Two more parks for campers to enjoy

Published on 28 May 2024


We’re now responsible for 10 Great Ocean Road parks, after being appointed land managers for Princetown Recreation Reserve and the Port Campbell Recreation Reserve.

With a mix of powered and unpowered camp sites in natural settings, the reserves provide a great base for visitors to enjoy the Twelve Apostles precinct and Port Campbell National Park.

The reserves, which are situated on Eastern Maar Country, were transferred to us on 13 May 2024.

They were previously managed by two dedicated volunteer committees of management, on behalf of the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action (DEECA).

We’re committed to building on the great work of the volunteer committees, to conserve and enhance these much-loved parcels of public land.

Our Coastal Operations team is carrying out a comprehensive working bee at Port Campbell this week, following an asset review at both reserves.

Princetown and Port Campbell recreation reserves are family-friendly campgrounds, with both featuring basic amenities, barbecues, a camp kitchen, and children’s play area.

For more information on the 10 parks we manage - and their facilities - please visit

All revenue raised is reinvested back into the Great Ocean Road coast and parks, to ensure this special region can be enjoyed now and for generations to come.

Alongside this, we’ve recently taken over management of the Split Point Lighthouse precinct in Aireys Inlet, following a transfer from Surf Coast Shire Council.

Crown land in Lorne - including the foreshore skate park and forested areas between the Great Otway National Park and the Lorne township – has also been transferred to us this month.


Quotes attributable to Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority CEO Jodie Sizer

“This is an exciting development as we know these are much-loved and important places in Princetown and Port Campbell.

“We’re grateful to the committees for their dedicated work to shape these valuable and highly regarded community spaces.

“Their support during the transition was invaluable and we appreciate the guidance and assistance they extended, to ensure a smooth transfer.

“We are committed to upholding the high levels of care and service excellence that these areas, and the local communities, deserve.”