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 Easter, Labour Day and Christmas can be particularly popular so be prepared and mark the dates in your calendar.

Summer ballots

Camping during the summer holiday season at Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory National Park 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. The 2020 ballot period will run from 9am Wednesday 1 July - 9am Wednesday 15 July 2020.

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.

Summer 2020

Corringle Foreshore Reserve
Bookings open: 10am, 2 September 2020
Stay period: 19 December 2020 - 9 January 2021 (no minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Peachtree Creek Reserve 
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 19 December 2020 - 9 January 2021 (no minimum stay)
Please note, Wingan InletShipwreck CreekMueller Inlet and Thurra River campgrounds are closed until further notice due to fire impact.

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park - Bunga Arm Campground
Bookings open: 10am, 2 September 2020
Stay period: 19 December 2020 - 25 January 2021 (3 week maximum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: 10am, 2 September 2020
Stay period: 19 December 2020 - 25 January 2021 (7 night maximum stay) 

Mount Buffalo National Park - Lake Catani Campground
Bookings open: 10am, 1 September 2020
Stay period: 26 December 2020 - 9 January 2021 (7 night minimum - Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks)

Melbourne Cup weekend 2020

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River (camping only)
Bookings open: 9am, 9 September 2020
Stay period: Cup Weekend 30 October - 3 November 2020 (4 night minimum stay)

Labour Day 2021

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River (camping only) 
Bookings open: To be confirmed    
Stay period: Labour Day weekend 5 – 8 March 2021 (3 night minimum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed 
Stay period: Labour Day weekend 5 – 8 March 2021 (3 night minimum stay)

Easter 2021

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 1 – 5 April 2021 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Peachtree Creek Reserve 
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 1 – 5 April 2021 (4 night minimum stay)
Please note, Wingan InletShipwreck CreekMueller Inlet and Thurra River campgrounds are closed until further notice due to fire impact. 

Corringle Foreshore Reserve
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: Easter weekend 1 - 5 April 2021 (4 night minimum stay)

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River (camping only)
Bookings open: To be confirmed 
Stay period: Easter weekend 1 - 5 April 2021 (4 night minimum stay)

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