Camping in Discovery Bay Coastal Park

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Camping at Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Discovery Bay offers a range of coastal environments with spectacular scenic values, including rugged cliffs, extensive beaches, mobile dune fields, wetlands and woodland forest communities.
Victoria's highest coastal cliffs and the Cape Nelson lighthouse are located at the eastern end of Discovery Bay. The Cape Bridgewater fur seal colony is also a significant feature of the Park. A significant dune system extends from Nelson to Whites Beach limiting vehicle access to a few locations.

Lake Mombeong 

Campsites
There are 10 campsites available accommodating a maximum of 6 people per site. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for one camper-trailer or a medium sized tent. Bookings are required for this campsite. Check availablity below;
Facilities
Flush toilets, shared picnic table, lake water (treat before drinking) and shared fireplace available.
Campfire
Only allowed in designated fireplaces provided – supply your own wood – but fuel stoves are preferred.
Water
Lake water is available but is not suitable for drinking – supply your own.

 

Swan Lake

Access
Swan Lake campground is accessible by 2WD however:
The road is gravel and there is a steep descent into the campground. Visitors towing a caravan will need a 4WD vehicle.
The road from Swan Lake campground to the beach is 4WD only
Hikers can access the campground along the Great South West Walk.
Campsites
There are 5 campsites available accommodating a maximum of 6 people per site. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for one camper-trailer or a medium sized tent. Bookings are required for this campsite. Check availablity below;
Facilities
Non-flush toilets, shared picnic table, bore water (treat before drinking), information and shared fireplaces available.
Water
Bore water is available but is not suitable for drinking – supply your own.
Campfire
Only allowed in designated fireplaces provided – supply your own wood – but fuel stoves are preferred

Things to do in the area

 
Two men cook share the cooking of a barbecue.

BBQ

Fire up the barbecue at your next social gathering with family and friends while you're surrounded by nature.
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.

Beaches

Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.
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 walk down the track and away from the Lighthouse at Cape Schank on the Mornington Peninsula.

Lighthouses

Learn about the seafaring past of Victoria's rugged and unforgiving coastline at marine and maritime exhibits and sites.

How to get there

Camping at Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Discovery Bay Coastal Park is in south-west Victoria between Portland and Nelson adjoining the SA border, about 420kms from Melbourne and 490kms from Adelaide. The major access roads into the Park are The Blowholes Road, Scenic Drive and the Portland - Nelson Road. 

Camping & accommodation

Discovery Bay offers a range of coastal environments with spectacular scenic values, including rugged cliffs, extensive beaches, mobile dune fields, wetlands and woodland forest communities. There are two bookable campgrounds, Lake Mombeong and Swan Lake. 

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Camping at Discovery Bay Coastal Park

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