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Great Ocean Walk - at low tide

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Camping
Dog walking
Picnicking
Surfing

Nestled among the sand dunes, this large, open, grassy camping area is adjacent to the surf beach. Picnicking, walking and surfing is popular here.

Access
Access is off Old Coach Road from the Great Ocean Road. Dogs on leads are permitted.

Bookings
Advanced bookings and payment are required year round.

Campsites
There are 25 campsites available accommodating a maximum of 6 people per site. All campsites are unpowered.

Facilities
Non-flush toilets are available. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Campfire
No fireplace is provided and fires are not allowed. Use fuel stoves or your own gas barbeque for cooking.

Water
No drinking water is available – supply your own.

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

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Great Ocean Walk hike-in campsites

The purpose-built Great Ocean Walk hike-in camping area at Johanna Beach is for hikers doing the Great Ocean Walk. It is set on a ridge with spectacular ocean views.

Each camp pad has room for a 2-3 person tent. There is a maximum of 12 people per hiker party, booking no more than four hike-in campsites at each location.

Dogs are NOT permitted in the Great Ocean Walk hike-in or group campsites.

Registration fees apply at these hike-in and group campsites and hikers must book in advance.

There is one tank with untreated rainwater and composting toilet facilities.

Accessibility information

(For visitors with mobility limitations) 

Day visitor area 

Access is via Johanna Road, Johanna. This road is not suitable for large buses.

Facilities

The day visitor area consists of a beach viewing area, information shelter and accessible pit toilets.

Parking

There is a designed carpark that can accommodate around 20 vehicles. The carpark has a compacted earth and gravel surface and has a significant cross slope. There is no designated disabled parking or parking for longer vehicles.

Toilet facilities

There are three standard toilet cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet that services the day visitor area. They can be accessed by the carpark or the gravel service road, and then up a grass slope leading to the toilets. The slope is quite steep for wheelchairs but works are underway for a tiered compacted gravel path.

johanna beach visitor area - toilet block 

The entrance to the accessible 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. Grab railing is on the left side of the cubicle wall and extends behind the toilet. The cubicle also has a bench seat.

johanna beach visitor area & campground - toilet cubicle 

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

johanna beach visitor area - basin outside toilet 

There is no mains power in this toilet.

Tank water can only be accessed from the vanity basin tap.

Other facilities

An information shelter is only a few metres from the service road but is situated on a slope making it difficult for wheelchair access.

The Johanna Beach Lookout is not accessible to wheelchairs due to the significant gradient of the path and steps.

The path leading from the carpark to Johanna Beach is not accessible for wheelchairs due to many steps and very loose sand.

Other Information

Dogs are permitted on leads at Johanna Beach Day Visitor area.

Accessibility information for the camping area

Access is via Johanna Road, Johanna. This road not suitable for large buses

Facilities

Facilities in the camping area include designated campsites, pit toilets and taps providing limited tank water

Campsites

The Johanna Beach drive in camping area has a range of campsites located close to Johanna Beach. Sites are located on undulating grassland with some limited shelter provided by coastal vegetation.  A number of the campsites are on slopes making them unsuitable for wheelchair access.

johanna beach campground - campground 

Parking is on the grass generally next to the campsite. There are no designated paths leading all the way to the toilets.

There are no designated fireplaces or picnic tables provided for the camping sites. Campfires are not permitted at the site.

Toilet facilities

There are two standard toilet cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet servicing the camping area. Access is via the gravel service road and then up a short compacted gravel path leading to the toilets. There is no designated path leading from the campsites directly to the toilets; wheelchairs are required to go over grassy surfaces and parts of the service road.

johanna beach campground - gravel path to toilets 

The entrance to the accessible 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. Grab railing is on the left side of the cubicle wall and extends behind the toilet. The cubicle also has a bench seat.

johanna beach visitor area & campground - toilet cubicle 

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

johanna beach campground - basin outside toilets 

Other Information

There is no mains power in this toilet or in the camping area. Tank water for camp use can only be accessed from the vanity basin tap.

Johanna Beach is not accessible by wheelchair from the camping area.

Dogs are permitted on leads in the campground

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