With over 240km to explore and some of the best campgrounds in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road offers a great range of camping experiences that the whole family will love. Whether you’re looking for coastal camping on pristine beaches, getting back to nature in scenic bush surrounds or enjoying all the action-packed amenities at family holiday parks – going camping is always great a call at these Great Ocean Road campgrounds.
Located just 10 minutes past Torquay, Anglesea is a natural playground for families that just want to have fun. Stay and play at Anglesea Family Caravan Park. It boasts fantastic facilities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Bounce on the giant jumping pillow, play a few holes on the mini golf course, dive into the heated swimming pool then test out the playgrounds, volleyball court and basketball rings. Explore the sandy beaches, learn to surf on gentle rolling waves, take a fun boat through the middle of town then then drop a line at Anglesea River — all just a short walk away.
Located just 7 minutes past Lorne, Cumberland River is a tranquil riverside getaway that makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere – with the luxury of Lorne just around the corner. The dramatic cliffs and lush green valley that flank Cumberland River Holiday Park not only create one of the prettiest campgrounds in Victoria but also a wi-fi free hideaway.
Who needs a device when the peaceful pools, rippling waterfalls and the nearly private surf beach are your playground, all within meters of your riverside campsite or cabin. Offline may just be the new luxury… but if you’re looking for the ultimate in seaside sophistication nearby Lorne serves up some of the finest dining, shopping and experiences on the Great Ocean Road. Best of both worlds!
Nestled between the Great Otway National Park and the stunning coastline of the Great Ocean Road, Big 4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park offers endless family adventures — from all-abilities hikes, beautiful waterfalls, native wildlife experiences to relaxing on the pristine beach — right across the road.
The Big 4 Holiday Park is a 5min drive or 1.5km bike path ride from the center of Apollo Bay. The tiered layout gives most sites glimpses of the sparkling waters of Apollo Bay and the panoramic sea views are saved for the Ocean View Deluxe Cabins.
The park boasts fantastic facilities – dive into the heated swimming pool then test out the adventure playground with flying fox and interactive water play zone, the modular bike/scooter pump track, games room, basketball half court, tv lounge and entertainment shelter. The Big 4 team also host a range of seasonal activities that include kids club, live music, yoga, twilight cinema, boot camp, yoga and marshmallow roasting around the communal firepit.
Bimbi Park is located in Cape Otway, home to the largest koala population in the world. Only 30 minutes from Apollo Bay, Bimbi Park is a natural wilderness with magnificent forests, beaches, secluded bays and a spectacular coastline far away from the bustle of towns and traffic.
Whether you are pitching a tent, staying in an onsite camping pod, van, bunk room, cabin or in off-grid eco-luxury you will be camping under the koalas. The other animals that live at the park are pretty cute too — kids can feed the chickens, collect farm fresh eggs, pat the trail ride horses and even walk the resident goats!
Still wanting more… the whole family can challenge themselves on the unique rock-climbing wall and on-site mini-golf course before hiking to the secret sandy beaches – you’ll most likely have them to yourselves!
Gardens Caravan Park, Port Fairy is perfectly located on the idyllic banks of the Moyne River, beside the picturesque Botanic Gardens and only a few metres from the ever-popular East Beach. The grassy open spaces surrounded by the iconic Norfolk pine trees provide a tranquil break for the whole family. Smell the sea air and enjoy the natural open spaces from the deck of a self-contained cabin or choose one of the spacious, grassed camping sites for your stay.
Just 600 metres from the Port Fairy town centre, this idyllic dog-friendly caravan park is ideally situated for all of your holiday activities.
Does a near-private beach right at your doorstep sound good? Then this is the holiday lifestyle you’re looking for. Holiday Lifestyle Henty Bay is located on 10 acres of beach frontage, just five minutes along the coast from the historic town of Portland.
Set up camp at an unpowered site or glamp it up with en-suite camping, a luxury self-contained 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villa, standard cabin or dorm style accommodation.
Launch the boat from the private boat ramp and enjoy excellent shore fishing right beside home base! Cook up the catch at the beachfront barbeque area or enjoy a dine in or take away meal from the onsite licensed cafe. The kids will love the great playground and recreation room with billiard tables and games.
Wherever you choose to pitch your tent camping is always a Great Call on the Great Ocean Road.
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