Mountainous camping in Gippsland

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Forge Creek Farm Stay

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Bairnsdale, VIC
Come and Enjoy country life for one night or more with beautiful views of Macleod Morass Wetlands. Lots of animals to enjoy, including cows, sheep, chickens and kangaroos. Lots of bird life. 7 Sites available for tents, caravans and camper trailers on a flat grassy area with great views. Campers are required to be self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must remove all rubbish. FIRES MUST BE IN FIRE PITS ONLY. Fire pits and firewood available on request at extra Cost Please advise prior to arrival if required. Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs (Bum Nuts) available. Must abide by the currant fire restrictions. Can provide a IBC water tank to your site with Tap outlet to connect to your van. Pets welcome, dogs must be kept on lead. . Only 5 minutes from town Centre, 15 min to Paynesville and 30 min to Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is located on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meets the Southern Ocean.
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Grassvale Farm Retreat EST. 1900

5 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Wuk Wuk, VIC
We border the Mitchell river with the farm so there are about 1 km of secluded banks to sit or swim from if you want to just stay put. For those wanting pure relaxation, meditation, and soul grounding. We can personally show you some tremendous places on the farm to go within. Pure solace is something that many take for granted. Use our pyramid to draw in Quantum/etheric energy, go to the top of our crystal hill and feel the energies. There is so much to be thankful for when you can release in these spaces. Alternatively sit amongst the cows and feel their energy surround you as their curious nature brings them in closer and closer until they relax around you. Alternatively if you want to chill with a beer on the river bank and try for some bass, or watch the eastern water dragons play in the sun and water, then that’s a great way to unwind, or soak up the sun rays as it drops below the horizon on the crystal hill or rolling flood plains. A personal favourite of a campfire and a few drinks with the stars is a great way to unwind when you have so much space and privacy. The sites are located next to our rental lodge where we sometimes do retreats, or holiday let it as well. The privacy is wonderful if that's what you are looking for. A walk each morning from one end of the farm where you will stay to the other and back is a leisurely 2kms so maybe that is your morning start, but walk the lanes and check the fences and cows while you're at it please 🙂, ticks a job for us while your relaxing. Want to learn about the history of the area? Well a session with us will teach you everything didn't know about the Dargo High Plains, the mountain cattlemen of the high country and much more. Take advantage of your time to enjoy the history of the area and the wonderful past times enjoyed. What is available off farm? Number one, the pub with great counter meals is across the river, 5kms away. Lindenow Farmers Hotel is iconic in its design and history, the reputed Lindenow Long Paddock Cafe is also a few hundred metres from the pub, and the Post Office and Store have all your essentials. Need a few more things? Bairnsdale is 24kms away from the farm and offers all you need. Lakes Entrance is about 40 mins for a day out on the beach. Paynesville around 30 mins. If you want to venture up into the mountains then why not go through Dargo just 45 mins and up onto Mt Hotham (Summer only) via the Dargo High Plains. It’s a great track and on occasions I take people up for a guided tour and secret camp spots on my yearly run up there for my own relax time. East Gippsland in general is a wonderful region to stop and relax during all seasons but especially summer with the water activities available, the camping in the high country, and the markets that abound the area. How do I get to be on this great farm? Well I am glad you asked! Just contact us through this website! Looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you onto our family farm of 124 years.
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The Tea Rooms

1 site · RV, Tent100 acres · Boisdale, VIC
10 acre bush paddock with plenty of wild life, space to spread out, privatise, a stones through from 4wd tracks and river and only 15 min from Maffra A tin/timber frame shed full of character with kitchenette, running wate, hot shower and flushing toilets. Situated on the edge of Avon wilderness offers the opportunity for bush walking and 4 wheel driving. Plenty of space for group bookings or individual and have the full use of the Tea Room shed to yourself with the added bonus of inside fire, pool table and combustion wood stove. The ideal spot to set up base and explore/ 4wd knowing your going to be the only ones there. 15 minute drive to maffra for all your shopping needs, close to local wineries, brewery, Newry golf corse and pubs. We are open to bigger group bookings if contact through msg. No motorbike riding on the property but it's a 2min ride to the state park where there are plenty of single tracks.
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Dargo Valley Views

1 site · RV, Tent45 acres · Dargo, VIC
Please email me at paul@bdbconstructions.com.au before booking. Great place to base yourself to start all your adventures of the dargo high planes. The property is located three kilometres to the iconic dargo pub and river inn, dargo and Wonnangatta rivers ready to explore close by, 4x4 tracks, fishing, mountain biking and bush walking, hunting or just somewhere to camp, flushing toilet. Please email me at paul@bdbconstructions.com.au Before just booking, I’m having trouble with this website with regards to bookings. Or call me Paul 0417511787
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Parsons Flat River Barn & Glamping

5 sites · Lodging, Tents60 acres · Dargo, VIC
Parsons Flat River Bar Glamping offers a River Barn and 2 Glamping tents. Experience the charm of our riverside glamping tent, a hidden oasis nestled along the Dargo River. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this secluded retreat, seamlessly blending the beauty of the great outdoors with comfort. Or relax in the luxury of our river barn, a fully self contained holiday retreat. Surrounded by a thriving wildlife sanctuary, which includes kangaroos, wallabies, deer, and a vibrant array of birds, this picturesque setting captures nature's embrace at its peak. Witness the enchantment of platypus and trout in the river, adding a magical touch to your stay. Strategically positioned near the Dargo River Inn and Dargo Pub, your evenings promise delightful dining experiences. The adjacent Dargo Store ensures your day commences with a hearty breakfast and offers tempting lunchtime delights. For the convenience and comfort of the glampers, essential amenities such as a toilet and shower are in close proximity. Furthermore, a communal camp kitchen awaits, complete with a 6-Burner BBQ, a cast-iron camp oven (fire-heated), a fridge, toaster, and kettle—bringing the joy of outdoor cooking to your fingertips. Escape to this riverside retreat, where the soothing sounds of the flowing river and the gentle breeze create the perfect backdrop for your glamping adventure. Kindly note that there is another private accommodation on-site, and our attentive owners are also present to ensure your stay is both enjoyable and personalised.
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Kentucky Ridge

7 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Newry, VIC
Kentucky Ridge is a 13 acre grazing sheep property, situated at the gateway to the Victorian high country. The campsite's overlook farmland and offers views of the mountains.Campsites are located in grassy area of the property. Campfires in fire pits, conditions permitting. Suitable for all types of vehicles, vans, trailers, tents, etc.Campers need to BYO everything they needWe welcome vaccinated dogs to the property.Rivers, fishing, wineries, the high country and more are all close by! Bring your kayaks or canoes, the fishing rods, hiking gear and mountain bikes or simply relax in the shade. Warm your toes around the campfire as you gaze at the night sky in the evenings in the company of good friends. This is big sky country with amazing views and beautiful sunsets.
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Hilltop Hideaway

1 site · Lodging150 acres · Seaton, VIC
Hilltop Hideaway is situated 210kms from Melbourne in Seaton - Gippsland, Victoria. Just 10 minutes drive to the township of Heyfield and Lake Glenmaggie. This unique property is located on 150 acres of rolling hills bordering the State Forest. It has amazing views of the Great Dividing Range, as well as local towns, farmlands and Lake Glenmaggie. Our 10 square metre, 1 bedroom cabin sleeps up to 4 with 1 queen bed and 1 double futon in living area (bedding included). It has a fully equipped kitchen, open lounge dining area, bathroom, wood fire and is solar powered. We can accommodate up to an additional 16 people ($20 pp/pn) camping beside the cabin, with there own tent, caravan, swag, cutley etc. The property has an abundance of wildlife including Sambar deer, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Birds, which can all be seen by walking/hiking the property. Relax and unwind taking in the breathtaking views while sitting around the open campfire. You also have phone reception. We hope you get to experience 'Hilltop Hideaway Cabin' in the near future - you will not be disappointed. Thank you.
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Grandview Sanctuary

52 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Buchan, VIC
Grandview is located on 8 acres in the township of Buchan. The campsites have beautiful mountain views and the property is close to the Buchan River. The property is a great place to base yourself, within walking distance to the Buchan Caves Hotel, Roadhouse, General Store and the world acclaimed Buchan Caves. Take a 1/2 day or full day trip into the mountains and see the mighty Snowy River and Little River Gorge. Buchan is also a 45 minute drive to the ocean and the 90 mile beach. Grandview is one of the original homesteads of Buchan, which we are in the process of lovingly restoring. We have the belief that this place is to be shared. We love where we live and this is our way of sharing the beauty of the Buchan and surrounding valleys.
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Fainting Range Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent640 acres · Tambo Crossing, VIC
640 acres of wilderness on the Great Alpine Road, views up the Tambo Valley to the high country, Tambo River frontage. Easy access from the Great Alpine Road, however the 2km driveway requires a 4WD or high clearance off-road vehicle. Private camp site in the bush, unlimited firewood for campfires, walking tracks to explore, pet friendly. Although there is no running water at the campsite, you are welcome to fill up water containers from our rainwater tank, 400m from the campsite.
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High Country Riverside Hideaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Cowa, VIC
The property has been in our family for three generations. Surrounded by crown land and 200 acres of bush. Originally a Walnut farm , some old, large old walnut trees survive producing creamy, organic walnuts and summer shade.Both Walnut and Dargo riverside campsites have access to private river frontage and deep swimming holes. Perfect for small groups or families wanting a secluded camping spot. The Walnut campsite caters for campers/glampers looking for an easy camping adventure with amenities. Guests can BYO tents or rent either a glamping tent or Roy's hut. The Dargo Riverside paddock is suitable for experienced self campers, no amenities offered at present.Located just 11 km from the Dargo Hotel. Cowa is a small Victorian Rural Location within the local government area of Wellington, it is located approximately 201kms from the capital Melbourne. - Dogs welcome.- Campfires permitted check fire restrictions before lighting a fire.
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Shady Acres

1 site · Lodging130 acres · Carrajung South, VIC
A shady bush retreat. On the edge of lots of motorbike tracks, approximately 20 minutes from Tarra Bulga National Park. Half an hour from the pristine beaches of Ninety Mile Beach. Lots of bushwalking to do and exploring the Mullungdung State Forest and surrounds. Property has 3 sheds, one is a bathroom, one is a kitchen and the other could be called the lounge room. Kitchen has small combustion oven and general kitchen set up, ‘lounge room’ has large fire to warm those cold nights, keep you out of the rain and even big enough to park your motorbike in at night, bathroom has a toilet and a bath/shower. Either sleep in the shed or bring a tent.
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Mountainous camping in Gippsland guide

Overview

Mother nature rules in Gippsland. Stretching east of Melbourne all the way to the border of New South Wales, this wild corner of Victoria has soaring coastal cliffs and windswept beaches, pristine rainforests and rolling snowfields, and no less than nine national parks. Outdoor adventures are easy to find in Gippsland, whether swimming and surfing along the coast or exploring miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. You’ll never be far from a bush campground or holiday park, while cosy cabins and glampsites are ideal for winter campers hitting the ski slopes or setting sail on a whale-watching cruise.

Where to go

East Gippsland

Journey from mountains to coast all in one day in East Gippsland, where highlights include Croajingolong National Park, The Lakes National Park, and Snowy River National Park. Further west, there are endless options for boating, kayaking, fishing, and camping around the Gippsland Lakes—you can even sleep in a glamping dome on Raymond Island.

Central Gippsland

The immaculate golden shores of Ninety Mile Beach extend along the coast of Central Gippsland, dotted with lively seaside towns, glittering lakes, and beachside camping and glamping options. Inland, lose yourself in the rainforest trails of Tarra Bulga National Park or go high-country hiking and rafting at Alpine National Park.

West Gippsland

Just an hour from Melbourne, the alpine meadows and patchwork farmlands of West Gippsland are peppered with laid-back country villages and tranquil camping spots. Make your base in Warragul, Drouin, or Garfield, from where it’s easy to explore the Bunyip and Moondarra state parks. In winter, the family-friendly ski slopes of Mt Baw Baw or Mt Gwinear are popular getaways for urban skiers. 

South Gippsland & Phillip Island

The wild and windswept coastline of Wilsons Promontory National Park is the southernmost point of mainland Australia, and it’s a paradise for intrepid hikers and campers. Further west, Inverloch is the gateway to the beaches and dunes of Anderson Inlet and the dramatic sea cliffs of Cape Paterson. Wildlife is the star of the show over on Phillip’s Island, whether admiring the fur seals at Seal Rocks or watching the famous sunset Penguin Parade.

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