Camping near Mornington, Victoria

This coastal Melbourne suburb is smack in the heart of popular areas on the Mornington Peninsula.

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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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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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AU$22
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Krystal Waters

3 sites · RVs, Tents26 acres · San Remo, Bass Coast
Located on Phillip Island Road just before the town of San Remo and the bridge to Phillip Island. The property is 26 acres with beach frontage to Western Port Bay and views of French Island. The land has been used for pasture, mostly for cattle, with a large dam wall which at one time had a small gauge train track on top running to the old port of San Remo. These days the property is used as a hobby farm with a few cattle, a vegetable garden, some fruit trees, and replanting of native trees. We offer several sites for campers, with uninterrupted views. There is a shower and toilet available in a shed shared with the caretaker of the property, however, it is still private and is now accessible 24/7. Please note, because of our elevated location the winds can be strong at times - but the views make it worth it in our opinion!
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Berry's Beach Farm, Phillip Island

4 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Ventnor, Bass Coast
Set on an 80-acre working farm, close to the Phillip Island Nature Park, pristine surf beaches, and wineries. The four spacious campsites are set on a sheltered rise overlooking Phillip Island and the Peninsula. Share a private spot with the local wildlife, birds, and wallabies. Phillip Island Winery is less than a 500m walk and the Phillip Island Nature Park Penguin Parade is a short drive We only cater for self-sufficient motorhomes, campers, and caravans. You must have your own toilet facilities, and take all waste with you. Dogs are welcome, must be on-leash.
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AU$39
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Tara Valley Cabin and Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Kilcunda, Bass Coast
Magnificent, spacious private property with stunning ocean views overlooking beautiful Bass Straight. We offer two camping options here: Self-contained sites in our back paddocks (these do not have ocean views from the campsites), or a single hilltop site that enjoys access to our fantastic camp cabin, and has ocean views. The Cabin site is perfect for caravaners and campers with full use of our large self-contained cabin. The cabin does not contain any beds but provides you with access to a kitchen, bathroom, and toilet for your stay. Enjoy the fun of the outdoors with all the convenience of full indoor amenities (BYO towels). Hang out in the spacious cabin and cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen or cook and dine al fresco with the barbie! The large picnic area is complete with cosy fire pit for those chilly nights. Please note, we require minimum two nights stays for the cabin option if booking over a weekend. If you do not need use of the cabin, and have your own camp toilet, look at booking our self-contained paddock sites - whilst they don't have the ocean views, they're just as beautiful, and peaceful! We're very animal friendly! Pets are allowed so long as they don't hassle other campers. Get away with the family or get some friends together for a great escape just over an hour from Melbourne. Only 5 minutes from the picturesque coastal town of Kilcunda and 10 mins from fantastic Phillip Island. This entire area is renowned for it's fishing, surfing, fairy penguins, motor racing, great restaurants, and much, much more!
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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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Coastal Farm Camp

17 sites · RVs, Tents150 acres · Torquay, Surf Coast
Welcome to the bush and costal location This property is located within a short drive 5 minute drive from Torquay and Bells Beach. It is a working farm with cattle and a small hobby farm with other farm animals. This is the perfect location for those wanting a quiet weekend away, to enjoy the fresh salty air, nature, and sunshine. We offer camping and Caravan to this location. There is a portable tin site toilet, free standing kitchen and shelter for use. We do ask that all rubbish is taken away with you or there will be a rubbish fee.
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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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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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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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Amaroo Caravan Park

39 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Cowes, Bass Coast
Welcome to Amaroo Holiday Park, Phillip Island! Amaroo Park offers a range of accommodation options in a conveniently located quiet location just off the main street in Cowes. A 10-minute drive to the iconic Penguin Parade, discover the natural wonders of the Nobbies or drop into the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Amaroo Park is also the perfect location to leave your car and explore the idyllic beaches, local cafes, restaurants, and speciality shops. We look forward to providing you the perfect setting for your next holiday. Amaroo Park runs offers throughout the year for longer stays and follows all government requirements around safety and hygiene actively, incorporating a contactless check in for our guests.
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Kookaburra Estate Hobby Farm

9 sites · RVs, Tents33 acres · Nar Nar Goon North, Cardinia
Hi, Campers, If you are booking over the Christmas, New Year, and summer holiday period, please be aware we are situated in a bushfire zone. Want to have a unique secluded camping experience away from other campers, sick of crowded caravan sites? or just need a tranquil break from the city or a weekend away from your hectic life? Come and visit us, and relax at our hidden gem. Choose your own adventure - our campsites are all well-separated and private - you can enjoy your stay without sharing or you can enjoy our sites such as Bens Place, Wombat Grove, and The Rocks campsites these areas can accommodate multiple groups wanting to camp together. The Dam/Beach campsites are not suitable if you have young children. Excellent for tents and small camper trailers in summer or if you have dogs that love to swim. The waterway trail drain has yabbies and we recently stocked our large dam with young silver perch fry. The rear of the property is bushland with cleared tracks and access to three dams on the property. The walking track is at the rear of the property google search; Dore road Aqueduct trail map. We have all types of wildlife and birds on the farm, deer will run through the property at night, and you can see the deer tracks off the waterway walking track. Dogs are welcome but must be very well-behaved and kept on a leash at all times no exceptions, this is to protect our neighbor's sheep and wildlife. The Bunyip State Forest is nearby with hours of bike riding or walking depending on what you like to do for fun. During your visit, you can go to: Nar Nar Goon Hotel for lunch or dinner - get the old country pub experience. Nar Nar Goon Road Nar Nar Goon Cannibal Creek Winery - Tynong N Rd, Tynong. Google Dore road Aqueduct trail map for walking, the dam in the photo is our dam on the property you can obtain access from this point. Lady Lavenders Tea Rooms - Princess Highway Bunyip Gumbuya World hours of family fun theme park Beach is at Coronet Bay
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Camping near Mornington guide

A hour’s drive from downtown Melbourne, Mornington has a coastal holiday vibe with plenty of foreshore camping sites overlooking Port Phillip Bay. The sheltered waters of Western Port and Hastings are a short drive away, as are the seaside villages of Rosebud, Portsea, and Sorrento, where a car and passenger ferry connects the Mornington Peninsula with the Bellarine Peninsula, Queenstown, and Geelong. Camping accommodations are plentiful with tent sites and holiday parks all over. Don’t miss the geothermal mineral pools and spa at Peninsula Hot Springs, where campers can bathe in gorgeous natural surroundings.

Where to Go

Frankston

This area is prime for family camping, serving as a home base for exploring the region. Expect campsites and holiday parks offering leafy tent sites and shaded caravan sites with access to camp kitchens, free wifi, and even swimming pools.

Sorrento and Portsea

At the far western reaches of the Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento and Portsea are the favoured weekend getaway hotspots for Melbournians. The region is dotted with vineyards and wineries, with restaurants and cafes in abundance. Portsea Pier is a timber jetty jutting out into the bay providing a safe swimming enclosure with the jetty a popular spot for walking and fishing.

Hastings

Overlooking the protected waterway of Western Port and French Island, Hastings is great for holidaymakers with a keen interest in fishing or boating ,or for surfing the beaches of Mornington Peninsula’s south coast. Look out for pet-friendly holiday parks on the waterfront with powered sites for motorhomes, campervans, and campers.

When to Go

Summer is peak season in Victoria with campsites, caravan parks, and holiday parks often booked well ahead during holidays, especially Christmas and Easter. Quieter times occur after the Australia Day long weekend in January when school holidays finish. Mornington and surrounds are a popular weekend getaway spot for Melbournians year-round, so holiday parks and campsites are usually quieter during the week. If you’re into cosy winter escapes, Mornington Peninsula has plenty to offer, especially for kite surfers, boaties, and fishermen who can launch small boats from boat ramps strung along Port Phillip Bay.

Know Before You Go

  • Caravan sites and holiday parks are typically set either inland or along Port Phillip Bay from Mornington to Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento and Hastings.
  • Foreshore camping sites are available from October to April and are in high demand—check Mornington Peninsula Shire website to find out when bookings open at Rosebud, Rye, and Sorrento. Council-run campsites have bathrooms as well as laundries, BBQs, and powered and non-powered sites.
  • A passenger-carrying car ferry links east and west coasts of Port Phillip Bay, making it possible to do a circumnavigation of the bay from Melbourne.
  • Mornington Peninsula has two coastlines with wildly different shores: calm and protected on the Port Phillip Bay northern side, and beaches exposed to Bass Strait with wild surf and breakers on the southern side.
  • Snorkel or scuba dive from the beach at Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park to see dolphins, seals, and weedy sea dragons.

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