We’re all about discovering the most secluded campsites in Australia. Thanks to Hipcamp, we’ve pulled together five secret camping spots in Victoria for you to stick a peg or three into.

 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Countries on which these adventures take place who have occupied and cared for these lands and waters for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

 

Have you heard of Hipcamp? They find landowners in Australia that have the country’s greatest secret gems tucked inside their property – and they turn these spots into epic campgrounds for the rest of us average, non-acreage owning human beings to enjoy. Win-Win.

Here are our favourite secluded camping spots in Victoria, that you probably have no idea about.

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1. Ellimatta

Closest town: Moyhu
Cost: From $43 per site per night
Time from Melbourne: 3hr

Deep in the heart of the King Valley wine region lies Ellimatta, a gorgeous and tranquil campground that a whole menagerie of farm animals call home.

This pooch-friendly property is the perfect home base for day trips to the Victorian snowfields or nearby wineries. Or just a great place to pitch a tent, sit by the river and stay put!

 

2. Granite Springs

Closest town: Lancefield
Cost: $12.21 a night
Time from Melbourne: 1.5hr

Granite Springs is a 300 acre property north of Melbourne, where farm animals and stock horses roam. It’s the perfect camp spot for a weekend escape from the city lights. Spend some time with Mother Nature’s lights instead.

With 12 dams and a creek on the property, you’ll never be far from a place to dip your toes (or catch some dinner). Bring your four-legged friend along (if they promise to be on their best behaviour) and snuggle in around the campfire at your new favourite secret camping spot.

 

3. Hampton Park

Closest town: Warrnambool
Cost: From $22 per night (two people)
Time from Melbourne: 3 hr 15min

A weekend at Hampton Park will have you feeling worlds away. This lush and grassy campground is teeming with koalas and birdlife and is surrounded by gorgeous countryside. You’ll be super close to Tower Hill Reserve, Port Fairy, and even the Great Ocean Road if you’re up for a drive.

Just don’t forget your doggy! They’re welcome too!

 

4. Weeping Willow

Closest town: Marybrough
Cost:
$15 per person per night
Time from Melbourne: 2 hr

This single-site campground sits pretty right by a creek (yours for the swimming) with none other than a weeping willow and shady red gums for company. Situated on the 600 acre Rodborough Vale property, you won’t hear another peep out of other campers at this ultra-secluded camping spot.

The property borders Tullaroop Reservoir, where you can throw in a line or take the boat for a spin. Pack the pup (it’s dog-friendly, so long as they’re calm around sheep), light up the campfire, sit back, and take in the serenity.

And with up to 31 guests allowed at each site, it’s the ideal spot for a weekend getaway with your mates.

 

5. Clancy Springs

Closest town: Inverloch
Cost: From $25 per adult per night
Time from Melbourne: 2.25hr

Clancy Springs is where farm life meets Victorian coastal vibes. A great home base for adventures down south to Phillip Island and Wilsons Prom, but with enough beauty in its surrounds to have you questioning leaving at all.

Perch yourself up by the pond and count how many koalas, roos, and wallabies you spot. Watch the sunset and the stars come out, one by one.