Bear Gully Campground


Bear Gully Campground

Set on the shores of Warratah Bay, Bear Gully Campground offers relaxing coastal camping in a tranquil setting.
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Next to Walkerville, and overlooking Wilsons Promontory, this camping area offers shady campsites set among tall Banksia near the shores of Waratah Bay.

The spectacular unpatrolled surf beach is just a short stroll from the campground and is best suited for rockpooling, fishing, surfing and coastal walks - it is not recommended for swimming. The nearest patrolled beaches are Sandy Point and Venus Bay.

Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, communal fireplaces and picnic tables. There is no drinking water available and you need to bring your own firewood.

The campground is 2WD accessible, and 17 of the 34 campsites that are suitable for campervans, caravans or trailers – specific sites are detailed on the campground map.

Individual campsites need to be booked in advance and accommodate a maximum of 6 people per site.

Things To Do

Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

How to get there

Bear Gully Campground

Bear Gully Campground is located in South Gippsland - two and a half hours drive south east of Melbourne. Follow signs towards Walkerville, and turn on to Walkerville South Road before turning right on to Bear Gully Road.


Need to know

Bear Gully Campground

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.

  • Bear Gully Campground (Cape Liptrap Coastal Park)

    Bear Gully Campground Closure

    Bear Gully Campground, including beach access through the site is currently closed to campers and day visitors until further notice.

    Parks Victoria is working with First Peoples - State Relations to investigate and assess potential impacts to cultural heritage at this site.
    We are taking a precautionary approach to limit harm / potential harm to these values, to fulfill our obligations under the Parks Victoria Act 2018 and Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. We thank visitors and the community for their patience and compliance with this closure while we investigate.

    We will notify visitors as soon as possible of any updates however campers with future bookings should remain aware of the changed conditions.

  • Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

    Unstable sea cliffs and recent rock fall at Walkerville North.

    A recent rock fall has occurred at the sea cliffs between Walkerville South and Walkerville North.
    The site is unstable and further falls are expected.
    Please stay well clear of the site and obey warning signs.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.
    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Lakes National Park
    Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Similar Experiences

A women walks her dog into the campsite while another women prepares food as her son looks on.

Banksia Bluff Campground

Banksia Bluff is a tranquil wooded campground where the peace is only broken by the dawn chorus and waves crashing. Set up camp among gum and banksia woodland and relax by the campfire. Camp with your dog on select sites.
A woman enjoys a cup of tea while sat at a picnic table infront of her tent at Bunga Arm Campsite in the Gippsland Lakes.

Camping in Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

The campground is separated from the beach by a stretch of fenced vegetation. There is access to the beach from the Paradise Beach camping area. Use this access points to reduce damage to the sensitive coastal vegetation.
Two friends explore JB Plain after spending the night camping out.

Camping in Baw Baw National Park

Dispersed bush camping is permitted on the Baw Baw Plateau. The Plateau is a fuel stove only area – no solid fuel fires are permitted and collecting firewood prohibited in the Park. The area falls within domestic water supply catchments, so care must be taken with the disposal of human waste.
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