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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


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)
  • 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 campground
      • commercial;
    • 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

australia/vic/campgroundsmorethan4hrsmelbourne.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/19 01:41 by gary1

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