Fairhaven Campground (French Island National Park)


Fairhaven Campground (French Island National Park)

Fairhaven Campground is located in the dunes behind the beach, on the western coast of French Island National Park. Stay in the secluded beauty of this seaside natural haven. This camp has basic amenities, and is approximately 5km walk from Tankerton Jetty, and 7.5km from the general store.

Set up your tent at Fairhaven Campground to stay a while beside the sea and appreciate the idyllic natural surrounds of French Island National Park. The campground is 5km from the Tankerton Jetty on the west coast foreshore, with space for up to 40 people amongst the 10 campsites.

Only basic toilet facilities and water supplies (purify or boil first) are provided. Due to the highly combustible vegetation of the island, no open fires are permitted at any time, so a portable gas stove, or similar, is essential for cooking. Campers can utilise campground facilities such as picnic tables, shelter and the BBQ whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Fairhaven Campground can only be accessed by walking tracks. No vehicle-based camping is permitted.

The General Store is approximately 7.5km away. As you're walking east from the Tankerton Jetty, keep an eye out for a koala or local birdlife, including Purple Moorhen, Swamp Harriers or Cape Barren Geese.

A number of walks and cycleways lead from Fairhaven Campground. Take the Fairhaven Northern Beach walk to see shorebirds and migratory waders along the saltmarsh and Fairhaven Beach. Climb to the Pinnacles Lookout along the West Coast Wetlands Walking Track, passing spring wildflowers and diverse birdlife to be rewarded with excellent views of Phillip Island, Western Port and the west coast wetlands. Cycle the Redbill Manna Gum Woodland Ride and see koalas, shorebirds, saltmarsh and Redbill Creek.

Sites at Fairhaven Campground are free but must be booked online.
https www.parks.vic.gov.au bookings place fairhaven-campground

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Fairhaven Campground (French Island National Park)

Need to know

Fairhaven Campground (French Island National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • 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.

No vehicle based camping

There is no vehicle based camping allowed at Fairhaven Camground

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