Camping in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park


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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Popular with rock climbers and bushwalkers, Centenary Park Campground is the only place to camp in the park. There are three camping areas here with toilets and picnic tables. 

The Pines Camping Area is set among tall pine trees and is the most popular of the three camping areas. It is often busy on long weekends and during school holidays.

The Upper Gums Camping Area is set among remnant Yellowgum woodland and is the smallest of the three campgrounds. It offers a more relaxed atmosphere than the Pines.

The Lower Gums Camping Area is set among Yellowgum planted in the late 1980s and is popular with school groups.

All camping areas are within walking distance from each other, and are only a short walk from the base of popular rock climbing crags.

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. 

The Bluff and Summit picnic areas have tables and offer spectacular views.

Things to do in the area


Aboriginal heritage

Learn more about the culture, history and contemporary aspirations of the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of our land.
A young girl abseiling at Big Rock in You Yangs Regional Park

Rock climbing

There are rock climbing areas in many parks for all levels of ability. The best way to enjoy safe and sustainable rock climbing in a national park is with a guide.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.


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


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 in Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park

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