Awesome Campsites Near Melbourne

Awesome Campsites Near Melbourne

If you’re looking for a campsite where you can do all sorts of recreational activities, this is where you should head.

There are over ten campgrounds in the Melbourne area and most of them are located just a few minutes away from the city.

This includes Banksia Bluff Campground, which is only a few minutes drive from Melbourne’s central business district.
This is a popular destination among tourists because it has a wide range of activities to do.

Whether you want to go boating or rock climbing, or engage in whatever recreation you like, you’ll find a place that is just right for you.

banksia bluff
bear gully campground

Best places in Melbourne to go camping

Another one of the best places in Melbourne to go camping is at Bear Gully Campsite. This popular park is close to Muirfield Forest which boasts many unique campsites. 

The park offers free entrance, so you don’t have to worry about spending money on parking.

Some of the interesting sites include Bear Gully Flat, Back packers Paradise, Big Bad Mountain, Creekwood Campsite, Crown Valley Campsite, Horseshoe Ledges, Lake Eucalyptus, Mud Pie Campsite, Pine Creek Campsite, Treetops, and Windansea.

Available activities on campsites

You don’t have to spend a lot of time at Banksia Bluff if you don’t want to. The entire area has a very small amount of walking space. This means you can easily do everything from jogging, walking, swimming, or fishing.

The Banksia Bluff Park also features picnic areas and facilities for rental cars. Some of the other fun activities include sky diving, boating, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and kayaking.

mount hotham in winter

The Hotham State Reserve

If you enjoy camping in the outdoors then there are plenty of facilities at Mount Hotham. There is a ‘camp site’ with firewood, toilets, showers, Wi-Fi, electricity, and places to park.

Other facilities include swimming, walking/hiking trails, pit toilets, freshwater pool, Wi-Fi, game tables, camping showers and game boxes.

The Hotham State Reserve is located near
this park and is open to the public.

Available activities on campsites

Woodstock Park is a great place for family friendly camping. You’ll find picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking tracks,
swimming areas, picnic tables, hot tubs, and game tables. There are also a number of ‘camping sites’.
The park is managed by the Department of Environment.

There is no doubt that Victoria is one of the most liveliest states in Australia. If you want to spend your holiday in the most amazing location, I highly recommend the state’s Yarra Valley.

Victoria’s Yarra Valley is home to several world class vineyards. Some of the ‘campsites’ near Melbourne are at Gleneagles, Main Drive, Belair, and near Brewwood.

Phillip Island park

Phillip Island park

If you are planning to stay in one of the suburbs surrounding Melbourne, you may want to check out BIG4 Melbourne Holiday Park, a popular tourist attraction that features two hotels, two campsites (one with electricity), and picnic facilities.

One of the campsites is close to the famous Phillip Island park, while the other is only a few minutes’ drive from the beach at Coolangatta. BIG4 Melbourne Holiday Park is a popular tourist destination for families.

The Marvey Mountains

Another popular option is ‘Cubby Creek’, which is based near the Marvey Mountains, about 10 kilometres from Melbourne. The most prominent feature of ‘Cubby Creek’ is its ‘Cubby Mountain’.

This is a natural scenic hiking trail that leads to the creek’s edge. The other feature of the park is a tramway that can take visitors up to the top of the ‘Cubby Mountain’.

This tramway is operated by the Marvey Milling Company. As a ‘camping’ destination, ‘Cubby Creek’ is highly recommended.