May 1

East Gippsland


Mallacoota's Shifting Shoreline: A Three-Year Journey

Undated: 01/05/2024

The landscape of Mallacoota, with its sweeping views of lake and sea, has a tale to tell, one of transformation and natural resilience. Today, we dive into a series of recent drone photographs that beautifully illustrate how much the area has changed over the past three years. Particularly striking is the movement of the lake's mouth, which was located much further north back in 2021 than where we find it today.

The journey of the mouth across Mallacoota's landscape is a testament to the dynamic forces at play along our coastlines. These forces sculpt the land under the constant influence of tides, currents, and the occasional storm, reminding us of nature's power to redefine itself.

In today's photos, taken from above this idyllic coastal town, the mid-afternoon sun casts a low, warm light from the west, reflecting brilliantly off the lake's surface. This glow lends a radiant quality to the water, contrasting with the hazy blue skies above—a picture of tranquillity and gentle change.

A light breeze carries the fresh, sweet scent of the sea, mingling it with the earthy fragrances of the shore. It's a pristine day in Mallacoota, with conditions that make the heart long to be outdoors, feet planted firmly in the sand while eyes roam freely over the water's sparkling expanse.

These images not only capture changes in geography but also moments of serene beauty that define the character of Mallacoota. They show sandbanks reshaped and relocated over time, creating new contours on the map and new vistas for us to appreciate.

As we reflect on these images, we're reminded of the continuous dance between land and water. It's a slow, graceful movement that tells the story of time passing—a narrative we're all a part of.

Mallacoota's evolving landscape serves as a vivid reminder of our planet's dynamic nature. Each year offers a fresh canvas, with the land and sea sketching new scenes for us to discover and cherish. Whether you're a local or a visitor, a nature lover, or just someone who appreciates the beauty of the world, these drone snapshots invite you to witness the ongoing evolution of this stunning part of Australia.

Stay tuned for more stories and snapshots from Mallacoota, where the beauty of the natural world is always unfolding.


aerial views, coastal dynamics, drone photography, environmental change, Landscape Transformation, Mallacoota, Mallacoota Lake, Nature

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