Mornington Peninsula National Park

Location: Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park is renowned for its historic features, outstanding scenic headlands and sandy beaches along the Bass Strait coast. It is popular for swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, walking and nature sightseeing. Parks Victoria aims to protect the natural and cultural features of the park while encouraging visitors to appreciate and enjoy the area.

Please note: Whilst the Lightwood 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’.

For important information on Mornington Peninsula National Park, including closures and current conditions, visit the park page.

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Popular visitor areas include the historic Cape Schanck lighthouse precinct, the ocean beaches of Sorrento and Portsea, the rugged Flinders coastline and walking tracks through the wildlife haven Greens Bush. Lightwood Camp Area is a minimal impact camping area with a ‘carry-in / carry-out’ policy and cooking to be done on fuel stoves only, campfires are not permitted. Proper personal hygiene practices should also be observed in the absence of formal toilets.
Barbecue facilities are provided at Fingal Picnic Area (near Cape Schanck) and Sorrento Ocean Beach. Kiosks operate at Sorrento and Cape Schanck and takeaway food is often available during summer holidays at Gunnamatta and Portsea.

Cancellation Policy

30 days prior 50% cancellation fee.
Less than 30 days prior 100% cancellation fee.
No Transfers.


Mornington Peninsula National Park

Mornington Peninsula National Park, Melbourne 3000



Lightwood Camping Area is a ‘walk-in–walk-out’ site serviced by the Two Bays Walking Track which crosses Mornington Peninsula from Arthurs Seat to Cape Schanck. Closest access points to the camp area via Two Bays Walking Track is from the Baldry’s Crossing or Boneo Road trailheads (approx. 4.5km each way) Alternatively a shorter walk into the camp area is possible via Lightwood Creek Track from the Gate 3 trailhead on Rogers Road (approx. 1.5km)


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Lightwood Creek Camping Area

Lightwood Creek Camping Area is located mid-way between Baldrys Crossing and Boneo Road on the Two Bays Walking Track on the Mornington Peninsula. The camping area is a north facing open and level grassy area in a remote bush setting near Lightwood Creek accessible only by foot. The nearest vehicle access is at Rogers Road Gate 3 or from the Baldrys Crossing / Boneo Road trailheads. The camping area consists of two defined zones with space for 4 sites for up to 6 people. One zone has low picnic tables. No toilets are provided with reliable water being available from Lightwood Creek, however any bush water should always be boiled before drinking. Please take your rubbish out with you.

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