Ballots and peak season bookings

Most campgrounds can be booked online in advance, however, peak season holiday periods in some parks are available for bookings at different times of the year. Peak season periods fill quickly. Camping over Labour Day, Easter and summer school holidays can be particularly popular so be prepared and mark the dates in your calendar. 


Summer ballot

Wilsons Promontory National Park (Tidal River)

During the summer school holiday period camping and accommodation (excluding Wilderness Retreats) at Tidal River is allocated via an online ballot system. This is not a first in, first served process. The ballot is a random selection and all entries are considered equal regardless of when they are submitted during the ballot period, making this peak season booking process as fair and equitable as possible.

Summer 2022-23

Wilsons Promontory National Park – Tidal River (camping and accommodation)
Applications for the 2022-23 summer ballot have been finalised. 
Stay date: 22 December 2022 - 29 January 2023 (minimum stays apply)

 

Peak season release dates

Advance online bookings apply for selected holiday periods at the following locations. Peak season periods fill quickly and bookings will be accepted on a first in, first served basis.

Melbourne Cup weekend 2022

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River Campground (camping only)
Bookings open: 9am, Thursday 1 September 2022
Stay period: Cup Weekend 28 October - 1 November 2022 (4 night minimum stay)

Summer 2022-23

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff Campground
As part of the Victorian Great Outdoors package, Parks Victoria has invested in improvements to our booking system.
You can now select your campsite on a first in, first served basis at the time of booking.
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022    
Stay period: 24 December 2022 – 28 January 2023 (7 night minimum - Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks)

Mount Buffalo National Park - Lake Catani Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 - 7 January 2023 (7 night minimum - Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 – 28 January 2023 (7 night maximum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Peachtree Creek Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 - 7 January 2023 (no minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Shipwreck Creek Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 - 7 January 2023 (no minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Wingan Inlet Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 - 7 January 2023 (no minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Mueller Inlet Campground
Bookings open: To be confirmed. Mueller Inlet Campground is closed until further notice due to flood damage.     
Stay period: 24 December 2022 – 28 January 2023 (7 night minimum - Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks)

Please note, Thurra River Campground in Croajingolong National Park is closed until further notice due to fire impact. 

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park - Bunga Arm Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 – 28 January 2023 (3 week maximum stay)

Corringle Foreshore Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: 24 December 2022 - 7 January 2023 (no minimum stay)

Labour Day 2023

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River Campground (camping only) 
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022   
Stay period: Labour Day weekend 10 - 13 March 2023 (3 night minimum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Labour Day weekend 10 - 13 March 2023 (3 night minimum stay)

Easter 2023

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Tidal River Campground (camping only)
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022 
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Banksia Bluff (camping only)
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Great Otway National Park - Blanket Bay Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Corringle Foreshore Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Peachtree Creek Campground 
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Shipwreck Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Wingan Inlet Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Croajingolong National Park - Mueller Inlet Campground
Bookings open: 12pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Stay period: Easter weekend 06 - 10 April 2023 (4 night minimum stay)

Please note, Thurra River Campground in Croajingolong National Park is closed until further notice due to fire impact. 


Victoria's Great Outdoors

Learn more about Victoria's Great Outdoors and see Parks Victoria's project page or find out about state forest camping.

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