Killawara Forest Camp (Warby-Ovens National Park)

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Killawara Forest Camp (Warby-Ovens National Park)

The peaceful Killawarra Forest Camp was the site of a Forest Commission camp in the Depression of the 1930s. During World War II it was turned into an internment camp for Italian immigrants. The area was heavily logged, but a few large old trees can still be found among the regrowth, providing important habitat and nesting hollows for a diverse range of Box Ironbark birds and other animals.

The campsite has toilets, picnic tables, and fire places with grills. The individual unpowered sites are suitable for tents and caravans.

Campers must be self-sufficient and bring their own drinking water. Please take your rubbish home for recycling or disposal.

Fires are permitted for cooking and warmth in the fireplaces provided, if: it is not a day of Total Fire Ban, a 3-metre area around it is cleared of anything flammable, an adult is in attendance at all times and at least 10 litres of water are available for immediate use. Put the fire out with water, not soil. When the campfire is cool to touch, it is safe to leave.

Woody debris on the ground provides important habitat for small animals. Help us protect the park’s wildlife by bringing firewood with you.

No fees or bookings are required. The maximum length of stay is 3 days. Sites are limited so large groups are asked to contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 when planning their trip.

How to get there

Killawara Forest Camp (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Killawara Forest Camp (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

Warnings

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.

Area closure due to flooding

Due to localised flooding on the Ovens River, the following tracks are temporarily closed within the Warby-Ovens National Park: 


Hills Track, Wilsons Track, Boundary Track, Frosts Crossing Track, Ovens Track, Nicklaus Track, Yellow Creek Track, South Track, Robinsons Bend Track and Mcquades Bend Track. 


Alternative Ovens River campsites can be found nearby at Mclaughlins Bend. Tracks remain wet in areas. Please drive with caution. 

Seasonal road closures 2021

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. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Puzzle Bend Bridge Closure

The Puzzle Bend bridge within Warby-Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic for several years. 

Alternative camping spots on the Ovens River, in the Warby-Ovens National Park, can be found nearby at Camerons, Robinsons, Mcquades and Lavis Bends. 

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