From the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road and all across Victoria, families now have more opportunities to explore the great outdoors over Easter with the opening of new and upgraded campgrounds.
Whether its pristine coastlines or the rugged High Country there is something for everyone, with 13 new and 28 upgraded campgrounds and a further 23 new and 55 upgraded campgrounds to be finished by mid-next year.
The Andrews Labor Government has invested $105.6 million towards getting more Victorian outside into nature, with more accessible and affordable options like new campgrounds, better walking trails and visitor facilities across the state.
New camping spots include Flat Spur Campground at Mt Buller, Thomson Bridge Campground in Gippsland and Stockman’s Campground in Big River State Forest just south of Lake Eildon.
Popular destination the Great Otway National Park has three new campsites and there are seven new hike-in campgrounds along the Grampians Peaks Trail.
We’re also upgrading camping and caravan park facilities. Lake Lascelles Campground and Dimboola Caravan Park in Western Victoria now has new all-ability accessible amenities and facilities, while Nelson Kywong Caravan Park on the Glenelg River now has all-ability accessible showers and cabins.
The Labor Government has also worked to reopen campgrounds destroyed or damaged by bushfires and storms with Paddy Joy Campsite near Corryong, Cobaw Visitor Area in the Cobaw State Forest and Werribee River and Wombat Creek Picnic Areas in the Wombat State Forest now reopened to the public.
Most state forest campgrounds do not require booking, while national park campsite can be booked on the Parks Victoria website.
Different rules apply in parks and state forests, so it’s important to read the campfire safety rules and check the conditions on the VicEmergency app before you leave.
To find out where to go in our state forests download the More to Explore app or visit vic.gov.au/delivering-new-and-upgraded-campgrounds.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“It’s been fantastic to see so many Victorians enjoy our great outdoors this summer, and we will continue to support camping opportunities for everyone, in some of our state’s most special places.”
“Our funding for campgrounds and visitor facilities will help bring visitors and tourists to regional communities – creating jobs and boosting local economies.”
“From fully equipped drive-in campsites to remote hiking spots in the bush, there’s a great range of ways to enjoy camping in Victoria this Easter.”
Reviewed 14 April 2022