Burchell Trail Camping


Burchell Trail Camping

Enjoy three days walking through Victoria's richest wildflower habitat, with spectacular views across Wadawurrung Country and witness the unique plant communities found only in the Brisbane Ranges.

Starting from Fridays Campground in the south of the park or Boar Gully Campground in the north, the Burchell Trail is a 40km 3-day point to point walk follows orange track markers across uses existing walks, management tracks and alongside public roads.

There are two campsites along the trail. Old Mill Hike-in Campground is one day's walk northwards from Fridays Campground while Little River Hike-in Campground is one day's walk from southwards from Boar Gully.

Both hike-in campgrounds have two sites for up to six people per site. Basic facilities at campground include non-flushing toilets, shared wood BBQ, picnic tables and tank water (not suitable for drinking). Advance bookings are required.

See the map in the Brisbane Ranges National Park Visitor Guide or download the visitor guide map to your phone via Avenza Maps, which is available for both Apple and Android devices.

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Camping in Brisbane Ranges National Park

How to get there

Burchell Trail Camping

This point-to-point walk can begin at either Boar Gully Campground in the north of the park or Fridays Campground in the south of the park.

The Brisbane Ranges National Park is located 80kms west of Melbourne, take the Western Highway to Bacchus Marsh or the Princes Highway toward Geelong.

Thompsons Road and Reids Road provide the best access to Boar Gully in the northern end of the National Park while the Geelong Ballan Road provides the best access to the Southern end of the Park.


Need to know

Burchell Trail Camping

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • The Burchell Trail - Boar Gully to Little River

    Section of Campground Toilet block closed

    1 of 3 available toilets within the Boar Gully Campground toilet block is currently closed. Toilet will reopen once serviced.

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