Limited camping for Easter at Wilsons Promontory
Parks Victoria is pleased to announce limited camping will be provided at Tidal River as well as within the northern section of Wilsons Promontory National Park for the Easter weekend.
Parks Victoria Chief Ranger Wilsons Promontory, Mr Craig Stubbings, said due to the extensive flood damage incurred, only 220 sites would be available for camping at Tidal River and the priority for these sites will be given to existing booking holders. These visitors will be contacted directly by Parks Victoria.
“We want to highlight it will be a limited experience at Tidal River with access only to Norman Bay beach and the South Norman beach track for walkers”, said Mr Stubbings. “Our team has been working tirelessly to clean up Tidal River in readiness for Easter, but our access has been limited due to major roadworks occurring at Darby River.
Parks Victoria staff will be available across the weekend at Tidal River to offer information as well as conduct flood interpretive walking tours. The general store and visitor centre incurred a great deal of damage so they will not be open. Alternative arrangements are being organised to provide campers in Tidal River with access to purchase basic items such as bread, milk and ice.
Parks Victoria has undertaken works in the northern section of the park to enable a bush camping experience in the Stockyard camp. This will allow visitors who had a camping booking for Easter to stay somewhere different and experience other areas of the park.
“The Stockyard camp is basic in terms of facilities but it does have limited toilets and showers, though we are recommending visitors to bring in their own water, said Mr Stubbings.
“We will be operating interpretive tours of the north over the Easter weekend, as well as a operating a regular shuttle bus service from the North into Tidal River taking Northern-based campers and visitors into Tidal River”, said Mr Stubbings.
“We understand the single lane access across Darby River bridge, along with limited parking spaces at Tidal River may cause some travel congestion. So by restricting private vehicle access into Tidal River only for those who have a booking to camp there, we hope to alleviate some of that congestion.
For further information, contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 131963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au
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