Enjoy tall forests at new campground east of Melbourne

Wednesday 25 October, 2023

Opportunities for camping in Victoria continue to grow, with Bunyip State Park the latest spot to receive an upgrade through the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program.

Thanks to a $100,000 investment, the Dyers Camping and Picnic Area has been updated with defined, tent-only camping spaces for up to 40 visitors. Surrounded by towering manna gums and beside a creek, the flat grassy area also has new fire pits and tables, and upgraded toilets and signage.

Less than an hour from Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs, the campsite feels a million miles away from the city. Surrounded by nature, and with circuit walking trails of various lengths passing the camping area, there is no shortage of things to experience.

 Grassy area surrounded by trees

The nearby Nash Creek Camping Ground in the park will also soon receive upgrades. This will include improving road access, installing fire pits and tables, landscaping and creating additional campsites so the campground can cater for tents, motorhomes and caravans.

These campgrounds can be enjoyed any time, free of change, with no bookings needed. Campers need to bring their own drinking water and firewood. Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted within Bunyip State Park.

Both campground projects are part of the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program - a $106.6 million investment into better campgrounds, walking trails, 4WD tracks and visitor facilities across Victoria’s parks and state forests.

The program has so far delivered 31 new campgrounds and upgraded 57 across the state, with more upgrades still to come. People will also be able to enjoy more than 30 kilometres of improved walking trails and 125 kilometres of upgraded four-wheel driving track throughout Victoria.

The program is providing more opportunities for people to spend time in nature - and with that, experience the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors. Projects delivered through Victoria’s Great Outdoors also help create jobs, boost regional tourism and support local economies.

Find out more about Victoria’s Great Outdoors

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