Red Gum Landing Campground

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Red Gum Landing Campground

Pitch a tent and enjoy the serenity of the Glenelg 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. 
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Set amongst eucalypt forest, with access to the Glenelg River, Red Gum Landing Campground is a great place for canoeing, kayaking or relaxing at camp.

This small campground offers two unpowered campsites, suitable for tents only. Each campsite accommodates up to six people. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic table and non-potable water. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

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

Great South West Walk

The Great South West Walk winds through the diverse landscapes of Lower Glenelg National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cobboboonee National Park and Cape Nelson State Park. Starting from the township of Portland in south west Victoria, the walk takes you on an unforgettable journey across rugged cliffs carved by the Southern Ocean, over remote beaches, past ancient, pristine lakes and through majestic, tall forest.

How to get there

Red Gum Landing Campground

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

The major access roads into the park are Portland - Nelson Road for south of the river or Wanwin Road for north of the river.

Camping & accommodation

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.

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Need to know

Red Gum Landing 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Closure due to COVID-19

    Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements, this facility will remain closed until further notice. This is to reduce the number of people moving around in the community and reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid-19

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