Where to stay

Spending the night in nature offers a truly unique opportunity to experience parks after dark. Camping is one of the most popular ways to immerse yourself, either with a group of family and friends at a full facility campground catering for tents and caravans, or embark on an overnight hike at camp sites dotted along larger dispersed parks. If you’re after the comfort of a ready-made bed and a roof over your head, there are a variety of accommodation options to choose from the safari-style Wilderness Retreats to the quirky unique offers like the Shearer’s Quarters at Murray-Sunset National Park to lighthouse or cabin stays in East Gippsland.

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Roofed accommodation

If you love getting into nature but prefer to stay overnight with a roof over your head, check out these accommodation options.
One of the cabins available for public booking at Tidal River in the Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Tidal River Accommodation

Tidal River offers self-contained cabins, units, huts, group lodges and Wilderness Retreats.
The lighthouse keeper's cottage and lighthouse at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse

The perfect place to witness the Prom’s rugged coastal environment while staying in self-contained dormitory-style or private cabin accommodation. The Light Station can only be reached on foot (minimum 19.1km one way). The walk is challenging (5-6 hours), requiring a high level of fitness.
Two women share a coffe on the deck of the Cape Conran Cabins.

Cape Conran Cabins

Cape Conran has timber cabins overlooking sandy beaches that offer family and group accommodation, designed for comfortable but basic living. Local timbers have been used to give each cabin a character of its own. One is specially designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Each cabin sleeps up to eight people. All have pot bellied stoves for heating.
A mother, father and their two young daughts gaze out at the sea from the lookout point of the lighthouse.

Point Hicks Lighthouse

Situated deep within Croajingolong National Park, the Point Hicks Lighthouse now offers a unique holiday experience for those who want to stay in one of the keepers cottages, which are now comfortable, self-contained holiday accommodation.
A mother sits at a table with her younger daughter and watches her older daughter doing a cartwheel on the lawn of the residence at Buchan Caves Park.

Buchan Caves Reserve Accommodation

There are cabins in the reserve which are fully self-contained and sleep up to five people. The cabins are not accessible for wheelchairs but may be suitable for visitors who have some limited mobility. Access to the cabins is via a ramp and each cabin has an outside deck that is easy to get to.
Gabo Island photographed from the mainland.

Gabo Island Lighthouse Reserve

Gabo Island offers a unique accommodation experience in the Assistant Light Keeper’s residence, featuring three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom, with all linen provided. 
Shearers Quarters - an historic self-contained four bedroom cottage in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park.

Shearers Quarters

The Shearers Quarters is an historic self-contained cottage nestled in the remote heart of Murray-Sunset National Park. It is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the serenity of the bush

4WD campgrounds

A couple walk along the Bogong High Plains near Mt Nelse.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails
A young couple walks up through ancient lava flows to Sundial Peak in the Central Grampians.

Grampians National Park

Rising abruptly from the surrounding Western Plains, the Grampians (Gariwerd) is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife. One of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations, the park is a great venue for camping, climbing, scenic drives, bushwalks and nature study.
A couple sit around a campsite and welcome their friends to their campsite as they walk in.

Lerderderg State Park

The Lerderderg River has carved a deep and picturesque gorge through this rugged park located within easy reach of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat. Picnic at Shaws Lake or O'Briens Crossing, follow an old water race and hike part of the Great Dividing Trail, or simply stroll along the river from Mackenzies Flat.
A four wheel drive is parked to the side of a a sandy track at Wyperfeld National Park with a cloudy sky overhead.

Wyperfeld National Park

Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks.

Beach campgrounds

Victoria's rugged coastline is dotted with sandy beaches and coastal parks, many of which form the perfect spot to pitch a tent.

An aerial view of the Croajingolong National Park.

Mueller Inlet Campground

This campground is on the shores of Mueller Inlet and overlooks the inlet to the river mouth and ocean. The campsites are protected by a dune system covered in Banksia Woodland and Heath.
Two hikers at sunset in the Croajingolong National Park.

Peachtree Creek Reserve

This campground is on the eastern shore of Tamboon Inlet, good for both fishing and bird watching. There is neither vehicle nor walking access to the coast so boats are an excellent way to explore the area. The inlet waters and surrounding forest are part of Croajingolong National Park, where there are other campgrounds available.
Two hikers cross an estuary in the Croajingolong National Park.

Tamboon Inlet Campground

Access is by boat only. Car-based camping is available at the nearby Peachtree Creek Reserve, situated on the eastern shores of Tamboon Inlet.

Thurra River Campground

This campground is located in coastal woodland between the river and the ocean near Point Hicks. This is a popular spot for families to relax on hot days.
A women in a bucket hat kayaks along Wingan Inlet.

Wingan Inlet Campground

This campground is in a tall Bloodwood forest on the western shore of Wingan Inlet in a tranquil bush setting.
A women walks her dog into the campsite while another women prepares food as her son looks on.

Banksia Bluff Campground

Banksia Bluff Campground has relaxed bush camping among Mahogany Gums and Banksia woodland.
A koala sitting in a tree at French Island National Park.

Binn Beach and Camping Area

Binn Beach is a good spot for surf fishing. The campground has easy access to the beach via a sandy track over the dunes.
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.

Gunnai Beach Campground

This is a small, remote campground that is best suited to walkers or those hiking the Wilderness Coast Walk. It has easy access via a sandy track over the dunes to the beach.
A couple in their later twenties enjoy a joke while at their campsite at Lake Elizabeth Campground in the Great Otway National Park.

Hammond Road Campground

Hammond Road Camping Area is located 12km inland from Aireys Inlet in a natural bush setting with 20 campsites available on a first in, first served basis.
The Aire River East Campground

Aire River East Campground

This campground is situated within the Great Otway National Park located on the banks of the Aire River Estuary. This area is home to a magnitude of native and migratory bird species as well as an abundance of fish species making it a great place to go bird watching, fishing, swimming and canoeing
The campground at Aire River West in the Great Otway National Park.

Aire River West Campground

This campground is situated within the Great Otway National Park located on the banks of the Aire River Estuary. This area is home to a magnitude of native and migratory bird species as well as an abundance of fish species making it a great place to go bird watching, fishing, swimming and canoeing.
Two women walking the Great Ocean Walk step out of the Ti-Tree scrubb and onto the beach at Blanket Bay.

Blanket Bay Campground

This campground is situated within the Great Otway National Park just a short stroll from the beach which is accessible via walking tracks. Picturesque views are obtainable only meters from this campsite looking out over the beach and surrounding landscapes.
A couple in their thirties play with their dog at Johanna Beach Campground next to their tent and campervan.

Johanna Beach Campground

Nestled between coastal sand dunes, a lush, grassy hinterland and a prime surf beach, the dog-on-lead friendly Johanna Beach Campground has everything you need for an unforgettable seaside camping experience. Take in the salty ocean vistas, go surfing, fishing or hike a section of the Great Ocean Walk.

Dog friendly camping

Whilst dogs are not permitted in protected national parks, there are many regional parks that do allow camping with your four-legged companion.
A couple in their thirties play with their dog at Johanna Beach Campground next to their tent and campervan.

Johanna Beach Campground

Nestled between coastal sand dunes, a lush, grassy hinterland and a prime surf beach, the dog-on-lead friendly Johanna Beach Campground has everything you need for an unforgettable seaside camping experience. Take in the salty ocean vistas, go surfing, fishing or hike a section of the Great Ocean Walk.
A couple and their dog camp around a fire at Jerusalem Creek camp ground.

Jerusalem Creek Campground

There are eight camping areas with unpowered sites. Fireplaces and pit toilets are provided. View Jerusalem Creek map below for numbered site locations
A women walks her dog into the campsite while another women prepares food as her son looks on.

Banksia Bluff Campground

Banksia Bluff Campground has relaxed bush camping among Mahogany Gums and Banksia woodland.
A Koala in a tree.

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park Paradise Beach

The campground is separated from the beach by a stretch of fenced vegetation. There is access to the beach from the Paradise Beach camping area. Use this access points to reduce damage to the sensitive coastal vegetation.

Dispersed hiker camps

A group of three friends walk through the rocky ravines of the Northern Grampians.

Grampians Peaks Trail

The Grampians Peaks Trail is one of the Walk Victoria’s Icons long distance trails. The first section is now complete and offers a 36km, three day/two night circuit walk departing from Halls Gap.
A woman with a large hiking pack takes in the view from Blanket Bay Campground.

Great Ocean Walk

The Great Ocean Walk extends just over 100km between Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles near Princetown. The spectacular walk weaves its way through tall forests, coastal heathlands, wild rocky shores, river estuaries and windswept cliff-tops presenting amazing views.
Two women camp in the Alpine National Park at twilight.

Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park offers some of the most authentic and scenic bush camping opportunities in Victoria.
Three hikers walk along the beach at Wilson Promontory National Park.

Wilsons Promontory Northern Overnight Hikes

Up for more of a challenge? Try the Northern Circuit hiking and camping through the park.
A couple follow the path on the Southern Circuit Overnight Hike.

Wilsons Promontory Southern Circuit Overnight Hikes

Hike your way to overnight camping sites and sleep in bookable shady campsites with views of glassy torquoise water.
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