Check In: 13:00|Check Out: 12:00
Set up your tent at Fairhaven Campground to stay a while beside the sea and appreciate the idyllic natural surrounds of French Island National Park.
The campground is a 5km walk or bike ride from the Tankerton Jetty on the west coast foreshore, with space for up to 40 people amongst the 10 campsites.
Fairhaven Campground can only be accessed by walking tracks. No vehicle-based camping is permitted.
Only basic toilet facilities and water supplies (purify or boil first) are provided. Due to the highly combustible vegetation of the island, no open fires are permitted at any time, so a portable gas stove, or similar, is essential for cooking. Campers can utilise campground facilities such as picnic tables, shelter and gas barbecue whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The General Store is approximately 7.5km away. As you're walking east from the Tankerton Jetty, keep an eye out for a koala or local birdlife, including Purple Moorhen, Swamp Harriers or Cape Barren Geese.
Sites at Fairhaven Campground are free but must be booked online. Individual campsites cannot be reserved, please select your campsite within the campground on arrival.
- No Pets
- Non-flushing toilet
- Wildlife viewing
- Picnic table
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Beaches and Coasts
Location & Directions
French Island National Park, Melbourne 3000
Access to French Island is by boat only. The campsite is a 5km walk from the ferry terminal location.
Take the passenger ferry from Stony Point across to French Island. The trip takes 10-12 minutes and delivers you to Tankerton Jetty on French Island. Call 03 5257 4565 or visit Western Port Ferries for bookings, ferry timetables and weather conditions - ferry services can be cancelled at very short notice.
After arriving, walk from the jetty carpark along the gravel road. Turn left at the bridge and either take the walking track to the left of the road (5km), or follow Coast Road to the campground (4.2km).
View the park note for a map of the island, or for a more detailed map of the island, use. Vicmap - Westernport 7921-S.