Montana on the Macalister

Thank you for your interest in staying at Montana. 


4 easy steps to book with us:


1. Check the availability for the dates you’d like to stay.

2. Complete and submit the Booking Enquiries form (below).

3. Make a payment when requested.

4. Your booking will then be confirmed via email.

We have listed some useful information you should read that will make your visit more enjoyable. Please enter your details at the bottom of the page to apply for a booking. Public Holiday weekends and the Christmas/New Year’s period tend to fill up 6-12 months in advance – availability is updated on our homepage.  Outside of these times we are unlikely to be fully booked although powered site availability may be limited.  Any events or closures outside of holiday periods will be listed on our homepage. Current availability can be found here.

Please note that bookings cannot be made online and this is an application only – submitting the form gives us the information we need to be able to determine if we can accommodate you but does not guarantee your booking. Once the form has been submitted you will be contacted for confirmation and deposit.  Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit has been paid. All bookings are to be made in advance of your stay.

Interested in booking for a group?  A form must be submitted for each individual family/site in the group using the same name or a common word in the Group Reference section.


Check-in time is between 2pm and 9pm (12pm-7pm on Saturdays, Feb to Dec only). Check-out time is 11am. All guests and visitors must check in at the office on arrival – this includes additional vehicles on your site. The office/kiosk is open to guests on site from 8.30am to 6pm (with the exception of check-ins) and open for phone/email enquiries from 9am to 5pm.  


We require a minimum deposit of $20 per night to be paid for each site booked. This is to be paid within 7 days by the group organiser on behalf of their group to secure the booking, with the balance due 14 days before your arrival date.  Full payment is required within 7 days for all bookings made within 21 days of your arrival, and within 14 days if your stay 2 nights or less. Payments can be made by direct transfer or credit card.  Card payments can be made over the phone or onlyine via a link in your payment request email.  If paying by bank transfer, please use your last name as the reference. Full payment of your balance is due 14 days before your arrival.


If you are unable to attend your booking, it can only be cancelled by the person in whose name the booking was made. Bookings can not be transferred. Payments can be credited or refunded less a $25 administration fee if your booking is cancelled more than 14 days before your arrival date.   We cannot offer refunds when cancellations are made within 14 days of arrival except in extenuating circumstances and at management’s discretion, whereby a credit may be issued for the payment amount minus a $25 administration fee. 

Changes to the dates of your stay or occupants on your site cannot be made within 14 days of your arrival.  You will be charged for the dates and number of occupants booked – changes to your booking dates or a reduction of the number of guests on your site are considered late cancellations and will not be refunded or discounted within 14 days of your arrival date.


Our rates start at $53 per night for a powered site and $45 per night for an unpowered site. This rate covers 2 adults and is the minimum charge.  Additional adults/persons over the age of 16 are an additional $22 per person per night, kids aged between 3 and 16 are $10 per child per night, and kids under the age of three are free. Our cabin starts at $90 per night for two people, with additional occupants charged at the above rates, and has a two-night minimum.  A bond of $150 applies to all cabin bookings which will be refunded once the cabin has been checked by staff to ensure no damage, missing items, or excessive cleaning is required.  Bedding is not provided.

Day Visitors:

We do not admit day visitors with the exception of those who are visiting checked-in guests with an overnight booking, and when management has be informed beforehand. Approval for day visitors is dependent on factors including occupancy and is at Management’s discretion. Day visitors are charged at $10 per adult and $5 per child.  All visitors must sign in and agree to the park’s policies and conditions, stay no longer than 4 hours, and must park in the visitor’s car park. 

Public Holidays:

Guests in attendance on long weekends/public holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year have the opportunity to re-book for the following year before departing.  Remaining sites will then be opened for bookings.  Enquiries will be addressed in the order that they are received, or added to the waiting list by request once the sites are full.  

Campsite size:

Unpowered: The footprint or area allowed for an unpowered site is 6m x 9m – slightly larger than the average 2 car garage. If you are booking a group or are part of a group, this area will be combined to form a larger area. Any form of accommodation must fall within this area. 

Powered: The area allowed for each powered site is approximately 6m x 9m.

Fire pit:

A fire pit can be provided on request – you may not use your own. Exceptions may be made for certain types of campfires/cookers (OzPig, Wooshka, etc) but must not be lit until checked and approved by the ground staff.  There is no charge for fire pit hire for bookings of two nights or more.  A $10 hire fee will be charged for bookings of a single night.

The collection or cutting of wood within the park grounds or on the private road leading to the park is not permitted. 

Any wood brought into Montana must be cut to size (max 300mm in length) outside the park so it fits within the fire pit (fire wood is not permitted to be placed across the top of the pit).

A bucket of water is to be beside every fire pit.

Additional vehicles:

Our sites are laid out with the allowance of one vehicle per site.  If you are bringing additional vehicles, please let us know the numbers at the time of booking.  Additional vehicles will be directed to a parking area. 

Private road & Driveway speed limit:

Entry to the park is via a private road please ensure that the driver is aware of the speed limits. The driveway is well signed for the safety of everyone, so there is NO excuse for SPEED.  


We are a dog friendly park and we want your best friend to enjoy their stay as well. They must be kept on a lead and under your control at all times in the park area, unless in the off lead area provided and their poo is your poo! Full details of the pet policy can be found here.

Please save yourself the embarrassment of being asked to leave the park by doing the right thing!

If you have any trouble with the form or any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or by calling us on

03 5148 0347

You can also find more information about Montana including our rates and facilities by visiting, and we regularly post updates about the park on Facebook and Instagram.


All bookings are to be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of your stay.

Incomplete or incorrect booking enquiries will be rejected – please check your information before submitting.

You will receive an automated reply to confirm your email address – if it’s not in your inbox, check your trash/junk folder or resubmit your form.

Want to be on a site with your friends (group booking)? Each individual site must submit a form using the same name/a common word in the Group Reference section.

When you tick “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions” you are agreeing to the terms and conditions (so read them!).

Please note that  this is an application only and all information below is required.  ALL OCCUPANTS ON EACH SITE MUST BE LISTED WITH THEIR AGE BRACKET. Any guests not listed on the form for your site will be denied entry. Group bookings require that the following information is provided for each site booked by the group. We strongly recommend that each group member/family enters and submits their own details, as we expect all guests to have read and agreed to the above information and conditions of entry before arrival.  

A maximum of one pet is allowed per site unless authorised by management prior to your arrival.