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Best Camping Grounds On The Great Ocean Road

Best Camping Grounds On The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is home to some of the best camping spots in Victoria. Learn from the locals about where to go including dog-friendly camping in VIC.

Spanning over 240km of scenic coastline, the Great Ocean Road has no shortage of options when it comes to camping along some of Victoria’s finest landscapes. From beachfront gems to national park hideaways, we’ve curated a guide to the top camping destinations where you, your family, and even your four-legged friends can soak in the natural beauty of this iconic route.

Diverse Camping Experiences in Victoria

Victoria’s varied landscapes present an array of camping opportunities. Families, adventure seekers, and nature lovers will find their perfect spot along the Great Ocean Road, with everything from family-oriented caravan parks to well-facilitated powered camping sites on the Great Ocean Road, this iconic destination caters to all.

Pristine Beachfront Camping

The Great Ocean Road’s coastline is dotted with idyllic camping spots like Skenes Creek Foreshore Caravan Park. A great option for dog-friendly camping on the Great Ocean Road, this seasonal park offers new kitchen facilities, barbecues, amenities and both powered and unpowered campsites just off the beach, so there’s truly something for every kind of camper.

A smaller option most commonly used for school camps, Warra Gnan Coastal Camp along the Warrnambool Foreshore also accepts bookings for weekend and holiday use by families or community groups. The campsite has 94 beds over 10 dorm-style rooms and a host of facilities so trip organisers can focus on the beautiful scenery instead of laboriously setting up a hundred tents.

National Parks and Wilderness Camping

The Great Ocean Road is home to several natural parks and even more beautiful landscapes with camping opportunities. As well as the fantastic waterfalls of the region, some of which have free camping along the Great Ocean Road (at designated locations only), many of our national parks have their own terrific campsites including options at:

Aside from the official national parks, the 8 picturesque caravan sites run by Great Ocean Road Parks have a range of accommodation options for families, couples, friends, and solo campers looking to explore the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road.

Glamping in the Great Ocean Road

For those wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of the city but not its creature comforts, BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park features a range of modern accommodation options including luxurious Three Bedroom Ocean View Beach Houses, with access to luxurious park facilities including a fully heated swimming pool, extensive playground with a flying fox, and a water play area.

Surfside Holiday Parks Warrnambool offers an alternative glamping opportunity located conveniently near the beach, town centre, and golf club. Surfside Holiday Parks’ self-contained accommodations all come with a fully equipped kitchen, with options including relaxing Beach Chalets.

Talk to the Experts About Where to go Camping in Victoria

View more great Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks or contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with local Great Ocean Road experts about where to go camping in Victoria and camping spots on the Great Ocean Road.

Our Visitor Information Centre staff can help you plan your trip, and provide advice on travelling the area and the top attractions to experience while you’re here.

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