Camping in Great Otway National Park

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Camping in Great Otway National Park

Non-bookable campsites in Great Otway National Park

 

Aire Crossing

Situated in a quiet, remote spot, the campground is just north of the stunning Triplet Falls.

Access
The camping area is located off Halls Ridge Road – this road is subject to seasonal closure.
Booking
No booking, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Campsites
This small campground has 5 campsites accommodating a maximum of 6 people per site. All campsites are unpowered.
Facilities
Non-flush toilets are available at this basic bush campground.
Campfire
No fireplace is provided and fires are not allowed. Use fuel stoves for cooking.
Water
Some water is available but is not suitable for drinking – supply your own.
Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you,

Allenvale Mill Site

Access
The camping area is located just beyond the outskirts of Lorne off Allendale Road on the banks of St George River. This is a walk-in camping area, although it's only a short walk to the campground (around 200 meters).
Bookings
No booking , no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Campsites
There are 16 campsites available. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for tents only.
Facilities
Non-flush toilet and a shared picnic table are available in this basic bush camping area.
Campfire
No fireplace is provided and fires are not allowed. Use fuel stoves or your own gas barbecue for cooking.
Water
No drinking water is available – supply your own.
Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.

Big Hill Track camping

This campground is an open easily accessible grassy area surrounded by tall forest. It is suitable for school groups. Please note this campground is subject to seasonal closure between 1 June and 31 October inclusive.

Access
The camping area is located near the intersection of Big Hill Track and Lorne-Deans Marsh Road, Benwerrin.
Bookings
No booking, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Campsites
There are 12 campsites available. All campsites are unpowered and will accommodate one vehicle. Half the sites are set aside for tents only; the other half are suitable for tents, caravans and camper-trailers.
Facilities
Non-flush toilets and shared fireplaces are available. Car parking is adjacent to the tent camping area.
Campfire
Only allowed in fireplaces provided – supply your own wood. Fuel stoves or your own gas barbecue are preferred for cooking.
Water
No drinking water is available – supply your own.
Rubbish
There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.

 

 

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Camping in Great Otway National Park

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Camping in Great Otway National 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.

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

    Herbert's Campground closed

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

  • Aire River East Campground (Great Otway National Park)

    Aire River East Campground closure

    Aire River East campground in the Great Otway National Park will be closed until October 31st 2020 due to recent flooding making the campground unsuitable for camping. Campsites are available at Aire River West.

  • 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.

  • Big Hill Campground (Great Otway National Park)

    Big Hill campground closed

    Big Hill campground will be closed until Friday 30 October as it is located along a seasonally closed track. 

    Site bookings required at Big Hill campground from Sunday 1 November

    From Sunday 1 November, sites at Big Hill campground will need to be booked through www.parkstay.vic.gov.au, the Parks Victoria website or by calling 13 1963. There are 13 sites available at this campground and camping is only permitted in designated sites.

  • Jamieson Camping Area (Great Otway National Park)

    Jamieson Creek campground closed until further notice

    Jamieson Creek campground is closed until further notice due to risk assessment and operational works.

  • Great Otway National Park

    Site bookings required at Hammond Road campground from Sunday 1 November

    From Sunday 1 November, sites at Hammond Road campground will need to be booked through www.parkstay.vic.gov.au, the Parks Victoria website or by calling 13 1963. There are 15 sites available at this campground and camping is only permitted in designated sites.

    Site bookings required at Hammond Road campground from Sunday 1 November

    From Sunday 1 November, sites at Hammond Road campground will need to be booked through www.parkstay.vic.gov.au, the Parks Victoria website or by calling 13 1963. There are 15 sites available at this campground and camping is only permitted in designated sites.

  • Allenvale Campground (Great Otway National Park)

    Site bookings required at Allenvale campground from Sunday 1 November

    From Sunday 1 November, sites at Allenvale campground will need to be booked through www.parkstay.vic.gov.au, the Parks Victoria website or by calling 13 1963. There are 20 sites available at this campground and camping is only permitted in designated sites.

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