Staying overnight in a park or reserve is a special experience. Camping in parks and reserves allows visitors to stay in the heart of Victoria’s natural environment. Choose from fully serviced sites to remote locations with nothing but bush.
Bookings are taken only for sites where fees apply. See individual parks below for details.
The Alpine National Park stretches from central Gippsland all the way to the New South Wales border where it adjoins Kosciuszko National Park. Within the park are some of Australia’s most stunning alpine landscapes, including
Camping is available at Arcadia Bend, Carters, Miller Winery Beach and Punt Sandbar campsites. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents and camper trailers. All areas are unpowered.
Barmah National Park, together with the adjoining Millewa forest in New South Wales, forms the largest River Red Gum forest in the world. The complex ecology of the forest is closely linked to the Murray
Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw Baw National Park offers colourful wildflowers in early summer and open grassy plains with Snow Gum
Diamond Hill in the Bendigo Regional Park retains relics of gold mining activities from last century. Mullock, mud, dust, tailings, water-races and erosion form a picture of early mining activities. Remnant gardens and the foundations
The Big Desert is home to a wide variety of birds, reptiles and mammals. It provides a challenge for the experienced hiker, offering a rare opportunity to experience a landscape largely unaffected by human activity.
Black Range State Park is a relatively quiet and remote place that sits within an ancient, rich and productive cultural landscape. Black Range State Park protects rugged bushland in an area where much of the
Camping is available at Steel Bay (incorporating Waddy Point) and Storm Point. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads to Steel Bay campsite. 4WD access via sand road to Storm Point. Campsites
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
In February 2009, 45 per cent of Bunyip State Park was burnt by wildfire. Despite this dramatic event this park is once again an amazing escape where you can breathe fresh air and enjoy native
Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park consists of two rugged and contrasting mountains linked by a narrow, vegetated ridge. The park boasts impressive scenery, diverse habitats and significant flora conservation values. Its remote and rugged character is
Cape Conran Coastal Park has heathlands, wild ocean beaches and banksia woodlands brimming with nectar-feeding birds. A great park for water activities - enjoy swimming, diving, boating, fishing or rock pooling. Experience the park by
Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly beautiful scenery. The coastal park transforms from being a peaceful coastal
From the remains of house sites and puddling machines to the gold mines and gullies that yielded up fortunes, Australia's first national heritage park harbours fascinating tales of a golden past and retains much of
The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. A variety of walking tracks ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging offer the opportunity to explore the park’s main features
Camping is available at Cherrypool Highway Park campsite. Toilets are provided. No bookings or fees.
Cobboboonee National Park and the adjoining forest park showcase lowland forest and heathland on the doorstep of Portland and Heywood in far southwest Victoria. Explore the park by horseback on the Great Cobboboonee Horse trail,
Cobram Regional Park covers 470ha of river frontage with many sandy beaches. Bordered by wide stretch of the Murray River and home to majestic River Red Gums and a fantastic variety of birdlife, the park
Crawford River Regional Park offers fine views of riverside and valley vegetation. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, try your luck fishing for Redfin and Rainbow Trout, camp at Hiscocks Crossing or picnic along the Boulevard. Aboriginal
Named after the Aboriginal people of the area, Croajingolong follows the far-eastern coastline of Victoria for 100 kilometres and features eucalypt forest, rainforest and heathland. Secluded coastal camping spots are a perfect base for beach
Camping is permitted at Delegate River (Gap Road) campsite, adjacent to the river and the road, with many shady spaces available. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents,
Set among rolling hills in Western Victoria, Dergholm State Park is a great place for bushwalking and picnicking, in tranquil natural surrounds. The park protects diverse vegetation including woodlands, open forests, and undisturbed heaths. Dergholm
This remote coastal park protects 55km of ocean beach. Inland, the park encompasses high coastal cliffs, huge rolling sand dunes and freshwater lakes and swamps. Coastal vegetation and wildlife thrive. Enjoy remote camping, walks and
Errinundra National Park is one of East Gippsland’s most outstanding natural areas, offering tranquil walks and scenic drives. It preserves the largest remaining stand of cool temperate rainforest in Victoria, as well as ancient eucalypt
The tranquil Gippsland Lakes are a system of coastal lagoons separated from the Tasman Sea by the coastal dunes of the Ninety Mile Beach. Seven rivers terminate at the lakes – the Latrobe, Avon, Nicholson,
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
A variety of vehicle and walking tracks wander through the forgotten goldfields of Grant and the Crooked River. Little remains of the once thriving townships, but it is still possible to find crumbling chimneys, cemeteries
The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland. In the north, the
This park protects some of the highest quality Box-Ironbark forest in north-central Victoria, along with mallee and grassy woodlands. This is an ideal spot for nature study, birdwatching, bushwalking, picnics, horse riding and camping. The
Camping is permitted at Happy Valley. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via sealed roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans. All areas are unpowered. Water No drinking water supplied. Campfire
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park lies in typical mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodland. Superbly adapted birds, animals and vegetation thrive in the poor, sandy soils and searing summers. The freshwater Hattah
Camping is permitted at Broad Track and Simpson Dam campsites. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans. All areas are unpowered. Water No
Heathcote-Graytown National Park is a great place for bushwalks. Mt Ida, Mt Black and Viewing Rock provide views of Heathcote and surrounding areas. The park also has a rich history with relics from the gold
The park is located around the famous mineral springs townships of Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs. Here you will find natural mineral springs and relics of the gold mining era set in delightful bush surroundings.
Holey Plains State Park protects a high diversity of native flora and abundant wildlife, while providing for activities such as bushwalking, picnicking and camping. This park is home to banksia and eucalypt open-forest and woodlands
Horseshoe Lagoon is set in the bend of the Goulburn River between Kerrisdale and Trawool. The reserve is a popular place to camp while enjoying some fishing in the Goulburn River ( Access to the
This old gold mining area on the Howqua River is set in a beautiful, secluded valley, once busy with gold miners but now popular for picnics, horse riding, bushwalking and four-wheel driving. Camping along the
Featuring extensive coastal lagoons, salt marshes and native grasslands, Jack Smith Lake provides valuable feeding and nesting habitat for a range of waterbirds. Enjoy bush camping on the open grassy plains or within the shade
Jane Duff Highway Park is a peaceful woodland area home to numerous plants and animals. Day visitors can relax and enjoy a picnic. Overnight camping is also permitted. Access 45km west of Horsham on Natimuk-Frances
Camping is permitted at Plateau Picnic Area. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents and camper trailers. All areas are unpowered. Facilities Wood fired barbecue provided. Water No
Kara Kara National Park features mainly steep, forested terrain and is an ideal place to experience what the forests of Central Victoria were like before the gold rushes. The rocky ridge tops in the park
Camping is permitted at Boyds campsite. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans. All areas are unpowered. Water No drinking water supplied. Campfire Campfires are permitted. Rubbish
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
Camping is permitted at First Marsh, Second Marsh, Third Marsh and Bael Bael Lake campsites. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans. All
With magnificent views and a rich variety of plants and animals, Kooyoora State Park is an ideal place for picnics, sightseeing, rock climbing, orienteering and nature study. Visit the Melville Caves, huge granite boulders thought
Located a short distance from Melbourne, the park is mostly known for its kiln used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units fitted to motor cars. The park contains a
The main feature of this park is the lake, which fills from Lake Hindmarsh when the Wimmera River is in flood. At high water mark, the lake covers 5850 ha. The lake generally fills and
Lake Eildon National Park is in the northern foothills of Victoria's Central Highlands, 150 km north-east of Melbourne. Situated on the shores of Lake Eildon, the park protects 27,750 ha of rugged hills with open
Lake Ratzcastle Lake Reserve is located 10km south of Goroke on Goroke-Harrow Road. The lake only fills on a seasonal basis. Water may not be present at all times of the year. Camping is permitted.
Lake Tyers State Park extends from Lake Tyers Beach to Mount Nowa Nowa. Tall eucalypt forests surround the northern shores of Lake Tyers, and a thin sand spit divides the lake from the ocean. As
Leaghur State Park protects some of the most significant Black Box wetland and woodland communities in Victoria. The park is on the Loddon River floodplain in the state's north west. Flooding can occur in winter
Rising in the Great Dividing Range, the Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park. The park has a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife and
The range of soil types in Little Desert National Park causes marked differences in vegetation. Many species of plants and animals have succeeded, on poor soils with little water, in creating a kind of arid
Camping is available at Laanecoorie and Yorkshire Road campsites, with the river nearby. There is a fishing hole at Yorkshire Road. No bookings or fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads into Laanecoorie campsite and
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
This section of the Goulburn River is lined with River Red Gums and is an important wildlife corridor linking the mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the Murray River. The picturesque river has narrow
This area is renowned for its scenery, unique wildlife, boating and fishing and remains one of the best examples of old growth red gum forest along the nearby Murray River Reserve. The Game Management Authority
Camping is available in three areas within this reserve - two are roadside and the other within an enclosure. No bookings, no fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for camper trailers, campervans
Located in and around the township of Maldon, the Maldon Historic Reserve protects many relics from the gold mining era – abandoned shafts and tunnels, mullock heaps, quartz roasting kilns, stone walls, chimneys and machinery
Camping is available at Reeves Beach and McGaurans Beach. No bookings, no fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans. All areas are unpowered. Facilities Toilets, tables
Camping is available in the following areas within Meredith Education Area: Possum Road Camp A, B and C and Stony Point. No bookings, no fees. Access Access is only available for 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Camping is available within the reserve. No bookings, no fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents and camper trailers. All areas are unpowered. Water No drinking water supplied. Campfire Campfires are
Pigs Point camping area Camping is available at Pigs Point located next to the Mitta Mitta River. No bookings, no fees. Access 2WD access via sealed road. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and
Explore gold mining history at the Welcome Stranger Monument commemorating the largest gold nugget ever found. Discovery Walk, information, a picnic area and shelter make this an enjoyable place to discover our gold mining past.
Moondarra State Park is known for its wildflower displays, particularly along Seninis Track where sixteen species of native orchid have been recorded. Scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, camping, fishing and nature study are popular activities.
Rising 350 metres above the surrounding area, Mount Alexander Regional Park is a prominent landmark offering magnificent views and a natural forest setting for picnics and bushwalking. It also provides important habitat for several rare
A lone pine tree stands as a sentinel crowning this picturesque granite outcrop, a sanctuary for native plants and animals. Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve offers magnificent views and a rich variety of spring wildflowers. The
Explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. There
Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. The park features over 90km of walking tracks, panoramic scenery, waterfalls and scope for adventurous pursuits such as
Plantation Campground is one of the most popular camping areas for visitors to the Grampians National Park. Picnic tables, non-flush toilets and a bush shower provided. No permit is required and no fees are charged
Budj Bim is a long dormant volcano. Budj Bim is the source of the Tyrendarra lava flow which extends over 50km to the southwest. It is central to the history of the Gunditjmara people.Mount Eccles
Mount Korong and the lower hills which surround it have a prominent granite tor landscape. Picnicking, bushwalking and nature studies can be enjoyed here. Camping Camping is available at the following locations in the reserve:
Camping is available at the following locations within the park: Embery Lookout and Mount Mittamatite Summit. No bookings, no fees. Camping Access 2WD access via unsealed road to Embery Lookout and Mount Mittamatite summit (dry
Set in tall, shady eucalypt forest, Mount Samaria State Park offers a cool and quiet retreat for beautiful walks, camping and picnicking. The Mount Samaria range incorporates a variety of scenery with spectacular vistas over
Camping is available at this reserve. No bookings, no fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents and camper trailers. All areas are unpowered. Water No drinking water supplied. Campfire Campfires are
Camping is available at the following locations: Big River Camp Area and Mount Wills Hut. No bookings, no fees. Big River Camp Area Access 2WD access via sealed road. Campsites Campsites are located on a
Centred on an impressive system of lakes, Murray-Kulkyne Park and the adjoining Hattah-Kulkyne National Park offer outdoor enthusiasts an abundance of wildlife, majestic River Red Gums, ancient Buloke trees amid rolling sand plain, and the
Murray-Sunset National Park, in Victoria's far north-west corner, is in one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment is relatively untouched. With its wide open landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and starry
Protected from the pounding surf of Bass Strait by barrier islands, the quiet waters of Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park create an intricate network of waterways and islands, framed by the majesty of Wilsons Promontory.
Nyah-Vinifera Park, near Swan Hill, protects forests along the Murray River and smaller areas of woodland. It is a popular spot for fishing, four wheel driving and walking. The park provides direct access to the
Well-known for its wildflowers in springtime, Paddys Ranges State Park is home to 30 types of orchids and more than 140 native bird species like the rare Painted Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots. Relics of the
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
Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences only 20km from Melbourne CBD. With views of the Plenty River and a backdrop of the wooded Plenty Gorge, this is a perfect
Home to the majestic River Red Gum Forest, Shepparton Regional Park is popular with locals and visitors alike. The parks access to the Goulburn River makes it a great spot for fishing and water sports.
The Snowy River is renowned for canoeing and rafting, and this remote park is ideal for those who appreciate magnificent forests, rugged gorges and wild landscapes. McKillops Bridge is one of the few places with
Camping is available at the following locations: Potter Dam and Stoney Creek Track. No bookings, no fees. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers and campervans. All areas are unpowered.
The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve. The park includes Sperm Whale Head peninsula and Rotamah and Little Rotamah
Set in the peaceful high country east of Warburton, lies the popular Upper Yarra Reservoir Park - the upper most point of the Yarra River accessible to the public. The carefully maintained gardens and picnicgrounds,
Camping available at this reserve. Access2WD access via gravel roads. Campsites Suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and caravans. All areas are unpowered. BookingsNo bookings, no fees. Facilities Non-flush toilet, picnic tables and wood barbecue.
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, the relative absence of human impacts and the mature open eucalypt forests provide a valuable setting to enjoy solitude, inspiration and self-reliant recreation. How to get
The 14,655 ha Warby-Ovens National Park is characterised by three distinct vegetation communities - the granitic hills and woodlands of the Warby Range, the Box-Ironbark of the Killawarra Forest and the Redgum forest and wetlands
In 1853 thousands of people arrived to see their fortunes at Whroo and the surrounding area. Millions of pounds worth of gold was extracted from the area. Explore the area’s main points on the extensive
Access2WD access via gravel roads. Bookings No bookings, no fees. Campsites Suitable for tents and camper trailers. All areas are unpowered. Water No drinking water supplied. Campfire Campfires are permitted. Rubbish There is no rubbish
The reserve can be accessed via Glenelg Highway between Strathdownie and Casterton. The area is well known for spring wildflowers, including native orchids and is also home to Mill Swamp.
The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places. At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines. Great bushwalks extend from under
Camping is available at Koorong Vale, Skinners Flat and The Granites. Access 2WD access via gravel roads. Bookings No bookings, no fees. Campsites Suitable for tents and camper trailers. Skinners Flat can accommodate caravans. All
Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks. The central feature of this huge park is a chain of lake beds connected by Outlet Creek,
Yarra Valley Parklands extend along the Yarra River and provide visitors with a wide range of recreational opportunities, from picnicking to canoeing and even camping. The parks include Westerfolds, Banksia, Birrarrung and Candlebark parks, Yarra
Yarrawonga Regional Park is situated on the Murray River in north central Victoria. The river bends and sandy beaches provide an ideal setting for campers and day visitors alike. It is very popular over the