Camping in Warby-Ovens National Park



Warby-Ovens National Park

From Wenhams, to the peaceful Killawarra Forest Camp, to dispersed bush camping along the Ovens River, Warby-Ovens National Park has is a range of unpowered camping options available for visitors to explore it's distinct landscapes.

There is a range of unpowered camping options available. No fees or bookings are required. Campers must be self-sufficient and bring their own firewood and drinking water.

Wenhams Camp is an excellent base for exploring the walking tracks in the granitic hills, many of which start from the camp. It offers individual camp sites with a separate Day Visitor Area.

The peaceful Killawarra Forest Camp, surrounded by Box-Ironbark woodland, was the site of a Forest Commission camp in the Depression of the 1930s. During World War II it was turned into an internment camp for Italian immigrants.

Both campgrounds are suitable for tents and caravans, and have toilets, picnic tables, and fire places with grills. Forest Camp also has a picnic shelter (rotunda). The maximum length of stay is 3 days. Sites are limited so large groups are asked to contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 when planning their trip.

Self-sufficient campers will enjoy the dispersed bush camping along the Ovens River, with its sandy beaches, river access and fishing. There are picnic tables at some of the river bends but no other facilities. Permanent structures or camps are not permitted. 

In dry weather, it may be possible to access some areas with 2WD vehicles including campervans and caravans, but exercise caution and look out for deep potholes and wheel tracks. Roads may become impassable in wet weather, even to 4WD vehicles. Check the latest conditions and road closures.

Things to do in the area

A campground host at Lake Catani talks to two visitors about the campsite.

Lake Catani Campground

Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while camping within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands beside Lake Catani in Mount Buffalo National Park.
Three friends stop for a quick drink late in the afternoon on their walk from Hotham to Falls Creek.

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

One of Victoria's icon walks, the 37km Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing (FHAC) is a 3 day/2 night walk through the Alpine National Park, linking the resort villages of Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.
A couple walk along the Bogong High Plains near Mt Nelse.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails

How to get there





Escape from the heat of summer and spend lazy days camping along the Ovens River.

Need to know


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.

  • Warby-Ovens National Park

    Puzzle Bend Bridge

    Puzzle Bend Bridge within Warby -Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been ben closed to vehicle traffic for several years. There are many alternative bends of the Ovens River that can be accessed nearby in the park.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Partial Park Closure Due to Flooding

    Due to the Ovens River flooding, the following tracks are closed in the Warby-Ovens National Park:
    Hills Track, Wilsons Track, Boundary track, Frosts Crossing Track, Ovens Track, Nicklaus Track, Yellow Creek Track, South Track, Robinsons Bend Track and Mcquades Bend Track. Local staff will monitor river heights & track conditions and reopen tracks once it is safe to do so.
    Alternative camping spots on the Ovens River can be found at Mclaughlins Bend and Camerons Bend.

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A mother and daughter kicks a football in front of dad and two younger children in front of tents at Buchan Caves Reserve.


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Two people camping by the water

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A couple sit around a campsite and welcome their friends to their campsite as they walk in.

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A picturesque photo of the stone hut near the Horn at Mt Buffalo.

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