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Spacious, family friendly Camping and Caravan Park situated opposite the Barham River and the Southern Ocean. Five minutes walk to town centre cafes and restaurants, 9 hole golf course and the Fishermans Co-Op for your fresh, local seafood.

Many a lasting friendship has been formed as families come back year after year to soak up the wonderful atmosphere that is Apollo Bay. The Recreation Reserve is still one of the places on the Great Ocean Road that is affordable to all and across the road from a sandy beach.

For the fishermen there is a concrete boat ramp near the Fishermans Co-Op which provides easy access to the rich fishing grounds around Apollo Bay or you can try your luck from the jetty or surf fish from the beach opposite. River fishing in the Barham River also produces good catches, the trick is no sinker and fresh bait.

Close by attractions include Maits Rest approx 17kms from the park on the Great Ocean Road. Maits Rest has a raised boardwalk which takes you through a spectacular rainforest. After an hour or so exploring proceed a few kilometers further on to the turnoff to the Cape Otway Lightstation. The road is sealed, but narrow, so be careful. Koalas frequent the area but so do visitors who have a habit of stopping in the middle of the road without thinking of vehicles behind - so please be aware! The light has been in continuous operation since 1848. Daily tours, spectacular coastal views. There is an admittance charge to the Lighthouse. Lavers Hill approximately an hour from the park is the base to explore The Otway Treetop Walk, Melba Gully and The Magnificent Otways waterfalls. The world famous 12 Apostles is a further 45 minutes drive along the Great Ocean Road or you can arrange a joy flight from the airport 5 minutes from the park.

There is much to see and do, but when you arrive at the park you probably won't want to see and do much at all – except relax and enjoy the fresh sea air and perhaps a cold drink and a BBQ.

Local markets are held every Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm in the main street near The Information Centre. Farmers market third Sunday of the month in Moore Street.

Park features:

  • 35 powered sites situated in tree surrounds
  • 210 unpowered grassy sites - some right on the Barham River
    (Click here to view Park Layout Map in PDF format.)
  • 7 cabins with ensuite and television (byo or hire linen)
  • 3 coin operated Laundromats
  • 3 amenities blocks
  • BBQ's
  • Children's playground with plenty of room for games and activities
  • Free tennis courts
  • Bring the footy have a kick on the oval
  • Go for a relaxing stroll along the bush tracks
  • Catch a nice sized bream virtually outside your tent
  • Plenty of room for boats and trailers
  • Kayak and surf lessons on the beach opposite park
  • Dogs allowed on leash at all times on powered & unpowered sites only.
  • Seniors discounts

Click here to view Park Layout Map in PDF format.

Major credit cards accepted.

Mastercard VISA Eftpos Cash Accepted

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Per NightExtra AdultExtra Child
Off Peak Rate
Self Contained Ensuite Cabin$85$12$8
Powered Site$36$12$8
Unpowered Site$28$12$8
Peak Rates
Self Contained Ensuite Cabin$165$15$12
Powered Site$60$15$12
Unpowered Site$45$15$12
Shoulder Rates
Self Contained Ensuite Cabin$95$12$8
Powered Site$40$12$8
Unpowered Site$32$12$8

Please Note:

Above rates are for up to 2 people.


OFF PEAK - 1/7/19 - 20/9/19

SHOULDER - 21/9/19 - 26/9/19

PEAK - 27/9/19 - 29/9/19 - AFL GRAND FINAL W/END

SHOULDER - 30/9/19 - 6/10/19

OFF PEAK - 7/10/19 - 31/10/19

PEAK - 1/11/19 - 4/11/19 - MELBOURNE CUP W/END

SHOULDER - 5/11/19 - 20/12/19


PEAK - 21/12/19 - 26/1/20 - SUMMER TO AUSTRALIA DAY

SHOULDER - 27/1/20 - 5/3/20

PEAK - 6/3/20 - 8/3/20 - LABOUR DAY W/END

SHOULDER - 9/3/20 - 9/4/20

PEAK - 10/4/20 - 13/4/20 - EASTER

SHOULDER - 14/4/20 - 23/4/20

PEAK - 24/4/20 - 26/4/20 - ANZAC DAY

OFF PEAK - 27/4/20 - 4/6/20


OFF PEAK - 8/6/20 - 30/6/20



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Contact Details:

Contact: Maree
Address: 70 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay VIC 3233
Phone: 03 5237 6577

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Comfortable Cabins with Ensuite
Comfortable Cabins with Ensuite

Camp Next to Barham River
Camp Next to Barham River

Well Equipped Cabins BYO Linen or Hire
Well Equipped Cabins BYO Linen or Hire

Plenty of Room for Boats - Ramp Minutes Away
Plenty of Room for Boats - Ramp Minutes Away

Apollo Bay Family Holidays
Apollo Bay Family Holidays

Beach Access Opposite Park
Beach Access Opposite Park

Fish The Barham River Within The Park
Fish The Barham River Within The Park

Park allows Dogs on a Leash at all times on Powered & ...
Park allows Dogs on a Leash at all times on Powered & ...

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