Tidal River peak season applications

Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park

This page is for the following defined peak season booking periods only:

  • Summer school holidays
  • Labour Day long weekend
  • Easter long weekend
  • Melbourne Cup long weekend

  • For bookings at all other times please visit the main Wilsons Promontory National Park page.

    A ballot is held for booking Tidal River camping and accommodation (except Wilderness Retreats) for the December/January school holiday period. Minimum stays apply.

    Summer ballot applications open at 9am on 1 July and close at 9am on 15 July 2020.

    Ballot dates, details and booking conditions

    Before you proceed, please read the instructions below and the Wilsons Promontory National Park terms, conditions and safety information. You will be asked to acknowledge you have read and agree to this information when submitting your application.

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    Details

    Summer school holidays - A ballot is held for booking Tidal River camping and accommodation (except Wilderness Retreats) for the period from late December until late January. Note, this is not a first in, first served booking process. The ballot is a random computer selection. The allocation is based on where your application is situated in the randomised queue. Minimum/maximum stays apply.

    Labour Day, Easter and Melbourne Cup weekend - Campsites at Tidal River will be allocated on a first-in first-served basis for the Labour Day, Easter and Melbourne Cup weekend booking periods. Allocation is determined by availability and the preferences selected within your booking request.

    All requests are considered final and cannot be altered once submitted. Cancellation fees will apply if you change your mind.

    Frequently asked questions

    When you submit your booking request you will receive an email to confirm that your request has been received. You will receive a further notification email to advise the result of your request once the allocation process has been completed. Submitting a booking request does not guarantee allocation.

    Campsite preferences
    Please select your first preference when choosing a powered or unpowered campsite or accommodation from the options above. Additional preference options, including the ability to enter specific site locations and requirements, are available in the next step of the booking request process.

    Only a limited number of powered campsites are available to request. Sites will show as sold if the maximum allocation has been reached.

    Payment
    Payment details are required to submit an application. Should your request be successful payment will be processed via our secure payment gateway.

    Group (multi-site) bookings
    To make a group booking simply add additional sites to your cart after you enter your initial site request. Only select the "Buy Now" option once all site details have been entered. A maximum of 10 sites can be requested per transaction.

    You need to provide the details (name, phone, vehicle registration) of the other members of your group. Payment for group bookings is the responsibility of the group leader.

    Total cost
    The total cost shown for your booking request is calculated as the maximum possible cost of a booking according to the highest priced preference selected in your application.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once sites have been allocated cancellations will be subject to cancellation fees as follows:

    30 days or more notice 50 per cent of booking amount.
    Less than 30 day notice 100 per cent of booking amount.
    Transfers are not permitted.

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Powered Campsite

    All powered sites are 8m x 8m. Tidal River campground has 20 powered campsites located on Second, Third and Fourth Avenues and beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 6 people (including children and infants) can camp on each site.

    Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground. Check in: 11am Check out: 11am. Please check in at the visitors centre upon arrival. If arriving after hours, please call ahead. Always check the after hours information posted outside the visitors centre, prior to entering the campground.

    Configuration: Powered Site
    Max # of Persons: 6
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Cabins

    Cabins accommodate up to six people. They feature natural light and a timber deck area for outdoor relaxation.

    They feature a spacious living area, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.Two bedrooms one with a queen sized bed and one with two bunk beds.
    Linen and towels are provided. Ceiling fan & gas heating.

    Configuration: 2 Bedroom
    Max # of Persons: 6
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Group Lodge (12 bed)

    Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups. John Gregory Lodge can accommodate a group of 12 people.

    Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests provide their own linen and towels.

    Features:
    Central dining/living area.
    Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave.
    Linen and towel hire is available on request.
    Bathrooms.
    Gas heating and barbecue.

    Configuration: 4 Bedroom with lounge
    Max # of Persons: 12
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Group Lodge (24 bed)

    Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups. Arthur Lucas Lodge can accommodate a group of 24 people.

    Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests provide their own linen and towels.

    Features:
    Central dining/living area.
    Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave.
    Linen and towel hire is available on request.
    Bathrooms.
    Gas heating and barbecue.

    Configuration: 6 Bedroom with separate lounge
    Max # of Persons: 24
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Group Lodge (30 bed)

    Perfect for schools, family groups, clubs and tour groups. Baldwin Spencer Lodge can accommodate a group 30 people.

    Blankets and pillows are supplied however guests provide their own linen and towels.

    Features:
    Central dining/living area.
    Fully equipped kitchen, with microwave.
    Linen and towel hire is available on request.
    Bathrooms (one with facilities for people with
    disabilities).
    Gas heating and barbecue.

    Configuration: 6 Bedroom with separate lounge
    Max # of Persons: 30
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Huts (4 bed)

    These one room huts can accommodate four people in bunk beds. Guests provide their own linen, blankets, pillow and towels and make use of the nearby campground amenities.

    Features:
    4 burner stove with oven/grill.
    Small fridge.
    Sink with cold water.
    Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
    Linen and towel hire is available on request.
    Gas heating.

    Configuration: 1 room combined living and sleeping area
    Max # of Persons: 4
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Huts (6 bed)

    These one room huts can accommodate six people in bunk beds. Guests provide their own linen, blankets, pillow and towels and make use of the nearby campground amenities.

    Features:
    4 burner stove with oven/grill.
    Small fridge.
    Sink with cold water.
    Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
    Linen and towel hire is available on request.
    Gas heating.

    Configuration: 1 room combined living and sleeping area
    Max # of Persons: 6
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Units

    Featuring a spacious living area, fully self-contained kitchen, bathroom and sun deck, these modern, one bedroom units are set in picturesque surrounds with a shared BBQ area and offer sweeping views to Mount Bishop. Adjoining units can be linked to accommodate up to four people in a combination of queen and single beds, all linen and towels are provided.
    Parks Victoria will consider, but cannot guarantee your request for a specific unit.

    Check in: 2pm Check out: 10am


    Click here to view a map of Tidal River Accommodation

    Configuration: 1 Bedroom with lounge and kitchen
    Max # of Persons: 2
     

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    BALLOT APPLICATION - Unpowered Campsite

    Tidal River campground has 455 unpowered campsites, beautifully situated near Norman Beach and Tidal River. No more than 6 people can camp on each site, including children and infants. Maximum of 2 cars per site.
    Campground facilities include modern amenity blocks with toilets and hot showers, laundry facilities and dishwashing stations. Nearby picnic areas are equipped with free gas barbecues. A dump point is available at the Overnight Hikers car park. Generators and fires, including solid fuel heating compounds, are not permitted in Wilsons Promontory National Park, including Tidal River campground.

    Configuration: Unpowered Site
    Max # of Persons: 6
     

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