Banksia Bluff has relaxed bush camping among Mahogany Gums and Banksia woodland.AccessCape Conran Coastal Park is located 18km west of the small township of Marlo.
Banksia Bluff Campground
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Banksia Bluff has relaxed bush camping among Mahogany Gums and Banksia woodland.
Cape Conran Coastal Park is located 18km west of the small township of Marlo. Banksia Bluff Camp is accessed via the Yeerung River Road. The campground is past the Park office.
Advance bookings and payment are required. To book, visit: Cape Conran Camping and Cabins or call (03) 5154 8438.
A ballot system is used to allocate campsites for the peak summer period. The ballot runs during the first two weeks in August.
From 1 August 2018, bookings for camping and accommodation at Cape Conran will be made through Parks Victoria. Until then bookings should be made as usual using the link provided above.
There are 135 campsites available. The camping area is relatively flat and most sites have a compacted sand surface.
Fireplaces, picnic shelter, bush showers and septic toilets are provided. The nearest food supplies are at Marlo. Gas, wood, ice and a public phone is available from the Manager’s office.
Borewater is available, but is not recommended for drinking – supply your own.
- Light fires only in the fireplaces provided or use a portable camping stove instead
- Ensure fires are never left unattended and are completely out before you leave
- During summer and autumn Total Fire Bans are common - this means no open fires can be lit
- For information on Total Fire Bans call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667
The camping area is relatively flat in most areas and there are a large number of camping sites to choose from. Most sites have a compacted sand surface. The facilities that service the campsites are quite basic and consist of flushing toilets and outdoor showers with cold water. Most sites have a designated fireplace with a hotplate to cook on. The most accessible toilet block and outside shower services campsite numbers 65 to 72.
All these sites are approximately 35 metres from the toilets and outside shower. The toilet block consists of separate male and female toilets on a concrete slab. The entrance to the toilets is approximately 74 centimetres wide with an inward swinging door that has an internal horizontal, bolt-style lock.
The toilet cubicle area has reasonable room for manoeuvrability at 155 centimetres wide and 195 centimetres long. The toilet has no grab railing and the flush buttons are quite high from the ground at 116 centimetres. There is a small washbasin in the toilet cubicle with a knob tap.
The outdoor shower is located a few metres away from the toilet block. It has no partitioning and is fully open. Access is via the campground road onto a short sandy path. The knob-style tap can be reached from a seated position.
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