French Island National Park
Arrival Time: 13:00 |
Departure Time: 12:00
Whilst the Fairhaven campsites are not numbered, you are able to book these sites online. There is a maximum of 6 persons per site. Please change the number of adults to no-more than ‘6’ and select the number of sites you require from the drop down menu before clicking ‘Book Now’.
Fees no longer apply to Basic category campgrounds.
For all stays up until 30 June 2015, you will still need to book a campsite, but no fees will be charged. After 1 July 2015, no bookings will be taken for Basic category campgrounds - camping will be first in, first-served.
A 100% discount will apply to the Basic campsite fees (shown below) when you proceed with your booking.
Basic campgrounds in this park include: Fairhaven Camping Area.
Camping fees and bookings still apply to all other camping and accommodation categories: Mid, High, Very High and Special Fees.
Fairhaven Camping Area is a 5km walk from the ferry terminal at Tankerton on French Island. The site is located on the western shoreline with easy access to a sandy beach and with mudflats exposed at low tide. The camping area provides an ideal base from which you can access the many walking tracks and explore the park.
Basic toilet facilities are provided. Open fires are not permitted at any time. Please bring a portable gas stove for cooking.
30 days prior 50% cancellation fee.
Less than 30 days prior 100% cancellation fee.
Access French Island is by boat only. The campsite is a 5km walk from the ferry terminal location. Ferry directions: Take the passenger ferry from Stony Point across to French Island. For bookings ring the 24-hour Information line on (03) 9585 5730. The trip takes 10-12 minutes and delivers you to Tankerton Jetty on French Island. Check ferry timetables and weather conditions - ferry services can be cancelled at very short notice.
Walking from ferry:
Continue from the jetty carpark along the gravel road. Turn left at the bridge and either take the walking track to the left of the road (5km), or follow Coast Road to the campground (4.2km).
The walking track follows the coast to Fairhaven Campground through ti-tree, heathland, heathy woodland, coastal dunes and along the beach. View the park note for a map of the island, or for a more detailed map of the island, use. Vicmap - Westernport 7921-S.
Fairhaven Camping Area
Fairhaven Camping Area is a 5km walk from the ferry terminal at Tankerton on French Island. Basic toilet facilities are provided. Water supply cannot be guaranteed and visitors should be self-sufficient. Open fires are not permitted at any time. Camping on the beach is prohibited. Mosquito repellent is essential. Please bring a portable gas stove for cooking. Please be aware of regulations around Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Ban Days. When walking on the island please ensure you carry a map, plenty of water, wear a hat and sunscreen. Dogs, motorbikes, fires and firearms are prohibited in the park. Be aware of the tides when swimming, large mudflats are exposed at low tide. For an accurate map of the island, use. Vicmap - Westernport 7921-S.
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