Camping in Bunyip State Park

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Camping in Bunyip State Park

See a mosiac of green from heathland on river plains to Mountain Ash forest covering steep slopes. Whatever recreational pursuit you enjoy, Bunyip State Park provides opportunities for all.

The western section of Bunyip State Park, including Nash Creek campground, is closed due to fire impact. Click on 'This area has reported issues' for details.

Fees do not apply to these campgrounds. No bookings are taken for campgrounds where fees do not apply.  Camping is first in, first-served. 

Nash Creek Campground

An open grassy area suitable for tent camping. This campground has shared picnic table and a toilet. Vehicles must remain in the adjacent car park - there is no car access onto the campsite. 

Download the Nash Creek Campground map (PDF)

Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area

Hike-in only camp in open grassy area near the Bunyip River, 6km walk from Car Park off Bunyip River Road.
Shared picnic table provided, no toilet. 

Forest Road Camping Area - unsuitable for caravans

Forest Road Camping Area is well located for recreational vehicle access to the park. The site has a non-flush toilet. The site is suitable for campervans or campertrailers but not suitable for caravans.

Mortimer Camping Area

Mortimer Camping Area is suitable for tents only. The site is in an open grassy area with shared picnic tables adjacent to William Wallace Creek and has access to many day walks. 

Things to do in the area

 
Four Brothers Rock Bunyip State Park

Four Brothers Rocks

Discover a unique group of granitic rocks with sweeping views across the park.
A four wheel drive crosses the Howqua River in the Alpine National Park.

Four wheel driving and trail bike riding

A number of roads and tracks within Bunyip State Park provide a range of experiences, great scenery and a sense of escapism.
Three horseriders saddle-up a pack horse before the day's riding.

Heritage Horse Trail

Horse riding is a great way to explore the distinctive bush atmosphere of Bunyip State Park and nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park. The Heritage Horse Trail follows some of the course from the 2009 Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride – Australia’s national horse riding endurance event.

How to get there

Camping in Bunyip State Park

Sites

Tent
Camper Trailer
Campervan

Need to know

Camping in Bunyip State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Bunyip State Park

    Large area of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Mortimer Picnic Ground and Cannibal Creek horse unloading area are now open. Read the attached December Bunyip State Park Community Update (PDF) for a map of visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: FINAL_Issue_4_Community Update Bunyip_DECEMBER_19 (573KB)

    Nash Creek and Dyers picnic grounds are closed

    Nash Creek camping ground and Dyers picnic ground are closed due to bushfire impact. Mortimer Picnic Ground, Lawson Falls picnic ground, Cannibal Creek Horse Unloading area and Forest Road Unloading Area are open.

    Bunyip State Park - Notice of Deer Control

    Following the 2019 bushfires affecting Bunyip State Park, Parks Victoria has observed large numbers of deer entering and leaving the park, which is having a negative impact on natural regeneration. This has also been confirmed by reports from the local community. In response,
    Parks Victoria has obtained a permit from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to undertake a controlled, safe and humane deer control operation targeting Fallow and Sambar Deer within Bunyip State Park (map of control areas attached).

    This program will use accredited, authorised contractors, using deer legal calibre rifles. Suppressors are used, however shots may still be heard in the area.

    Control will occur each month until at least February 2022. The dates of the first control action are as follows:
    Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th July 2020
    Monday 3rd August - Thursday 6th August 2020
    This program runs overnight from 4pm to 6am.

     To be added to a contact list for further details of the program please email info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963. 

    Attachments: Bunyip cull blocks_28.5.20 (2,517KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area (Bunyip State Park)

    COVID-19 closure at Mortimers Camping Area

    In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed all camping areas in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

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