Glenalbyn Camping Area (Kooyoora State Park)

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Glenalbyn Camping Area (Kooyoora State Park)

Get away from the bustling main campsites of Kooyoora State Park and stop in at the Glenalbyn Camping Area. Nestled in Victoria’s beautiful box-iron bark country the site provides a good base for self-sufficient campers to explore Kooyoora State Park or nearby Mt Korong Nature Conservation Reserve. The area has abundant wildlife, particularly bird life. A small dam is adjacent to the site providing water for birdlife and other animals, the site comes alive early morning and around dusk. The area is best viewed in late winter when it’s ablaze with golden wattle, followed by the dazzling array of spring wildflowers. The site has several woodfired BBQs and picnic tables. The site doesn’t have toilets, the nearest toilets are located at the Kooyoora campground.

Access is via formed gravel rd and can be traversed with a 2wd, for those wishing to explore deeper into the park a 4wd is advised. Bring your own firewood and all the water you need. The dam water is not suitable for drinking. There are no bins. Store food and waste securely, to avoid attracting animals. Strain dishwater and add the waste to your rubbish. Take all rubbish away for recycling or disposal.

The area is prone to Bushfires in warmer months. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. For up to date information on bushfires in Victoria call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, download the VicEmergency app, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au or tune into a local radio station. Check the forecast fire danger before leaving home. Consider not visiting forest or bushland on stormy days or days of high bushfire risk.

This area is a heavily mined landscape. Walkers should remain on marked paths to avoid ongoing hazards, including uneven ground, dams, unstable slopes and mineshafts. Mine tailings may contain the toxic residue of arsenic, mercury, and cyanide but pose minimal risk if not disturbed. Please comply with local signage and do not climb cliffs, over or around barriers and fencing, or enter old mine workings. If you wish to safely explore mining relics away from the formed tracks, we recommend hiring an experienced guide. Prospecting is permitted in certain areas, please review prospecting maps before starting. Prospectors must have a valid mining right.

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Glenalbyn Camping Area (Kooyoora State Park)

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Glenalbyn Camping Area (Kooyoora State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Kooyoora State Park - Closed

Kooyoora State Park is closed until further notice due to damage sustained to the road network during the rainfall events over the past few months. All efforts are being made to open the park as soon as possible. Parks Victoria and the local Rangers thank you for your understanding and patience. 

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

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