Lightwood Camping Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Lightwood Camping Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Break up your Two Bays Walking Track adventure by camping overnight at Lightwood Creek Camping Area. Located in the heart of Greens Bush, the quiet campground is a haven for wildlife. Watch out for kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and a range of native birds.

The minimal impact campground is located mid-way between Baldrys Crossing and Boneo Road, within the area of the national park known as Greens Bush. It is a north-facing, open and level grassy area in a remote bush setting alongside Lightwood Creek. Camping is free of charge, but the campground is only accessible by hiking in as a convenient stop over along the Two Bays Walking Track. Lightwood Creek Camping Area has facilities for up to 20 people across 5 campsites, with a pit toilet and tables for cooking, tank water is available however it’s not recommended for drinking without boiling first and fires are not permitted. Visitors can stay a maximum of two nights and while formal bookings or fees are not required, campers are advised to call 13 1963 to check with rangers on campground availability as sites are limited and can be fully occupied by scout or school groups.

Lightwood Creek Camping Area is in the Central fire district. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. For up to date information on bushfires in Victoria call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, download the VicEmergency app or visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au.

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Lightwood Camping Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Need to know

Lightwood Camping Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No motorbikes/trailbikes
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • Management vehicle only
  • No bicycles
  • No vehicles
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Heat exhaustion
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

Landslip affecting beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach

There is a landslip affecting the beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach (within Mornington Peninsula NP).  Please do not approach the slip.

Lifejackets Required For Rock Fishers from March 1, 2022

A two-year trial of new laws that require rock fishers to wear a lifejacket at high-risk locations will commence on 1 March 2022.
 
For Mornington Peninsula National Park, this includes the following locations:
  • Sorrento Back Beach rocks
  • No. 16 beach at Rye back beach
  • Bushrangers Bay rocks, east of Cape Schanck
 
This factsheet includes maps of the affected areas.
 
Fines apply if you don’t wear a lifejacket at these sites.
 
To find out more, visit Victorian Fisheries Authority 

Coastal Pest Predator Control Program - Mornington Peninsula National Park

Between 31/10/22 - 05/03/23 Parks Victoria will be conducting a pest predator control program in coastal sections of Mornington Peninsula National Park. An objective of the program is to reduce fox numbers to relieve predation of native wildlife, particularly vulnerable and threatened species, such as the hooded plover and white-footed dunnart, in accordance with the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988) and associated Action Statements.
 
The program will involve the use of para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) and canid pest ejectors to bait foxes in strategic dune locations. The risk of PAPP to native fauna is very low. 
 
Dogs are prohibited from Mornington Peninsula National Park. If pets are suspected of having consumed a PAPP bait during the baiting period, a vet should be consulted immediately. An antidote to PAPP (methylene blue) is available and stocked by most vets on the Mornington Peninsula. 

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