Camping near Lorne

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

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Olive Farm

40 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Murroon, VIC
Welcome to the Olive Farm! We are a working olive farm situated on the edge of the Otway Ranges, between Deans Marsh and Birregurra, 25 minutes to Lorne and the Great Ocean Road, and only a few kilometers from the famous Brae Restaurant. We are in a beautiful part of the world, so please remember to bring a toilet and take all your rubbish with you when you leave. Dogs are welcome, but please be aware that we are full of kangaroos, sheep, and other wildlife, so they may need to be placed on a leash for the safety of fellow campers and wildlife. Fires are permitted in fire pits, and wood is available to purchase on-site. We have a fragile ecosystem here, so we ask not to bring in wood and to purchase it off the farm. Olive oil from 2023 is available, and table olives harvested this year are in brine, ready to jar up. The table olives we have are Kalamata, Spanish Queens, and Jumbo Kalamata.
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Forest Valley Hideaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Anakie, VIC
Welcome to our quiet, peaceful bush retreat in Anakie - home to kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and many possum species. Whether you're here for bushwalking, gold-panning, bike riding, wineries or just to escape, you'll find it at all. ​ We're 6km from Del Rios Winery - MAGNIFICENT- and about the same from Fairy Park. Anakie Gorge isn't much further, and the You Yangs are about 15 minutes drive away. The historic township of Steiglitz is only 5 minutes drive away the opposite direction down De Motts Road. You'll find nice bushwalks here too. Austin's winery is also only 15mins away. The Great Ocean Road is 45mins drive away. We have a number of campsites, offering two separate drop toilets. Use the watering can to wash your hands, and fill it up at the dam if it's empty for the next guests. Please take all rubbish with you. Campfires can be lit during non-fire-ban periods (winter), using our abundance of firewood. ​Please don't burn the stump-stools around the campfire area. You'll need to find and cut your own firewood. When you arrive, there is a 2wd site to your right. Further up, the driveway splits, and you can go left to follow the steep 4x4 / AWD road down to the dam. There are parks on the left for 2wd cars. At the bottom, turn left up the valley to camp anywhere you like. Just don't block the road because we use it too. You can walk all the way up the valley, back up to the driveway. Oreo (Red Kelpie, 10) and Stitch (Whippet x Kelpie, 5) will probably find you at some stage when you're setting up or visiting the Chooks up near the house. The two Italian Greyhounds are Daphne & Zeppy - 7 & 6. Our Alpacas don't like dogs, and are wary of little kids on their own if you try to pat them, so please be mindful. You're better off staying out of their paddock. They're also fairly fussy eaters, but you're welcome to feed them!
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Coastal Farm Camp

20 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Torquay, VIC
Situated just a brief 5-minute drive from Torquay and Bells Beach, our property is a picturesque working farm boasting cattle and a charming hobby farm with various other animals. Ideal for those seeking a tranquil weekend getaway, our location offers the perfect blend of fresh salty air, natural surroundings, and abundant sunshine. We welcome tents, caravans, and campers of all kinds. Choose from two types of sites: one tailored for fully self-sufficient campers equipped with their own facilities, and the other granting access to our site amenities including toilets and a camp kitchen. Be sure to confirm your booking according to your preferences. Please note that our sites can get very windy during certain times of the year. Pets are welcome. No campfires. We kindly request that all guests ensure their rubbish is taken away upon departure, or else a rubbish fee may apply.
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Tiny Winch Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Winchelsea, VIC
Whether it is a weekend away or a stop over on your travels, we welcome you to our farm. We are the perfect spot for your trip to the Otways and great ocean road. We are only a few short minutes from Otways and short trip to coastal towns. You can enjoy a day in the Otways or great ocean road and come back to your secured camp spot on our farm. Many visitors travelling Australia have called us home while exploring the area. You will also get to experience farm life up close. Meet the animals or just relax and enjoy the space. We have 40 acres for you to wander around and enjoy. Collect the eggs or pat the donkeys, Meet the cows and guinea fowl, or enjoy a campfire (weather and Fire Danger period permitting). All our paddocks are treed, providing shelter to visitors and animals. We now have our gypsy van for the adventurous. Most importantly we know how important it is to provide adequate space between campers so you will not be crammed in. There is Barwon Park Mansion, owned by the National Trust nearby that you can take a peek through or enjoy the river walks in the town center, less than 2km away. Shops, including a supermarket, are in town if you forgot something. There are also some collectable shops you can visit. Guests must be fully self-contained with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure.
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Camping on Coppards

4 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Moolap, VIC
PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING YOUR SITE, IF YOU ARE WANTING TO CHECK IN ON THE SAME DAY. Large 4800 square metre block. 3 camp sites with 1 additional dog friendly site. - Water supplied with booking and power available on request - Small campfires ok - Plenty of off-street parking - Close to supermarkets and shops. 5 minutes from town centre by car - Bus stops at front every 25 minutes into town - Has a pool (conditions apply to use) - Short drive to Geelong Beach front - 20 minutes from Bellarine Coast wineries - 10 minutes to adventure park - Perfect for Spirt of Tassie travelers only a short trip to the dock - Tent available for hire - Transfers to Geelong CBD (available on request)
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Clear Springs

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Lorne, VIC
Clear Springs is a very special spot, offering sweeping views over rolling hills, and across to the ocean. King Island lighthouse is visible on clear nights, and there are koalas and wallabies in abundance. Whilst we require you to BYO toilet, we do have hot shower, woodfired hot-tub, power, water and phone reception. The site is all-weather access, and is just a 7-minutes drive to the Apollo Bay township. Once you catch your breath after initially taking in the sweeping, majestic ocean views, you can find a spot to pitch your tent or park your van. You drive in through a locked farm gate into the fenced camp area. There is not an abundance of flat area, so may not suit if you need large level space. We don't accept multiple bookings, so the space is all yours. You can choose from a few different spots with near-level ground (choose grass or gravel). The site is open to the amazing ocean views to the south yet the area is nestled among mature trees to give privacy and shelter. There are very few houses dotted around the area and not a single busy road within earshot. There is 240v mains power (BYO lead and plug into switchboard). And a tank with spring water (natural and untreated, we've been drinking it for years) and a pressure pump (BYO hoses as needed). There is an outdoor gas-heated shower. We also have a woodfired hot tub available for guests, along with plenty of firewood supplied. Our listing is intended for people looking for a private, tranquil and well-serviced camping area with several bonuses such as firewood, power, water, telstra reception, and a hot tub. And no other guests to worry about. It's much more than a patch of grass! But please BYO toilet - this is mandatory - and leave no trace to allow other people to enjoy the beauty of our property. Sorry pets are not allowed.
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Secluded Otways Forest Camp

1 site · RV, Tent8 acres · Deans Marsh, VIC
Our property is surrounded by the Otways forest and native Australian bush. Under 2 hours from Melbourne, and only 10-15minutes drive from the Otway Harvest Trail. Find a spot to park your van, tent, camper trailer or caravan on our beautiful natural piece of secluded bush, and you won't see or hear another soul. You may spot lots of birds and wildlife, or enjoy the beautiful view from the road. Please note: this is a spot for people such as hikers who appreciate nature and understand the concept of ‘leave no trace’. It’s not for parties or big groups. There are limited facilities (there is a basic composting toilet to use on site, but it’s not suitable as a caravan dump point) so you need to be totally self-sufficient and take all your waste and rubbish with you. BYO water.We are happy to accommodate up to 8 ppl, but please take everything with you, and leave our beautiful wilderness spot exactly as you left it, don't destroy the native vegetation and don't feed the wildlife. Fires only in the fire-pit please and must be totally extinguished (with water, so bring extra) before you leave, and not on fire ban days. You must BYO firewood and take all your rubbish away with you. Extra charges will apply for any rubbish, food scraps etc left on site.Enjoy!
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Dairy Countryside Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Kawarren, VIC
PLEASE NOTE: With the early burst of hot weather, snakes are out and about. Green grassy campsites on an Old Victorian Dairy Country Farm House site. The property is located in the Otways, the rail trail is close by for bush walks, wildlife watching or mountain biking. Two micro breweries are within 20 minutes drive (Prickly Moses, Forest Brewery). Otway Fly Treetop Adventures and waterfalls just 30 minutes away. There are many waterfalls within easy driving distance. Apollo Bay is just an hours drive. Campfire and sitting area available for guests use, public toilets that are serviced three times a week and kept hygienically clean, located just 1000mtrs down the road. If you like a hit of tennis, there are two courts near the toilets and a community centre next to the CFA. This is all about being off the grid, soaking up nature and what this region has to offer. You'll spot an abundance of native wildlife on the property - we have koalas in the trees, platypus in the dam, echidnas burrowing in the garden beds, with kangaroos and wallabies passing through the property. There is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy complete privacy, if required a 6 man tent can be supplied and erected for you.
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Sommerleigh

2 sites · Lodging2 acres · Connewarre, VIC
Sommerleigh has two huts on a small island in-between Breamlea and Torquay. 3km from Point Impossible Beach. Very rural, very small, very quiet, very sheltered and private. It is located on the billabong just east of the winery. Gas hot water and stove plus BBQ . Supplied base sheet and pillows for double bed. Tea and Coffee. William Buckley camped here! Great restaurants, surf beaches, and golf courses all close by.
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Alt Road Winery

2 sites · RVs, Tents56 acres · Winchelsea South, VIC
Our property includes 15 acres of vineyards, 2 dams and 2 eucalypt plantations. They all divide the property up so that each area provides its own unique outlook. Half of our property is accessed via gravel driveway and the other half is flat, grassy paddocks. We are located just 24kms from Lorne and less than 10 minutes off the M1 highway.
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Platypus Creek

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Kennedys Creek, VIC
A Beautiful and tranquil property located in the Otways at Kennedys Creek isolated from the hustle and bustle of our modern world. A luscious creek frontage teaming with birdlife, the occasional platypus or two with the most amazing fresh air offering golden sunsets and wonderful sunrises. Great Ocean walks, the Otway Food Trail, Port Campbell, microbreweries and distilleries are only less than an hour's drive offering many more exciting places to relax and just chill out.
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Bush horizon

1 site · RV13 acres · Deans Marsh, VIC
Relax on 13 acres beside a large water hole amongst the oak trees. Our site is charged per van not per people so please only book as 2 people then book the additional vans in the extras section . The small town ship offers a local store, bmx track, playground, tennis court, oval and a skate park. The coastal town of Lorne is only a 20 min drive and you’re on the beach for fishing, surfing, swimming or dinning out at one of the many places to eat and drink. The site welcomes groups to book up to a maximum of 4 caravans or campers that must be fully self sufficient. Each van will be charged at $60 per night
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Camping near Lorne guide

Overview

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.)

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