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

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This secluded campground is located near the beach.

The camping area is located off Blanket Bay Road.

Advanced bookings and payment are required year round. 

Bookings open at 12 noon 1 August each year for the peak period over the summer (26 December to 26 January) where a maximum stay of 7 nights is allowed. 

Bookings open at 12 noon on 2 February for:

  • Labour Day weekend (minimum booking of 3 nights required)
  • Easter (minimum booking 4 nights required)
There are 22 campsites available accommodating a maximum of 6 people per site. All campsites are unpowered. Campsites are suitable for tents, camper-trailers, campervans or recreational vehicles.

Non-flush toilets, a shared picnic tables, beach access and shared fireplaces are available.

Only allowed in fireplaces provided – supply your own wood. Fuel stoves or your own gas barbeque are preferred for cooking.

Some water is available but is not suitable for drinking – supply your own.

There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.

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Campfire guidelines

  • 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

Great Ocean Walk Hike-in and Group Campsites

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 to 16 people with enough room for eight 2-3 person tents.

Advance bookings and payment are required year round. Book camping for the Great Ocean Walk here.

For detailed walk information visit


Accessibility information

(For visitors with mobility limitations)

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.


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


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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