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Family camping at Tidal River

2 years ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Tidal River camping

Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Wilderness retreats

Tidal River is the main camping location in Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering 484 camping and caravan sites situated near the beach and river. 20 powered sites are available.

Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets, hot showers, laundry facilities, dishwashing stations and picnic areas equipped with free gas barbecues.

Generators and fires, including solid barbecue fuel (such as wood and briquettes), are not permitted. Portable gas barbecues are permitted but must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban.

A wide range of roofed accommodation is also available at Tidal River including cabins, huts, group lodges and the award winning Wilderness Retreats. See the Tidal River Accommodation page for more information.

Summer ballot

A ballot is held for booking Tidal River camping and accommodation (except Wilderness Retreats) for the five weeks from Christmas until late January.

Ballot applications are made online throughout the month of June. To keep the ballot fair to all entrants, applications which stand at the close of the ballot are considered final and a cancellation fee applies to any withdrawal of a successful application after the draw has taken place. Minimum stays apply.

Campsite bookings - peak season 

Advance bookings apply for selected holiday periods for Tidal River camping. 

Labour Day
6 March – 9 March 2015 (3 night minimum stay).
Apply online from 9am 1 February 2015. See the peak season bookings page for more information.

2 April – 6 April 2015 (4 night min).
Apply online from 9am 1 February 2015. See the peak season bookings page for more information.

Melbourne Cup
30 October - 3 November 2015 (4 night minimum stay)

Campsite bookings - off-peak

Outside of defined peak season booking periods Tidal River campsites should still be pre-booked. Sites are unallocated and you may choose your site on arrival on a first come, first served basis.

Bookings for stays until 30 June 2016 are now open.  

Book your stay

Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

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