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Best Campsites and Camp Grounds Near Melbourne

Melbourne is on the southern tip of mainland Australia. It is informally called the cultural capital of Australia and the sports capital of Australia. Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria which is home to Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Penensula, The Great Ocean Road, Dandenong and Macedon mountain ranges, Yarra Valley and over 40 national parks. A few hours drive from Melbourne will take you to some scenic, remote and peaceful camp sites in Australia. It is one of the best places to isolate yourself from daily life and spend a quiet and peaceful holiday in solitude. Most of the camping grounds in Victoria are located beside beaches, inside national parks, and on the banks of picturesque rivers and lakes. 

Camp sites maintained by Parks Victoria are in excellent locations and have basic facilities required for camping. Currently passes are not required to access national parks in Victoria but you need to book a campsite in advance on the Parks Victoria website. A full list of all camp sites in Tasmania and parks passes are available on the Parks Victoria website.

Below is a list of some of the best campsites near Melbourne in Victoria.

Lake Hattah Campground

Wonga Campground

Horseshoe Bend Campground

Bear Gully Campground

Stockyard Campsite

Tidal River Campground

The Gums Camping Area

Cooks Mill Campground

Neds Gully Campground

Jerusalem Creek Camp Ground

Lakeside Campground, Fraser Block

Candlebark camping area

Devils Cove Camp Ground

Lake Catani Campground

Paradise Beach Campground

Emu Bight Camping Area

Buchan Caves Reserve

Corringle Slips Foreshore Reserve

Banksia Bluff Campground

Peachtree Creek Reserve Campground

Thurra River Campground

Mueller Inlet Camping Area

Wingan Inlet Campground & Boat Ramp

Shipwreck Creek Campground

Stapylton Campground

Boar Gully Campground

Bailes camp ground

Borough Huts Campground

Buandik Campground

Jimmy Creek Campground

Budj Bim Campground

Pritchards Landing

Battersbys Camp

Forest Camp South

Wilsons Hall – 2WD

Hutchessons Camp Site

Prepare for your camping trip: 

  • Stock up on essential food supplies
  • Take enough drinking water to last you for the entire holiday
  • Watch out for fire alerts and restrictions

Excited to plan for your camping trip near Melbourne? 

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