McLennans Punt Campground


McLennans Punt Campground

Pitch a tent at this peaceful campground on the northern banks of the Glenelg River. Go canoeing or kayaking, or cast a line and see if you can catch bream or mulloway for dinner.
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Set on the northern banks of the Glenelg River, McLennans Punt Campground is a great location for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and walking. 

Bring a pushbike and go for a ride, or take a walk and keep an eye out for native wildlife.

This small campground offers three unpowered campsites, all suitable for camper trailers, campervans, caravans, mobile homes and tents. Each campsite accommodates up to six people. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and non-potable water.

Bring your own drinking water and firewood. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

Things to do in the area

A woman playfully splashing a friend in another canoe with her paddle on the Glenelg River

Glenelg River Canoe Trail

The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75kms from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson. For much of its distance the river flows through the Lower Glenelg National Park, enabling enthusiasts to observe wildlife in its natural environment.
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.


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.

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 group of four hikers walk along the beach at Discovery Bay as part of the Great South West Walk

Great South West Walk

Walk the diverse landscapes of Lower Glenelg National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cobboboonee National Park and Cape Nelson State Park. Starting from Portland, the walk travels through majestic tall forests, meanders alongside the World Heritage Glenelg River, remote ocean beaches, past ancient lakes and culminates along rugged ocean clifftops.

How to get there

McLennans Punt Campground

Lower Glenelg National Park is in south-west Victoria adjoining the South Australian border, about 420km from Melbourne and 490km from Adelaide.

Mclennans Campground is on the northern shore of the Glenelg River. The campground is 2WD accessible from River Fire line.

Need to know

McLennans Punt 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.

  • Lower Glenelg National Park

    Glenelg River jetties underwater - Hazardous Conditions

    The Glenelg River mouth is closed by a sand bank due to natural processes.  The closed mouth is causing the water level in the Glenelg River to rise, resulting in some Jetties, Landings and Boat Ramps that are attached to campsites and visitor sites to become submerged.
    Sites located in the Lower Glenelg National Park and sites near the river mouth/estuary area of Discovery Bay Coastal Park are impacted.  Campsites are not currently impacted, only the waterway assets including jetties, landings, and boat ramps.

    Partially submerged or submerged water based assets are hazardous to park users.  Fluctuating water levels can cause silt and mud to accumulate on deck boards causing slippery conditions.  Deck boards can become loose or dislodge when rising water puts pressure on jetties causing gaps and trip hazards that cannot be seen underwater.  

    Park users including water craft users are advised not to use partially or submerged jetties and landings for their safety.

Similar experiences

A kayak lashed to the jetty at Forest South Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Forest South Campground

The camping area is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest
A 4WD with a camper trailer attached in front of the river at Red Gum Landing campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Red Gum Landing Campground

Pitch a tent at Red Gum Landing Campground and enjoy the serenity of the river. Launch a canoe or kayak and keep an eye out for native wildlife as you paddle along the water. Unwind at camp and drop a line to catch that elusive fish.
A camper trailer at Wilson Hall Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Wilson Hall Campground

Wilson Hall Campground is nestled among stringybark and banksia forest overlooking the river. Set up camp on the flat plain and make use of the convenient boat ramp.
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