Candlebark Campground

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Candlebark Campground

Stay in comfort at Lake Eildon National Park's best-equipped campgrounds. Set around picturesque Coller Bay on the shores of popular Lake Eildon, the Fraser camping area includes Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds.

Pitch a tent or park your caravan in the shady woodlands of Candlebark Campground. Situated between the Devil Cove and Lakeside Campgrounds, this well-equipped site is perfect for families or groups. Fees apply, and bookings are required.

It is an excellent base for walking and for non-motorised water-based activities. Launch a canoe, kayak or paddle-board or swim in the sheltered waters of Devil Cove or Coller Bay. Walk along the shores of the lake or up into the surrounding hills on one of several walking trails.

The Fraser camping area can accommodate tents and some caravans and campervans. Boat parking is available within and adjacent to the campgrounds. Sites are unpowered.

There are picnic and shared fireplaces throughout the campground, however no fires are permitted on individual campsites and you need to bring your own firewood.

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Things to do in the area

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.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Boating and sailing

Take to the waves of Port Phillip and see Victoria's coast from the water or sail inland lakes and rivers by boat or charter.
Canoeing

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.

Fishing

In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.

How to get there

Candlebark Campground

The Fraser area campgrounds are approximately 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Access is via the Goulburn Valley Highway, then UT Creek Road and Fraser Park Road.  

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Need to know

Candlebark 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.

  • Candlebark Campground

    Open with reduced campsites

    Change in campground capacity 
    Candlebark Campground is open for camping at half capacity.  
     
    Sites 112; 118-131; 134-148; 156-163; 167; 169-172 and 174 are open for booking. 

    Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites. 

    Showers, toilets and drinking water 
    Drinking water, showers and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. Please ensure your booking information is up to date and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions. 

    Bookings are essential and can be made now at: www.bookings.parks.vic.gov.au/book
     
    Works are planned for the Fraser Block camping area in Lake Eildon National Park, to update the ageing infrastructure which is currently impacting the water supply to the area. Find out more about these upgrades at the Lake Eildon National Park camping upgrades project page.
     

  • Devil Cove Campground

    Open with reduced campsites

    Change in campground capacity 
    Devil Cove Campground is open for camping at half capacity.  
     
    Sites 225-253; 264; 265 and 267-280 are open for booking. 
     
    Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites. 

    Showers, toilets and drinking water 
    Drinking water, showers and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. Please ensure your booking information is up to date and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions. 
     
    Bookings are essential and can be made now at: www.bookings.parks.vic.gov.au/book
     
    Works are planned for the Fraser Block camping area in Lake Eildon National Park, to update the ageing infrastructure which is currently impacting the water supply to the area. Find out more about these upgrades at the Lake Eildon National Park camping upgrades project page.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Blue-Green Algae Warning for Lake Eildon

    Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has detected high blue-green algae levels within Lake Eildon.
    Blue-green algae present a risk to the health of humans and animals. The algae detected may cause gastroenteritis if ingested. Characteristic signs of algae contact are skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes, ears and nose; or if swallowed, nausea or vomiting.
    The situation is being closely monitored by GMW and the following precautions are recommended:
    • People and pets should avoid contact with the water.
    • Untreated water should never be used for human consumption (e.g. drinking, cooking, showering, bathing, washing).
    • People who come into contact with the water should wash affected skin immediately in clean cold water.
    • Boiling the affected water will not make it safe to use. Blue-green algae release toxins into the water when heated.
    You can determine if the warning is still current by visiting the GMW website https://www.g-mwater.com.au/water-operations/bga or by ringing 1800 013 357.
    Please remember that water in Lake Eildon is not suitable for human consumption without first being properly treated.

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