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non-commercial camp grounds for tents more than 4 hours from Melbourne

see also:

  • 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.
  • CHECK before you go especially after severe weather events as many may be closed due to bushfire, storm or flood damage, or the roads inaccessible
  • dogs are allowed at most non-commercial camp grounds in Victoria with some EXCEPTIONS:


Those with HOT SHOWERS and toilets

Those with cold showers and toilets

  • Banksia Bluff, Cape Conran
    • 5.5hrs from NW suburbs; on beach; outdoor cold showers; flush toilets; ticks;

Those with toilets but no showers

eastern Victoria

  • unlike most of Victoria, the coastal areas east of Lakes Entrance do have ticks - so keep an eye out for them!
  • large goannas / monitor lizards are also common in these areas and have sharp tails and claws - do not feed them!
  • Corringle Slips near Orbost
    • 5hrs from NW suburbs; on surf beach; 24 sites;
  • Banksia Bluff Cape Conran
    • does have outdoor cold showers;
    • need to book Parks Vic
  • Tamboon, Croajingalong NP near Cann River;
    • 6hr 45min from NW suburbs;
    • Mueller Inlet camp ground
    • Peachtree Creek campground
      • no access to beach but there is a jetty; eastern shore Tamboon Inlet
    • Thurra River camp ground
  • Wingan:
    • Wingan Inlet campground
      • 23 sites; the Wingan River Rapids and Fly Cove ocean area can be accessed by foot from the campsites.
    • Shipwreck Ck camp ground on Wingan River
      • 5 sites; short walk to secluded shipwreck beach;
  • east Gippsland alps
  • Bruthen to Omeo
    • Tambo River campsite (north of Bruthen)
    • Cassilis Recreation Reserve (Jirnkee)
      • next to the Settler cemetery on Cemetery Gully Rd off Cassilis Rd, 22-30min south of Omeo
      • 5hrs from NW suburbs;
      • large grassed area (could fit dozens of vans), fire pits, toilets, shelters, picnic tables, plenty of space for footy or hitting a golf ball
      • even usually quiet at Easter - perhaps as wikicamps seemingly erroneously states it is overnight only.
  • Orbost or Bruthen to Snowy River and Snowy River NP NW of Orbost:
    • Woods Point campground
      • nice spot on east bank in the bend of the river - access from Orbost
    • Sandy Point campground - track from Buchan-Orbost Rd
    • Buchan Caves Reserve campground
      • commercial;
      • subject to flash flooding (eg. Dec 2023)
    • Balley-Hooley campground
      • 25min E of Buchan, fairly steep road access but suitable for caravans although not much space for them.
      • great spot on a bend for canoes, swimming ,etc
    • then either
      • eastwards to McKillip's Bridge campground
        • this approach from the west is via a picturesque, very windy and narrow mountain edge road favoured by motorcyclists - take great care!
        • Little River Falls and Gorge;
        • NB. Deddick takes you to Bonang and then options of Sth to Errinundra or Nth to Delegate, NSW
      • or north to Suggan Buggan and Jindabyne, NSW
        • Willis campground near the NSW border on the Snowy River
        • further campgrounds on this route in NSW
  • Orbost to Errinundra Plateau region north-east of Orbost:

NE Victoria

NW Victoria

  • Ouyen region
    • Hattah-Kulkyne NP:
      • Lake Hattah camp ground
        • 5hrs from NW suburbs; 30min N of Ouyen; 52min S of Mildura
    • Blackburn Park rest area, Ouyen
      • 1km SE of Ouyen PO; potable water;
    • Lake Walpeup campground
      • 4hrs 40min from NW suburbs; 21min SW of Ouyen;
    • Underbool Rest Area
      • 31min W of Ouyen; potable water;
    • Murray Sunset NP:
      • 5hrs 15min from NW suburbs;
      • Lake Crosbie camp ground
        • 50min W of Ouyen; potable water;
      • Lake Becking camp ground
        • 5min NW of Lake Crosbie camp ground; potable water;
    • Ngallo Park
      • near Sth Aust border; 1hr 15min W of Ouyen; 16min E of Pinaroo SA; potable water;
  • Hopetoun region
    • Wyperfeld NP
      • Casuarina camp on NW part of NP near Lake Agnes
        • 43km W of Speed via Pine Plains Rd and then Sth down Meridian Rd from Baring; alternatively go SW from Patchewollock on Hulland Rd then Sth on Meridian Rd
        • 4WD circuit (soft sand): 24min to Kelly's Lookout and further 24min to O'Sullivan's Lookout and can then return as a circuit 40min back to camp via Snowdrift Picnic and Camping area set alongside one of the largest white sand dunes (see Snowdrift camp area on Youtube))
      • Wonga camping area

SW Victoria

Bush camps - no toilets

Overnight van road side stops

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