Cameron’s Track Campground is a basic bush camp located within the Pyrenees State Forest.
The Pyrenees Ranges offer visitors a wonderful mix of natural and cultural history, with spectacular views, rugged mountain ranges, abundant wildlife, a rich mix of wildflowers and historic sites. The main attractions of the forest are the Waterfalls Picnic Area, Governor Rock Lookout and the Pyrenees Endurance Walk.
The Pyrenees Ranges State Forest is in the Central Victorian Goldfields approximately 200 kms north-west of Melbourne near the town of Avoca. Avoca can be accessed via the Sunraysia or Pyrenees Highways. Once in Avoca travel west along Vinoca Road following the signs to the wineries then on to the Waterfalls Picnic Area.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Fees are not charged and booking is not necessary, camping is on a first-come first-served basis and no bookings are required, but early arrival may be advisable during peak periods.
Toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces, a shelter and rainwater are available at Cameron’s Track Campground, with simpler facilities (picnic tables and fireplaces only) available at the Governor’s Rock Lookout.
For those seeking a picnic site in a relaxing forest setting, the Waterfalls Picnic Area is hard to beat, being easily accessible from Avoca, with toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces and a short walk available for day visitor use.
If there are no facilities for rubbish collection you must take rubbish with you when you leave and ensure the area is clean for future campers. Do not bury or dump litter in the forest.
THINGS TO DO
This area is rich in flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities including camping. There is also the Pyrenees Endurance Walk for those looking to expand some energy. The Pyrenees Endurance Walk is 18 km one way and is recommended as an overnight trip starting at the Waterfalls Picnic area with Cameron’s Track being the halfway point. This walk is considered to be reasonably difficult with some steep sections. In drier months, you will need to carry your own water. Or there is the Valley Walk for something a little easier.
Only camp in an existing campsite rather than create a new one and camp at least 20 meters from any stream, lake or reservoir.
Do not dig trenches around tents.
Take your rubbish home. Do not bury or dump litter in the forest.
Where drop toilets are provided, please use them for their intended purposes. Do NOT use these toilets to empty chemical waste from cassette toilets or for the disposal of general waste.
Campfires are permitted, provided the following guidelines are observed:
The fire is in a fireplace or trench 30 cm deep. Please use existing fireplaces rather than create your own.
The fire is not more than 1 square metre and 3 metres around the fire is cleared.
The fire is not left unattended and is put out before you leave.
Collect only fallen wood for fires. Cutting down trees or damaging standing vegetation is not permitted.
Fires of all types, including portable gas and liquid fuel stoves, are prohibited on days of TOTAL FIRE BAN
It is your responsibility to know if a TOTAL FIRE BAN is declared.
For up to date information about Fire Bans refer to www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Be aware of your and your vehicle’s limitations. Most of our forest roads are dirt roads, many are four-wheel drive only (particularly after rain!) and are typically narrower than urban roads so always keep to the left.
With the exception of Murrindindi Scenic Reserve (east of Buxton) and Steavenson Falls Reserve (near Marysville), you may bring your dog into Victorian state forests, provided they are under your control at all times.
For more detailed information please visit the DELWP website via the link below.
FRC are still in the process of obtaining more information about this site and it will be updated as it comes to hand.
Data courtesy of: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Address & Contact
68.4 km Northeast of Ararat, VIC