Camping in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

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Camping in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

Mount Arapiles is a spectacular feature, rising sharply from the Wimmera plains to form part of the Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park.
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Centenary Park Campground is the only place to camp in the park. There are three camping areas here with toilets and picnic tables. The Lower Gums Camping Area is set among Yellowgum planted in the late 1980s and is popular with school groups. Upper Gums Camping Area is set among remnant Yellowgum woodland and is the smallest of the three campgrounds. The Pines Camping Area is set among tall pine trees. The Upper Gums and Pines camping areas have fireplaces but please note firewood is not supplied and firewood collection is prohibited. Wood fires are not permitted in the park from 1 November to 30 April. Gas or fuel stoves are recommended .
Camping fees apply. 

Things to do in the area

Picnics
Centenary Park picnic area has a shelter, picnic tables, toilets and wood barbecues (bring your own firewood). The Bluff and Summit picnic areas have tables and spectacular views but no toiltes.
Facilities
Visitors should bring their own drinking water. The Bluff and Summit picnic areas do not have toilets. Collection of firewood is prohibited in the park – please bring your own wood, or preferably a gas or fuel stove. Please take all rubbish away for disposal or recycling

A couple take a tour of Spermwhale Head with traditional owners from the Gurnaikurnai Land and Water Aboriginal Corporation.

Aboriginal heritage

Learn more about the culture, history and contemporary aspirations of the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of our land.
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 women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Walking

Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Picnics

Head outdoors for lunch in the warmer months and enjoy a picnic in some of nature's most relaxing and inspiring settings.

How to get there

Camping in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park is 334km northwest of Melbourne, with access via the Wimmera Highway and Centenary Park Road. The nearest town supplies are Natimuk and major town is Horsham.

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Camping & accommodation

Three camping areas are located in Centenary Park, Mount Arapiles. A combination of non-flush and flush toilets are available for campers to use. The site has communal fireplaces at some sites in the camping areas.

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Need to know

Camping in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

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.

  • Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

    Aboriginal cultural heritage rediscovered at Taylors Rock

    Significant Aboriginal cultural heritage, including rock art, has been rediscovered at Taylors Rock (Declaration Crag) in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park.

    Visitors are requested to respectfully avoid entering the area. 

    Attachments: Taylors Rock FAQs (348KB)

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