Allenvale Campground

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Allenvale Campground

Nestled on the banks of St George River just beyond the outskirts of Lorne, Allenvale Campground is perfectly positioned to explore the coast and the bush.

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Relax at camp or explore one of the many walking trails in the area. Platypus are known to inhabit St George River, so be sure to keep an eye out at dawn and dusk.

Allenvale Campground contains 20 walk-in campsites, each accommodating up to six people. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for tents only. There is no direct vehicle access to the campsites. A carpark is located close by (approximately 230 meters). Campground facilities include non-flush toilets and low tables/seats. There are no fireplaces provided, and fires are not allowed. Please bring your own fuel stove or gas barbeque for cooking. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

Things To Do

 
Three friends standing at the Erskine Falls lookout admiring the waterfall.

Lorne

The coastal town of Lorne is where the bush meets the beach. Expect white sandy beaches, clifftops and incredible coastal vistas, numerous waterfall walks and picnic areas fringed by lush fern gullies.
A couple stand and admire Sheoak Falls near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Sheoak Falls

The Sheoak Falls Walk weaves its way from the coastal woodland at the mouth of the Sheoak Creek and through wet forest to the hidden cascades of Sheoak Falls.
Three friends standing at the Erskine Falls lookout admiring the waterfall.

Erskine Falls

Erskine Falls are at the end of Erskine Falls Road 10km north west of Lorne. There is a viewing point above the falls and a walking track, steep in places, leads to the base of the falls. The falls cascade over one of the highest drops in the Otways.
Henderson Falls near Sheoak Picnic Area at Lorne in the Great Otway National Park

Sheoak Picnic Area

Sheoak Picnic Area has a pretty good claim to be the waterfall capital of Victoria. Walks from this clearing surrounded by tall trees lead to at least six waterfalls through some gorgeous scenery.
Three friends follow the track alongside the Cumberland River near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Cumberland Falls Walk

Explore the feeling of remoteness in one of the more beautiful river valleys in the Otway Ranges. Memories of dramatic cliffs, gentle streams and peaceful pools in which to cool off on a hot summer day will stay with you long after your visit.

How to get there

Allenvale Campground

Allenvale Campground is located just beyond the outskirts of Lorne off Allenvale Road, approximately two hours drive from Melbourne.

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Allenvale Campground

Nestled on the banks of St George River just beyond the outskirts of Lorne, Allenvale Campground is perfectly positioned to explore the coast and the bush. 

This is a walk-in camping area, although it's only a short walk to the campground (approximately 230 meters).

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Need to know

Allenvale Campground

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.

  • Herberts (Wymbooliel) Campground (Great Otway National Park)

    Herbert's Campground closed

    Herbert’s Campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

  • Beauchamp Falls Reserve

    Beauchamp Falls Reserve Closure

    Beauchamp Falls campground, road and waterfall are closed to visitors until further notice due to upgrade works. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Lorne walking track closures due to planned burning; Lorne - Saint George Fuel Reduction Burn

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in The following tracks being closed; Canyon Loop, Phantom falls walk, Cora Lynn cascades walk, Green Break track, Wonwondah falls, Henderson Falls from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 17/2/21 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Lorne Area Closures Due to Planned Burning

    Due to a planned burn occurring in the Lorne area, a number of Parks Victoria visitor sites and walking tracks will be closed for safety reasons between the 24 February and 8 March 2021 while the burn occurs. 
    Visitor sites that are closed:

    Allenvale Mill Campground
    Sheoak Picnic Area
    Sheaok Falls

    Walking tracks that are closed :

    Cora Lynn
    Phantom Falls
    Canyon
    Henderson Falls/Won Wondah Falls
    St George River
    Kalimna Falls
    Sheoak Creek
    Castle Rock
    Cumberland Garvey Link



    Stay safe this summer around beaches

    Beaches may have hazards such as steep cliffs, slippery rocks, strong ocean currents, large waves, rips, and sudden changes in weather conditions. Stay safe on your day at the beach by only swimming where there are lifeguards and by staying in between the red and yellow flags. Always heed warning signs and advice even if you are not planning to go in the water and be aware of changing weather conditions. Always wear a lifejacket whenever boating, rock fishing, or using a watercraft.

  • Sharps Campground (Great Otway National Park)

    Sharps Road campground closure

    Sharps road is currently being upgraded as part of the  Victorian governments reducing bushfire risk program. This upgrade will allow for safer firefighting access. To allow this upgrade Sharps road, Garvey track, Mt Cowley track and Sharps campground will be closed.

    Sharps Road campground closure

    Sharps road is currently being upgraded as part of the  Victorian governments reducing bushfire risk program. This upgrade will allow for safer firefighting access. To allow this upgrade Sharps road, Garvey track, Mt Cowley track and Sharps campground will be closed.

    Sharps Road campground closure

    Sharps road is currently being upgraded as part of the  Victorian governments reducing bushfire risk program. This upgrade will allow for safer firefighting access. To allow this upgrade Sharps road, Garvey track, Mt Cowley track and Sharps campground will be closed.

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Three friends canoe through Lake Elizabeth infront of a back drop of ferns and old growth forest.

Lake Elizabeth Campground

Lake Elizabeth Campground is a dogs-on-lead camping area sheltered by tall eucalypt trees and nestled beside the Barwon River.
Three friends follow the track alongside the Cumberland River near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Jamieson Creek Campground

Set among coastal woodland and tall eucalypts, a short distance from Wye River, Jamieson Creek Campground is perfectly positioned to explore 4WD trails, Jamieson Creek walking track and nearby Cumberland River and Lorne trailheads. Enjoy panoramic views just meters from the campground looking out over the ocean and surrounding landscapes.
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