Parks Victoria to support better camping

By Holly McGuinness

Parks Victoria-run campsites across the state are set to be upgraded with a recently announced funding injection.

Victoria’s Great Outdoors initiative will see an investment of $106.6 million to improve the state’s parks, campgrounds, trails, trails and outdoor facilities.

Parks Victoria’s Executive Director of Operations, Kylie Trott, said: “Thanks to Victoria’s wide-open spaces, there are more opportunities to stay in nature, with new and improved

Campgrounds being planned right now.

Camping fees at Parks Victoria sites have been halved for reservable sites. More than 55,000 campers booked a camping trip last summer, an increase of 15,000.

The latest investment will see Parks Victoria’s reservation system upgraded at a cost of $1.56 million, making it easier to find among the state’s 131 reservable campgrounds.

Parks Victoria hopes the updated website will allow for more efficient confirmation of bookings, better functionality, as well as advanced filtering to find the perfect site for campers’ needs, whether it’s a campsite with services or a remote campground.

Improvements are also expected to be made to 4×4 routes across the state as well as walking paths along the Otways and central Victoria.