The Ultimate list of 5 Best Campsites in Victoria
So you're looking to do a bit of camping then? The right location is make or break for a weekend away. Lucky for you we have selected these locations from a huge list of campsites from our customers and the Zeit Team through the last year..
And have narrowed it down to the 5 most popular!
This campsite came up again and again, and was highlighted as the best site in Victoria by many.
The main campsite in Tidal River serves as the gateway to the Wilson's Promontory National Park (affectionately known as Wilson's Prom of just 'The Prom').
Why is it so Popular?
The Park has some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia and amazing hikes for different abilities. Lush rain forest and granite boulders dot the landscape, cascading down to white sand beaches (squeaky beach a must go). There is also an abundance of native wildlife from kangaroos to koalas and is also great for bird-watching.
The campsite at Tidal River has toilets and bathrooms provided and can accommodate everything from Tents to RVs. It also has a General Store if you have forgotten anything. Because of the popularity of the campsites we recommend booking way in advance. Booking can be found through this link https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park/things-to-do/tidal-river
Mount Buffalo National Park is located in Victoria's stunning High Country, north-east of Melbourne.
Wander past sheer cliffs and huge granite tors with more than 90km of walking tracks you will discover waterfalls, and crystal clear mountain creeks. We recommend hiking to the summit of the Horn to see epic panoramic views.
In the warmer months you will see native snow gum trees and stunning wildflowers blossoming, also keep an eye out also for the cute but endangered mountain pygmy possum!
For the thrill seekers rock climbing and hang-gliding are the go in Summer, Winter is for the snow bunnies with a few lifts operating for skiing and plenty of tobogganing space.
Campsites are in beautiful Snow Gum woodlands with toilets and free gas bbq's available.
Budj Bim is home to some of the most historically significant sites in Australia and the World!
Until only recently Budj Bim was relatively unknown. That changed this year when the UN listed it as a World Heritage site and 1 of only 4 culturally significant sites in Australia to have gained it. As it has only recently gained attention, the area is still quiet with other campers a rarity! Get in quick before it gets crowded!
Budj Bim has one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems. Local Gunditjmara people have been shaping this landscape for around 32,000 years. Budj Bim is the site of an ancient volcano, of which the lava channels were shaped to grow and capture eels.
Around 6km of Lava channels still run through the park, and you can walk through them! At one point the lava channels go underground forming a massive cave which is also accessible. We highly recommend getting lost in the Lava channels and marvel at its beauty.
We also recommend checking out the ancient lake in the crater of the volcano!
The campground lies in protected hollows between rocky ridges from lava flows approximately 250 metres from the crater rim. Toilets, water hot showers and ten shared fireplaces are provided.
Johanna beach lies at the meeting of the Otway National Park and the Southern Ocean.
To get here, most people take the scenic Great Ocean Road starting at Torquay, stopping at all the beautiful sites along the way including the Cape Otway Lighthouse.
Having a car is pretty handy, but if you don't the (you guessed it) Great Ocean Walk follows the coast in both directions all the way from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell.
Johanna beach itself is a great fishing beach with salmon caught year round. A short drive and you are in the Otway national park and the wettest area of Victoria. You can see amazing ferns and waterfalls such as Hopetoun and Triplet falls. Around Melba Gully you can also find the luminous Glow Worms.
Of course we couldn't talk about this part of the world without mentioning the 12 Apostles around 40 minutes drive from Johanna Beach, Victoria's most photographed coastline and for a reason, the vertical stacks are almost 100 metres tall.
The viewing platforms make photos of this coastline unreal! Best at sunrise to capture the rising sun on the cliffs. The campsites are on grass behind the dunes and have toilets and water available.
The Murray River
The Murray river stretches as the border between Victoria and New South Wales with some great campsites along it's banks.
As it is further in the North of the state, the weather here is generally much warmer so better either side of the summer months for best conditions.
Apart from swimming and fishing, the Murray River is popular as a water-ski destination; hosting the annual 'Southern 80' ski race event. Also popular are houseboats, which are available to hire, or just admire, from the shore.
Campsites along the banks here are all free and can accommodate large groups, perfect for the celebration weekends where your group may be a little louder than usual.
The campsites do require a bit of searching! so be prepared to spend at least 30 minutes finding your perfect spot. We were suggested to find a town like Echuca and start searching from there.
So there you go no excuses to get out now! Please stay tuned for more great Australian campsites.