Simpler, easier and cheaper way to camp this summer

Monday 5 September, 2022

Parks Victoria is making it simpler, easier and cheaper to get into nature for an overnight adventure thanks to the Victoria’s Great Outdoors.

Victoria’s Great Outdoors is a $106.6 million investment by the Victorian Government into better parks, campgrounds, tracks, trails and outdoor facilities. As part of the program, Parks Victoria has halved campsite fees at every bookable campground across Victoria. Lower fees have certainly made for a lot of happy campers. There were more than 55,000 camping bookings made last summer – a 15,000 increase from the summer before the program began. 

“Through Victoria’s Great Outdoors, there are more opportunities to stay in nature, with new and upgraded campgrounds being planned right now,” says Kylie Trott, Executive Director – Operations, Parks Victoria. “It’s fantastic to see so many people camping and getting into nature, exploring incredible parks and reserves across Victoria and boosting local economies.”

Picture shows a family of Mum, Dad and a young child out the front of their tent, warming themselves around a small camp fire.

It’s now easier than ever to find the perfect spot to stay in one of Victoria’s 131 bookable campgrounds and roofed accommodation options. 

This summer, campers have even more reason to get out into nature, thanks to a $1.56 million investment in Parks Victoria’s improved camping booking system. Campers will find improved functionality, instant confirmation and advanced filtering to help them choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents right through to remote campsites with nothing but the serenity of the bush, as well as everything in between.

This is another win for Victoria’s Great Outdoors, which is also funding the construction of new and upgraded campgrounds across the state, as well as improvements to iconic 4WD routes from the Alps to the Mallee and upgrades to walking tracks from the Otways to Central Victoria.

Many peak season camping bookings for 2022-23 open on 6 September so be sure to book your spot:


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