Ballots and peak season bookings

Most campgrounds can be booked all year round up to 18 months in advance, however, peak season holiday periods in some parks are available for bookings at different times of the year. Peak season periods fill quickly. Camping over Labour Day, Easter and summer school holidays can be particularly popular so be prepared and mark the dates in your calendar.

 

Summer ballots

Wilsons Promontory National Park (Tidal River) and Cape Conran Coastal Park (Banksia Bluff)

During the summer school holiday period camping and accommodation (excluding Wilderness Retreats) at Tidal River and camping at Cape Conran is allocated via an online ballot system. This is not a first in, first served process. The ballot is a random selection and all entries are considered equal regardless of when they are submitted during the ballot period, making this peak season booking process as fair and equitable as possible.

Summer 2021-22

Wilsons Promontory National Park – Tidal River (camping and accommodation)
Ballot applications open at 9am on Thursday 1 July and close at 9am on Thursday 15 July 2021 
Stay period: 19 December 2021 - 30 January 2022

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff Campground (camping only)
Ballot applications open at 9am on Monday 2 August and close at 9am on Monday 16 August 2021      
Stay period: 24 December 2021 – 22 January 2022  

Banksia Bluff Cabins and Lodge - Please see below peak season release dates for Summer 2021/22. 

 

Peak season release dates

Advance online bookings apply for selected holiday periods at the following locations. Peak season periods fill quickly and bookings will be accepted on a first in, first served basis.

Melbourne Cup weekend 2021

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River (camping only)
Bookings open: 9am, Monday 6 September 2021
Stay period: Cup Weekend 29 October - 2 November 2021 (4 night minimum stay)

Summer 2021/22

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff Cabins and Lodge only
Bookings open: 10am, Monday 2 August 2021.     
Stay period: 24 December 2021 – 22 January 2022 (8 night minimum from 24/12/21 - 01/01/22 / 7 night minimum from 01/01 - 22/01/22 - Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks). 

Mount Buffalo National Park - Lake Catani Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 25 December 2021 - 8 January 2022 (7 night minimum - Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 18 December 2021 - 30 January 2022 (7 night maximum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Peachtree Creek Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 18 December 2021 - 8 January 2022 (no minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Shipwreck Creek Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 18 December 2021 - 8 January 2022 (no minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Wingan Inlet Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 18 December 2021 - 8 January 2022 (no minimum stay)

Please note, Mueller Inlet and Thurra River Campgrounds in Croajingolong National Park are closed until further notice due to fire impact. 

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park - Bunga Arm Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 18 December 2021 - 30 January 2022 (3 week maximum stay)

Corringle Foreshore Reserve
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 18 December 2021 - 8 January 2022 (no minimum stay)

Labour Day 2022

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River (camping only) 
Bookings open: To be confirmed  
Stay period: Labour Day weekend 11 - 14 March 2022 (3 night minimum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Labour Day weekend 11 - 14 March 2022 (3 night minimum stay)

Easter 2022

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff (camping only)
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Corringle Foreshore Reserve
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Peachtree Creek Campground 
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Shipwreck Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Wingan Inlet Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Please note, Mueller Inlet and Thurra River Campgrounds in Croajingolong National Park are closed until further notice due to fire impact. 

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River (camping only)
Bookings open: To be confirmed  
Stay period: Easter weekend 14 - 18 April 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

 

Victoria's Great Outdoors

Learn more about Victoria's Great Outdoors and see Parks Victoria's project page or find out about state forest camping.

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