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Camping near Lorne

A rugged coastline, a sheltered beach, and incredible waterfalls—Lorne has it all.

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Tucker's Rest
10 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Carlisle River, VICWelcome to Tucker's Rest. Time to sit back and relax in the beautiful surroundings of this 6 acre...
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AU$33
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Nest Retreat at Great Ocean Road
4 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Torquay, VICLocation! Location! Nest Retreat is a peaceful dog-friendly bush property of 3.3 acres, so close to everything in Torquay, at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. It's only 2.2 km to the beach, so makes a great base camp to explore the area. Its 1.2 km to Torquay North Shopping Centre. TASMANIA FERRY TERMINAL - we are a 35 minute drive away. We have a tennis court and basketball ring available if you feel like getting active! (BYO rackets and balls) We are also next to the cycle tracks, both road or mountain bike to ride out to the Bellarine Rail Trail or coastal track to Bells Beach. You can catch tadpoles in the dam or build a bush cubby near your site. NO FIRES please - the foliage is tinder dry at present. We will develop dedicated fire pits for the sites after the summer season
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AU$20
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Hidden Valley House, Anakie
2 sites · LodgingAnakie, VICHidden Valley House is nestled in Anakie, VIC, set within the scenic Brisbane National Ranges and only a 1-hour drive from Melbourne CBD. Taking into consideration our ethos around sustainability, the cabin is “off-grid” so solar powered with a composting toilet but with all the amenities you need. The cabin has spectacular views overlooking the valley with an abundance of wildlife and has a small creek and several caves which have formed over millions of years. As well as the cabin, we offer a camping area to larger groups that need overflow accommodation if the cabin is not big enough. This makes Hidden Valley House a fantastic option for large groups wanting to have all the comfort and amenities of the cabin, but experience the back to basic joy of camping in nature. Set on an 18-acre property at the start of the Brisbane National Ranges, it is home to koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, sugar gliders and an abundance of birds including eagles and kookaburras. Furthermore, the land is protected by Trust for Nature and Land for Wildlife offering long-term protection for many ecosystems, species and native wildlife. The property is surrounded by national parks and is only a short drive from charming, historical towns such as Meredith and Steiglitz and only 25mins to Geelong. A number of family-owned wineries are located nearby and within Victoria’s Moorabool Valley winery. Please note vehicle access is AWD/4WD ONLY Helicopter landings are also available.
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AU$330
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Shacks at Kardella Park
13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents47 acres · Indented Head, VICShacks 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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AU$22
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Rustic Ranch and Vintage Caravans
4 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · VICWe are so excited to add out two girls Little Pattie (red and built in 1963) and Peggy Sue (mint...
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AU$25
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Field Phillip Island
3 sites · RVs7 acres · Ventnor, VICField Phillip Island is a 7 acre working farm within walking distance to one of the Island's best beaches and Phillip Island Winery. We are located 6 minutes from the Penguin Parade and 15 minutes from Cowes. We farm Trees and Bees and share a passion for all things connected with nature on Phillip Island. This winter we planted over 1, 200 trees and have plans to plant another 4,500 trees next winter. Our 5 acre field is flat and filled with wildlife. Campsites are well spaced out to ensure your privacy and to provide you with a place to rest. The ocean can often be heard from the property. Watch the sunrise or sunset from your own piece of paradise! Access to the field is easy and you can come and go as you please but we do prefer that, for the safety of guests and our wildlife, you are at your campsite before last light. We have resident populations of Wallabies, Cape Barron Geese, Eastern Bard Bandicoots, Brush Tailed Possums, Pobblebonk Frogs, Crickets and a pair of beautiful Wedge Tailed Eagles. Berry's Beach is an easy walk from your campsite and it offers an amazing beach and ocean environment. Berry's beach clifftop walks provide an ideal location for a sunset stroll and perhaps, to spot Mutton Birds or even a Whale or two. If entering the ocean is your thing fishing, snorkelling, shipwrecks, kayaking, rock pooling, surfing, sailing and sun baking are all there, or at beaches nearby. If food and wine is more your thing then Phillip Island Winery is only 800 paces away! We look forward to sharing this wonderful piece of paradise with you. Kind regards, Gaz and Kaz.
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AU$38.50
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Little Grebe Farm
3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Evansford, VICSerene 20 acre off grid rural property, ready to host hip campers in the Pyrenees wine district...
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AU$35
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Rodborough Vale
6 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Majorca, VICThere 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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AU$17
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Granite Springs
3 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Nulla Vale, VIC300 acres of stunning views nestled amongst the granite hills of Nulla Vale, situated halfway...
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Picturesque Dam with Jetty and Table & bench. Dam is stocked with Australian Bass & Silver Perch.
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Clancy Springs, South Gippsland
6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Pound Creek, VICClancy Springs is set on a peaceful 40 acre Farm between the seaside towns of Inverloch and Venus Bay. Guests can enjoy a quiet afternoon drink around the jetty pond or try your angling skills with the Bass & Silver Perch. Keep an eye out for the local koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, & more.If you're really lucky you may even spot a Fallow Deer down by the edge of the bush. Enjoy star gazing , bird watching and the magnificent sunset in this peaceful setting. Activities in the area include swimming in the tranquil clear blue waters of Anderson Inlet, Inverloch or the beautiful surf beach of Venus Bay. Visiting amazing wineries & farmers markets, fishing at Anderson Inlet, Walkerville & Shallow Inlet & walking or riding your pushy along the Great Southern Rail Trail. We're close to Phillip Island & one of Victoria's largest coastal wilderness areas, Wilsons Prom. We are also only 9 mins from Leongatha Golf Course, regarded as one of the best in Sth Gippsland. Fires are permitted from 1st May to 30th November and Fire pits & wood can be supplied .
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AU$58
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Bushy Ridge Hideaway
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents55 acres · Flowerdale, VICWarm fires, starry skies, seclusion! Great for caravans, camper trailers, tents and more! ...
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AU$35
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Grampians Bush Camp
7 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · VICBush Camping With Mountain Views.Only 4minutes away from Halls Gap our bush camp is on 600ac in a...
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AU$30
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Outdoor stays for every style

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One of Australia’s finest beach destinations, Lorne is nestled around a bay and backed by dense bushland. Popular with surfers and holiday makers, the area has a sheltered beach, eateries for all budgets, and superb bushwalking trails (not to forget its many resident kookaburras). The town is 46 kilometres from Torquay, the official start of the Great Ocean Road, making it a perfect mid-way base to camp when taking your time along this winding coastal road. Choose a foreshore campsite with facilities, or opt for a wilderness experience in the Otway Ranges.

Where to Go

Lorne and Around

Lorne has a scattering of campgrounds and private parks, many set on the Erskine River and conveniently located in town. Those who prefer to escape town can find tranquility and bush walks to waterfalls just outside of Lorne, while grassy campsites can also be found south of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road. Great coastal walks and birds are a boon here.

Wye River

Half an hour from Lorne is Wye River, one of the Great Ocean's Road's smallest hamlets. Even so, it offers big adventure thanks to its location between the Great Otway National Park and the ocean: birdwatching, surfing, mountain biking, and fishing.

Kennett River

A tiny hamlet and popular surfing mecca, Kennett River and its Kennett River Holiday Park are guaranteed places to spot koalas (plus king parrots, rosellas, and glow worms). Another bonus? The beach has a life-saving patrol.

Forrest

The tiny rural village of Forrest is a mountain bike hub, although its main highlight is Lake Elizabeth, home to the elusive platypus. Here you’ll also find beautiful trees, from mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans, or Tasmanian oak) to manna gums.

When to Go

While you can camp year-round at some (but not all) campsites in and around Lorne, it’s packed from 26 December to the end of January, during the Australian summer holiday season, and on Victorian school holidays. The rainiest and coldest months are June through August. Be aware of bushfire threats, especially from January to March.

Know Before You Go

  • While it’s only 142 kilometres from Melbourne to Lorne, allow at least three hours. The road is good but winding and strict speed limits apply.
  • Use the slow vehicle pull-ins on the road between Eastern View at Lorne. This enables other cars to pass so that you can enjoy the drive.
  • If you don’t have your own wheels, V-Line offers daily bus services from Melbourne to Apollo Bay that stop at points along the Great Ocean Road.
  • Campfires are generally prohibited, especially in summer. (Heed the bushfire warnings.)

Safety partners

Hipcamp acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.