Victoria’s parks have some great places to camp and there is something to suit all tastes. Choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents to remote locations with nothing but bush. You’ll find every option in Victoria's backyard. With over a hundred parks to camp in, there's plenty of choice Drive in, relax and enjoy campgrounds that offer car-based camping where you can park your car next to or near to your tent. Some remote campground are accessible only by foot, canoe or 4wd. And in some you can even bring your dog! Facilities and camping fees vary across all parks in Victoria so be sure to plan ahead and book early to avoid disappointment.
Camping in Victoria's National Parks
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Use the map below to explore all the campgrounds available where bookings are required in advance.
Popular camping spots
The Alpine National Park offers some of the most authentic and scenic bush camping opportunities in Victoria.
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.
Croajingolong follows the far-eastern coastline of Victoria for 100 km and features eucalypt forest, rainforest and heathland.
The Glenelg River is the central feature of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Along the last part of its winding 400 kilometre path to the sea the river has carved a spectacular gorge up to 50 metres deep through limestone. River erosion and the action of rainwater have created a remarkable cave.
Only 65 km north of Melbourne, Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, offering dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.
Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of the Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from other parts of the region.
The camping area is located by crossing the bridge off Little River Road towards Neds Gully Track. The campground is situated 50 meters from the car park.
The freshwater Hattah Lakes is seasonally filled by creeks connected to the Murray, providing food and shelter for waterbirds and fish. These lakes can remain full for up to ten years without flooding, but flooding generally occurs once every two years. Camping, walking, bike riding and canoeing are popular here and in the adjoining Murray-Kulkyne Park.
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Choose your camping style
Walk along the expanse of pristine sands in Croajingolong National Park, with secluded coastal camping spots perfect for beach walks, bird watching, boating and fishing.
Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.