Pitch a tent or park your campervan in Gippsland's pristine wilderness or friendly coastal towns. Stay in a forest park or choose a holiday site with full facilities.
Caravan and holiday parks
Gippsland is a caravan and motor-home-friendly region. Relax and enjoy the convenience of powered sites, recreation areas, covered camp kitchens, showers, toilets and washing machines, public dump points and gated security. Some sites have wireless internet, TVs, pools and tennis courts. Call ahead to secure your spot at peak school holiday periods.
Bushland and waterside camping
You'll find sites and facilities in national parks across Gippsland, including the World Biosphere Reserve Croajingolong National Park, all around the Gippsland Lakes region, and at beautiful Tidal River on Wilsons Promontory. Be sure to book in advance during the summer months.
Don’t feel like roughing it? The Parks Victoria Wilderness Retreats at Buchan Caves Reserve and Cape Conran combine the excitement of bush camping with some of the comforts of home. Stay in an elevated tent that will keep you clear of the elements and any creepy crawlies, complete with beds, furniture and even a sundeck.
Book your campsite online to ensure you secure it for the duration of your stay. Campsites can be booked online at www.parks.vic.gov.au/stay or by calling 13 1963. Visit www.parks.vic.gov.au for the fee schedule and further information.
Baw Baw National Park
Aberfeldy River Camping Area has fireplaces, pit toilets, and picnic tables are provided on the banks of the Aberfeldy River. Access either from Walhalla via the Walhalla-Aberfeldy Road or across the dam wall of the Thomson Reservoir. 4WD access only. Unsuitable for caravans (seasonal closures apply).
Walhalla's North Gardens Camping Ground
The North Gardens Camping and Picnic Ground has scattered campsites available on a first come, first served basis, with fireplaces, picnic areas and toilet facilities. Limited access for large vehicles.
Toorongo Falls Camping Area
The Toorongo Falls Camping Area provides bush camping sites near the Toorongo River. Camping sites are available on a first come, first served basis and no booking is required. From the Noojee township head east for four kilometres, then turn left onto the Toorongo Falls Road which runs into the Toorongo Reserve. There are toilet and BBQ facilities at the reserve; firewood can be obtained from the Noojee General Store.
Tidal River has 450 camping and caravan sites, situated near the beach and river. Eleven remote walk-in sites are located within the park. Facilities include showers, toilets and picnic tables. Campsites are in great demand; bookings are required for all holiday periods and a ballot is held to allocate sites for summer. Access via Wilsons Promontory Road.
Ninety Mile Beach
Located between Golden Beach and Seaspray, 20 large free camping areas are provided by Parks Victoria for visitors to experience the wonder of the Ninety Mile Beach. Sites are located behind the primary dune, only 50-100 metres from the beach and are perfect for fishing, swimming or walking visitors. Most sites have toilets. Hot showers (fee) and all services available at Golden Beach or Seaspray nearby. No bookings required.
Attractive setting on Bunga Arm of Lake Victoria. Facilities include toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables. A camping fee is required. Access by boat only.
Briagolong Quarry Reserve
Located on the foothills of the Great Dividing Range north of Briagolong, on the banks of the Freestone Creek. Facilities include toilets, fireplaces and barbecues. A camping fee is required.
Italian Flat and Two Mile Creek
Two Mile Creek location along winding dirt road near Dargo. Facilities include toilets and basic facilities.
Approximately 18 kilometres from Sale near the yacht club. Facilities include toilets.
Banksia Bluff is located on the Bass Strait and has outstanding coastal scenery. Access via Princes Highway or from Marlo. Facilities include toilets, showers, fireplaces, picnic facilities. Bookings are essential at peak times and a ballot is held to allocate sites for summer.
Located on the western side of Wingan Inlet, these secluded campsites are set in tall bloodwood forest near the shores of the inlet. Access via West Wingan Road off Princes Highway. Facilities include toilets, fireplaces and drinking water. Bookings are essential for the Christmas and Easter holidays.
The camping area is on the banks of the Cann River as it fans out into the Tamboon Inlet. There are 12 campsites and facilities include toilets, fireplaces and drinking water. Bookings are essential for the Christmas and Easter holidays. Access via Fishermans Track off Point Hicks Road.
There are eight campsites located on the banks of the Mueller Inlet. Access via Point Hicks Road off Tamboon Road from Cann River. Facilities include toilets. Bring your own water. Gas/fuel stoves only. Bookings are essential for the Christmas and Easter holidays.
Located near the mouth of the Thurra River, this is the largest camp ground in Croajingolong National Park with 46 campsites nestled between the river and the ocean beach. Facilities include toilets, fireplaces and drinking water. Bookings are essential for the Christmas and Easter holidays. Access via Pt Hicks Road, off Tamboon Road from Cann River.
The Parks Victoria Wilderness Retreats offer campers elevated weather and insect-proof tents with sundecks. Each tent comes equipped with beds, linens, furniture and a fridge. An amenities block offer showers, and a communal kitchen. Breakfast is available on request.
Buchan Caves Reserve
Combine the bush camping experience with the comforts of a hotel room at the Wilderness Retreats at Buchan Caves Reserve. Guests can relax on the sundeck or in a queen sized bed (which includes two pull-out single beds) after a day of bushwalking and cave tours. An amenities tent offers a communal kitchen complete with utensils. Shower facilities are also available.