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 (Lake Eildon National Park)

    Open to 30 June, reduced sites

    Candlebark Campground is open for camping to June 30. Bookings are essential.
    Change in campground site availability:
    The top row of the campground closest to Fraser Park Road, including sites 102-111 are closed.
    Sites 113-117; 132-133; 149-155; 158; 164-166; 168; and 173 are closed.
    Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites.
    Campground tap water:
    Underground pipes which supply water to the campground taps and toilet blocks have been having ongoing issues. Rangers will monitor the water infrastructure closely while the campgrounds are open, and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues worsen. Please ensure your booking information is up to date, and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions.

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