks at this site for more info. 

mingling waters camping

Walking tracks around Nowa Nowa

Nowa Nowa has walks suited to experienced hikers and casual strollers. Take a leisurely walk along the Sculpture Trail on the shores of Lake Tyers, taking in wildlife and the wetlands.

Or take a hike up the Nowa Nowa Gorge, following the river through gullies and waterfalls, fossicking for gems and crystals along the way.

You might even be lucky enough to see the Helliaeetus Leucogaster (White breasted Sea Eagle) fishing in our backyard, which opens onto the beautiful Lake Tyres.

white breasted sea eagle


Fish off the jetty, located at the back of the park, where you can catch: flathead, bream, tailor, mullet, luderick, or trevally, are just some of the fish that have been caught.