Princetown Recreation Reserve Campground

Last Updated Dec 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

Princetown Recreation Reserve has toilets Princetown Recreation Reserve has water available Princetown Recreation Reserve has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Princetown Recreation Reserve Princetown Recreation Reserve has picnic tables You can go fishing at Princetown Recreation Reserve You are able to canoe in Princetown Recreation Reserve Pets allowed in Princetown Recreation Reserve

Closest campground to the 12 apostles with powered and un-powered sites, hot showers, and free barbecues.

The Princetown Recreation Reserve and Camping is located 6km east of the 12 Apostles, adjacent the Gellibrand River. It is the perfect central base for sightseeing along the Great Ocean Road. The 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, Melba Gully, Port Campbell and Otway National Parks, The Otway Fly, G.O.R.G.E Chocolates and the Great Ocean Walk are all within a few kilometres of the Reserve. Fishing Hiking and canoeing are just a few of the activities that are enjoyed by people who camp at the Princetown Recreation Reserve.

This is a pet friendly campground, conditions are on the website (link below).

The water at the park is bore water, so should be treated if you are going to drink it (boil it for 15 minutes or use a filter).

Fires must only be made in raised fire bins, firewood is available from the shop before dark.

Facilities and activities at Princetown Recreation Reserve

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Peak: December 1 - May 1

Unpowered : $20 for the first 2 people and $5 for each person after that per


Powered: $25 for the first 2 people and $5 for each person after that per


Off Peak: May 2 - November 30

Unpowered: $15 for the first 2 people and $5 for each person after that per


Powered: $20 for the first 2 people and $5 for each person after that per



Cashier on site.

How to book:

No bookings needed ~ plenty of space except Christmas ~ first in best dressed.


Flushing Toilets


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.


This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:

Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite

Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for Princetown Recreation Reserve


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Access is suitable for 2wd vehicles and caravans however there is a 15 tonne load limit on the bridge to the Princetown Recreation


a Situated near the Great Ocean Rd [B100] between Port Campbell and Lavers Hill.

Turn off the Great Ocean Rd just south of Princetown and the Latrobe Cr Bridge, 1k east on the Old Coach Rd (gravel) across the Gellibrand Rv

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