National Park Camping

National Park Camping

Looking for a more traditional camping experience? Discover the best Great Otway National Park campgrounds surrounding Lorne today!

The Surf Coast has it all, from five star resorts, self contained apartments, glamping facilties and stunning ocean front holidays homes. But have you ever considered unwinding with a Parks Victoria campsite experience?

Across the Surf Coast region, you’ll discover a variety of great camping locations from Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne. Including walk-in tent only sites, large campgrounds with facilities such as toilets and fire pits to intimate creek side campsites.

Parks Victoria includes paid and unpaid campgrounds. Book your campsite through the Parks Victoria’s booking site here.

Conditions can change in the national park for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

1. Big Hill Campsite, Lorne.

Big Hill is located near the intersection of Big Hill Track and Lorne-Deans Marsh Road, Benwerrin, a short ten minute drive from Lorne into the forest. Big Hill is separated into tent sites and campervan/caravan sites.

Available facilities: car parking, toilets, communal fireplaces.

Parks Victoria’s Big Hill is a paid site and must be pre-booked.

2. Allenvale Mill Site, Lorne.

Allenvale Mill Site is a large open grassy area for tents only in the heart of the Otway National Park. The site is surrounded by tall forest and has good access to walking tracks in the surrounding park, including Phantom Falls and St George River Walk.

There is no vehicle access to the camp sites, although they are a short walk (200m) from the carpark. Fires are not permitted at any time. This is a paid site that must be pre-booked.

3. Cora Lynn Campground, Lorne.

For the more adventurous campers and hikers, try Cora Lynn Camping Area. This is a hike-in site, approximately 800 metres walk from Blanket Leaf Picnic Area via the Cora Lynn Cascade Walking Track. There are no facilities at the site and there is limited space at this site, campers should be self-sufficient.

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