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Ballots and peak season bookings

Outside of peak holiday periods outlined below, bookings can be made up to 18 months ahead with new dates released every 6 months.  

Peak season periods fill quickly. Camping over Easter, Labour Day and Christmas can be particularly popular. 

First in, first served 

The following parks are booked using a first in, first served online and phone booking system. Bookings for these sites at peak periods will open on specific dates - see table below.  

  • Croajingolong National Park: Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek
  • Great Otway National Park: Blanket Bay
  • Corringle Foreshore Reserve
  • Peachtree Creek Reserve
  • Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

The maximum stay at Croajingolong National park, Corringle Foreshore Reserve and Peachtree Creek Reserve is reduced from five weeks to three weeks.

A maximum stay of three weeks has been introduced at Bunga Arm campground in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.


Summer ballots 

Wilsons Promontory (Tidal River) and Cape Conran

Applications can be made for Tidal River/Wilsons Promontory and Cape Conran (www.conran.net.au) during the ballot period listed below or by calling 13 1963. A random selection process applies after the closing date and applicants will be notified of the outcome. 

                                                                                                                                                                   

Park

Type

Ballot Period

Stay Period

Cape Conran
(Banksia Bluff)

Cabins

1 June - 14 June 2016

24 December - 4 February 2017 (Sat - Sat)

Cape Conran
(Banksia Bluff)

Camping

1 August - 14 August 2016

24 December - 4 February 2017 (Sat - Sat)

1 week minimum

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Accommodation

1 June-30 June 2016

23 December – 28 January 2017
1 week minimum / 1 week max 

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

1 June-30 June 2016

24 December – 29 January 2017     

1 week minimum / 3 week max 

 

Advance Bookings and Peak Season Release Dates

Advance  online bookings apply for other selected holiday periods at the following  locations. Peak season periods fill quickly and bookings will be  accepted on a first in, first served basis.

Park

Type

Bookings open*
(release date)

Stay period

Max/Min booking period

Summer

     

Croajingolong National Park
(Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek)
and Peachtree Creek Reserve

Camping

1 August 2016
12pm (noon)

24 Dec 2016 -14 Jan 2017

No minimum stay

Great Otway National Park
(Blanket Bay)

Camping

1 August 2016
12pm (noon)

24 Dec 2016 – 29 Jan 2017

7 night maximum stay

Corringle Foreshore Reserve

Camping

1 Sept 2016
12pm (noon)

24 Dec 2016 – 14 Jan 2017

No minimum stay

Mount Buffalo National Park

Camping

1 Sept 2016
        10am 

26 Dec 2016 – 31 Dec 2016

31 Dec 2016 – 7 January 2017

5 night minimum stay

7 night min (Sat to Sat) 

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
(Bunga Arm)

Camping

6 Oct 2016
12pm (noon)

24 Dec 2016 – 28 Jan 2017

3 week maximum stay

Cup Weekend

       

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

1 Sept 2016
9am

Melbourne Cup Weekend
28 Oct - 1 Nov 2016

4 night minimum stay

Easter & Labour Day

       

Wilsons Promontory National Park
(Tidal River)

Camping

1 Feb 2017
9am

Labour Day 10 – 13 March 2017

Easter 14 – 17 April 2017

3 night minimum stay


4 night minimum stay

Corringle Foreshore Reserve

Camping

2 Feb 2017
12pm (noon)

Easter 14 – 17 April 2017

4 night minimum stay

Croajingolong National Park
(Wingan Inlet, Shipwreck Creek)
and Peachtree Creek Reserve

Camping

2 Feb 2017
12pm (noon)

Easter 14 – 17 April 2017

4 night minimum stay

Great Otway National Park
(Blanket Bay)

Camping

2 Feb 2017
12pm (noon)

Labour Day 10 – 13 March 2017

Easter 14 – 17 April 2017

3 night minimum stay


4 night minimum stay     


Page updated: 20/05/2016