Lake Elizabeth Campground

Last Updated Oct 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

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Located in the narrow, forested valley of the Barwon River East Branch.

Most of the camp area is a cleared, grassed hillside with a few small flat benches cut into the hill - best for tent camping. Well shaded by tall Mountain Ash.

Camp access road and turning circle very wet, pot holed and rough (March 2003). Day car park is gravelled, level, small. It now appears (Dec 2013) vehicle access to the camp ground has been blocked - This is now a walk-in camping area, approximately 80 to 100 metres from the parking area. Pets on lead at all times.

Can be very damp and dank if raining

Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways has inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded in 1952 following a massive landslip.

The elusive platypus can be found in the lake - wake up early or head to the lake at dusk to catch a glimpse of these shy Australian natives. Plentiful birdlife, including waterbirds.

Level nature trail track 1.2k (1hr return) upstream to Lake Elizabeth, Walk an extra 1k to "the beach" to view massed tree ferns across the water.

Facilities and activities at Lake Elizabeth

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Camping Fees:

There is now a charge for camping at Great Otways National Park.

To view pricing and book online, visit


Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.

How to book:

See for current fees and bookings.


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:

It is not known if fires are allowed in this campground.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


It is not known if there are any swimming holes near this campsite.


It is not known if there are any fishing spots near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

It is not known if there are any canoeing or kayaking spots near this campsite.

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Location information for Lake Elizabeth

This campsite is in Great Otway National Park

Great Otway is a wonderfully diverse coastal National Park, stretching between Torquay and Princetown in Victoria.

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This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

Situated in the inland foothills of the Otways, south east of Colac.

Access from Colac : East then south 32k on the Colac-Forest Rd to Forest, left (east) one block to Station Street, east 0.8k on Henningan Crescent (gravel) continuing east across Barwon River West Branch, right (south) at T junction 3.8k up Kaanglang Rd, left 2k down to the Barwon River (well signed) (narrow, twisting, steep sections) (Parks Vic recommend no caravans or trailers)

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