Forest caravan camping near Lorne

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

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Tall Trees Otways Camp

1 site · RV, Tent98 acres · Lorne, VIC
A quiet campsite to yourself amongst the tranquil Otway rainforest just a short drive from Lorne. Plenty of bird and animal life to see. Parking is on solid ground with the option of a grassy camp spot among the trees 20 metres away. There is a bus parked and container on the Southside of the camp with bush views to the East, North and West.
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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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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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AU$140
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Ridgetop Campsite at St Anselms

3 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Beech Forest, VIC
Our campsite is located in the magical Otways on top of a ridge with wonderful views. We run a studio/art gallery cafe, called Art Reach Studio Gallery, that is located walking distance from the campsite. This campsite located near many beautiful natural wonders including the Redwoods Forest, and many waterfalls including the Triplet Falls, the Hopetoun Falls, and Beauchamp Falls. This campsite offers drinking water, a toilet and access to wifi. Furry family members on leashes are welcome. At this time fires are not permitted. Our region is known for rich, fertile soil and its beech, blackwood and ash trees. For walking and cycling enthusiasts the Old Beechy Rail Trail is a must, where you can experience picturesque forests, farmland and abundant wildlife. If you're after some adrenaline inducing activities then head over to the The Otway Fly where you can enjoy tree-top walks and the zipline. For those wishing to relax, you don't have to venture far with the cafe,snacks and cakes next door and the Beechy Pub nearby.
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Door to the Otways

2 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Barongarook, VIC
Our property is suited for families and couples. We accept a maximum of 2 adults per booking. We are located on the edge of the Otways this location provides a great base to access everything on offer including waterfalls, forests, rivers, farms and more. This property offers great views, and the sounds of nature. This campsite suits self-contained campers who bring their own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water supply. To the north you will find Lake Colac, the largest natural freshwater lake in Victoria. Lake Colac is a popular location for fishing, water activities and other recreation along its shoreline. Each site can accommodate one vehicle and towable vehicle. If you have more than one vehicle, please book a second site.
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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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Otways Farm Hideaway

2 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Kawarren, VIC
Green, tranquil and picturesque. Kangaroos and wallabies often emerge at dawn and dusk from beneath the 150-foot tall eucalypts of the Great Otway National Park along our farm's eastern boundary. Occasionally koalas nestle in trees around the camping area. You can swim in the unfenced dam, which is fed by a mountain spring on our 200-acre property. But please be aware that the unfenced dam is a drowning hazard for children, so we don't accept bookings that include children under 10 for public liability reasons. We've limited the number of campsites to 2 in an area that could host 200 (see both listings on Hipcamp of ​our 2 campsites at slightly different prices). If you would like even more seclusion, then you are welcome to book both sites so you can talk, drink and play music as late as you like, without having to consider another group of campers. This is a totally different holiday experience to a crowded beach resort, caravan park or camping ground. It's like a hideaway in the hills. Our livestock is the reason why we cannot allow pets on the farm, except for guide dogs and legally accredited assistance dogs. Even small dogs who haven't previously seen a cow can cause stampedes. Please also be aware that from mid-December to mid-April, the CFA enforces district-wide bans on campfires. Fortunately, gas stoves and gas barbecues are allowable, unless specific days are declared as total fire ban days due to extreme heat. Please note that wood-fired barbecues or burners, even if enclosed and fitted with a chimney, still present a spark/ember hazard across summer, so are not permitted. The owner is a member of the local CFA, so there are no exceptions to these fire restrictions. Also, no parties please. A portable flushable plastic toilet in a privacy tent is provided on the campsite. This toilet can be emptied and cleaned every second day by the host. Camping trailers and campervans work better on the sites than heavy caravans or motorhomes. Rain at any time of year can make heavy vehicles difficult to manoeuvre into position or tow out without getting bogged and causing major damage to the grass covering the campsites. The sites are on slight inclines, so levellers can be useful. It's also worth noting there is nowhere to empty caravan/motorhome toilets on or near our campsites (the nearest free toilet waste disposal facility is at Winchelsea, although there is a facility in Colac that requires a small payment). When camp-fires are permitted, guests can bring their own axe, saw or chainsaw to cut up deadwood near the campsites on the important and non-negotiable condition that using their tools is entirely at their own risk. Alternatively, bags of split firewood can be bought from local suppliers in the district or your hosts.
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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, where we welcome self-contained campers, so you must have your own camp loo and take all waste with you. We also have a lovely cottage which can be found on G maps and HeirBnB, for those who would like a little extra comfort. Campfires can be lit during non-fire-ban periods (winter), using our abundance of firewood. ​ When you arrive, the driveway splits, and you can go right, following the post and rail fence past the enclosed veggie patch, between the chook shed to the site next to the water tanks. Or, follow the steep 4x4 road (we've taken our 2WD REAR wheel wheel drive cars down without a problem, but front wheel drive cars really struggle coming back up) down to the dam, and turn left up the valley to pitch a tent anywhere you like. Just don't block the road through because we use it too. You can walk all the way up the valley, back up to the driveway. Oreo (Red Kelpie, 8) and Stitch (Whippet x Kelpie, 3) will find you at some stage when you're setting up or visiting the Chooks up near the house. Our Alpacas don't like dogs, and are wary of little kids on their own if you go in to their paddock 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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AU$55
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Foxes Den

6 sites · RVs, Tents52 acres · Wallington, VIC
Quiet and secluded old farm property located on the acclaimed Bellarine Peninsula. Experience the best of both worlds, a rural setting that is centrally located should you wish to explore what the local area has to offer. Only 5km from Ocean Grove Main Beach and a gateway to numerous wineries. This is an Off-the-grid site intended for couples only who are looking for a peaceful stay without the hassle of children. All camp sites are visible to one another with adequate space in between to ensure privacy. Pet friendly with campfire wood provided.
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Sanctum Otway

8 sites · RVs, Tents202 acres · Hordern Vale, VIC
Where the rolling hills meet the forest. Set on 82 hectares, 3 quarters of which is part of the Otway National Park. Beautiful views of the forest and farm paddock, you will have acres of space and the whole forest to explore. It is conveniently located minutes off the Great Ocean Road. Aire River campground is only a 3 minutes drive away. It's great for hiking, river activities and relaxing at a secluded beach. Maits Rest, a beautiful rainforest walk, is within 15mins drive. Wildlife Wonders is 20mins away. Apollo Bay town is 30mins away. Johanna surf beach is 40mins away.
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If you're looking to camp in a caravan amid the beauty of the forest near Lorne, Victoria, Hipcamp has over 540 options for you to choose from. With campsites like Rodborough Vale (514 reviews), Shacks at Kardella Park (328 reviews), and Hampton Park (180 reviews), you can trust that you'll be staying at a top-notch location. On average, prices per night are around $30, but with options as low as $10, you'll be able to find something that fits your budget. Trash, showers, and cooking equipment are popular amenities, while paddling, off-roading (OHV), and historic sites are popular activities.

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