Upgrades and new facilities

Multi-million 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 Outdoors program.

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 campsites.

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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