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Blanket Bay, Great Ocean Walk - at low tideGreat Ocean Walk - at low tide

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Blanket Bay Camping

This campsite has sheltered sites near the beach. There are fireplaces and toilets provided. 


Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

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Peak season bookings

Summer, Labour Day and Easter campsite bookings for Blanket Bay will now be taken on a first in, first served basis. All sites for the peak period will be released for booking annually on an advertised date and time.

To minimise delays to booking your preferred site, go onto www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay to become familiar with the online booking process prior to the release date.

2014 Dates

Summer period: Sat 27 December 2014 – Mon 26 January 2015 (7 night maximum stay)
Bookings open: 9.00am 1 August 2014 (local time)

Labour Day: 6 March-9 March 2015 (3 night minimum stay)
Easter: 2 April 2014 –6 April 2015 (4 night minimum stay)
Bookings open: 9.00am 2 February 2015 (local time)

Great Ocean Walk Hike-in and Group Campsites

Along with the car-based camping area at Blanket Bay, there are also purpose-built Great Ocean Walk hike-in and group camping areas.

The hike-in campsite has eight individual camp pads set into the surrounding bushland. Each camp pad has room for a 2-3 person tent. There is a maximum number of 12 people per hiker party, booking no more than four hike-in campsites at each location.

The group camping area offers larger and more open sites catering for groups up to16 people with enough room for eight 2-3 person tents.

Registration fees apply at these campsites and hikers must book at least two weeks in advance.

Accessibility information

Access is via Blanket Bay Road turning from Lighthouse Road. Blanket Bay Road is a relatively narrow gravel road and is not suitable for large buses or caravans.

Facilities

The campground facilities include designated camping sites with communal fireplaces and hotplates, pit toilets and taps providing limited tank water

Campsites

Blanket Bay campground has a range of sheltered campsites located close to the beach. Each site has access to communal fireplaces with hotplates and picnic tables.

The campsites closest to the beach are the most accessible as they are on flat ground and close to toilet facilities and taps. There is also vehicle parking very close to these campsites on level ground with a compacted gravel surface.

The most accessible sites are sites 12, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 and 21. All of these are within 40 metres of the toilets. There are ocean views from some of these sites.

blanket bay - campground (1) 

blanket bay - campground (2) 

Access to the beach from the campsites is via two paths with many steps. Best access to the beach for wheelchairs and strollers is via the boat ramp located within walking distance from the campground.

There is a separate designated camping area at Blanket Bay for users of the Great Ocean Walk. These sites are not accessible for wheelchairs.

Toilet Facilities

There are four standard toilet cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet.

blanket bay -toilet block 

They can be accessed by the campground service road or by a level compacted gravel path leading from some of the campsites.

The entrance to the toilet cubicle is approximately 870mm wide with an inward swinging door. The door has a turnstile locking mechanism. There is ample room for manoeuvrability in the cubicle and there are two types of toilet roll dispensers.

Railing is on the left side of the cubicle wall and extends behind the toilet. The cubicle also has a bench seat.

blanket bay - toilet cubicle 

The wash basin is found outside the toilet cubicles and is accessible for wheelchairs. It has a knob handle cold water tap and a stainless steel mirror.

blanket bay - hand basin outside toilet 

There is no mains power in this toilet or the campground.

Water for camp use can be accessed from a tap on the rainwater tank near the vanity basin. There is another tap within the campground, however it is less accessible than this one.

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