Skip links and keyboard navigation

Camping information

Camping in Byfield National Park and Conservation Park

Byfield national and conservation parks offer a range of camping experiences, from sites with facilities to secluded bush camping. Five Rocks camping area in Byfield Conservation Park is the only camping area with facilities. Nine Mile Beach camping area and Scouts Camp at Water Park Point headland in Byfield National Park offer bush-camp settings with no facilities.

Camping is not permitted on Five Rocks (Three Rivers) Beach, Sandy Point Section or Corio Bay.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Byfield camping permits can only be issued for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights and are only valid for the number of people and specific camp site you have booked.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Byfield Conservation Park

Five Rocks camp site. Photo: Jo Kurpershoek, NPRSR.

Five Rocks camp site. Photo: Jo Kurpershoek, NPRSR.

Five Rocks camping area

Features: surrounded by coastal woodland with access to a vehicle-free beach. Explore rugged headlands or fish, swim and surf.

Location: 28 km east of Water Park Creek, just north of Stockyard Point township and accessed via Byfield National Park.

Access: the camping area can only be reached by 4WDs with high clearance. It is accessible for off-road camper trailers—track and weather conditions permitting. Read about road and track conditions.

Number of sites: 12 numbered and defined camp sites. Maximum six people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car. Camp sites 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 are suitable for 4WD vans and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: sand/dirt/timber pallets.

Facilities: cold showers, composting toilets, picnic tables and water (treat before drinking).

Open fires: prohibited. Gas or fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: allowed. Generators may be operated only between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm providing they have a sound rating of 65 decibels or less.

Essentials to bring: insect repellent, sunscreen, first-aid kit, sturdy rubbish bags, drinking water and sufficient fuel for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable—mobile reception may be available from Stockyard Point headland or on the beach at low tide. Consider taking a satellite phone.

Byfield National Park

Pandanus camping area, Nine Mile Beach. Photo: Jo Kurpershoek, NPRSR.

Pandanus camping area, Nine Mile Beach. Photo: Jo Kurpershoek, NPRSR.

Nine Mile Beach—Myrtella, Melaleuca, Pandanus and Casuarina

Features: nestled in the foredunes with easy access to the beach for swimming, fishing or walking.

Location: 32 km east of Water Park Creek and approximately 6 km south of Nine Mile Access Track.

Access: Nine Mile Beach can be accessed by 4WDs with high clearance or boat. Nine Mile Beach is accessible for off-road camper trailers, track and weather conditions permitting. Read about road and track conditions. Access tracks from the beach to camping areas are marked by name and a camping and vehicle access symbol.

Number of sites: four defined open camping areas without separately defined sites. Myrtella (maximum 24 people), Melaleuca (maximum 18 people), Pandanus (maximum 12 people), Casuarina (maximum 18 people).

Camping areas are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD; off-road camper trailers. Note there is no guarantee that a suitable location will be available for off-road camper trailers as these areas are first-in, first-choice.

Camp site surface: grass/sand.

Facilities: none. The nearest facilities are at Five Rocks camping area in Byfield Conservation Park.

Open fires: enclosed fires are allowed (except when fire bans apply) but with strict conditions—read take care with fire. Gas or fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: allowed. Generators may be operated only between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm providing they have a sound rating of 65 decibels or less.

Essentials to bring: insect repellent, sunscreen, first-aid kit, sturdy rubbish bags, drinking water and sufficient fuel for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go. Portable chemical toilets are recommended.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable—mobile reception may be available from Stockyard Point headland or on the beach at low tide. Consider taking a satellite phone.

Water Park Point headland—Scouts camp

Features: small secluded beach camp site with views over Corio Bay and Sandy Point.

Location: Water Park Point headland on the northern side of Corio Bay.

Access: the camp can only be reached by water, or on foot at low tide from Corio Bay car park at the southern end of Nine Mile Beach.

Number of sites: one site only, suitable for up to 15 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited. Gas or fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: allowed. Generators may be operated only between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm providing they have a sound rating of 65 decibels or less.

Essentials to bring: insect repellent, sunscreen, first-aid kit, sturdy rubbish bags, drinking water and sufficient fuel for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go. Portable chemical toilets are recommended.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable—mobile reception may be available on the beach at low tide. Consider taking a satellite phone.

* Requires Adobe Reader

Last updated
13 March 2013