Upgrades and new
dollar bonanza for
Victoria's camping grounds
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VICTORIANS can look forward to a greater
choice and improved camping grounds thanks to the state government's Great
Some favourite camping destinations are now open for bookings over the
peak summer season.
Meanwhile, the government has halved camping fees in the state's parks and
forests and continues to support camping and outdoor experiences through
the $105.6 million program.
Thirty new campgrounds will be built between now and 2023, with some of
the 30 existing sites being upgraded ready to welcome visitors.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said
the coronavirus pandemic and the lifting of restrictions had sparked a
renewed appreciation for the great outdoors.
"It's great Victorians will be able to get back into nature and enjoy
upgraded and new camping facilities across the state," she said.
"Camping is a wonderful affordable holiday and our campground upgrades
will make the experience even more enjoyable for Victorian families."
The Minister believed it would help bring visitors and tourists back to
regional Victorian communities ... creating jobs
and boosting local economies.
Campers can traverse a new suspension bridge into the Neds Gully
campground in the Cathedral Ranges.
They can also view the night sky at Big Billy Bore campground on a new
stargazing platform in Big Desert State Forest.
In addition to four revitalised campgrounds in the Otways, some
fire-affected camping favourites in Victoria's south-east
‒ including Cape Conran and two sites in
theThowgla Valley ‒ are again welcoming campers.
Further upgrades are planned for the iconic Tidal River campsite at
Wilsons Promontory, as well as sites in Lower Glenelg, Bunyip State Park,
Lake Elizabeth, Peachtree Creek and several other iconic High-Country
Parks Victoria is now taking peak season bookings for sites including
Mount Buffalo National Park, Corringle Foreshore Reserve and Croajingolong
National Park along with other summertime favourites.
State forest campgrounds are free of charge but cannot be pre-booked.
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