Marley Point is one of those family-friendly, laid back, easily accessible spots on the Gippsland Lakes that is well worth a visit. Be it a day trip, camping or just for a swim in Lake Wellington.
Marley Point is best known as the location for the Marley Point overnight Yacht Race. The Marlay Point Overnight Race has been running on the Gippsland Lakes since 1969. The race is regarded as Australia’s premier race for portable yachts.
Over the years more than 4000 boats and 11,000 sailors have participated in the race. The Marley Point Yacht Race is held every year over the labour day long weekend.
Places to go in Gippsland – Marlay Point
Today at Marley Point you will find the Yacht Club building, a BBQ shed, boat ramp and a free camping site.
The free camping site at Marley Point is right on the banks of Lake Wellington. You can set up your tent, caravan or camper right between some big Cypress trees. This is one of the best places in Gippsland for free camping.
The Cypress trees provide great shelter from the sun in summer and the weather in winter. There are toilet facilities at Marley Point Gippsland. You will find a partially enclosed BBQ area with an open fireplace and bench seat inside.
There is only 1 free electric bbq for use. There are wooden picnic tables spread along the Marley Point foreshore area.
Swimming at Marley Point is excellent for kids and adults alike. The sandy shallow waters of Lake Wellington are calm and safe for everyone. You will find you can walk out into the lake more than 50 meters and the water would not be over your head, that’s how shallow it is.
Things to take swimming at Marley Point. Click on our recommendations!
For fishing, there is a jetty and the sandy banks to fish off. Being a freshwater lake the best baits will be the worm if your chasing bream. A little easier to catch is the European carp. For this fish, you will only need corn or bread on your hook.
You may have to wade out into Lake Wellington a little to cast if you want to catch some of the bigger fish. Fishing at Marley point is one of the easiest things to do in Gippsland with kids.
Visit Gippsland today for fishing at Marley Point
What I need for fishing at Marley Point. Click for our recommendations ⇓
- Fishing Rod Combo ( Rod and Reel )
- Tackle Box ( hooks, sinkers etc )
- Fishing Chair
- Fishing Rod Holder
Boating in Lake Wellington via Marley Point is very accessible via a boat ramp and adjoining jetty to tie upon. You often see people launching fishing boats from the point. People head into the middle of the lake, into the Mclennan straights or up into the mouth of the Avon River which drains into Lake Wellington.
How to get to Marley Point: Marley Point is very easy to access once you get to Sale in Gippsland Australia. Follow the A1 Princess Highway through Sale towards to Stratford. 3.4 kilometres out of Sale turn right onto Bengworden Road.
Follow Bengworden road for 11 kilometers before turning right onto Marley Point Road. Travel 3.6 kilometers and you will arrive on the banks of Lake Wellington at Marley Point. Marley Point is a bit of the Gippsland tourist attractions radar but it’s certainly worth a visit.
We hope this article from us here at Travels in Gippsland has you inspired to visit Marley Point. For more amazing ideas on where to holiday in Gippsland click through to our Fishing and camping page for more brilliant inspiration.