Budj Bim Campground (Budj Bim National Park)


Budj Bim Campground (Budj Bim National Park)

Budj Bim Campground sits among forested rocky hollows and ridges formed by lava flows from an ancient volcanic eruption. Camp close to the tranquil waters of Lake Surprise, explore the ancient and fascinating volcanic landscape of Budj Bim - and look out for the resident koalas and kangaroos.  

How to get there

Budj Bim Campground (Budj Bim National Park)



Need to know

Budj Bim Campground (Budj Bim National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • No horses
  • No generators
  • Fees apply
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No drones without a permit


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Budj Bim toilet and shower block closed

The primary toilet and shower facilities in Budj Bim National Park will be closed for refurbishment. 

The closure will take place between Monday 18th January and Monday 31st May 2021.

The alternate toilet block towards the rear of the camping area will remain open, however there will be no shower facilities available during this period.

The campground will remain partially open, with reduced facilities.

Please contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 for further information.

Walking track partial closures

Some walking tracks within the park will be affected as works are undertaken to implement the Budj Bim Masterplan.

- The Crater Rim walk is partially closed due to works for the new lookout. Walkers can still walk from the main lookout to the Natural Bridge, but the remainder of the Crater Rim walking track is closed.
- The Lake Surprise walk will be periodically closed - when works are being undertaken on the new lookout above. This is to ensure safety of visitors in case of any falling debris created during works to the lookout.

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