You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Changes to peak season camping ballots at some sites

News

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.

 



Media enquiries




Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Fox control to protect Southern Brown Bandicoot in South Gippsland

Monday 27 March, 2017
Work to protect the Southern Brown Bandicoot within a number of reserves in South Gippsland is underway, with a pest…

Parks Victoria Celebrates 100 Years of Wattle Park

Monday 27 March, 2017
For generations of Melburnians Wattle Park has been a green and gold jewel nestled in the city’s eastern suburbs. A…

Have your say on Middle Brighton Pier

Thursday 23 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is seeking public feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade a section of Middle Brighton Pier after…

Historic hut restored in Lake Eildon National Park

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
It’s been all hands on deck recently with an important project to restore one of Lake Eildon National Park’s historic…

Autumn works to secure pier’s future

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
A specialist marine infrastructure contractor will visit Mornington next week with a floating barge and hydraulic crane to remove five…

Free family fun day at National Rhododendron Gardens

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is inviting families and children of all ages to the annual Free Family Fun Day at the National…

View all media releases