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Eagle Point

Eagle Point is a small town in Victoria, Australia within the Shire of East Gippsland on the Gippsland lakes, mostly on Lake King.

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  • Area:18.08 km2
  • Elevation:30 m
  • Population:1,094
  • Local Government Area:East Gippsland Shire Council

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Eagle Point is a small town in Victoria, Australia within the Shire of East Gippsland on the Gippsland lakes, mostly on Lake King. It is known for its bushland and tourism. The top of the red limestone cliff by the Mitchell River offers unparalleled vista of the East Gippsland low country and Mitchell River silt jetties, stretching out for miles. Eagle Point is a place associated with the Bushy Park massacres of local Gunai Aboriginal people. 1840-41, Angus McMillan and his men killed an unknown number of Gunai people in skirmishes during "the defence of Bushy Park". Afterwards, in the mid to late 1840s, Eagle Point was the headquarters for the Border Police under Commissioner Tyers. This force in conjunction with the Native Police force based at nearby Boisdale conducted regular punitive raids upon Gunai camps across the region. # History # Weather # Things to do Eagle Point is known for its tourism. It has two caravan parks, Eagle Point Caravan Park and Lake King Caravan Park. In fact some people refer to Eagle Point Caravan Park as just Eagle Point. Eagle Point's main attraction is the reserve. There are also kangaroos regularly in sight on silt jetties. The other attraction is Lake King or The Mitchell River but Lake King is sometimes closed off to the public due to algae blooms. There are also beachfront apartments available for rent. Bairnsdale Riviera Triathlon Club hosts an annual event in Eagle Point each summer.

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