Camping Reserve OPEN from August 10

CAMPING RESERVE OPEN to Regional Victorians

Due to the Lockdown in REGIONAL Victoria being lifted again, the camping reserve will re open on Friday the  10th of September.
Bookings are only permitted for single households, intimate partners or single bubbles who reside in Regional Victoria.  
  • We will be checking drivers licences to validate residency.
  • Residents of Metropolitan Melbourne are not permitted under the current restrictions.
Group Bookings are NOT permitted.
We would like to highlight to everyone that we are not accepting group bookings of any sort. This means that no more than one site can be booked in a single name. Put simply – Single Site, Single household, Single booking. Bookings that do not comply with this principal will be cancelled.
This is being done to comply with the Regional Victorian restrictions.
Private gatherings on your booked site or anywhere else in the reserve: Not permitted.
Intimate partner visits/single bubble permitted.
Face coverings:
•Must be carried at all times.
•Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home (on your booked site).
Details of the current Victorian Covid restrictions applicable from Saturday 17 September can be found here .
Walkerville Foreshore Camping Reserve

The Walkerville Foreshore Camping Reserve is situated right on the foreshore overlooking the beach, a quiet and peaceful location for families and friends. Look out across the water to the mountainous peaks of Wilsons Promontory, while behind you thick native bush rises up into the foothills. 

Current Tide and Weather

Family Fun

Walkerville South beach

Surfing

Walkerville North

Boating

Walkerville North beach

Nature abounds

Fairy Wren

Beautiful views

Camping beside the beach
Walkerville Foreshore Committee of Management

The Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management is responsible for managing 41.3 hectares of coastal Reserve along about 3.3 km of the coast at Walkerville on Waratah Bay in South Gippsland.   The Reserve protects important natural, cultural, heritage and landscape values, and provides an attractive and peaceful setting for informal recreation and relaxation. 

Our Vision

Visitors and residents using the Walkerville Foreshore in 2020 find a peaceful retreat with well-protected natural, cultural and landscape values, and small-scale facilities, which provide opportunities for nature-based relaxation and quiet enjoyment.

The camping area has been enhanced and offers a range of low-key accommodation nestled in coastal vegetation. Coastal walks provide fine views and interpretive information helps visitors to appreciate Walkerville’s rich heritage.

Vehicle access, parking and boat launching are regulated to provide a safe and pleasant experience for families, other visitors and residents and minimise intrusion on the foreshore. Day visitor areas have been enhanced with defined parking areas, sensitively designed structures and indigenous planting to blend with the coastal setting.

Foreshore protection works have been undertaken to mitigate erosion and climate change impacts are monitored. Walkerville is a highly regarded destination for people who appreciate nature largely free from commercial development and enjoy the area’s safe beaches, beautiful coastal landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

The Committee has worked with the community and government agencies to successfully implement management and maintenance programs, obtain external funding and complete improvement projects.

Guiding Principles

The plan is guided largely by the four principles set out in the Victorian Coastal Strategy (VCS), 2008.  In summary these are: protect natural and cultural values, provide integrated planning, and ensure sustainable use of resources.  When these are addressed, consider development within nominated constraints.  The Strategy provides context and specific policies and actions to address important coastal issues including climate change.

Future Directions

The plan builds on the Committee’s overall aim to conserve and enhance coastal values while providing community access.  It identifies a vision and future directions for management, and sets out a series of goals and actions.

Four goals identified are:

1. Protect and enhance natural, cultural and landscape values.

2. Sustainably manage coastal access and a range of compatible recreational facilities.

3. Facilitate community involvement in coastal planning, management and appreciation.

4. Manage the coast effectively and sustainably.

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Walkerville Foreshore Reserve

3 Loop Road
Walkerville North Victoria 3956 AU

Text or Call: 0487 007 176

camping@walkervilleforeshore.com.au

Contact Hours:
10am-5pm
(office is not always attended in low season)
Pre-booking is recommended

Camping Reserve open to Regional Victorians.