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Burnet Park, Glengarry West

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, is currently under construction, and expected to be completed by December 2020.

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 December 2020. Whilst indoor accommodation will be restricted initially to a maximum of 12 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. 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:

Burnet Park Visitor Information Guide (Covid-19 version)
Burnet Park Covid-19 Safety Plan
Covid-19 Instructions to Hirers
Hirers Covid-19 Safety Plan Template (“Word” version)

Location

Guide Camp Rd (off Burnet Park Rd), Glengarry West
Map Reference: Vic Roads Country Directory – Map 98 A4

Contact Details

For bookings and further information please contact: Dorothy Sturgess
Email: burnetparkbookings@gmail.com

To secure a booking, please complete and email the following booking request form

Burnet Park Booking Request Form 

Environment – Indoor

‘Illangi’ – The House on the Hill:
Accommodation is normally available for 20 plus in single and bunk beds with covered mattresses. BYO pillows & sleeping bags.

Reverse cycle heating / air conditioning is provided to common areas.
LPG cooking and hot water service is provided.

The kitchen is provided 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.

Outdoor

Extensive grassed camping areas, a tree house platform, chapel, campfire circle and outdoor toilets.

A covered camp kitchen area will be available from December 2020.

A brick cooking fireplace is provided, with water boiling facilities.

Some camping equipment, including tents, is available for use – please make enquiries.

Distance to CBD

178kms

Nearest Town

Glengarry 4kms
Tyers 4kms
Traralgon 15kms
Morwell 20kms

Off Site Activities

Bushwalking, Boating, Lake Narracan / Hazelwood Pondage, Hiking at Walhalla / Wirilda Trail, Morwell National Park, Baw Baw Plateau, Wirilda Environmental Centre.

On Site Activities

Sleeping platform, Rintouls Creek (situated beside property), Chapel, nature walks and wildlife.

Archery equipment will be available for use from January 2021.

Public Transport

No public transport from Traralgon, Morwell or Glengarry

Disability Access

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 2021. For more information please contact the group’s coordinator, Linda Hall on 0427 671 780 or lmh-080808@bipond.com.

Further Information

More details can be found here in our campsite brochure, or in the Visitor Information Guide which gives all the information you need to come and camp at Burnet Park.