metung village green

Nestled between Lake King and Bancroft Bay is Metung, a charming seaside village which is a popular stop over point for all Bulls Cruisers. There are picnic tables and BBQ facilities on the village green.

Things to do:metung pub

  • Walk the Boardwalk along the Lake
  • Enjoy a Pub Meal at the Pub
  • Dine at one of the many cafes, do some boutique shopping.
  • Relax on the Village Green.

As the water is shallow on the edge, the kids can paddle on the shores of the green or you can enjoy a meal or drink overlooking Bancroft Bay.

The farmers market on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8am at the village green. The General Store stock all you need for your holiday supplies. There is also a Pharmacy, Bakery and Tackle shop.

Mooring: The public jetties are located at the front of the Metung Hotel. When mooring at Metung please ensure that the jetty you choose to moor at is a public jetty. For additional moorings you can use Lake King jetty which is a protected anchorage in fresh easterlys (Generally this is during summer afternoons). The jetty is not suitable in westerly conditions.

Chinaman's Creek

chinamans creek

Located on the north-western side of Bancroft Bay is a pretty little creek which winds for about 1/2 a mile and offers excellent shelter - an ideal mooring in a westerly wind. The boardwalk along the water's edge leads you into Metung village.

Should you require water or pump out, visit our friends at Riviera Nautic in Chinaman’s Creek for assistance.


There is a public jetty located in Chinaman's Creek. All other jetties are privately owned. You can walk to Metung along the boardwalk from Chinaman’s Creek jetty.

chinamans creek

Boxes Creek

boxes creek

A pretty and secluded little inlet on the north eastern corner of Bancroft Bay – well worth visiting. Walk to the top of the lookout for a panaromic view of Bancroft Bay looking back to Metung. The bush setting of this idylic destination with the bell birds singing and peace and quiet make this one of our favourite destinations. Good swimming and an excellent opportunity for exploring the waterways unaccessible by boat on a kayak.

Boxes Creek is an ideal and safe anchorage in any wind. Public toilet available here.

Getting there: the entrance is difficult to locate. The best identification is a high bluff showing brown sandstone. The entrance is only about 80 meters wide and vessels entering should keep to the centre of this entrance. On the port side is a sandy spit which runs into the entrance and shelves. Past the spit the bluff has a tiny bay running westward. Great for exploring in the kayaking but too shallow for our cruisers.

Mooring: Beach your vessel on the sandy stretch just inside the entrance to Boxes Creek (on the left). The beach is narrow and drops away quickly making it a great beach mooring option.

boxes creek