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Bailes Campground

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Off Jimmy Smith Road, Buangor VIC 3375 (zoom in on map for exact location)

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  • Campground (booking and fee required)
  • Wood fire barbecue
  • Picnic tables
  • 5 unpowered campsites suitable for both tents and caravans
  • Walking tracks
  • Toilets
  • Dogs not permitted
Bailes Campground is a fantastic place to set up camp and explore the beautiful Mount Buangor State Park. Facilities at this campground include a wood fire barbecue, fire pit, picnic tables, and non-flush toilets. 

5 unpowered campsites are spread across the campground, all suitable for both tents and caravans. Bookings and fees are required for this campground, see Parks Victoria's website to book your spot.

Visitor facilities at Bailes Campground

The peaceful camping area at Bailes Campground provides multiple picnic tables along with wood fire barbecues. The barbecues are constructed of stone with hinged barbecue plates on top.

There is also a large stone-ring fire pit.

Non-flush toilets are set to the rear of the campground.

Walks from Bailes Campground

  • Ferntree Visitor Area (and Ferntree Falls) - 750 m / 15 min
  • Middle Creek Visitor Area - 2.4 km / 30 min
  • Two Mile Circuit - 2.9 km / 1 hr return
  • Bukkertillible Walk - 5.7 km / 2 hr return
  • Mount Sugarloaf Circuit - 9.8 km / 3 hr 45 min return

More information about Bailes Campground

An information sign provided by Parks Victoria displays the following text (along with lots of other great information for your stay in the Mount Buangor State Park):

Mount Buangor forms a virtual island of mountains and forests as it rises spectacularly out of the surrounding farmland plains. Granite boulders and vertical escarpments for a plateau that extends east to Mount Cole and west to Mount Langhi Ghiran. The highest peak is Mount Buangor at 989 metres.

The local climate, together with is geological past has determined the park's unique range of plant and animal communities. Home to 324 known plant species, 119 are of particular significance. Characterised by  healthy Eucalypt forests; Messmates, Stringybarks and Blue Gums line the steep slopes. On higher peaks Snow Gums are common; in the deep gullies below, cool temperate rainforest plays host to striking tree ferns.

Animals thrive in this diverse environment. Commonly seen species include Eastern Grey kangaroos, Red-necked wallabies and birds such as Wedge-tailed eagles and Crimson Rosellas. At night, the forest is filled with the grunting of koalas and Brush-tailed possums. 

Popular activities to enjoy here include bushwalking, camping and four wheel driving The park provides access to nine walking tracks, ranging from a sedate stroll to a more adventurous overnight hike. 



  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fascinating things to discover. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!


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