Summer is the season to dust off the tent or hook the caravan onto the back of the car and head to the great outdoors. We’ve picked some of our favourite camping spots from throughout Central Victoria for a getaway under the stars.
Melville Cave Campground, Kooyoora State Park, Loddon Shire
Together with impressive views, beautiful vegetation and for the bird watchers out there, a range of birdlife, the Melville Caves Campground has toilets, barbecues and tap water available. First in best dressed.
Waterfalls Campground, Pyrenees State Forest, Pyrenees Shire
Sitting at the base of the Pyrenees Mountains, this quiet camping spot is shaded by towering trees and as the name suggests, a (seasonal) waterfall. First in best dressed.
Leanganook Campground (also known as Koala Park), Mt Alexander Regional Park, Mt Alexander Shire
This campground sits within stunning native bush land and picnic facilities. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a koala or other wildlife. First in best dressed.
Mt Franklin Campground,Hepburn Regional Park, Hepburn Shire
Situated well off any main road, this site sits inside a volcano crate and the surrounding conifers provide some wind protection. There is also washing water, toilets and fireplaces available. First in best dressed.
Boar Gully Campground, Brisbane National Park, Moorabool Shire
Best suited for tent camping, this picturesque spot has views overlooking an old dam and walking tracks nearby if you feel like stretching your legs. Must be booked and paid for in advance with Parks Victoria, approximately $38 per night.
*Before you leave, always confirm current conditions, including fire restrictions and water availability. For more information, visit the Parks Victoria website, or call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963.