Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

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Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

Hidden on the northern border of Bunyip State Park, Bunyip Weir Camping Area is only accessible by foot. Park at Bunyip River Road and hike through dense bush to reach the remote campground.

How to get there

Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

Need to know

Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Management vehicle only
  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs allowed
  • No motorised vehicles, including electric bikes or scooters allowed on management vehicle only paths, tracks or roads

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Nash Creek Campground Upgrades

Nash Creek Campground will be closed until September 2024 while upgrades to the camping facilities are undertaken.

Parks Victoria will be increasing the number of camping sites to accommodate motorhomes and caravans, improving vehicle parking and entry road, treating hazardous trees to make the campground safer for visitors and will be formalising existing sites to protect environmental values. Other facilities such as picnic tables and firepits will also be installed.

Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds within Bunyip State Park (such as Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area, Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground and Forest Road Camping Area) and Scout Loop Camping Area in nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park.   
 
For further information please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre at info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

Areas of Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park closed for deer shooting operations

Areas of Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park will be closed from dusk (4:00pm), until dawn (7.00am) on the following nights  April 29th and 30th,  May 1st, 2nd, 20th,  21st, 22nd and the 23rd .
 
These closures are for ground shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
 
During the hours of 7:00 to 18:00 on the 11th, 12th and 13th of June areas of Bunyip State park will be closed to the public. These closures are for aerial shooting operations controlling introduced deer species. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the control zones during the control operation.
 
All camping grounds/visitor areas will be closed when the control activities are underway. 
Areas closed include:
Nash Creek Camping Ground
Freemans Mill Camping Area
Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground
Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area
Lawson Falls Picnic Ground 
Forest Road Unloading Area
Cannibal Creek Horse Unloading Area
Helmet Track Unloading Area
 
Parks Victoria is responsible for conservation management to restore and protect park habitat, including the control of introduced plant and animal species.
 
This program will:
 • Reduce habitat structure damage and minimise browsing impacts on habitat regeneration
• Focus on movement corridors that aim to reduce the impact of deer grazing on surrounding private land
 
For your own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
For further information please call 131963

Attachments: BSP_KKRP map for brief (642KB)

Robertson Creek Track Closure

Robertsons Creek Fireline is currently closed for maintenance upgrades in preparation for a planned burn as per the Joint Fuel Management Plan.  For further information contact the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Forest Fire Management Victoria on 13 6186.

Mortimer Nature Trail Closure

Mortimer Nature Walk was severely impacted by storm events during February 2024 and remains closed to walkers until tree risk and cleanup works have been undertaken. 
 
Visitors are encouraged to explore other walks in the area such as Nicholls Hut Track to Four Brothers Rocks or walking tracks near Dyers Camping and Picnic Area.

Attachments: Mortimer Nature Walk Closure March 2024 (908KB)

Areas closed for deer control works

Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in the Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln Regional Park. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between February 19th 2024 and November 30th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
For reasons of public safety, various areas of the park will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For our own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
For further information please call 131963

Attachments: BSP_KKRP map for brief (642KB)

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