Good to know

  • Pedestrian access only
  • No facilities provided
  • Portable toilet required
  • No campfires
  • No dogs allowed
  • Mobile phone coverage is available


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

Tallarook Camping area 1 is on a licensed Crown water frontage that has been designated for camping. Before visiting this site, find out about camping on licensed Crown water frontages.

This Crown river frontage is adjacent to the Mansfield-Tallarook Rail Trail, approximately 5 km east of Tallarook, and 7 km south of Seymour on the Goulburn River. The camping area is a gentle sloping area, with areas of dense vegetation including blackberry. River access is via a steep bank.

It is important that campers use the map and instructions below to safely access the area and avoid trespassing on private property.

Camping is only permitted in the designated area on this frontage (see map below). Visitors may use other areas of Crown water frontage for recreational activities other than camping such as fishing, walking, and picnicking.


Crown water frontages are rough and rugged bush camp areas. Before you go, it is important to consider all potential risks and hazards when accessing and camping at this location. Campers are responsible for thier own safety and the safety of those in their care.


  • This site may be part of a working farm.
  • Cattle may be present on this water frontage and access the river.
  • If cattle approach you, avoid sudden movements and loud noises.
  • Farm animals are not pets. They can be large and unpredictable and should not be approached
  • Store your food in a secure container to avoid attracting livestock and other animals.
  • Leave all gates as you find them.

Tree hazard

  • Trees and limbs may fall unexpectedly. Avoid camping under trees.
  • Stormy and windy weather increases the risk that trees and limbs may fall.

Water and flood safety

  • Play it safe by the water.
  • Hidden dangers may include submerged objects and debris and strong currents. A storm well upstream from you could cause flash flooding.
  • Check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecasts and flood warnings, or visit Play it Safe by the Water for more information.


  • Be aware of dangerous weather and bushfire conditions.
  • Check VicEmergency for information about current fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.

Other risks that may be present include dangerous terrain, animals and adjoining farming operations.

How to get there

  1. The designated camping area is accessed via a pedestrian gate off the Mansfield-Tallarook Rail trail, near the picnic area shelter.
  2. Please ensure the gate is left closed when accessing the camping area

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area

Tallarook camping area 1 map

Map - Goulburn River - Tallarook Camping area 1 (PDF, 5.0 MB)


Further information

Page last updated: 28/04/22