This campsite is nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, and is surrounded by peaceful bush and farmland, yet is located only 15 minutes from the centres of Traralgon and Morwell.
The site was donated to the Guiding Movement by the Burnet family over 50 years ago, and is now used extensively by Guides and the wider community for camping and outdoor recreation. The site and main accommodation building have recently been extensively redeveloped, with further work planned for the future. A new camp storage facility and under-cover camp kitchen area, and has recently been completed.
A COVID-19 Safe campsite
A fully-detailed Covid-19 Safety Plan has been prepared, and extensive work carried out, to enable Burnet Park to safely re-open for camping and day activities from 1st February 2021. Whilst indoor sleeping accommodation will be restricted initially to a maximum of 20 persons, the outdoor areas will be able to accommodate a much larger group for camping and activities, depending on hirer’s needs and tent arrangements etc. The camping area is able to easily accommodate 2 x 10-person sub-camps in “Covid” mode. Hirers will have exclusive use of the campsite and will not be sharing the facilities with any other group.
Further information can be found in the following documents:
Guide Camp Rd (off Burnet Park Rd), Glengarry West
Map Reference: Vic Roads Country Directory – Map 98 A4
For bookings and further information please contact: Dorothy Sturgess
To secure a booking, please complete and email the following booking request form
Environment – Indoor
‘Illangi’ – The House on the Hill:
Accommodation is available for 20 in single and bunk beds with mattresses provided. BYO pillows & sleeping bags, blankets & mattress covers.
Reverse cycle heating/cooling is provided to common areas.
LPG cooking and hot water service is provided.
The kitchen is fitted with a commercial oven and gas range, and is fully equipped to cater for groups of up to 30, including cutlery and crockery.
2 bathrooms with toilets and showers; one has facilities for persons with disabilities.
Extensive grassed camping areas, a tree house platform, chapel, campfire circle and outdoor toilets.
A covered camp kitchen area is available.
A brick cooking fireplace is provided.
Some camping equipment, including tents, is available for use – please make enquiries.
Distance to CBD
Off Site Activities
Bushwalking, Boating at Lake Narracan / Hazelwood Pondage, Hiking at Walhalla / Wirilda Trail, Morwell National Park, Baw Baw Plateau, Wirilda Environmental Centre.
On Site Activities
- Sleeping platform – campers can make their own rope ladder.
- Rintouls Creek( situated beside the property) – water investigation kit available, find water bugs etc.
- Nature walks – butterfly net available.
- Archery equipment_ users must ensure they follow guidelines
- Sports equipment – balls, nets, badminton rackets, etc.
- Outdoor games – quoits, bowls, giant connect 4, etc.
- Low ropes equipment – needs to be set up between trees etc.
- 6m parachute plus instruction book and video
- Initiative/team games.
No public transport from Traralgon, Morwell or Glengarry
Access is available to and within the main accommodation building, and to parts of the campsite.
Friends of Burnet Park
A “Friends of Burnet Park” group has been set up in order to provide support for Burnet Park within the community, and to assist the Management Committee with day-to-day running of the facility.
Whilst activities of this group have been suspended during the pandemic, it is hoped that a full program of activities will be undertaken in 2022. For more information please contact the group’s coordinator, Linda Hall on 0427 671 780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.