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Peak season bookings

A ballot is held between 1 July - 15 July 2019 for booking Tidal River camping and accommodation (except Wilderness Retreats) for the period from late December until late January. Minimum stays apply.

Ballot entry

Applications for the 2019-20 summer ballot will open on 1 July 2019

To keep the ballot fair to all entrants:

  • Applications which stand at the close of the ballot are considered final.
  • A cancellation fee applies to any withdrawal of a successful application after the draw has taken place.
  • One application per person/group is allowed for each of the three ballots (group lodges, camping, roofed accommodation). Your application will not be processed if you enter a ballot more than once.
  • Incomplete entries cannot be saved. Please have all your information at hand before commencing an application.

Results will be sent by email once allocation is complete.  Due to the high number of applicants no changes to applications are possible during the allocation period in order to complete the process as quickly and fairly as possible.

Ballot information

Ballot dates

Camping

Check in 11am and check out 11am.

  • Week 1: Sat 21/12/2018 - Sat 28/12/2018
  • Week 2: Sat 28/12/2018 - Sat 04/01/2019
  • Week 3: Sat 04/01/2019 - Sat 11/01/2019
  • Week 4: Sat 11/01/2019 - Sat 18/01/2019
  • Week 5: Sat 18/01/2019 - Mon 27/01/2019 (9 night stay)

Cabins and Huts

Check in 2pm and check out 10am.

  • Week 1: Sat 21/12/2018 - Sat 28/12/2018
  • Week 2: Sat 28/12/2018 - Sat 04/01/2019
  • Week 3: Sat 04/01/2019 - Sat 11/01/2019
  • Week 4: Sat 11/01/2019 - Sat 18/01/2019
  • Week 5: Sat 18/01/2019 - Sat 25/01/2019

Group Lodges and Units

Units check in 2pm and check out 10am, lodges check in 4pm and check out 12 noon.

  • Week 1: Fri 20/12/2018 - Fri 27/12/2018
  • Week 2: Fri 27/12/2018 - Fri 03/01/2019
  • Week 3: Fri 03/01/2019 - Fri 10/01/2019
  • Week 4: Fri 10/01/2019 - Fri 17/01/2019
  • Week 5: Fri 17/01/2019 - Fri 24/01/2019

Concession rates for campsites

A 10 per cent discount applies to the base price of powered and unpowered campsites for holders of eligible means-tested concession cards. Eligible cards include:

  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession card
  • Veterans Affairs Gold Card for All Conditions
  • Veterans Affairs Gold Card War Widow
  • Veterans Affairs Gold Card TPI
  • Veterans Affairs Gold card POW & EDA

To claim the concession discount the concession card holder must be the named person for the site. For group bookings the concession discount only applies to the site occupied by the concession card holder.

Customers requesting concession rates must be able to produce a valid concession card upon request.

Cancellation fees

Once sites have been allocated, cancellations will be subject to cancellation fees as follows:

  • 30 days or more notice 50 per cent of booking amount.
  • Less than 30 day notice 100 per cent of booking amount.

Campground and accommodation details

Areas

  • Beach side: 20, 22, 23, 25, 31, 33, 34 Avenues
  • River side: 1-6 Avenues
  • Powered sites 2-4 Avenue

Tent capacity dimensions

  • 2 man: 210 X 150cm
  • 3 man: 220 X 200cm
  • 4 man: 240 X 240 cm
  • 5-6 man: 240 X 450 cm
  • 8 man: 540 X 320 cm