Victoria Just Scored 13 New and 28 Upgraded Campgrounds Across the State
Seven new hike-in campsites have popped up along the Grampians Peaks Trail, and there's three new spots in Great Otway National Park.
April 19, 2022
If spending a long weekend or a winter break in the great outdoors is on your agenda, the Victorian Government has just delivered excellent news: you've now got more places to pitch a tent. As part of a big push to add more campgrounds around the state, as funded to the tune of $105.6 million, a whopping 119 sites are either opening up as new spots or getting a revamp.
Even better: 43 of them are up and running right now, if you're eager to make the most of the upcoming Anzac Day long weekend or you're already planning your next getaway after that. Just before Easter, the Victorian Government revealed that 13 new and 28 upgraded campgrounds are now operational, spanning everywhere from Grampians to the Great Ocean Road, and including reopened spots that had been destroyed or damaged by bushfires and storms.
The Grampians Peaks Trail is now home to seven new hike-in campgrounds, for instance, and three new campsites are located in the Great Otway National Park. Also among the newcomers: Flat Spur Campground at Mt Buller, Thomson Bridge Campground in Gippsland and Stockman's Campground in Big River State Forest (which is just south of Lake Eildon).
Paddy Joy Campsite near Corryong, Cobaw Visitor Area in the Cobaw State Forest, and Werribee River and Wombat Creek Picnic Areas in the Wombat State Forest rank among the locations that've been reopened after damage. In terms of upgrades, Lake Lascelles Campground and Dimboola Caravan Park in western Victoria now boast all-ability accessible amenities, and Nelson Kywong Caravan Park on the Glenelg River has all-ability accessible showers and cabins.
Booking-wise, you can make reservations to slumber in national park campsites via the Parks Victoria website — while most state forest campgrounds don't require bookings.
The remaining 23 new and 55 upgraded campgrounds are set to be finished by mid-2023, which'll give you even more spots to head to.
For more information about Victoria's new and upgraded campgrounds, head to the Victorian Government website.
Images: Parks Victoria — Grampians National Park, Visit Victoria.
Published on April 19, 2022 by Sarah Ward