Nestled on the banks of St George River just beyond the outskirts of Lorne, Allenvale Campground is perfectly positioned to explore the coast and the bush.
Relax at camp or explore one of the many walking trails in the area. Platypus are known to inhabit St George River, so be sure to keep an eye out at dawn and dusk.
Allenvale Campground contains 20 walk-in campsites, each accommodating up to six people. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for tents only.
There is no direct vehicle access to the campsites. A carpark is located close by (approximately 230 meters). Campground facilities include non-flush toilets and low tables/seats.
There are no fireplaces provided, and fires are not allowed. Please bring your own fuel stove or gas barbeque for cooking.
Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.
Things To Do
How to get there
Allenvale Campground is located just beyond the outskirts of Lorne off Allenvale Road, approximately two hours drive from Melbourne.
Need to know
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.
Great Otway National Park
Delayneys Track Closed
Delayneys Track is closed until further notice.
Bird Track Closed Due to LandslipBird Track is closed for public safety due to a landslip undermining part of the track. Repairs are planned and due to be completed in early 2024.
Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority
- Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
- The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Erskine Falls Lower Lookout ClosedErskine Falls lower lookout is closed until further notice. Access to the base of the waterfall is no longer open due to unsafe conditions. Erskine Falls can be viewed from the top lookout which looks across to the top of the falls. Straw Falls is also inaccessible from the Erskine Falls carpark due to this closure. Erskine Falls walking track is still open from the Lorne township up to the base of Erskine Falls.
Temporary night closure Ironbark Basin, Eumeralla area Great Otway National ParkParks of the Surfcoast section of the Great Otway National Park will be closed at night for invasive species management from 19/11/23 to 30/11/23.These areas will remain open during the day.Locations impacted by these night closures include : Ironbark Basin, Eumeralla area (including all the mountain bike tracks),Pt Addis area and Surf Coast Walk between Anglesea and Pt Addis.
Sharps Campground permanently closedPermanently closed due to environmental and safety risks.
Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)
Maits Rest Carpark- bus accessMaits Rest Carpark is suitable for small coaster buses only. Large buses or coaches are advised to use Melba Gully walk track near Lavers Hill.
Melba Gully Day Visitor Area (Great Otway National Park)
Melba Gully - Large bus accessMelba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site