Hammonds Campground is located 12km inland from Aireys Inlet in a natural bush setting. Relax at camp and enjoy the company of kangaroos and other native wildlife or explore one of the many walking and bike riding trails in the area.
Set among dry forest and woodland, Hammonds Campground is an ideal location for wildlife viewing and relaxation. Kangaroos and native birds frequent the area, and if you’re lucky you may even see a koala. Nearby Distillery Creek Day Visitor Area has a range of walks and shared trails for those looking for recreational activities.
The campground offers 16 campsites, each accommodating up to six people. Sites 1-4 provide direct vehicle access and are suitable for camper trailers and caravans. Sites 5-16 are suitable for tents only with a parking area situated close by. All campsites are unpowered.
Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, shared fireplaces and shared low tables/seats. Remember to bring your own firewood to protect the surrounding wildlife habitat. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.
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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.
Great Otway National Park
Delayneys Track Closed
Delayneys Track is closed until further notice.
Bird Track Closed Due to LandslipBird Track is closed for public safety due to a landslip undermining part of the track. Repairs are planned and due to be completed in early 2024.
Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority
- Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
- The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Erskine Falls Lower Lookout ClosedErskine Falls lower lookout is closed until further notice. Access to the base of the waterfall is no longer open due to unsafe conditions. Erskine Falls can be viewed from the top lookout which looks across to the top of the falls. Straw Falls is also inaccessible from the Erskine Falls carpark due to this closure. Erskine Falls walking track is still open from the Lorne township up to the base of Erskine Falls.
Temporary night closure Ironbark Basin, Eumeralla area Great Otway National ParkParks of the Surfcoast section of the Great Otway National Park will be closed at night for invasive species management from 19/11/23 to 30/11/23.These areas will remain open during the day.Locations impacted by these night closures include : Ironbark Basin, Eumeralla area (including all the mountain bike tracks),Pt Addis area and Surf Coast Walk between Anglesea and Pt Addis.
Sharps Campground permanently closedPermanently closed due to environmental and safety risks.
Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)
Maits Rest Carpark- bus accessMaits Rest Carpark is suitable for small coaster buses only. Large buses or coaches are advised to use Melba Gully walk track near Lavers Hill.
Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)
Melba Gully - Large bus accessMelba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site