Free Camping Victoria

You’re planning your next camping trip in Victoria and you don’t have a big budget. Why not look at the free camping victoria campsites? Well thankfully for you we have put together the best list of freebie campsites around Victoria.

Whether you are looking for a free campground that are near beaches, near a national park or forest. We have scoured the interwebs for the ultimate list of free camping victoria sites that are free.

Sawpit Free Campground

RATED 4.4/5 – Check Google Reviews

This campsite is situated in Mount Clay State Forest not too far from Portland. This free campground provides plenty of opportunities for recreation activities including obviously camping.

It is a great spot to have picnics with the family and enjoy outdoor recreation activities such as hiking and mountain biking (there are tracks available).

Not too far is the Surry River which is on the western slope and is a very popular spot to go fishing. The common fish caught here is bream.

The site is as the name suggest a historic sawmill. Because of this there big camping spaces which are nestled within the native forest. It is a very accessible campsite and 2WD vehicles with caravans and campers will easily be mobile in the area. It is a perfect spot for larger groups.

There is a lovely picnic area which has a track which loops through the forest to a place called Whalers Lookout. This location has some epic views which span across the ocean as well as some sprawling farmland. A great free camping Victoria location.

Details about Sawpit free camping site

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 4 Hours – 340kms
  • Narrawong Forest, Mount Clay MTB Trail, off Boyers Rd, Narrawong
  • Close to Forest and Beaches
  • Access: Dirt roads are wide and well maintained but can be boggy after rain
  • Suitable for: Tents, caravans, camper trailers, big rigs
  • Facilities: Drop toilets, BBQ, firepits, table and chairs, shaded sites
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

Pettmans Beach – Free Camping Victoria

RATED 4.9/5 – Check Google Reviews

This campground which has approximately 10 sites for your use is located within Lake Tyers State Park. This park consists of tall eucalyptus trees and follows the northern shores of the Lake Tyers stretch to Mount Nowa. There is a thin sand spit which divides the ocean from the lake.

This campground is one of four different free camping spots within the Lake Tyers Park region. It is an amazing spot with direct beach access and the only one of the four to have toiler access. It is a great spot to relax and enjoy the ocean views. It’s hard to believe that this is a free camping victoria location!

Details about Pettmans Beach free camping site

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 4 Hours 11 Mins – 352kms
  • Lake Tyers, Pettman Rd, Tostare.
  • Close to Forest and Beaches
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, caravans, camper trailers
  • Facilities: Drop toilets, table and chairs, close beach access
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

MacKillops Bridge Campground

RATED 4.7/5 – Check Google Reviews

The actual bridge itself was constructed back in 1931 and built to be ‘indestructible’ yet the bridge was washed away during some extreme weather and large amount of rains. Ironically just 11 days before its official opening back in early 1934. The result was a pile of twisted metal sitting in the river bed below.

Soon after they commenced erecting a new bridge as a replacement. For safety measures and longevity, it was raised a further 5 metres in the air. Such is the bridge you see today, safe an intact. This allows a safe crossing of the mighty Snowy River, giving you a tremendous view above of the great river.

This location offers a great spot for some free camping near the border of NSW and has simple access from the north side of MacKillop’s Bridge. This is a super spot to camp if you are an avid fan of rafting trips down the river on a canoe. It also has a great opportunity for fishing for the anglers out there.

Of course, you have the ability to swim in the river if the weather is hot and you need a cool down. Or you can just enjoy the amazing views that the huge 255-metre bridge provides.

Details about MacKillops Bridge

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 5 Hours 40 Mins – 436kms
  • McKillops Rd, Wulgulmerang East
  • Close to Forest and River
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, camper trailers
  • Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, fire places, on-site information
  • Pet-Friendly: Unsure

Carter’s Beach – Ulupna Campsite

RATED 4.6/5 – Check Google Reviews

This fantastic spot is not too far from Cobram, this allows for easy access to stocking up on the needed food and camping requirements.

Carters Beach camping is a great spot for the family where you can enjoy swimming at the famous Murray River. It is also an amazing spot for wildlife where you will see both Koalas and Kangaroos roaming the surrounding areas. There is also plentiful of native birds to wake you up in the morning.

This is a large beach area which is surrounded by native Red River Gums with some short grass. It has two pit toilets for your convenience and there is a wasted collection area just a km from the beach.

Unfortunately, this area is not accessible for those wanting to bring their pets along. This is most likely due to the abundance of wildlife in the area.

Details about Carters Beach

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 3 Hours 3 Mins – 263kms
  • Ulupna VIC 3641
  • Close to Forest and River
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, caravans, camper trailers
  • Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, fire places, on-site information
  • Pet-Friendly: No

Beauchamp Falls Reserve

RATED 4.8/5 – Check Google Reviews

The campground is just 40 minutes from the stunning Beauchamp Falls. It makes for a great day out with a base camp to return to at the end of the hike. The falls are located within The Great Otway National Park. A forest which is littered with thick ferns, blackwood and myrtle beech trees.

There are approximately 15 sites at this location. It is recommended to come in early in on the day to nab a good spot. There are nice shaded ones but obvious be wary of camping underneath these depending on the weather conditions.

To get to the campground you get to travel through the world-renowned Great Ocean Road or you can use the route which goes through Beech Forest. The second entrance is recommended if you are not travelling in a four-wheel drive. It is a lot more suitable for 2wd vehicles.

Note that there are many waterfalls though this forest, so it makes for several days of hiking and exploring action. This is the perfect spot for someone who loves waterfalls. Another bonus is that Apollo Bay is just 40 mins away and is a great spot for a dip.

This is one of those free campsites that is one of a kind. Hard to believe there are no fees attached to this amazing location.

Also note that there are many others waterfalls in the area, so if you’re into chasing waterfalls, you’ve hit the motherload. And if you fancy a dip in the beach, Apollo Bay is about 40 mins away. Beauchamp Falls Camping was a great camping experience and it’s definitely on my list of best free campsites in Melbourne. 

Details about Camping at Beauchamp Falls Reserve

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 2 Hours 35 Mins – 203kms
  • Beauchamp Falls Walking Track, Beech Forest VIC 3237
  • Close to Forest and Waterfalls
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, camper trailers
  • Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, fire places
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

Reeves Beach Free Campsite

RATED 4.3/5 – Check Google Reviews

Reeves Beach camp site is located on the 90 mile beach in the East Gippsland region. One of the big ups of this camp site is how close it is located to the beach. Another amazing location in such close proximity to the beach and of course yes this campsite is free once again.

The campsite itself is suitabe for all sized caravans and of course camper trailers and tents. When doing research on this site it seems it is a very popular spot around the holiday periods and long weekends. So best to get there early to grab a spot around these times.

There is no power on the site being a free campsite but is equipped with one drop toilet. The campsite is just a stroll over the dunes to the main beach which you can enjoy the typical beach action and is suitable for families as well.

The avid fisherman will also enjoy the chance to do some fishing in this location and with luck grab quite a haul.

Details about Camping at Reeves Beach Campground

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 2 Hours 42 Mins – 234kms
  • Access to Campground via Woodside Beach Road, Balloong Road and Reeves Beach Road.
  • Reeves Beach, East Gippsland. 10 kms from Woodside
  • Close to beach
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, camper trailers, caravans
  • Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, no water
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

Blue Pool Campground

RATED 4.3/5 – Check Google Reviews

Next on the list of free camping Victoria sites is the very popular Blue Pool campsite. It is the number one spot to go camping for free in the Briarlong State Forest area.

As you can imagine with such a majestic swimming hole it makes for great swimming, can be super cold in the winter months though. The water hole sits at the bottom of a basalt gorge.

This camping location is also a great spot for the avid hiker as there are many short and longer walks which are accessible from the campsite. For the ultra enthusiasts, this includes Track 96 which is a whopping 60 km’s. Plan to do this one over a multiple-day stint.

The gated campground is not necessarily friendly to caravans and would suit camper trailers and tents. It seems as there is only about 1 caravan site and based on the information that it is a busy site that this would get snapped up rather fast.

In saying that the campsite itself is suitable for all sized caravans and of course camper trailers and tents. Bear in mind again that this is a hot spot during holiday periods so you must get in early or you will most likely miss out.

Details about Blue Pool Campground

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 2 Hours 53 Mins – 256 kms
  • Freestone Creek Road, Briagolong
  • Close to swimming hole and forest
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, camper trailers, caravans
  • Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, fire pits
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

Woods Point Picnic and Camping Ground

RATED 4.7/5 – Check Google Reviews

Victoria’s free camping ground’s keep delivering with this camp site on the banks of the great Snowy River. It is one of the rare locations where camping is permitted along the Snowy River, which makes it a must-stop on your camping adventures around Victoria.

The campground itself is located right on the banks of the water’s edge of the river. You are also nestled among the native forest and there is a lovely picnic area located in the state forest.

You will be happy to know that your furry family members are welcome here, so feel free to bring along your dogs for the camping trip. There are even horse yards available for all those horse people out there making it a truly unique spot to stay, especially if you’d like to bring your horse along.

There are some great amenities here which include picnic tables, barbecues and toilets. A massive reminder along with all other sites to take your rubbish with you when you leave these campsites.

To get to this location can be tricky if it has been raining a lot and it is not recommended to take the trip to this site in these conditions if you are in a regular 2WD vehicle or regular trailer. So be warned. It is a bit of a tricky site to get to but just punch it in your GPS and you will get there. Location below.

Details about Woods Point Campground

  • Location on Google Maps from Melbourne
  • Distance from Melbourne: 2 Hours 53 Mins – 392 kms
  •  Wood Point Rd, Yalmy VIC 3888
  • Close to river, swimming hole and forest
  • Access: Unsealed roads
  • Suitable for: Tents, camper trailers, caravans
  • Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, fire pits
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

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