Last Updated Dec 2014
This is a small, fairly open campground suitable for tent based camping
Be careful deciding to camp here after wet weather as the ground can get quite boggy. There is not a lot of grass coverage and most of the sites have a slight gradient to them, so finding a level spot to pitch a tent can be a bit challenging.
It is a beautiful spot however, set amongst tall straight eucalyptus and surrounded by ferns. It is also usually fairly quiet (probably due to the lack of amenities) which makes it attractive in itself. The nearby coastal camping spots seem to attract a lot more people.
There is no water available here, so you will need to bring your own. You will also need to bring your own firewood.
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Pleasant, green, ridge top bush camping high in the Otway Range, without views.
A sloping grassed (short) clearing, shaded by surrounding Mountain Ash and Manna Gum forest with a dense understory of scrub with some tree ferns. Features a small dam and a couple of level spots. Bush camping without fires. Rated 3.7/5
From $12.30 per night (As of December 2014)
Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
See http://www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/great-otway-national-park-west-kennett-river-to-princetown for current fees and bookings.
Longdrop or composting
No water available at this campsite
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.
There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
Great Otway is a wonderfully diverse coastal National Park, stretching between Torquay and Princetown in Victoria.
This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.
The road into the campground is signed off Dean Marsh Road (Lorne Road) about 11km north west from Lorne in Victoria.
Access from Lorne: North-west 8k up the Deans Marsh-Lorne Rd [C151] to Benwerrin (just past the Mt Sabine Rd junction), right 200m on the Big Hill Track (sign)(gravel), short, steep access track on right (check if wet)
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