Christmas/New Year Bookings upadate

Dear Campers,

We apologise for the system errors that some of you have encountered while trying to book for the Christmas/New Year period. Our intention in changing booking systems was to enhance the booking experience for everyone, but unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case for all of you.

Despite the challenges during this booking phase, we are committed to using your feedback to improve the process.

If you accidentally booked more sites than needed, rest assured that you’ll receive a full refund for those extra bookings. The cause of the missing booking confirmation message has been identified and is now fixed. We’re actively investigating and collaborating with the system provider to ensure a better booking experience in the future.

Sincerely, Walkerville Foreshore Committee of Management

Peak Season Bookings 2024 opening Soon !

Bookings for the Summer peak will be available to book online from:

9am on Saturday July 6th 2024

Applicable dates are as follows:

  • Summer Peak -December 26th  Boxing Day – January 31, including Australia Day long weekend. 

As there will be high demand for these bookings, there are a couple of points to consider:

  • To book a campsite, equipment details including Length and Type must be entered.
  • Securing more than two sites in a single name in this periods will result in ALL bookings in that name being cancelled and the applicable cancellation fees being charged.  This is being done to prevent multiple sites being tied up by one person, preventing access to these sites during the release rush.
    • Sites “swap and cancel” amongst friends and family members are not allowed. So please do not have family members book a backup on your behalf in case you miss out, with a view to only keeping the “best” site. This unfairly ties up sites during the release rush.
    • Maximum Stay on one site is 6 weeks. Any abutting bookings that extend beyond the peak periods will be clipped to this maximum length.

    Sites are numbered 1 through 132.

    Sites 34 & 37 are our two bungalows. During Summer peak, bungalows can only be booked for 7 days, Thursday to Thursday. (26 Dec is a Thursday this year)

    Please review our Booking FAQ to see more information and to download a detailed guide on how to book.

    Good luck with your Bookings.

    Melb Cup Long Weekend Bookings open June 1st!

    Bookings for the Melbourne Cup Long Weekend 2024 will be available to book online from:

    9am on Saturday June 1st 2024

    Applicable dates are as follows:

    • November 1st – Nov 5th (4 night minimum).

      As there will be high demand for these bookings, there are a few points to consider:

      • To book a campsite, equipment details including Length and Type must be entered.
      • Securing more than two sites in a single name by using several  booking sessions will result in ALL bookings in that name being cancelled and the applicable cancellation fees being charged.  This is being done to prevent multiple sites being tied up by one person, preventing access to these sites during the release rush.

      • If your main objective is to get any site rather than a specific site you can skip Site Selection by pressing “Next Step” instead “Select Site from Map”. This is the fastest way to book as the system assigns the next available site. The site assigned will show on your booking confirmation. 
      • Sites “swap and cancel” amongst friends and family members are not allowed. So please do not have family members book a backup on your behalf in case you miss out, with a view to only keeping the “best” site. This unfairly ties up sites during the release rush.

        Sites are numbered 1 through 132.

        Sites 34 & 37 are our two bungalows. 

        Please review our Booking FAQ to see more information and to download a detailed guide on how to book.

        Good luck with your Bookings.

        Walkerville South Ramp Closed to recreational vehicles – Easter 2024 – 29th March thru 1st April 2024

        Bollards

        The Walkerville South beach will be closed to recreational vehicles to reduce the risk to beach users during the four day period over the Easter Long Weekend (Friday March 29- Monday April 1 inclusive). Bollards will be installed on the beach access ramp.

        Recreational vehicles – what does this mean?
        The term recreational vehicle relates to motorized leisure vehicles on the beach. This includes cars (with or without trailers), trucks or utes. Kayaks may still be launched on the beach and other small water craft that don’t require a vehicle to launch them.

        Walkerville North
        Off the beach launching will still be available nearby at Walkerville North where there are upgraded road, car parking, sea wall and recreational facilities. There is potential car and trailer parking available for up to 37 cars with trailers at Walkerville North.

        Vehicles can only be driven onto the beach at Walkerville North for the purpose of launching or retrieving a boat, and cannot be parked on the beach or driven to other parts of the beach.

        Sincerely,

        Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management
        admin@walkervilleforeshore.com.au

        Walkerville North - trailer parking

        Walkerville South Ramp Closed to recreational vehicles – 25th December 2023 – 31st January 2024

        Bollards

        The Walkerville South beach will be closed to recreational vehicles to reduce the risk to beach users during the peak summer period. Bollards will be installed on the beach access ramp.

        Recreational vehicles – what does this mean?
        The term recreational vehicle relates to motorized leisure vehicles on the beach. This includes cars (with or without trailers), trucks or utes. Kayaks may still be launched on the beach and other small water craft that don’t require a vehicle to launch them.

        Walkerville North
        Off the beach launching will still be available nearby at Walkerville North where there are upgraded road, car parking, sea wall and recreational facilities. There is potential car and trailer parking available for up to 37 cars with trailers at Walkerville North.

        Vehicles can only be driven onto the beach at Walkerville North for the purpose of launching or retrieving a boat, and cannot be parked on the beach or driven to other parts of the beach.

        Sincerely,

        Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management
        admin@walkervilleforeshore.com.au

        Walkerville North - trailer parking

        North Walkerville Ramp closed

        The North Walkerville Beach access ramp at the boating facility will be closed for maintenance for two days this coming week:

        Monday November 13

        Tuesday November 14

        Resurfacing works are being carried out and access to the beach for launching and retrieval will be blocked.

        The nearby  Walkerville South access ramp is still available for use during this period.

        Camping Reserve Managers

        To the camping community,

        We would like to inform you that the Walkerville Reserve Managers Monique and Gary have resigned from their positions. 

        We would like to acknowledge their hard work, dedication and their willingness to undertake on many projects to ensure our beautiful and unique camping reserve continued to thrive.

        We would like to take the time to thank Monique and Gary and wish them well for their next chapter.

        We welcome back Colleen and Glenn as our interim managers for the month of November until our new Walkerville Reserve Managers start in December.

        Stay tuned for more information.
        Yours sincerely,
        Walkerville Foreshore Committee of Management 

        Easter Bookings 2024 opening Soon !

        Bookings for the Labour Day Weekend and Easter 2024 will be available to book online from:

        9am on Sunday October 1st 2023

        Daylight savings also starts on the same day – So do not sleep in ! 

        Applicable dates are as follows:

        • Labour Day long weekend.  March 8th – March 11th (3 night minimum).

        • Easter holidays – March 28th – April 14th, (4 night minimum over Easter long weekend from 28th March – 1st April )

        As there will be high demand for these bookings, there are a few points to consider:

        • To book a campsite, equipment details including Length and Type must be entered.
        • Securing more than two sites in a single name by using several  booking sessions (in either of the two periods) will result in ALL bookings in that name being cancelled and the applicable cancellation fees being charged.  This is being done to prevent multiple sites being tied up by one person, preventing access to these sites during the release rush.

        • If your main objective is to get any site rather than a specific site you can skip Site Selection by pressing “Next Step” instead “Select Site from Map”. This is the fastest way to book as the system assigns the next available site. The site assigned will show on your booking confirmation. 
        • Sites “swap and cancel” amongst friends and family members are not allowed. So please do not have family members book a backup on your behalf in case you miss out, with a view to only keeping the “best” site. This unfairly ties up sites during the release rush.

          Sites are numbered 1 through 132.

          Sites 34 & 37 are our two bungalows. 

          Please review our Booking FAQ to see more information and to download a detailed guide on how to book.

          Good luck with your Bookings.

          New Booking System

          BOOKING GUIDE

          Having listened to customer feedback, we have replaced our online booking system.

           There have been no changes to our terms and conditions, the number of sites or anything else. It is simply a different online tool for bookings.

          Labour Day long weekend (March 2024) and Easter bookings will open on October 1st at 9am. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the new system before hand.

          To this end we have created a brief guide on how to use the Newbook system, which seasoned campers may have encountered elsewhere. It is a first draft and we will endeavour to enhance the guide and make it clearer once we have more experience with Newbook. 

          The guide can be found  here  and general booking info including embargoes can be found at our Booking FAQ page.

          Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management