River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly camping in Victoria

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12 top river, stream, or creek and dog-friendly campgrounds in Victoria

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Riverside King Valley

13 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · King Valley, VIC
Riverside King Valley is set on the banks of the King River in King Valley Victoria, 38km drive on sealed road from Wangaratta. It's surrounded by picturesque countryside with access to 1Km of river frontage.The river is ideal for swimming, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Choose either to “do nothing” or go and explore the many attractions in the King Valley.River Flats Camp sites are very spacious with fire pits and hot plates, plus an abundance of open area for recreation. The River Bank Bush Camp is an extra large riverside bush campsite. It has a designated fire pit with hot plate, Campers will need to have own amenities and leave no trace.Accessible for all types of vehicles. Dog friendly if well controlled. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place, firewood for sale (see Extras). We are close to the region’s attractions including Powers Lookout, Lake William Hovell, Paradise Falls the Brewery, Restaurants, Wineries and Distilleries of the Iconic King Valley.For more information, pictures or to chat to one of us please check out our Facebook page Riverside King Valley.
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Rodborough Vale

9 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Majorca, VIC
There are separate campsites available. Rodborough Vale is 600 acres with a combination of creek flats, native bushland and rocky volcanic outcrops. A working sheep property with some cropping, It is home to the well known Rodvale Border Leicester Stud. Farming in harmony with the native fauna and flora, guests may be able to spot many native species including platypus, wedge tail eagles, kookaburra and many more. Fronting Deep Creek, guests have access to fishing or just sit and listen to the crystal clear water meandering past the campsites. The farm borders Tullaroop Reservoir which is only a ten minute walk from most campsites, there you can find public toilets and picnic areas it is well known for its fly fishing for trout. The boat ramp is around 400m from the front gate and guests are welcome to leave vehicles and trailers on the property for convenience. Note : The reservoir is currently only open to electric powered boats and canoes. Dogs are welcome but must be very well behaved around sheep. Flushing toilet available at the shearing shed. Good access for caravans and large RV's. Local attractions are the historic towns of Maldon, Clunes, Avoca and Dunolly all part of the Central Goldfields.
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The Fern Glade

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Murrindindi, VIC
Nestled right beside the Murrundini River, all 3 campsites are beside the river, and well spaced apart for privacy and peace. Campsite 2 (site two) is shady, surrounded by tall swamp gums, black wood wattles and tree ferns. This spot is at its best from late spring through to autumn . Site One is a large flat area beside the river that is good all year round. It has fencing and gates, perfect to let dogs run free without going too far. Site 3 (Craig's flat), is a large open campsite, able to take more camper-vans/ tents with plenty of space. All sites have fire places. And there are plenty of fish for those that want to try their luck. The original home stead (built in 1876) burnt down in the 2009 black Saturday fires. There still remains many 150+ year old elms and other European trees near the toilet block, which are delightful in autumn. We have some fantastic views from the hill up and down the Murundindi Valley, especially at sunset. We're located only a few short km's from Wilhelmina Falls and Murundindi Scenic Reserve, you get the best part of the river, without the crowds. We are a short drive from Melbourne, and easy access to the townships of Yea and Yarra Glen for supplies if you need them. Amazing, abundant & rare bird life to enjoy and photograph. (see guests photos)
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Seven Hills Tallarook

22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents600 acres · Tallarook, VIC
Our property, "Seven Hills Tallarook", sits high above Tallarook with deep valleys and high peaks, just over one hour North of Melbourne's CBD. The property is 600 acres of thick Victorian bush and farmed paddocks. We have a wide range of hobby farm animals - pigs, sheep, cattle, alpacas, chickens, ponies, a donkey, along with commercial heard of South African Boer Goats. As night falls, the wildlife come out to play - kangaroos, rabbits, deer and wallabies Internally, we have in excess of 10 kilometers of roads within the property, the majority being 2WD accessible (weather conditions apply). There are parts of the property which are only 4WD accessible. Our campsites are placed to allow you to be as isolated as possible - away from other campers (you may see others as you drive past, or they drive past you).
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Murray River Bush Camp

14 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Torrumbarry, VIC
Our property is located at Torrumbarry, very close, (3 minute walk) to the Murray River. It is a beautiful bush setting with plenty of shade, privacy and flat easy access that is perfect for all camping including tents, camper trailers, camper vans and caravans. There are no set sites as such, you may choose your own camping spot in the bush setting. Enjoy your favourite water activities, swimming, kayaking, fishing or boating. Bike rides and walks along the river. Or just enjoy the bush setting. We are within easy reach of the Torrumbarry boat ramp. Camp fires are allowed in fire drums which are available and fire wood is available in $15 lots. Text Julie for delivery. You may bring your own wood. A toilet and shower is available. A hot shower is $2. An honesty box is located on the shower for your shower money. Please, take your rubbish waste with you. Pets are welcome, but must be under control at all times. We hope you enjoy your stay.
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Iron Brook Donkey Farm

22 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · East Warburton, VIC
Rolling hills of mountain pasture, backing on to the Yarra State Forest. Bushwalk along the little creek among tall trees and majestic tree ferns, or just sit in a deck chair and take in the exquisite views at the top of the hill. Multiple tracks head through the Yarra State Forest where you can wind your way along dirt roads through to Noojee, Powelltown, or Reefton, each of which have a cosy pub at the end of the drive. There are different campsite locations on the property, depending on if you would like isolation or convenience. We also offer excellent toilet and bathroom facilities which are now included with all bookings. Iron Brook Donkey Farm is located on rolling hills of mountain pasture, backing on to the Yarra State Forest. Bushwalk along the little creek among tall trees and majestic tree ferns, or just sit in a deck chair and take in the exquisite views at the top of the hill. Multiple tracks head through the Yarra State Forest where you can wind your way along dirt roads through to Noojee, Powelltown, or Reefton, each of which have a cosy pub at the end of the drive. The donkey farm is situated conveniently, halfway between the popular redwood forest, and the giant Ada tree walk. Just chill in your own time, or book an activity or a donkey ride. Donkeys can take riders up to 70kg We do allow pets, but this MUST be discussed with us prior to booking as we have strict rules around this. We also allow campfires only when fire restrictions aren't in place - which is often all summer. Children under 3 are free, but for insurance purposes, please mention them in the comments. This property has an overall capacity to ensure that our number of visitors remain low. This not only ensures that campers recieve the space and peace they look for in a campsite like this, but also so that we can ensure the bathrooms can be kept clean and not overloaded. This is also a part of our COVID safe plan. Due to this overall capacity it is important that you book for the number of people that you intend to have stay, as while we try to accomodate increases to booking numbers, they are not guaranteed unless booked. If we have met overall capacity then we may not be able to approve increases to booking numbers. This is for the comfort and safety of all our visitors. Thank you If you intend to purchase firewood or power or donkey rides or anything from the Donkey Shop during your stay, please bring cash to pay, and payments must be made up front, unfortunately, too often guests have been leaving without having paid for their rides or firewood.
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Mt Martha Bushland Hideaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Mount Martha, VIC
This property was originally part of a large farmland, divided into 5 acre lots. When we purchased in 1997, there wasn't a single tree on the place. Over the years, we have revegetated the property with native and indigenous bushland, created a wetland that attracts many native animals including birds, lizards, possums and frogs to name a few. Enjoy a hidden country escape on our 5 acre property on the Mornington Peninsula. Property features a wetland with jetty, roaming peacocks, chickens and sheep in an open woodland setting. A relaxed country atmosphere conveniently located near beaches, wineries, op shops and restaurants. Up to 3 sites available (max 1 caravan/camper or 2 tents/dwellings per site) Ideal for groups or individual campers. Our property is surrounded on two sides by reserve, the Balcombe Creek and bushland. BYO gear and set up in the paddock. We will meet you on arrival and direct you to the campsites. Access to a flushing toilet and a cold water tap/cold water shower with potable drinking water. We prefer no dogs due to peacocks and sheep and our own dogs... but please ask before booking anyway, and we will accommodate on a case-by-case basis. We are a 5 to 10-minute drive to the beautiful bay beaches of Mornington and Mt Martha and a 20-minute drive to Westernport bay and the surf beaches. Close to the nearly 60 wineries on the Mornington Peninsula, an abundance of restaurants, Peninsula Hot Springs and other attractions such as Arthurs Sea Eagle cable car, Enchanted Maze Garden, and many amazing bush walks.
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Fowkes Family Flower Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Kinglake, VIC
Our farm is only a minutes' drive from the township of Kinglake. Or a 20-minute easy walk to shops and cafes. We are close to all the Yarra Valley and Kinglake Ranges have to offer from wineries to the National Parks for hiking, biking and 4WD driving. Fowkes family farm is a small, hobby, flower farm. Made up of 15 acres of working land and 35 acres of bush land. We have a 2-acre orchard with seasonal fruit available to be picked. ( Dec - April) The farm has over 100 king protea bushes and many other varieties of protea. Seasonal pick your own flowers too. ( Aug - March) Backing onto the national park and walking tracks. Jehosaphat Gully, shelley Harris Track, Mt Jerusalem Track. Walking distance to Kinglake historic walk, cookson Hill Track, Mt Everard Track, Bollygum Park We have 2 dogs, 7 pet sheep, 1 blue tongue lizard & chickens on the way. The farming area is completely fenced in, this is to keep the deer out, but you can venture out onto the property bush land with a guide or the correct map and navigation equipment. Eagles, cockatoos, black cockatoos, kookaburras, magpies, rosellas, king parrots, Gang-gang cockatoo, honey eaters can be spotted most days and lyrebirds if you’re keen to go looking. Small playground with swings, slide, monkey bars and sandpit.
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Phil's Bend

6 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · NSW
Our campsite are situated on the banks of the mighty Murray, Euston NSW! Both Euston and Robinvale being a few minutes drive away! We have 6 campsites available, which are scattered along absolute river frontage! your campsite will be away from other campers so you have room to move, but are big enough for you to be able to share the same site with those traveling with you! Our property is fenced and gated giving you that little bit extra security! Entry is via combination lock, the code will be sent to you the day before arrival! If you have selected firewood and your booking is booked a few hours in advance we can drop your firewood off so it is ready for you when you arrive! If you are already on site or arriving shortly we will drop if off as soon as possible! Our campsite are a short stroll over the bridge to Robinvale or you can follow the walking track into Euston! If your bring your boat with you there is a boat ramp just across the river in Robinvale, there is also one in front of the Euston Club We are on both Facebook- facebook.com/philsbend and Instagram- philsbend We love looking at your photos so please tag us All our sites are set up just like an old woodcutter would have set up their camp back in the day, this include a wooden bench, wooden log chair and a fireplace. All our sites have river frontage and are a nice clean place for you to enjoy! -Now for all the boring but important information- *We do not offer toilets and showers so you will need to be fully self-sufficient *We strive to keep our campsites free from rubbish so we ask that you please take your rubbish with you when you leave. *We do allow your furry friends to come along but they will need to on a leash and please clean up after them *Preferred sites are subject to availability * We do not allow motorbikes * We are trying to grow back what has been lost over the years before we got the property so please stay on main roads. * When our property floods the branches and logs that lay on the ground provide the breading grounds for our native fish, for this reason we do NOT allow chainsaws. If require wood please add it to your booking * ENTRY IS AT OWN RISK! THE PROPERTY OWNERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS TO PERSONAL PROPERTY OR VEHICLES. Please note: our refund policy is set to super strict, this only applies to public holidays and busy periods, unfortunately we had to turn people away only for people to cancel last minute and us being unable to rebook the site!
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Nillawarre Farm Stay

15 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Samaria, VIC
Taking bookings by request only! No Festival/Hunting requests please! Situated in NE Victoria, and just over 2 hrs from Melbourne in the Samaria Valley is our 200 acre property. We are located between Mansfield and Benalla at the base of Mount Samaria, which has many sights to discover including a summit or waterfall hike, both of which are all well worthwhile. We are a farm producing beef cattle and we have a few pet sheep and goats. Our property offers several spacious sites to sit back and relax or base yourself for adventure. Great riding on nearby local tracks, watersports and fishing at Lake Nillahcootie (15 min from here) or just exploring the great outdoors. Bring yourself, the family, friends and dogs are welcome too. Large group bookings now available. There are several campsites to choose from. Powered site available at Main camp only! Facilities included - 2 hot water camp showers, 2 toilets and a camp kitchen for all guests to share. Campfires are permitted. Farm tours and animal feeding available. Come and enjoy the serenity, scenery and starry nights. Sites are spaced well apart from others and you will have your own area to play around. Flexible check-in/out time can be arranged. Follow us Nillawarre on FB for more updates.
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Magic Mountain

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Humevale, VIC
Nestled amongst the mountains just outside of the township of Whittlesea our 40-acre property sits above the clouds. This experience comes with sweeping views, a hidden waterfall, a clear campground, and plenty of wildlife. The camping area is accessible by 4WD only, otherwise, strap on a backpack and earn it! (800m walk/hike from where a non-4WD can park). The waterfall is reached by a single trail track from the campsite, and you do need to be an experienced hiker to get to the waterfall. Which is part of the appeal! We welcome self-contained campers, who bring their own toilet and take all waste with them. We have a strict Leave No Trace policy. Or choose to stay in our beautiful A-frame cabin, with plush bedding, cozy fire, and outdoor lounge. More than anything else this is a place to relax and be away from normal, live outside yourself, and rediscover what weekends are for.  Dogs are welcome, so long as they don't bother the wildlife. Campfires are allowed, BYO firewood or campers can collect fallen timber from the property.
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Goldane Bush Retreat

11 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Naringal East, VIC
Located within a short drive from the start of the Great Ocean Road, Goldane Bush Retreat has 3 generous size campsites, nestled amongst the trees and bordered by natural vegetation as well as grassed areas. 1 x powered 2 x unpowered. 2WD access to campsites, with an open area for parking caravans or mobile homes. Dog welcome on a leash at all times and within their campsite area. Onsite toilets are available. BYO toilet paper. Please take your own rubbish. Only minutes away from the Ralph Illidge Sanctuary and Laang Speedway, close to the Great Ocean Road 10 Acre Produce is only a 20-minute drive to Warrnambool, 14 mins to Premier Speedway, a 40-minute drive to the 12 Apostles and under 20 minutes to the Timboon Distillery. The location is an easy drive to both Port Campbell and Port Fairy.
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River, stream, or creek and dog-friendly camping in Victoria guide

Overview

There are so many ways to go wild in Victoria. Fall asleep to the boom of the surf from your beachfront campsite, drive one of the world's most scenic coastal roads, glamp it up in the middle of a vineyard, or touch the sky in the snow-capped high country. If it's animal encounters you like, you'll love the penguin parade on Phillip Island and dolphin swims in Port Phillip Bay, as well as the chance to see koala colonies, mobs of kangaroos, and platypus-filled streams. Plus, the bonus to Victoria is that nowhere is more than a day's drive from Melbourne—many of the best campsites are only a few hours drive from the city—so you can cram a lot of fun into a relatively short amount of time.

Where to go

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road west of Melbourne is one of the world's great scenic road trips, but there’s much more to see and do than snapping a selfie at the Twelve Apostles rock stacks. Zipline above the rainforest in Great Otway National Park, climb lighthouses, watch whales, surf iconic Bells Beach, and pitch a tent on any one of several beachside camping areas. Road tripping doesn't get much better than this.

Gippsland and the Bays

Gippsland stretches east of Melbourne to the sea and north to the border with NSW. Most of the coastline is protected by a string of national parks with fantastic seaside camping spots and holiday parks—and camping at Wilsons Promontory (locals just call it the Prom) on the mainland’s southernmost tip is a must-do at least once. This is also where you’ll find Phillip Island, home to the famous nightly penguin parade.

The Victorian Alps

The High Country is the place to go for winter snow sports and summer mountain bike trails, plus bushwalking. If that sounds too energetic, it’s also home to the Great Alpine Road, one of Australia's best food and wine touring routes (and yes, the scenery is pretty good too).

The Grampians

In the state's west, the Grampians are another mountain playground with a network of bushwalking trails, from quick 2-hour walking tracks to 3-day hikes in the Grampians National Park. This is also where campers can find the highest concentration of Indigenous art in the state. Opt for bush camping sites in the national park or more luxurious campsites at Halls Gap or Dunkeld caravan parks.

Murray Riverlands

Australia's longest river, the mighty Murray forms most of the border with NSW to the north, and all along its length are great beachfront campsites from where you can go for a swim or paddle a kayak, catch a fish, or sit back and watch the world glide by. Elsewhere in the riverlands, ride a restored paddle steamer at Echuca, take a cruise through the largest river red gum forest in the world at Barmah, and dine out in the foodie hot spot of Mildura.

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