Changes to peak season camping ballots at some sites
Tuesday 29 July, 2014
Parks Victoria has changed the ballot system for a number of popular camping sites for peak periods. The change will benefit those planning their summer holidays in advance, as people will know instantly if they have been successful in securing a site, rather than having to wait 4-6 weeks for the ballot process to be finalised.
An advance booking system for peak periods will now apply for the following sites:
- Croajingolong National Park (Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek) and Peachtree Creek Reserve. Advance bookings for camping between 27 December and 17 January will open on 1 August at 9am. There are no minimum or maximum stay periods.
- Blanket Bay in the Great Otway National Park. Advance bookings for camping between 27 December and 17 January will open on 1 August at 9am. There is a 7 night maximum stay, and no minimum stay.
- Corringle Foreshore Reserve. Advance bookings for the period between 27 December and 17 January open on 1 September at 9am. There are no minimum or maximum stay periods.
- Bunga Arm (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park). Advance bookings for camping between 27 December and 26 January will open on 1 October at 9am. There is a maximum booking period of three weeks.
There is now no minimum stay period during the summer peak period, which gives campers greater flexibility to plan their holiday.
Those intending to make an advance booking are encouraged to visit the online booking site www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay so they can familiarise themselves with the system.
Sites are expected to book out quickly so those interested in camping at these sites are encouraged to visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay as soon as possible from 9am on the day advance bookings open.
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