We’re all about discovering the most secluded campsites in Australia. Thanks to Youcamp, we’ve pulled together five awesome camping spots in Victoria for you to stick a peg or three into.
Have you heard of Youcamp? 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 campsites in Victoria, that you probably have no idea about.
Wait a sec, I want to camp in NSW! Read on my friend.
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!
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.
10 Acre Produce
Closest town: Warrnambool
Cost: From $22 per person per night
Time from Melbourne: 2.75hr
A weekend at 10 Acre Produce will have you feeling worlds away. This lush and grassy campground is teeming with wildlife (and pet chickens) and is your gateway to all the wonders of the Great Ocean Road.
Left something behind in the city? Don’t fret! Your hosts have plenty of camping equipment available for hire, so you’ll always be comfy and cosy. Just don’t forget your doggy! They’re welcome too!
Closest town: Smythesdale
Cost: From $13 a night
Time from Melbourne: 1.75hr
Does 30 acres of private bushland set around two billabongs for you and your mates sound like a cracking weekend? Look no further than Chillcrest.
Surrounded by state forest and the sweet nectar of eucalyptus, you’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect camp spot. Hidden away in the woodland is also a 1969 Leyland motorhome. Find that and you can call it home for the night too. If that doesn’t seal the deal, I don’t know what will.
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.