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summer school holidays 2024/2025 Starvation Bay & mason bay campgrounds

Shire of Ravensthorpe has implemented a Summer Priority Booking Program for both Starvation Bay and Mason Bay Campgrounds when bookings for this period are released in three stages only several months prior. Hamersley Inlet Campground is excluded from this program with only the normal 6 months advance booking restriction.

Each year the summer school holiday period (December/January) are kept on hold for our coastal campgrounds to allow:

  • Stage One Release: local families enrolled in the VACSwim program to stay on site whilst their children undertake swimming lessons (usually runs for 10-12 days).
  • Stage Two: Is open to local residents and ratepayers within the Shire of Ravensthorpe to book.
  • Stage Three: Bookings open to the general public.

Setting the dates for each of the stages are dependent on the VACSwim enrolment dates (parents will need to provide confirmation of enrolment) and to allow sufficient notice period to promote the release dates.

As soon as we are advised by the Education Department when enrolments will open for their summer swim program, we will be able to set the release dates. Generally we do not have this information until late July/August (although dates can vary each year).

When bookings open for Stage One and Stage Two releaseto enable us to manage the eligibility, our campground booking system will shift from instant booking to pending approval for all bookings (even if you are booking outside of these dates).

Once we shift to Stage Three release the booking system will revert back to instant booking.

Watch this space or follow us on Facebook @FitzgeraldBiosphereCoast where we will share this information and we will provide you some lead time so you don't miss out to enjoy the experience of coastal camping in the picturesque Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast region!


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