Camping in Bunyip State Park

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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.

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

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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.

  • Forest Road Trail Bike Unloading and Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

    Robertson Creek Track Closure

    Robertsons Creek Fireline is currently closed for maintenance upgrades in preparation for a planned burn as per the Joint Fuel Management Plan.  For further information contact the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Forest Fire Management Victoria on 13 6186.

  • Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area (Bunyip State Park)

    Mortimer Nature Trail Closure

    Mortimer Nature Walk was severely impacted by storm events during February 2024 and remains closed to walkers until tree risk and cleanup works have been undertaken. 
     
    Visitors are encouraged to explore other walks in the area such as Nicholls Hut Track to Four Brothers Rocks or walking tracks near Dyers Camping and Picnic Area.

    Attachments: Mortimer Nature Walk Closure March 2024 (908KB)

  • Bunyip State Park

    Nash Creek Campground Upgrades

    Nash Creek Campground will be closed until September 2024 while upgrades to the camping facilities are undertaken.

    Parks Victoria will be increasing the number of camping sites to accommodate motorhomes and caravans, improving vehicle parking and entry road, treating hazardous trees to make the campground safer for visitors and will be formalising existing sites to protect environmental values. Other facilities such as picnic tables and firepits will also be installed.

    Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds within Bunyip State Park (such as Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area, Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground and Forest Road Camping Area) and Scout Loop Camping Area in nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park.   
     
    For further information please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre at info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Areas of Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park closed for deer shooting operations

    Areas of Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park will be closed from dusk (4:00pm), until dawn (7.00am) on the following nights  April 29th and 30th,  May 1st, 2nd, 20th,  21st, 22nd and the 23rd .
     
    These closures are for ground shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
     
    During the hours of 7:00 to 18:00 on the 11th, 12th and 13th of June areas of Bunyip State park will be closed to the public. These closures are for aerial shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
     
    All camping grounds/visitor areas will be closed when the control activities are underway. 
    Areas closed include:
    Nash Creek Camping Ground
    Freemans Mill Camping Area
    Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground
    Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area
    Lawson Falls Picnic Ground 
    Forest Road Unloading Area
    Cannibal Creek Horse Unloading Area
    Helmet Track Unloading Area
     
    Parks Victoria is responsible for conservation management to restore and protect park habitat, including the control of introduced plant and animal species.
     
    This program will:
     • Reduce habitat structure damage and minimise browsing impacts on habitat regeneration
    • Focus on movement corridors that aim to reduce the impact of deer grazing on surrounding private land
     
    For your own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Attachments: BSP_KKRP map for brief (642KB)

    Areas closed for deer control works

    Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 19th 2024 and November 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For our own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Attachments: BSP_KKRP map for brief (642KB)

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