Best Campsites in Melbourne
1. Cumberland River Holiday Park, Lorne
Camping by the ocean turns into a reality in the wonderfully kept Cumberland River Holiday Park, near Lorne on the Great Ocean Road Victoria. The Park is settled in a lush green valley between rocks and rolling mountains, flanked by the Cumberland River, where it flows through rock pools and sandy sections into the Southern Ocean. Located on the banks of Cumberland River, the park offers riverside campsites, African Safari Tents in addition exclusive and standard lodges settled in a lush green valley between majestic cliffs and mountains. Cumberland River Holiday Park enables visitors to have your own campfire!
2. Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory
If you want to explore Wilsons Prom without a hassle, then stay in the Tidal River campground. It's one of the popular campsite in Wilsons Promontory National Park. It’s the greatest national-park campsite in the state that offers many great walks for all different fitness levels, as well as stunning views of pink granite boulder mountains, turquoise water and squeaky-white sand. Tidal River features all the modern amenities and conveniences for campers and visitors to the Park. There are 480 campsites available. Visit the campsite and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the magnificent beaches that stretches as far as the eye can see.
3. Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Road
Johanna is a rural farming settlement stretching along the coast between Glenaire and Lavers Hill. Rolling hills and lush rainforest meet at the foot of the wild Southern Ocean. A grassy, open undulating area behind sand dunes facing farmland. Near a popular, remote surfing beach, backed by steep hills. One small site near the Park entrance has some shade from old cypress trees and a flush WC. The beach and its usually large swells provides a sense of mother nature at her most powerful, and if there are surfers in action that feeling is even stronger.
4. Marengo Holiday Park, Apollo Bay
Marengo Holiday Park provides a range of facilities including modern amenities, including dedicated family and disabled bathrooms, camp kitchen, playground and BBQ areas. The park is situated at the beginning of the Great Ocean Walk offering unlimited scope for formal bushwalking trails. In addition, a walking/cycling track connects the park to the main shopping centre of Apollo Bay situated 2 kilometres north of the park.
5. Lake Catani, Mount Buffalo
Lake Catani is one of the popular camping ground atop the unspoilt Mount Buffalo, and about 4 and a half hours drive from Melbourne. Because of its natural appeal, the lake Catani is the perfect picnic destination to enjoy with your family. The surrounding activities include abseiling, rock climbing, caving, gliding, bushwalking, guided tours of the impressive old Chalet, swimming, canoeing or fishing, not to mention getting to know your fellow campers, who are fairly spread out thanks to the big, largely uncleared grounds.
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