Beach and dog-friendly camping near Bairnsdale

This small town on Victoria’s eastern coast is the gateway to the Gippsland Lakes.

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58% (125 reviews)

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Snowy River Station

50 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Corringle, VIC
Enjoy open spaces and deserted beach, using our farm as base camp to explore the amazing Snowy River Region on the Wilderness Coast. We offer sites for self-contained campers only and there is no services, pets are welcome. Please note - All the area that has been slashed in the front paddocks you can camp in and spread out.Beach access is straight over the road from the front gate. You can lite fires and firewood is for sale at the farm gate store honesty box further down the road from the gate you enter if you don't bring your own.Escape the modern tourist world and in a pristine, undeveloped old country farming area right on the coast near the mouth of the famous Snowy River. Amazing fishing in both the River and Corringle Beach, with many different species caught at different times of the year. Enjoy the 40-kilometre deserted beach, sun baking (even nude if that's your thing), and swimming, but care must be taken (unpatrolled surf beach). Romantic sunsets with no one but the odd seal and sounds of the waves to disturb you. Beach fire at night is something special to do. The beach track is across from the front gate, there is no beach sign from the road because the public will then use the track which is only for Hipcampers and you wont enjoy the deserted beach. Call me if you cant find the track, but most people have not had a problem. This walking access is steep, easier tracks can be driven to down the road.Or take a dip in the river further down the road, and explore the waterways, with many birds; black swans in the lakes next to camp, plus kangaroos, wombats, emu and deer. There is a boat ramp just down the road to explore the river system. Perfect for water sports, and with fish cleaning tables at the wharf.  Go by boat to the Marlo Hotel from the wharf straight over the river.Orbost is 15 minutes drive and has a supermarket, hotel, bottle shop and other conveniences. We are open to accepting larger group bookings, but please discuss this with us first. Other things you can do in the area: - Driving trips to High Country Scenic Route and exploring the High Country (4-5 hour round trip).- Visit the Buchan Caves about an hour into the High Country - they are amazing.- Explore Cape Conran & you can even Dive for Abalone and Crayfish.- Visit Lakes Entrance and buy Seafood from the Trawlers.- Drive to Mt Hotham ski resort and explore the Omeo High Country (3 hours)- Visit Gordon at the Opal & Gemstone House in Orbost and find out about the gold, geology and gemstones of the area, hearing first-hand stories about how the area was many years ago from a great local old-timer who loves to share his knowledge and the old ways things were done.
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Tranquility Central

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Paradise Beach, VIC
Guests will receive access instructions and gate code via HipCamp automated messaging 48 hours prior to arrival. All communications should be conducted via the HipCamp messaging service as per HipCamp rules. Tranquility Central can be reached from both Rosedale (coming from Melbourne), or Sale coming from the East or North. WARNING! if travelling either of these roads at sunset, after dark, or early morning, you WILL encounter wildlife (especially kangaroos) on the road, it is best to avoid these times if possible, if not please travel slowly with great care. So we have 1/4 of an acre of slightly undulating coastal land with level sections for tents, and self contained caravans or campervans. Please read the full property description and adhere to the rules as stated. MUST be self contained, no toilets available on property There are two very large farm gates allowing drive through access for single axle caravans and camper trailers, large vans can back in the West side gate back to the white post allowing awnings to be opened on the East (beach) side. Room for two vans in various configurations depending on sizes. Both gates should be opened inwards by lifting slightly. The fences are rural 4 strand barbed wire on star pickets, (cow fencing), please consider this if you have dogs. NOTE! ticks are found all along the East coast of Australia and can be very harmful for dogs in particular, you can find all the information you need regarding ticks and dogs here: https://www.australiawidefirstaid.com.au/resources/australian-tick-identification-chart Personally we never had a tick on our dog (or ourselves in over thirty five years of camping at Paradise Beach, but we would recommend restraining dogs from from wandering through heavy bush etc. Please keep the gates closed at all times, the East gate has a pedestrian "Knob & Chain" access latch. Property is close enough to the beach to hear the surf. Plenty of shade trees. Limited potable tank water available for cooking, drinking, washing up etc. The key to tap on tall tank is attached to gate keys. The onsite caravan and amenities are not for public use. Unfortunately with all the bookings we can't keep up with chopped and split firewood, (usually available in the left hand tank half), the right hand wood is NOT firewood (treated pine etc. There is a large pile of unsplit firewood under the trees in the middle of the block for your use, please do not burn more wood than you really require. NOTE! Please do NOT use the firewood at the back of the property stacked beside the garage it is our neighbors wood not ours. NOTE. Fires for cooking or warmth are allowed in Victoria even in Fire ban areas, but NOT on days of Total Fire Ban. Fire check: Can I light a campfire? NOT unless: The wind is less than 10 km/h. This means that leaves are moving around in the wind. The campfire must be lit in: A properly built fireplace of stone, metal or concrete. Or a trench at least 30cm deep. The campfire must be no larger than 1 metre by 1 metre. The area 3 metres around and above the campfire must be clear of anything that can burn. Never leave the fire alone. A person who can put out the fire must always stay by the fire. The campfire must be put out completely using water before you leave. Fishing: Good surf fishing for salmon, gummy sharks, whiting and flathead. Pippies can be gathered in shallow water. Tip: Using corks on leader rigs stops sand crabs stealing bait. It is a short walk to the beach, or you can drive if you really need to, (see map pic). A pleasant longer walk can be had by walking to the "Pines", in the National park, you can then either return the same way, or you can locate a track leading to the beach and return via the beach, (keep a sharp lookout for the track leading off the beach at the end), (see map pic with RED track). You can also walk the Veronica Maybury Memorial Reserve, Golden Beach with plenty of wildlife, and there is an easy beach walk at Golden Beach to the shipwreck of the Trinculo. The Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is at the end of 7th. avenue, large numbers of kangaroos can be seen there in the morning and evening, as well as at the end of Thirteenth Street on the edge of lake Reeve. Plenty of birdlife can be seen on the property including Blue robbins, King parrots, Crimson Rosellas, and Yellow tailed Gang Gang parrots. 5 minutes drive from Golden Beach shops with fuel food, liquor & bait etc. There is a dump point at Golden Beach. There are coin in the slot hot showers at Golden beach. There is a bowling club at Golden Beach and a nine hole golf course, visitors welcome. The VMMR Licensed Bar & Bistro at Golden Beach is operated by volunteers in the Community Clubrooms Saturday nights. For those who like a bit more excitement Krusic's multi track Motocross facility is open during cooler months of the year, it can be found in Signboard Lane Dutson Downs, about 15 minutes away: https://krusicsridepark.com.au Please take your rubbish with you and enjoy your stay What3Words location is: outing.eliminate.turfs
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Beachside Escape

1 site · RV1 acre · Sale, VIC
Come and enjoy this beautiful piece of land right on Shoreline Drive, with multiple paths just across the road leading to the world-famous 90 Mile beach right at your front doorstep and will take you less than a minute to see the ocean. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and get ready to enjoy the sunrise from your tent or from the beach. Our beautiful block of 600 sqm has plenty of shade from the many tea trees and some nice sunny spots to sun bake in to, and it plays host to some beautiful wildlife during the day. This is the perfect spot to enjoy camping in a private property and being completely off the grid. Only 1 minute drive to the local shops, public toilets, sheltered BBQs, picnic tables, a Community Garden and a Men’s Shed. Please note that there are no facilities on site. Campers will need to be self sufficient and leave no trace. Please respect. It’s a sandy terrain (as a good beach block!) with a hill near the entry. Normally suitable for 4WD, SUVs, Utes, medium sized vans or caravans. However, we ask you to be mindful of the particularities of your vehicle and the weather conditions when accessing the block. For heavy RVs, sedan cars or unexperienced drivers please keep in mind that you might need to park in the front part of the block. No dispose of rubbish, recycling, or compost on site. Guests need to take their waste with them when they go and dispose of it responsibly. We only allow one booking at the time to offer privacy and for a better enjoyment of the space. Pets are allowed, but it’s important that guests understand that they must keep their pets in their control, keep them from causing harm, and ensure they’re reasonably quiet during quiet hours. Please be mindful of neighbours and respect quiet time from 10pm until 8am. From this block guests can also enjoy a short drive to other beach towns like Loch Sport, Seaspray and The Honeysuckles; lovely cities like Sale and lovely towns like Rosedale or Longford. Just get ready to have a great time right on the beautiful 90 mile beach and enjoy this fantastic spot.
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Big Group Land

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Lakes Entrance, VIC
These sites are private sites for large groups only and groups that want to make noise and not upset others during busy periods. You can have music playing and set up your own area with tents and other things of any size and spread out. This camping area is close to the beach. There are 3 large group areas, 2 of them are close to a manmade canal that is big enough to park boats in and get direct access to the Snowy River and Marlo Hotel. They are close to beach access.
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