Allenvale Mill Campground

Allenvale Mill Campground

Allenvale Mill Campground

Allenvale Mill Campground

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Allenvale Campground

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.

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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

 
Three friends standing at the Erskine Falls lookout admiring the waterfall.

Lorne

The coastal town of Lorne is where the bush meets the beach. Expect white sandy beaches, clifftops and incredible coastal vistas, numerous waterfall walks and picnic areas fringed by lush fern gullies.
A couple stand and admire Sheoak Falls near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Sheoak Falls

The Sheoak Falls Walk weaves its way from the coastal woodland at the mouth of the Sheoak Creek and through wet forest to the hidden cascades of Sheoak Falls.
Three friends standing at the Erskine Falls lookout admiring the waterfall.

Erskine Falls

Erskine Falls are at the end of Erskine Falls Road 10km north west of Lorne. There is a viewing point above the falls and a walking track, steep in places, leads to the base of the falls. The falls cascade over one of the highest drops in the Otways.
Henderson Falls near Sheoak Picnic Area at Lorne in the Great Otway National Park

Sheoak Picnic Area

Sheoak Picnic Area has a pretty good claim to be the waterfall capital of Victoria. Walks from this clearing surrounded by tall trees lead to at least six waterfalls through some gorgeous scenery.
Three friends follow the track alongside the Cumberland River near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Cumberland Falls Walk

Explore the feeling of remoteness in one of the more beautiful river valleys in the Otway Ranges. Memories of dramatic cliffs, gentle streams and peaceful pools in which to cool off on a hot summer day will stay with you long after your visit.

How to get there

Allenvale Campground

Allenvale Campground is located just beyond the outskirts of Lorne off Allenvale Road, approximately two hours drive from Melbourne.

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Need to know

Allenvale 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.

  • Great Otway National Park

    Seasonal road closures 2022

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

    Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

    A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
     
    For Great Otway National Park this includes:
    • Artillery Rocks, west of Lorne
    • The rock platform opposite Sheoak Falls, south of Lorne

    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 

  • Aire River West Campground (Great Otway National Park, Aire River Heritage River)

    Aire River West campground- winter site closures

    Due to wet conditions sites 17 to 40 (known as "the flats") at the Aire river West campground will be closed until November 1st 2022. 

  • Aire River East Campground (Aire River Heritage River, Great Otway National Park)

    Aire River East Campground - winter closure

    Due to unseasonably wet weather the Aire River East campground will be closed until November 1st 2022. Site are available at the Aire west campground

  • Kalimna Tramline Link Walk (Great Otway National Park)

    Kalimna Tramline Trail Closed

    This walking track is closed due to damage to a pedestrian bridge. Walkers can still access the Lower Kalimna Waterfall via the Kalimna Falls Walking Track, which starts at Sheoak Picnic Area.

  • Kalimna Falls Walk (Great Otway National Park)

    Upper Kalimna Walking Trail Closed

    Walking trail to Upper Kalimna Falls closed until further notice due to storm damage. Lower Falls remain open.

    Upper Kalimna Walking Trail Closed

    Walking trail to Upper Kalimna Falls closed until further notice due to storm damage. Lower Falls remain open.

    Upper Kalimna Walking Trail Closed

    Walking trail to Upper Kalimna Falls closed until further notice due to storm damage. Lower Falls remain open.

    Upper Kalimna Walking Trail Closed

    Walking trail to Upper Kalimna Falls closed until further notice due to storm damage. Lower Falls remain open.

  • Cora Lynn Campground (Great Otway National Park)

    Cora Lynn Campground Closure

    This campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

    Cora Lynn Campground Closure

    This campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

    Cora Lynn Campground Closure

    This campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

    Cora Lynn Campground Closure

    This campground is closed until further notice due to hazardous trees.

  • Maits Rest Rainforest Walk (Great Otway National Park)

    Maits Rest Carpark- bus access

    Maits 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 access

    Melba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site

    Melba Gully - Large bus access

    Melba Gully Walk Track and picnic area is accessible for large coaches. Toilet facilities are available on site

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Slippery wet conditions & Hooded Plover breeding season

    Please be aware that due to above average rainfall over successive seasons (due to La nina), conditions on some sections of the Great Ocean Walk are wetter, muddier & more slippery than usual (particularly under closed canopy within rainforest, areas vulnerable to run off & subject to waterlogged soils). 

    Walkers are advised to wear footwear appropriate for the anticipated conditions, note weather & tidal variations, take care when hiking and allow additional time to reach their destinations.
     
    Upgrading sections of the walk is ongoing (raised boardwalks, track and drainage works), with areas of planned works having been completed, others are ongoing and some have been post-poned due to the wet conditions. 
     
    Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Additionally, with the commencement of the breeding season of the critically endangered Hooded Plover, walkers may encounter individuals or pairs of these small ground nesting birds, chicks & eggs on beaches along the Great Ocean Walk.

    Please take care to avoid disturbing or harming Hooded Plovers by being observant, walking below the previous high tide line and noting relevant signage & temporary fencing when encountered.

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