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


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 2020-21

Wilsons Promontory National Park – Tidal River (camping and accommodation)
Ballot applications open: 9am, Wednesday 1 July 2020 and close at 9am, Wednesday 15 July 2020
Stay period: 19 December 2020 – 24 January 2021 (camping 1 week minimum/2 week maximum – accommodation 1 week minimum/1 week maximum)

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff (camping only)
Ballot applications open: To be confirmed. We will review release dates after the Victorian State of Disaster is lifted.   
Stay period: 19 December 2020 – 25 January 2021 (1 week minimum/3 week maximum)


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.

Please note, booking release dates for Summer 2020/21 and Melbourne Cup weekend 2020 are to be confirmed. We will review camping release dates after the Victorian State of Disaster is lifted.


Summer 2020/21

Corringle Foreshore Reserve
Bookings open: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
Stay period: 19 December 2020 - 25 January 2021 (3 week maximum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
Stay period: 19 December 2020 - 25 January 2021 (7 night maximum stay) 

Mount Buffalo National Park - Lake Catani Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed
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: To be confirmed
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)

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff (camping only)
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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