Candlebark Campground

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Candlebark Campground

Stay in comfort at Lake Eildon National Park's best-equipped campgrounds. Set around picturesque Coller Bay on the shores of popular Lake Eildon, the Fraser camping area includes Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds. Launch your boat or canoe and enjoy the walking and cycle trails in the surrounding forested hills.
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Stay in comfort at Lake Eildon National Park's best-equipped campgrounds. Set around picturesque Coller Bay on the shores of the popular lake, the Fraser camping area comprises Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds.

Launch your boat or canoe and enjoy the walking and cycle trails along the shore or up into the forested hills to one of the lookouts with a magnificent view over the lake.

The Fraser camping area can accommodate tents and some caravans and campervans. Boat parking is available within and adjacent to the campgrounds. Sites are unpowered. 

Candlebark Campground

Pitch a tent or park your caravan in the shady woodlands of Candlebark Campground. Situated between the Devil Cove and Lakeside Campgrounds, this well-equipped site is perfect for families or groups. It is an excellent base for walking and for non-motorised water-based activities. Launch a canoe, kayak or paddle-board or swim in the sheltered waters of Devil Cove or Coller Bay. Walk along the shores of the lake or up into the surrounding hills on one of several walking trails.

Things to do in the area

Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Boating and sailing

Take to the waves of Port Phillip and see Victoria's coast from the water or sail inland lakes and rivers by boat or charter.
Canoeing

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.

Fishing

In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.

How to get there

Candlebark Campground

The Fraser area campgrounds are approximately 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Access is via the Goulburn Valley Highway, then UT Creek Road and Fraser Park Road.  

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Camping & accommodation

Stay in comfort at Lake Eildon National Park's best-equipped campgrounds. Set around picturesque Coller Bay on the shores of popular Lake Eildon, the Fraser camping area includes Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds. Launch your boat or canoe and enjoy the walking and cycle trails in the surrounding forested hills.

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Need to know

Candlebark 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.

  • Lake Eildon National Park

    Blue-green Algae Warning Issued for Lake Eildon

    A blue green algae warning for Lake Eildon issued Friday 17 July 2020 remains currently in place due to widespread and consistently present scums of Gomphosphaeria & Dolichospermum Straight. Contact with affected water may cause harm to humans and animals. For your safety, we recommend:
    •     No swimming
    •    No drinking water (unless it is signed as “potable”)
    •    No water sports
    •    No dogs in water (in areas where dogs are allowed e.g. Jerusalem Creek Camping Area)


  • O'Toole Flat Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

    Gap Track Bridge Closed

    Gap Track bridge is closed 100m north of O’Tooles Flat camping area until further notice.

  • 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.

    Candlebark Boat Ramp Closed

    Candlebark boat ramp is closed due to the current lake water level. The ramps will be reopened when the lake level rises. Alternative boat launching is available at Main Ramp and Lakeside.

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