Tidal River peak season applications

Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park

This page is for the following defined peak season booking periods only: Summer, Easter, Labour Day and Melbourne Cup.

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

Melbourne Cup weekend bookings open at 9am, Monday 16 September 2019.
4 night minimum stay applies.
Arrive: Friday, 1 November 2019, Depart: Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Ballot and advanced booking period opening dates and details

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 booking request.



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

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.

Additional information (rates, site information, guides, maps)
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 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.