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McLaren Falls camping, accommodation and bookings

Mclaren's Falls offers hostel accommodation and a range of camping options for tents, caravans and campervans. 

Campsite updates

Hamilton Point and Rotary Grove campsites are currently closed. Pin Oak and Top Flat remain open for camping.

McLaren Falls Park is now cashless, and any campsites must be booked and paid for in advance online using the link below. Please note, booking in advance online does not reserve you a specific campsite. Locations for camping are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The maximum stay for camping is three nights. There are designated areas for camping, including Top Flat, Hamilton Point and Pin Oak Flat. Shower facilities are free for campers and available at Pin Oak Flat.

Camping fees

  • 0-5 years old - free
  • 5-16 years old - $11 per night per person
  • 17+ years old - $23 per night per person

People under 18 years old can't camp without a responsible parent or guardian present for the duration of their stay. Vehicle movement is not allowed after sunset due to poor visibility and disturbing other park guests.

Payment is non-refundable. Please ensure that you are booking the correct dates.

IMPORTANT: The park entry closes at 7:30pm in summer and at 5.30pm in winter. Campers must arrive before this time, even if they already have a booking.

Book a campsite online  View permitted camping areas

McLaren Falls hostel

You can book the 10-bunk hostel for $245 per night from 3pm in the afternoon to 10am the following day. You can extend your stay from 10am to 3pm for an additional $84.00. Bunks cannot be booked individually, and these is a two-night minimum stay (excluding day hire from Monday to Thursday).

Hostel facilities

  • three bedrooms providing a total of 10 bunk beds
  • two inside toilets and showers
  • lounge/kitchen/dining area
  • kitchen with two fridges, a freezer, microwave, toaster, stove and zip water heater, some cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils and cleaning products
  • heat pump
  • outside fire pit (need to supply your own wood).

Please note that bedding and linen is not supplied.

There is a small paddock next to the hostel which can be used for camping, if you have a group larger than 10 using the hostel. The standard camping rates will apply and will be charged prior to your stay. 

Bookings, availability and fees

Make a hostel booking request

Check hostel availability (available dates are shown in white on the calendar)

Mclaren falls booking fees

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