Details on 52 campsites within 100km of Fortes (Hancocks) ,

Fortes (Hancocks) Campground

Last Updated Sep 2017 by fauxverlocking | Originally suggested by Peter

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A reasonably pleasant, well grassed clearing with scattered exotics (an old house site) shaded by cypress pines.

Surrounded by a mature pine forest on the lower slopes of Mt Lonarch. Relatively dry location.

There is limited level parking. Facilities are (2001) showing signs of age and limited maintenance.

Rated 3.7/5

Small dam just up road to south

An old mining area

Facilities and activities at Fortes (Hancocks)

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Free Campground.


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

First in, best dressed.


Longdrop or composting


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground, however it may be permisable to have a camp fire under certain conditions. Please check local fire restrictions and rules before lighting fires.


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:


Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

More Information

Location information for Fortes (Hancocks)


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

from Ballarat: West 44k on the Western Fwy & Hwy [M8 & A8] to Beaufort, right (north) 14.5k on the Beaufort-Amphitheatre Rd (bypass Raglan, 2k through Chute), left (north-west) 3.3k up the Fortes Rd (gravel), camp on left 1k after entering the Forest, at the F3 Rd junction

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