Camping in Bunyip State Park


Camping in Bunyip State Park

See a mosiac of green from heathland on river plains to Mountain Ash forest covering steep slopes. Whatever recreational pursuit you enjoy, Bunyip State Park provides opportunities for all.

The western section of Bunyip State Park, including Nash Creek campground, is closed due to fire impact. Click on 'This area has reported issues' for details.

Fees do not apply to these campgrounds. No bookings are taken for campgrounds where fees do not apply.  Camping is first in, first-served. 

Nash Creek Campground

An open grassy area suitable for tent camping. This campground has shared picnic table and a toilet. Vehicles must remain in the adjacent car park - there is no car access onto the campsite. 

Download the Nash Creek Campground map (PDF)

Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area

Hike-in only camp in open grassy area near the Bunyip River, 6km walk from Car Park off Bunyip River Road.
Shared picnic table provided, no toilet. 

Forest Road Camping Area - unsuitable for caravans

Forest Road Camping Area is well located for recreational vehicle access to the park. The site has a non-flush toilet. The site is suitable for campervans or campertrailers but not suitable for caravans.

Mortimer Camping Area

Mortimer Camping Area is suitable for tents only. The site is in an open grassy area with shared picnic tables adjacent to William Wallace Creek and has access to many day walks. 

Things to do in the area

Four Brothers Rock Bunyip State Park

Four Brothers Rocks

Discover a unique group of granitic rocks with sweeping views across the park.
A four wheel drive crosses the Howqua River in the Alpine National Park.

Four wheel driving and trail bike riding

A number of roads and tracks within Bunyip State Park provide a range of experiences, great scenery and a sense of escapism.
Three horseriders saddle-up a pack horse before the day's riding.

Heritage Horse Trail

Horse riding is a great way to explore the distinctive bush atmosphere of Bunyip State Park and nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park. The Heritage Horse Trail follows some of the course from the 2009 Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride – Australia’s national horse riding endurance event.

How to get there

Camping in Bunyip State Park


Camper Trailer

Need to know

Camping in Bunyip State Park

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.

  • Bunyip State Park

    Nash Creek Camping Ground is closed

    Nash Creek Camping Ground is closed due to bushfire impact. Dyers Picnic Ground, Mortimer Picnic Ground, and Lawson Falls Picnic Ground are open.

    Areas of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Dyers Picnic Ground and Helmet Track Unloading Area are now open. Nash Creek Camp Ground, Towt Road and Tee Tree Road remain closed. Read the attached January 2021 Bunyip State Park Community Update (PDF) for a map of visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: Issue_5_Community Update Bunyip_JANUARY_2021 (8,759KB)

    Part of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Dyers picnic ground and Helmet Track Unloading area are now open. Nash Creek picnic ground, Towt Road and Tee Tree Rd remain closed for visitor safety.  See the attached map for visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: Web_Map-Bunyip-State-Park_FireClosureJAN21 (7,767KB)

    Notice of Deer Control - Bunyip State Park

    Following the 2019 bushfires affecting Bunyip State Park, Parks Victoria has observed large numbers of deer entering and leaving the park, which is having a negative impact on natural regeneration. This has also been confirmed by reports from the local community. In response, Parks Victoria has obtained a permit from the Game Management Authority to undertake a controlled, safe and humane deer control operation targeting Fallow and Sambar Deer within Bunyip State Park.
    Control will occur each month until at least February 2022. Upcoming control nights are as follows, from 5pm to 7am:
    •              Monday 3 May – Thursday 6 May 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
    •              Monday 24 May – Thursday 27 May 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
    The following roads and visitor sites will be closed during the times listed above:
    •              Black Snake Creek Road (sections)
    •              Bunyip River Road
    •              Towt Road
    •              Ash Landing Road
    •              Four Brothers Rocks
    •              Helmet Track Unloading Area
    •              Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground
    •              Nash Creek Camping and Picnic Ground
    All areas within the control area will be closed during the deer control operation and reopen during the day. A map of control areas is attached.
     This program will use accredited, authorised contractors, using deer legal calibre rifles. Suppressors are used, however shots may still be heard in the area.
    To be added to a contact list for further details of the program please email or call 13 1963.

    Attachments: Deer control blocks - May 2021 (7,705KB)

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