Camping near Essendon, Victoria

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Boulder Brook Valley

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Bulla, Hume
This 100 acre farm provides a dip into the outback with less time spent travelling for hours around victoria We live here as a family on the front half of the property and are currently using it to farm pigs and chickens, grow hay and keep bees Enjoy a campsite with complete privacy from our family and neighbours, and take a breather from the noise of the world Complete serenity & privacy and only 45 minutes from the CBD, 10 minute drive to diggers rest and sunbury if you need supplies and only 5 minute drive to the nearest servo You can even have pizza delivered to this property!! :o "I like that boulder, that is a nice boulder" - Donkey
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Shacks at Kardella Park

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents47 acres · Indented Head, Greater Geelong
Shacks at Kardella is a 47-acre lifestyle farm close to the beach at Indented Head on the Bellarine Peninsula. Our property has cows, goats, miniature horses and plenty of native birdlife. Walking distance to the beach and general store/post office which sells coffee, beer, wine and other essentials. The campsite is 500 metres from the Indented Head boat ramp. Come and enjoy our peaceful slice of the thriving Bellarine Peninsula! Campsites have no amenities so campers need to BYO everything (including drinking water and camping toilet) and leave no trace. Dog friendly.We offer general camping a garden glamping bell tent.
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Mt Martha Bushland Hideaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula
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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AU$60
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Weemalah Cabin & Camping

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents600 acres · Monegeetta, Macedon Ranges
This beautiful property is located on 600 acres in the Macedon Ranges area. You will be surrounded by extraordinary views and plenty of horses, cattle and chickens. The property has access to stunning walking trails where you can see an abundance of wildlife and provides views to Melbourne and Mount Macedon. All located only 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD.The property is pet friendly (see rules) and offers a fire pit with firewood provided. Children under 12 can stay for free. Please notify host if you are brining children under 12.Please note- some sites require 4WD access if you don't have a 4WD the host can drive you to campsite as well (please speak to host to arrange this beforehand) & sites are dispersed and not always by the water this depends on availability.
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Swan Bay Holiday Park

10 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · Grovedale, Greater Geelong
If you dabble in wildlife adventures, take a short stroll down to the Bay and you are standing in Port Phillip Heads National Marine Park, jump on a boat or kayak whilst encircled by some of Australia’s rarest species of birds. Look out for the ‘Orange Bellied Parrott’ with only a mere 50 left in the wild! Or submerge yourself and see it all from a different angle scuba diving in the silent world and enjoy the protected sea life in the crystal clear water.
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AU$55
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Spirit of Tasmania Stopover

12 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Lovely Banks, Greater Geelong
My property is a small hobby farm of 7.5 acres located on the fringe of Geelong Victoria. It is a basic paddock with plenty of room for campervans, caravans etc. The paddock is an ideal stopover for those traveling on the Spirit of Tasmania. It's located approximately 10 minutes from the Spirit terminal making it an easy stopover the night before you sail. The block is for self-contained campers only, so please ensure you have your own toilet and shower facility. Pet friendly!
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Eagle Ridge

4 sites · RVs, Tents61 acres · Doreen, Yarra Ranges
Do you love bush camping? Ridgetop camping looking out over the Yarra Valley and Kinglake National Park. Access to the Kinglake National Park and 10 minutes to the Toolangi State Forest. Guests will have plenty of space and privacy at their sites. All guests must be fully self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Campfires are welcome in the fire pit provided, please keep them under control at all times and respect any fire restrictions in place during your stay. Wineries nearby. 50 minutes to Melbourne,Tullamarine airport. 1 hour to Spirit Tasmania. Short term van storage available. Well behaved leashed pets are welcome. Driveway is steep in to camping area, 4x4 recommended when towing caravans. Lowered vehicles or sports cars may not be able to access the camping area. Standard height cars will be okay. 4x4 Recommended due to wet conditions. Welcome, follow us on instagram @Camping_Eagleridge
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AU$35
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Little Geelong Escape

4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Batesford, Golden Plains
Peaceful 3 acres in Batesford, Geelong. Country-style stay but only 15-20 mins from Geelong centre & Eastern Beach, + 25 mins from start of Great Ocean Rd. Kangaroos visit often & koalas have been sighted in our trees too! Trampoline and mud kitchen for the kiddos. Fire pit for the whole family. You have access to a toilet in the main house during the hours of 7am - 10pm (house locked overnight), and you can choose to use the bath or shower for an additional cost too. There's a river walk nearby and another beautiful natural site (sacred to the local indigenous peoples - the Wathaurong people) called Dog Rocks. There's also a kids park walking distance from the land. A single mama (soulful woman, passionate about community, loves dancing and having her hands in the veggie garden) and her 2 year old son (we practice aware parenting) live in the house and are keen to have play dates when it flows! You are welcome to stay for one night, or up to 60 days (bloody council!), but we're open to connecting and playing, or can give you space to do your own thing. Please note: - The toilet is only available 7am - 10pm and the house with the toilet will be locked overnight. Please only book if you are okay with no toilet access during the night. - This property is a drug and alcohol free space, and no consumption of either is allowed. - The property is not fully fenced, so any animals will need to remain on a lead. - Connecting to power and the use of the bath or shower require an additional charge (toilet access is free). Power hookup - $10 per day additional. Access to bath/shower in bathroom - $10 per adult, $5 per child, per visit.
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AU$42
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Kinglake East End

7 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Kinglake, Murrindindi
91 Gordons Bridge Road was once part of a pine plantation that had been planted in the late 60's and harvested just prior to the Black Saturday fires. Across the road from the Kinglake National Park it is surrounded by protected flora and fauna. Victoria's Pink heath provides a pleasant backdrop in season and wattles abound. It is not an uncommon site to see an echidna or two and Lyrebirds have been seen in the area. Feral deer have come to inhabit nearby properties and sometimes wonder down the track. Kangaroos and black wallabies often seen in the evening grazing on pasture.
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Iron Brook Donkey Farm

22 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · East Warburton, Yarra Ranges
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 Hope Vineyard Estate.

2 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Dixons Creek, Yarra Ranges
Our property is a working vineyard in the beautiful Yarra Valley region of Victoria. There are views of rolling hills and surrounding vineyards, all in a quiet country setting. This is a very safe and secluded space for campers, be they in tents or motorhomes/caravans. We are 10 minutes from Yarra Glen which has all your basic needs and we are surrounded by a number of award winning wineries with excellent food and wine options and beautiful gardens to explore. We are close to the Toolangi State Forest which is a beautiful natural area with plenty of different walking tracks and waterfall viewing options. There are also some popular 4WD tracks in the area too or you might like to take a drive up the Black Spur and enjoy the winding roads and lovely scenery. Campers must have their own camping toilet and take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Campfires are allowed and pets, whilst on leash, are welcome. Limited DRINKING water is available, as we are reliant upon tank water. Note that, for access purposes, only one caravan per site is allowed.
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Dromkeen Macdeon Ranges

8 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Riddells Creek, Macedon Ranges
Heritage listed homestead featuring children’s art and literature. Currently featuring a beautiful exhibition by award winning Australian author/illustrator Mark Wilson. Nestled in the Macedon ranges in the tiny hamlet of Riddell’s Creek, Dromkeen is 30 minutes drive from Melbourne Airport. This stately National Trust home has beautiful gardens with a range of Australian native and European plants, a gazebo and two resident peacocks. We have space in the large carpark for vans, motorhomes, or alternatively the horse paddock for tents and campers. Ample toilets available. Dogs permitted by advance request. Guests are welcome to visit the Tea Room, open 10am – 5pm Wednesday through Sunday. Our daily menu contains a selection of delicious cakes, devonshire tea, toasted sandwiches, specialty pies and weekly specials and of course, tea and coffee. Breakfast is served all day. Browse in the galleries or wander around the beautiful gardens which have trees more than 100 years old, some listed on the National Trust register. Meet our 2 Dromkeen alpacas Hannah and Lilly. ***Please note, we are a rubbish free campsite, so campers are asked to take their rubbish with them. Dromkeen has very clean toilets, but a reminder there are NO showers. Also all sites are unpowered, but upon request prior to arrival a powered spot may be available at an extra $10 a day. Please ring to verify this.
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