We have listed ten campsites near Melbourne for all those people who love traveling on road. These sites are great for halts and weekend getaways. Located at a few hours drive from Melbourne these sites offer fun filled activities at a laid back surrounding.
- Frenchmans Creek Camping area
Frenchmans Creek Camping Area is located in Big River State Forest. Situated on peaceful waterway, it caters to small caravans and tent campers. Due to its wide area, it can allocate a large group of people easily. You can enjoy swimming, fishing and canoeing at or near this grassed site which is well shaded by Mountain Ash. Also, they welcome your pets.
- Slaty Creek Campground
Slaty Creek Campground is located in Creswick Regional Park. This free campground is best in springs and allows you to bring your pet along. Rest in shade from Manna Gums and enjoy barbeque. This area is rich in bird life hance, great for platypus and bird watching allowing you sight of fantails, kookaburras, magpies and rosellas.
- Cooks Mill Camping Area
Cooks Mill Camping Area is located in Cathedral Range State Park. This lush green area is popular with school groups. They provide sheltered tables and fireplaces for your convenience. There are walking trails in this area which allows you to enjoy nature walk. This campsite is chargeable and does not allow pets.
- Mount Disappointment State Area
Mount Disappointment State Area is located near Melbourne and is very popular among hikers. This area has many facilities and tracks within the park. This area provides many tracks for 4WD, trail biking and mountain biking.
- Jerusalem Creek Camping Area
Jerusalem Creek Camping Area is located in Lake Eildon National Park. This campsite has a maximum of 10 sites per zone. Most campsites are level but some are difficult to access as campsites are cut into the hill site. You can enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, bush walking, sailing and skiing on this site. Your dogs are welcome here but only when on leash.
- Barwon Heads Caravan Park
Barwon Heads Caravan Park is located close to surf beach. This place offers picture perfect view combined with some fun activities like swimming and fishing. Other than water sports, you can also enjoy activities like basketball or tennis. There are a number of facilities available like camp kitchen and laundry. However, your dogs are not welcome at this site.
- St Leonards Foreshore Caravan & Camping Area
St Leonards Foreshore Caravan and Camping Area allows you to camp in two parks, out of which the larger one is open November to April and the other one opens from 21st December to 3rd February. There are a number of activities to enjoy there including fishing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, walking on trails and waterskiing.
- Blackwood Mineral Springs Caravan Park
Former gold mining area, Blackwood Mineral Springs is now a caravan park. It offers a number of walking trails including to the Springs, the Lerderderg River and Shaws Lake. It also offers activities like fishing and swimming. Camping here is free of cost and they welcome your dogs too.
- Upper Yarra Reservoir Park Camping Area
Upper Yarra Reservoir Park Camping Area is located in Upper Yarra Reservoir Park. This camping area has a large sheltered hall with BBQ for wet seasons. This area is accessible by wheelchair and has hiking and walking trails combined with amazing lookout. Dogs are permitted in this area however, they can’t access walking tracks.
- Sorrento Foreshore Caravan & Camping Area
Sorrento Foreshore Caravan and Camping Area is located in Sorrento Foreshore Reserve. It is situated at Foreshore Frontage to Port Phillip Bay on the Mornington Peninsula offers you a chance to see bottle-nosed dolphins who are a frequent visitor in the area. You can enjoy activities like fishing, canoeing, sailing, swimming, cycling, water skiing and walking trails.
Camping is permitted only from November to April in this area.