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Best Camping Sites In Victoria: Reconnect With Nature

By Farheen - August 20, 2020
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Camping allows you to switch off the hustle and bustle of your routine life and reconnect you with nature. Camping allows you to enjoy the simple things in life such as stargazing under the moonlight and waking up to the sound of birds. Park the caravan, hike a little and put up your tent. Switch off your phone and spend a day amidst mother nature without the constant buzzing notification. Explore the Victorian wilderness and outdoors along with your friends or your family. You have a range of options starting from free and simple to advanced electricity-armed and pet-friendly sites. Find out below the best camping sites in Victoria to check out while on your Australia trip.

Best Camping Sites In Victoria

Cathedral Ranges State Park

Camping Sites In Victoria
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Go down the Maroondah Highway two hours northeast to the Cathedral Ranges State Park. The landscape will leave you mesmerised as you’ll find a glorious rugged inclined hill spread over seven kilometres. There are three camping choices in the state park. the first option is Cooks Mill which has 30 shaded sites fitting for pitching tents and parking caravans at Lowerson Track just off Little River Road. The second choice is Ned’s Gully which has 15 sites open for putting up tents. It is located across the bridge at Little River Road. The third site is the Farmyard is free of cost and is open to hikers planning to take up the unsealed Razorback Ridge Track.

Cathedral Ranges State Park is known to one of the best camping sites in Victoria for families. This site is especially popular for a weekend camping trip. Additionally, it allows other bonding activities like bushwalking, abseiling and rock-climbing.

Location: Little River Road, Taggerty, Victoria, 3714, Australia

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Camping Sites In Victoria
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Wilson’s Promontory National Park is located in the southernmost end of Australia. It holds a huge variety of natural landscape from rugged mountains to pleasant beaches and lush rainforests. Travellers can pick from a lot of stay options available here. But if you’re looking to camp then we suggest going to Tidal River. This is where there is a multitude of facilities such as a visitors centre, general shop, service site, fish ‘n’ chip restaurant, café and an open-air cinema.

Tidal River campground provides 484 sites fitting for pitching tents and parking caravans. This includes 20 powered campsites and 11 sites with no power. The area has modern conveniences making Wilson’s Promontory one of the most perfect camping sites in Victoria for modern campers.

Location: Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, 3960, Australia

Cumberland River Holiday Park

Ideally situated on the Great Ocean Road and seven kilometres away from Lorne is the Cumberland River Holiday Park. It is perched on the edge of the river in a valley amidst rough cliffs and dense mountains. You have diverse stay options. You can pick between regular camping spots or rest conveniently in one of their luxurious cabins or an African Safari Eco Tent. Cumberland River Holiday Park also includes campfires which is quite a rare occurrence in Victoria. At Cumberland River, the activities are limitless with options such as 50km of bushwalking, a secluded beach for swimming and snorkelling, coastal trails and trout fishing in the river. Additionally, you can also go check out Castle Rock lookout, Langdale Pike lookout and Cumberland Falls are all within a five-kilometre radius from the park.

Location: 2680 Great Ocean Road, Lorne, Victoria, 3232, Australia

The Grampians National Park

The Grampians National Park
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Only three hours drive west of Melbourne is where you can unwind in this tranquil backdrop of the Grampians National Park and spot some amazing wildlife creatures residing in Victoria. This gorgeous national park has plenty of campgrounds and holiday parks spread all across The Grampians with few of the sites specially made for families and few others located in remote areas for hiking enthusiasts. Attractions you can not miss out at The Grampians are hikes to MacKenzie Falls, Reeds Lookout and The Pinnacle, canoeing across Lake Bellfield and Lake Wartook and touring the cultural centre which is called as Brambuk in Halls Gap. The Grampians National Park is one of the more popular camping sites in Victoria.

Location: Bellfield, Victoria, 3381, Australia

Mount Buffalo

Mount Buffalo
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During the winter the mountainous setting of Mount Buffalo draws in skiing enthusiasts. However, during the summertime, the pretty Snow Gum woodlands, grand waterfalls, and beautiful fields of wildflowers attract all the campers wanting a getaway from the harsh summer heat in Victoria. The sites without any power are fitting for people who come with tents, caravans and campervans. This is accessible from November to April at the Lake Catani Campground and combines necessary facilities. Lake Catani is the ideal home base for those wanting to climb the Horn, try out rock climbing or hand gliding or paddle across the lake in a kayak. The towns of Bright and Beechworth which are close to the campsites are also worth a going around.

Location: Mount Buffalo, Victoria, 3740, Australia

Johanna Beach

This was made keeping in mind as the backup spot in case the waves are low and the surfers want to stay and try out another day at the Rip Curl Pro surfing at Bells Beach, Johanna Beach. This area is a calm surf place amidst the sand dunes. The open, remote campsite has enough space for pitching 25 tents and is pet-friendly too! It has all of the necessary toilet amenities and inclined grounds. However, camping at Joanna Beach may be unattractive to people as it is quite rough and different than other sites. But people who want to stay behind will get the added advantage when it comes to enjoying the high waves and taking out their surfboards first at the Otway National Park.

Location: Red Johanna Rd, Johanna VIC 3238, Australia

In conclusion, there are so many amazing and diverse camping sites in Victoria. No matter what backdrop you want to settle down at, Victoria has got you covered. Starting from campsites set in lush rainforests to mountainous regions to even beaches, there are so many options to choose from. Pick the right campsite for your travel with family/ friends and enjoy the beauty of Victoria. Check out and pick from the Australia vacation packages offered by PickyourTrail. If you need more help, you drop a Whatsapp to know more options! 

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