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camp grounds in Victoria

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  • this website is mainly about camping in non-commercial camp grounds
    • commercial caravan “holiday parks” are found in most regional areas and offer the best facilities for families - usually including camp kitchens, hot showers, children's play equipment and swimming pools as well as options such as on site cabins with en suites and verandahs for shade
      • many have a large proportion of sites taken up by permanent residents
      • most sites are designed to closely cram in as many caravans as possible - tent camping is usually not a priority and tent camping is not great if you are sandwiched between caravans, but many parks do have more scattered unpowered tent sites
      • unfortunately International insurers have abandoned insuring caravan parks in Australia as they face high natural risks such as fires and floods (many are near rivers or on flood plains) and as such insurance premiums for most parks are far too high and so many now only have public liability insurance (often premiums are 20% of annual turnover) and without Government intervention, this is likely to see many shut down over the next decade which will not only impact caravan owners but also accommodation for 12,000 permanent park residents in Victoria (85% of whom are in regional areas)
        • a side effect is that many who still have insurance are now required to enforce additional safety measures upon tourists such as needing to BYO 15A earth leakage devices, etc - read their fine print!
  • many areas have seasonal road closures that are in place from the Thursday after the Queens Birthday Long Weekend in June until the Thursday before Melbourne Cup Weekend in November.
  • some camp grounds are closed over winter - mainly to stop permanents staying there - check before you go
  • some streamside camp grounds will be closed for repairs after flood events
  • you are NOT permitted to drive onto beaches in Victoria (this is allowed in Sth Australia though but your insurance will probably not cover you!)
  • in general, you are NOT permitted to camp within 20m of a waterway in Victoria
  • in general, you cannot have solid fuel fires or BBQs in most commercial camp grounds, nor in some Nat Parks such as Wilsons Prom
  • most commercial camp grounds now require you bring a fire extinguisher (whether tent or van) and 15A tested power lead with earth leakage device if connecting to their power
  • you cannot take pets into National Parks and cats are banned in Halls Gap
  • dogs are allowed at most non-commercial camp grounds in Victoria with some EXCEPTIONS:

selected campgrounds by main features

fast flowing clear alpine streams

slower flowing deep rivers for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming

high elevation campsites

lakes

  • there are many options especially in western Victoria and northern Victoria
  • Lake Eildon
  • Greens Lake Recreation Reserve campground near Elmore in Nth Vic
  • Lake Tyers in Gippsland
  • Lake Eppalock in central Vic but commercial sites only
  • Lake Catani Mt Buffalo
  • Lake Fyans east of Grampians
  • Rocklands Reservoir west of Grampians
  • Lake Bolac western Vic

on beaches

within 200m of beaches or estaury

SW coast

  • NB. no free camps near beaches apart from Fitzroy River and that's a bit of a walk
  • Princetown Rec Reserve on the river estaury
  • Port Campbell CP not far from sheltered beach
  • Great Ocean Road Tourist Park Peterborough on the estaury
  • Warrnambool Surfside HP
  • Discovery HP Warrnambool
  • Killarney Beach CP
  • Gardens CP Port Fairy on Moyne River not far from beach
  • Southcombe CP Port Fairy not far from Southcombe beach
  • Yambuk Lake CP not far from beach
  • Fitzroy River campground (FREE, on river estaury but bit of a walk to get to beach)
  • Big 4 Narrawong HP on river estaury, walk to beach
  • Henty Bay CP
  • Portland Seaside HP
  • NRMA Portland Bay HP
  • Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp
  • Springs Camp

Otways

  • NB. no free camps near beaches
  • Anglesea CP
  • Lorne Foreshore CP, Lorne CP on Erskine River estuary
  • Cumberland River HP on the river near the inlet - very nice ambience
  • Jamieson Creek (Parks vic)
  • Wye River beach front CP
  • Kennett River CP
  • Skenes Creek foreshore CP
  • Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve CP on Barham River easy walk distance to beach
  • Marengo HP Apollo Bay on beach but longer walk to Apollo Bay
  • Blanket Bay (Parks Vic)
  • Parker Hill (Parks Vic)
  • Aire River E and W (Parks Vic) on river but longer walk to beach
  • Johanna Beach (Parks Vic)

Bellarine Peninsula

  • NB. no free camps near beaches
  • Portarlington, Barwon Riverside, Torquay CP

Mornington Peninsula

  • NB. no free camps near beaches
  • council run foreshore camp areas (seasonal) - Sorrento, Cameron's Bight, Whitecliffs Rye, Rye West, Capel Sound, Rosebud, McCrae Section 6

Gippsland

  • NB. no free camp grounds near beaches until you get to Ninety Mile Beach area such as Paradise Beach
  • Powlett River CP (commercial)
  • Cape Patterson CP (commercial)
  • Bear Gully (Parks Vic - currently closed due to indigenous issues)
  • Shallow Inlet CP (commercial) - sand flies may be an issue
  • Tidal River Wilsons Prom (Parks Vic)
  • Paradise Beach (free)
  • Golden Beach (Parks Vic)
  • Corringle Slips Marlo (Parks Vic)
  • Banksia Bluff (Parks Vic)
  • Binn Beach near Bemm River
  • Thurra River (Parks Vic)
  • Mueller Inlet
  • Shipwreck Creek Mallacoota
  • Mallacoota Foreshore CP (commercial)

dogs

  • dogs at camp grounds can be very problematic, so consider leaving them at home or at least have them on a leash:
    • impact on native wildlife
    • risk of snake bite - this is a major issue in most camp grounds
    • impact on other campers - most campers want peace - if your dog barks a lot, perhaps don't be taking it
    • impact on other dogs
    • wild dogs
    • poo collection - it is mandatory that you clean up after your dog at camp grounds

no pets allowed

  • protected National Parks such as:
    • Wilsons Prom
    • Dargile camping ground, Heathcote-Graytown National Park
  • some State Forests:
  • the town of Hall's Gap in the Grampians has a BAN on residents owning cats so don't be bringing cats there! 1)

on leash only

  • many popular camp grounds require dogs to be on leash
  • Lake Elizabeth, Otways
  • Beauchamp Falls, Otways
  • Johanna Beach
  • Corringle Foreshore Campground
  • Banksia Bluff, Gippsland - dog section and no dogs allowed section
  • Lerderderg Campground
  • Jerusalem Creek, Lake Eildon National Park

off leash

  • most bush camps except as outlined above
  • Paradise Beach, Gippsland ?
  • Lake Lascelles ?
  • Poet’s Paradise, Towong ?
  • Paradise Valley, Glenmaggie ?
  • Blue Pool, Briagolong ?
  • Shoreline Drive Campground, Gippsland ?
  • many others

camp grounds with hot showers

  • most commercial caravan parks (these are generally NOT listed although some are and usually marked by HP or CP)
  • non-commercial grounds within 2 hours drive from Melbourne with hot showers:
    • Vaughan Springs camping area
      • 1hr 15min from NW suburbs; only for few vans and 6 tents but its free
      • 1.5hrs from NW suburbs, lots of sites along the Loddon River $15/n pay at hotel
      • 2hrs from NW suburbs; free camp up to 5 days
    • Greens Lake Recreation Reserve campground
      • 2hrs from NW suburbs; near Rochester and also near Aysons Reserve camp ground (no showers)
      • can have lots of toxic masculinity and large dogs
      • hot showers can be too hot!
    • Fraser block at Lake Eildon
      • 2hrs from northern suburbs, book via Parks Vic
    • Heyfield Oval near Glenmaggie
      • 2hrs from Dandenong
      • coin showers
  • East Gippsland:
  • West Gippsland
      • has 2 separate areas, Ocean view is elevated and best for caravans, while tents are best in the Kywong area (site 118 overlooks the beach although exposed to S/SW winds, while site 113 has a short path to overlook the beach and is more wind protected)
    • Tidal River Wilsons Prom National Park
    • Golden Beach / Paradise Beach - nearby $2 showers at shops
    • showers also available at Loch Sport Marina Google map
    • Heyfield oval - coin showers (near Lake Glenmaggie)
    • 36hr RV site Metung Free hot showers at the brick toilet block behind the yacht club, next to the bowls club.
  • NE Victoria:
  • Central Victoria:
    • Vaughan Springs camping area (only for few vans and 6 tents but its free)
    • Bacchus Marsh CP
    • Blackwood Mineral Springs HP
    • Lake Burumbeet CP
    • Lake Eppalock HP
      • 1.5hrs drive from NW suburbs Melbourne
      • Can camp right on the Loddon river - plenty of spaces. Can fish and swim and pet friendly. Big footy oval and pub walking distance across the bridge. Poor Telstra mobile reception though! Open fires allowed; Dogs allowed;
      • camp fees ($15/n at pub) - flush toilets, showers are free 5min hot shower just press the button
    • Lake Bolac Foreshore
  • Grampians area:
    • Greenhill Lakes Reserve Ararat - free camp up to 5 days
    • Acacia Ararat
    • Casterton
    • Dunkeld
    • Hamilton CP
    • Edenhope Lakeside
    • Halls Gap CP
    • Lakeside caravan park Halls Gap
    • Big 4 caravan park Halls Gap
    • Hynes Reserve Rocklands reservoir
    • Wash Tomorrow CP
    • Wimmera Lakes CP Horsham
    • Natimuk Lake CP
    • Lake Fyans CP
  • NW Victoria:
    • Green Lake (Birchip-Sea Lake Rd)
    • Four Mile Beach on Lake Hindmarsh
    • Apex River Beach HP Mildura
    • Robinvale Riverside CP
    • Underpool Rec Reserve between M-S NP and Wyperfeld
    • Bushman's Rest CP on Lake Cullulleraine
    • Lake Cullulleraine HP
    • Hilltop Resort Swan Hill
    • Lake Boga CP
    • Ouyen CP
    • Wooroonook Lakes Campground near Charlton
    • Walpeup Lake camping area
    • Lake Lascelles Hopetoun
  • SW Coast:
    • Kywong CP near Sth Aust border
    • Princess Margaret Rose Caves
    • Narrawong HP
    • Mt Eccles camp area
    • Killarney Beach CP Warrnambool
    • Warrnambool HP
    • Gardens CP Port Fairy
    • Gum Tree CP Port Fairy
    • Yambuk Lake CP near Port Fairy 200m from beach
    • GOR TP Peterborough
    • Port Campbell HP
    • Timboon CP $5/n per car
    • Princetown Rec Reserve
    • Camperdown Lakes HP
    • Central HP Colac
    • Lake Colac CP
    • Lake Purrumbete HP
    • Lake Tooliorook CG
    • Bimbi Park Cape Otway
    • Marengo Apollo Bay
    • Apollo Bay Rec Reserve
    • Skenes Ck Beachfront CP
    • Kennett River HP
    • Wye River Foreshore
    • Cumberland River HP near Lorne
    • Erskine River Park Lorne
    • Aireys Inlet HP
    • Anglesea Family CP
    • Barwon Heads CP
    • Riverview Ocean Grove
    • Torquay HP
    • Torquay Foreshore CP
    • Breamlea HP
    • Anderson Reserve Indented Heads
    • Batman Park Indented Heads
    • Taylors reserve Indented Heads
    • Royal Park Pt Lonsdale
    • St Leonards Foreshore
    • Portarlington HP
    • Queenscliff Rec reserve
    • Barwon River Tourist P Geelong

camp grounds with cold showers

General list of camp grounds

  • the following list generally do not have showers unless they are commercial camp grounds
  • many will have drop toilets, some will have flush sewered toilets, many have no toilets!
  • “dispersed bush camping” generally means free sites with no facilities and BYO drinking water although some have drop toilets.

non-commercial grounds within 2hrs of Melbourne outer suburbs

Far west Victoria

  • Grampians
  • Rocklands Reservoir
  • Mildura region:
    • Lake Cullulleraine is lovely and safe just that it’s about 80 kms away from Mildura.
      • Bushman’s Rest CP great sunrises over the lake
    • Merbein Common
    • Psyche Bend
    • Murray Sunset NP:
      • Lake Crosbie - biggest of 4 pink salt lakes; southern edge of NP; 12km gravel road to camp ground;
    • Hattah-Kulkyne NP
    • Murray Kulkyne Park - bush camping areas
    • Lake Hindmarsh Reserve - biggest natural freshwater lake in Vic, 22km N of Dimboola
    • Wyperfeld NP
    • Nyah:
      • Free camp at Nyah at the rec reserve next to the Murray river
    • Hopetoun:
      • Lake Lascelles Hopetoun - internet, drinking water, hot showers, laundry but can be very windy, free (donation) or $20/n powered site option; less mozzies than the Murray; shallow lake edge, great for dogs and kids;
    • Tchum lake just out of Birchip. It’s magic.
    • Lake watchem. Just out of Watchem

NW Victoria

    • 1.5hrs from NW suburb Melb via Calder
    • hot showers
  • Melville Caves camp ground, Kooyoora State Park
    • 2hrs from NW suburb Melb via Calder and 24min past Newbridge
    • nice massive boulder lookouts to explore plus 6km and 4.5km walks
    • great view from Mt Brenanah
  • Laanecoorie River Reserve
    • between Bendigo and Dunolly and NW of Maldon
  • Waanyarra Camp ground
    • historic gold mining area, some buildings and old cemetery
    • between Tarnagulla and Dunolly
  • Teddington Reservoir camp in Kara Kara NP south of St Arnaud
    • flush toilets; fire pits;
    • 2.5hrs from NW suburbs of Melb via Harcourt and Dunolly or via Ballarat and Avoca
  • Mountain Creek camp ground
    • near Moonambel and Warrenmang vineyard and just south of Kara Kara NP
    • need to boil the creek water
  • Wooroonook Lakes campground
    • near Charlton
    • 2.5hrs from NW suburbs of Melb via Harcourt and Wedderburn
  • Hard hill at Wedderburn is said to be amazing

West Victoria

  • river at Meredith
  • Meredith Park 10min by car to Colac
    • flush toilets, long narrow camping along foreshore, gets very windy, close to Otways, thefts from cars is problematic so ensure all valuables are locked away and out of view.
  • Smith's Bridge
    • 18km N of Beaufort; drop toilet; fire pits;
  • Hidden lagoon at Langi Giran or kyalma falls
  • Green Hill Lake Ararat
    • lots of noise from the highway and constant trucks overnight
  • Lake Bolac free camp

Otways

  • Tanners road camp ground off Forest Rd is closest free camp to beach in Otways
  • Dandos
  • Stevenson’s falls

South-West Coast

  • Great Otway National Park:
  • Port Campbell Rec Reserve
  • Princetown Rec Reserve
  • Panmure camp ground - toilets, lake swimming, camp kitchen, near to a pub; just inland from Warrnambool
  • Warrnambool region:
    • Panmure on the Hopkins River - free but only 30m from Hway
    • Fitzroy River camp-site in Tyrendarra but could be smelly
    • Sawpit camp ground - the best of these three
  • Nelson (Sth Aust border)
    • no free camps
    • Lower Glenelg NP - need to book:
      • eg. Pritchards 20 unpowered sites; non-flush toilets; no potable water; no showers;
  • Dartmoor has free camps

Central Victoria

  • Maldon area:
    • The Butts campground
    • Welshman reef caravan park
    • Laanecoorie
    • Cairn Curran
      • at Picnic Point on the Maryborough to Castlemaine Road
  • Castlemaine area:
    • Warburton's crossing near GlenLuce
    • Vaughan Springs
    • Glenlyon Rec Reserve
    • Leangarook picnic ground Mt Alexander - ~650m elevation so can get cold; running non-potable water and flush toilets;
  • Daylesford area:
  • Slaty creek camp ground creswick
  • Anderson’s garden in Mt Disappointment - 2WD access from Clonbinane; small walk to campsite from car; popular with kids?
  • North of Bendigo:
    • Whipstick Nat Park:
      • Notley Camping area
        • fairly quiet spot with drop toilets only; picnic shelter; firepits, no water although there is a dam nearby with lots of frogs croaking at night; box forests walks through old gold mining relics (Old Tom mine)
  • Elmore-Rochester area:
  • Rushworth area:
    • Green's camp ground near historic Whroo Balaclava gold mine area
      • 7 camp sites; drop toilets; ground is hard to peg; nice walks; can be dusty; 1hr 45min drive from NW suburbs;
  • Euroa area:
    • Longwood recreation reserve camping
      • toilets, fire pits, water, donation; walk to pub

Eildon region

  • Cathedral Ranges
    • Andersons Mill
    • Cooks Mill
    • Cambarville
    • Big River
  • Rubicon River
    • Kendalls campground
    • Rubicon Boys campground
    • drop toilets but public toilets back on main road near bridge
    • nice tramway walk through the old hydroelectric power station beside water channels through forest to a dam
    • nice creek to swim in on hot days (water is cold!)
    • drive to Snobs Creek falls (2WD) or to Morris Lookout (4WD)
  • Lake Eildon
    • Delatite Arm
    • Jerusalem creek
      • not free but worth it. Drop toilets. Even after rain camp sites don't tend to get muddy.
      • access may be difficult for 2WD vehicles after rain as rutted, gravel road
      • 8 separate camp grounds:
        • campground 1 has 8 sites
        • campground 2 has 19 sites
        • campgrounds 3/4 has 16 sites combined
        • campgrounds 5/6 has 16 sites combined
        • campground 7 has 11 sites
        • campground 8 is well away from the lake and has 3 sites
      • Book campground 1 site 7/8. Great access to water and quiet.
  • Fraser NP, Alexandra / Stockyard Bay

Mansfield/Howqua/Mt Buller/Jamieson region

  • Howqua Hills historic gold mining area:
    • Sheepyard flats
      • very large and very popular free camping area on the Howqua River;
      • windy gravel road to access but still suitable for vans
      • Historic Walk from Sheepyard Flat to Fry’s Hut
  • Running Creek Camping Reserve
    • popular with anglers, paddlers and campers. There are two walking tracks that start here and end at Tobacco Flat, approximately 12 kms upstream.
    • located on the Howqua River and accessed via Howqua River Road
  • Craig's Hut Mt Stirling
    • needs 4WD to access, or a 45min uphill hike from the circuit road (road closed in Winter)
  • Jamieson region:
    • along the Jamieson River via Jamieson-Licola Rd:
      • Granny’s Flat Camping Area
        • 4WD needed in wet weather; road closed in snow season;
        • Great river frontages with campers tubing down the river; well maintained; fire pits;
    • along the Goulburn River south of Jamieson:
      • Skipworth 8 minutes from Jamieson - nice, firepits, drop toilets, water
      • Doctor Creek Reserve
      • Flour Bag Reserve
      • Tunnel Bend Reserve
      • 12 mile Reserve
      • First Fish camp area
      • Blue Hole Reserve
  • Delatite Arm, East Eildon region:
    • many camping areas along the Delatite Plantation Road on the shores of Lake Eildon (access via Mansfield, Pines, Goughs Bay)
      • The Orchard
      • Blue Gum Flat
      • Picnic Point
      • Long Gully
      • Taylors
      • Ewarts
      • The Island
      • Harrops Flats
      • Parkers Flat
      • Owens Hill near the northern tip
      • Jimmys Bend facing NW
      • Dumbells
      • North Maintongoon facing west - the last of the campgrounds and near the Noah's Meadow

Wangaratta region

  • Pioneer bridges rest area
  • Ovens river
  • Kings river
  • Mark wood (35kms away from Wangaratta)
  • Ah Young or Good Hope Flat in Buckland Valley - plenty space but busy at Xmas
  • Edi Cutting in King River Valley - very popular
  • Bells Flat Rd area near Yackandandah

Benalla region

  • Tungamah Lions RV Park - on a river, toilets, free
  • James reserve just past swan pool on a beautiful creek
  • Boho/strathbogie

Beechworth / Bright region

  • At Kangaroo crossing Eldorado side there are several spots within 10m of the creek, the other side of the crossing the creek access is a little more difficult. There are many other sites heading towards Beechworth on the creek side, right through to Woolshed falls.
  • Buckland valley better than Eldorado?
  • Nug Nug (SW of Myrtleford) on Buffalo River
    • runs an honesty box system. Super kid friendly, tennis court, creek on the site and waterhole nearby for swimming.
  • Smoko campground on Ovens River Harrietville
    • Dredge Hole at Harrietville great for canoeing and swimming;
    • can have lots of rubbish left behind

Far NE Victoria

  • Rutherglen region
    • Police Paddocks
      • Pleasant bush camping on broad open grassed banks extending along Murphy Creek, a Murray River anabranch.
      • One bench and one BBQ. No beaches. BYO water; no toilets;
    • Stantons bend
      • large dispersed bush camping reserve with 15 sites on the banks of the Lake Moodermere, west of Rutherglen
      • A long stretch of sandy river beach offers safe swimming and thus popular with families; low cliffs rising just downstream of the reserve makes for a stunning visual backdrop.
  • Tallangatta / Mitta Mitta region
    • Ludlows reserve, Ebden just east of Wodonga (high county rail trail) - 24hr max vans, no tents
    • Tallangatta ( closest to river)
    • Conttontree creek campground (bridle track)
    • Mitta Mitta river
      • Walnuts campground - lovely area
      • Snowy creek campsite - nicer than Walnuts
      • Hinnomunjie bridge camping area
        • 15min N of Omeo; 1hr 50min N of Bairnsdale; 5.5hrs from Melbourne via Bright or via Bairnsdale; 6hrs via Beechworth and Tallangatta;
      • Lightning Creek
  • Mt Beauty region
    • Mountain creek
    • Montana's Bridge

Murray River

Yarrawonga area

  • Bruce's Beach #1 or #2
    • half hr from Cobram
    • no toilets; no dogs; can get bogggy in winter and after heavy rain.
  • Nevins Beach Yarrawonga - no toilets; no dogs; can get bogggy in winter and after heavy rain.
  • Yarrawonga Green Bank - pit toilets
  • Yarrawonga River Camp - pit toilets

Cobram area

  • Between Cobram and Tocumwal. Koonoomoo is more precise.
    • Go past the abattoir and race track, over the levee bank and there is the river. On your left you'll see a pumping station. Go right and follow the track until it meanders left - follow it over a little log bridge to a private, quite small beach that is close to town and public toilets. Gets crowded early, before long weekends etc. If you have 4-5 families and can get there early enough then you own it. Go left and follow any of the tracks off to the right and you'll find a few large beaches, plenty of sand, great for ski boats, tents, caravans
  • Town beach Tocumwal $5/n some facilities
  • Area opposite town boat ramp
  • Big toms Beach, dead end beach.
  • near horseshoe take Quicks Beach 2 track
  • Scott’s beach
  • Apex beach
  • Pebbly beach
  • Greens beach
  • Bouchiers beach
  • Great spots on NSW side, but you must register that you are there.
    • Little pebble beach Boomanooma half way between Barooga and Mulwala is a ripper

Echuca area

Marysville, Big River region

  • Narbethong camp ground
  • Andersons Mill camping
    • just south of Marysville
    • 1hr 45min from NW suburbs
  • Big River Road
    • Married Men camp ground
    • Big River camp
    • Reid's camping ground
    • Fishbone Flat
    • Stockmans Reward Camping Ground - nice wading creek ~2.5hrs drive from NW suburbs
    • Miners Flat
    • Dairy Flat
    • Mclelland
    • Bobuck Ridge
    • Specimen Creek
    • Frenchmans Creek
    • Peppermint Ridge
    • Vennells
    • Big Bend Creek
    • Pages campground
    • 25 Mile Creek - last one before the longer drive to Enoch Falls ?4WD only track

West Gippsland

    • 15min from Gembrook; has a creek to play in, drop toilets, easy trails, easy road in and is close to town. It can get busy/loud on weekends or public holidays
  • Willow Park in Rosedale
  • Walhalla free camping
    • not as good for camping anymore, the area has been overrun by permanent camping residents
    • Walhall North Gardens Campground
    • Coopers Creek
    • Aberfeldy Bridge on Walhalla Rd
      • not as well known as Coopers creek camp as it is 45min 26km to the north and near Thompson Reservoir, ie, 16km and 26min to north of Walhalla
  • Lang Lang Foreshore Caravan Park
  • Corinella
  • Powlett River HP
  • Bear Gully Camp Ground (National Park)
  • Walkerville caravan park
    • unpowered, $20/couple/night (kids extra), drop dunnies, great fishing, swimming and walks, but lots mozzies & sandflies
  • Mirboo / Strzelecki Ranges area:
    • Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha

Central Gippsland

  • Mitchell River (NW of Bairnsdale):
    • Angusvale is huge plenty of space even at Easter, toilets
    • Bark hut camp park - not free though and very busy at Easter
    • Hollets camp ground - Green grass and clean toilets
  • Reeves Beach - free, drop loo, 2 min walk to beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Willow Park, Rosedale is a popular free overnight stop
  • Marlay Point 48hr camp on west shore of Lake Wellington, near Sale
  • Loch Sport
  • Blue Pools Briagolong - can hike to McKinnons Point and back
  • The Quarries, Briagolong - $10/n pay in town at General Store, nice river and toilets
  • Deptford north of Bairnsdale
  • Mt Taylor north of Bairnsdale -lots of mozzies?
  • Log Crossing in the Colquhoun state Park. About 25 km from Bairnsdale north of Lakes Entrance
  • Kalimna Hotel Lakes Entrance
  • Lake Tyers
    • Trident Arm — in Toorloo Arm
    • free behind the WaterWheel tavern but buy a meal, power, water, very close to the water; 2N max.
  • Hinamongee Bridge not far from Omeo is great

southern Victorian alpine - Licola region

  • Licola Rd region south of Licola
    • Heyfield RV park
    • Blores Hill camping ground at southern end of Lake Glenmaggie
    • Lake Glenmaggie Caravan Park
    • Paradise Valley camping ground
    • Macalister River campsite
  • Licola to Jamieson road
    • Licola Caravan Park
    • Connors Plain Campsite
    • Rumpff Saddle ?4WD access only
    • Grannys Flat and Gallows campgrounds on Jamieson River
  • Arbuckle junction region past Licola
    • between Licola and Arbuckle junction:
      • Long Tom Campsite on the Macalister River
      • Wild Cherry Tree campsite
      • Manna Gum Camp 7
      • Cockatoo Camp 9
      • Red Bluff campsite
      • Shaw Creek Billabong
      • Lost Plain
      • two night hiking circuit walk to Lake Tali Karng
    • Howitt Plains:
      • Macalister Springs - 1600m elevation, flat hike in, 1.5hr, 5km from car park, drop toilet, Vallejo Gantner Hut - highly recommended
      • Crosscut Saw - fantastic hiking only camps on top of the alpine ridge at 1700m elevation
    • Moroka area:
      • Doolans Plains
      • McFarlane Saddle camp ground
      • Moroka Hut
      • Horseyard Flats Hut 5hrs drive offpeak from NW suburbs
        • short drive to The Pinnacles lookout
      • Wonnangatta camp ground - much further along the gravel roads on the Wonnangatta River
      • Eaglevale camping area - past Wonnangatta

East Gippsland

  • Woods Point camp ground near Orbost
  • Drummer Rainforest Walk near Cann River - toilets, picnic table, fairly quiet
  • Genoa free camping
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