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Peak season bookings

Melbourne Cup weekend 2018

Online applications have now closed for Melbourne Cup weekend at Tidal River.

There is still availability for a select number of campsites, to book please call the Tidal River office on 03 8427 2122.

Melbourne Cup weekend is a four night minimum stay. Arrive Friday 2 November, depart Tuesday 6 November.

The following information will assist you in making choices for your booking request:

Unpowered campsite  
Maximum occupancy 8
Base price per night $64.60/night (including 8 people and 1 vehicle)
Base price per night - means-tested concession card holder* $58.10 (including 8 people and 1 vehicle)
Additional vehicle per night $9.90
Powered campsite  
Maximum occupancy 8
Base price per night $72.00 (including 8 people and 1 vehicle)
Base price per night - means-tested concession card holder* $64.70 (including 8 people and 1 vehicle)
Additional vehicle per night $9.90

For all other accommodation options at Tidal River please see the Tidal River accommodation page.

* 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.

Campground areas

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

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

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.
  • Transfers are not permitted.