Camping near Warrnambool

Whales, shipwrecks, and sandy beaches draw travellers to this Great Ocean Road town.

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Hampton Park

10 sites · RVs2 acres · Winslow, VIC
Hampton Park is located in Winslow, approximately 10 minutes drive north of Warrnambool. We are a short drive to Lake Cartcarrong, Tower Hill, Koroit, Port Fairy and Woolsthorpe. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of back to basic country living. Hampton Park offers grassed sites, surrounded by beautiful farming land, gardens, lawns and trees. It is a quiet, peaceful property with resident koalas and abundant birdlife. A community campfire is available in designated area only, (fire wood bagged up nearby to purchase), strict adherence to local fire regulations. You choose your grassed area to set up camp. Hampton Park has no amenities, you need to have your own toilet, fully self-sufficient and leave no trace. We are dog friendly, must be on the lead. Easily accessible for all types of vehicles.
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The Warrnambool Block

4 sites · RVs5 acres · Warrnambool, VIC
A few acres on the edge of Warrnambool. Situated close to all attractions that our beautiful city has to offer, yet tucked out of sight. You wouldn't know the township is just a stone's throw away! Great for anyone who would like to enjoy the close proximity without sharing your space with a multitude of other campers. You must have toilet facilities on board. No facilities, just a great space to relax. Our site is suited to fully self-contained travelers in motorhomes, caravans, or camp trailers. Campfires are ok outside of fire restriction season in the designated fire pit - please check with us. It's a flat property with good tracks and accessible via gravel roads. Just off the Princess Highway, yet not able to be seen, and road noise is not an issue. Less than 5km to Premier Speedway. The Hopkins River and boat ramps are accessible to either walk to (35 min walk down the road) or a 5min drive (4WD in the wet season) - a great spot for fishing, canoeing & solitude. 10km to the Warrnambool Breakwater boat ramp to access the ocean.
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Sea Mist Permaculture Property

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Warrnambool, VIC
A secluded get-away, Sea Mist is positioned at the end of The Great Ocean Road. Just a short walk from Logans Beach Whale Nursery and the picturesque Hopkins River. Close to enjoy a variety of water activites swimming, fishing, kayaking, surfing. Logans Beach Day Spa and a female gym is 5 minute walk up the road from the property. Proudfoots, a historic restaurant, on the Hopkins River about a 15 minute stroll across the bridge and along the river walk past the boat moorings. They are well known for delicious food, great place to go for tea or weekend breakfast. There is also a walking /riding track and board walk promenade that will follows the foreshore and finishes at the Break Water passing the Warrnambool Surf Club, Lake Pertobe and some terrific restaurants, Simons and The Pavilion to note, which is a great place for breakfast or lunch. The CBD is only 5 minutes drive from the property great variety of restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, boutiques and speciality shops as well as supermarkets and other large chain stores such as, Woolworths, Coles, Audi, K-Mart and Target. Set on 2 acres, Sea Mist was purchased as a subdivision in 1998. The garden and house were also designed then and given council approval the following year. The extensive gardens incorporate both design ideas that Edna Walling used, and Bill Mollison and David Holgren developed with their Permaculture principals. The gardens were established over a number of years to follow, aiming to be as sustainable as possible. Although the property has town water connected, for most of the year it runs totally on tank water. The wastewater is recycled and used on many of the gardens. We have organic orchard and vegetable gardens that use companion planting and successive crop rotation. Guests are free to spend time in the garden and pick what is in the garden to use in cooking meals.
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Green Falls Escape

2 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Wangoom, VIC
Green Falls is located on a 134-acre cattle farm in Wangoom, 10 min drive from Warrnambool. We have created a space that offers relaxed, laid-back, country luxury. You can book our beautiful onsite caravan, which offers lots of special touches to make your stay comfortable. Or, you can book the space as a luxury camping area to park your own caravan or pitch tents. Please see the individual listings for more details on what each option provides. The paved space includes a hot tub, table and chairs and fire pit. But the best feature of all is the stunning scenery - sit back and enjoy the simple beauty, as the sun rises or sets on the peaceful landscape. By night, the stars are simply brilliant. Surfing lessons, fishing, kayaking and whale watching are just a few of the many local activities you can enjoy during your stay. Alternatively, why not enjoy a quiet afternoon on one of Warrnambool’s beautiful beaches, explore nearby Port Fairy, or experience the magic of nearby Hopkins River Falls? We will provide an initial bundle of firewood to get you started with your campfire, and you can purchase additional wood or BYO. Please see Extras at the time of booking. Whilst we can accept well-behaved dogs, we ask that you please discuss this with us prior to booking. The property is fringed with electric fences, so we ask that they be kept under control at all times, and do not hassle the cattle or the neighbouring dogs. No dogs are allowed in the onsite caravan. If you're looking for an unforgettable, relaxing rural getaway then come and enjoy the fresh air and local pleasures of this peaceful property.
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Merri Banks Lodge

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Dennington, VIC
We have over 100 years of association with the property as our Mothers family lived in the Merri Banks Historic Farm House next door. Made from sandstone corner stones and Merri Mud Rock it was built C1847-1852. We purchased the land and our brother Peter at Select Architects Geelong designed our environmentally friendly house with double glazing, recycled materials, a worm septic, passive cooling/heating & native plantings. With the beautiful Merri River flowing around, hearing the ocean roar at night and friendly farm animals we are grateful to live in this beautiful corner of the world. Great to host and share with others. A great stop from Great Ocean Road where you will get to witness stunning views, beautiful bird life and see animals over the fences along the way such as highland cattle, Persian painted sheep, angora goats, alpaca, and chickens. Strategically placed where you can witness the sun setting over the river. Please expect to see other guests and hosts- Tiny Home 100metres and Lodge 150meters from Glamping site.
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East Beach Coastal Stay

10 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Port Fairy, VIC
“East Beach Coastal Stay” is a picturesque coastal property situated between East Beach and the Moyne River on the edge of the historical Port Fairy township. Port Fairy is a beautiful coastal town in Victoria’s South West, with its beautiful beaches, 18 hole Golf Course and walks, it is also famous for the world renowned Folk Festival held in March and other music events throughout the year. The camping area is a wide-open paddock, with plenty of space to accommodate multiple groups, where you are welcome to choose your own site. There are no facilities, so you must be self-sufficient with your own toilet/shower and we kindly ask you take all waste when you leave. Public amenities are a 2 minute drive or 5 minute walk. Strictly no fire pits allowed please. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times as there are livestock close by. The property is a short 3 min walk to East Beach, 15 min to Moyne River and the historic wharf, and a 20 min walk to cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarket, making it the perfect location for access to Folk Festival activities. The nearby Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail passes through Koroit is ideal for the casual cyclist or jogger. Port Fairy is a 10 minute drive to Tower Hill and 25 minute drive to Warrnambool. We look forward to seeing you!
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Goldane Bush Retreat

11 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Naringal East, VIC
Located within a short drive from the start of the Great Ocean Road, Goldane Bush Retreat has 3 generous size campsites, nestled amongst the trees and bordered by natural vegetation as well as grassed areas. 1 x powered 2 x unpowered. 2WD access to campsites, with an open area for parking caravans or mobile homes. Dog welcome on a leash at all times and within their campsite area. Onsite toilets are available. BYO toilet paper. Please take your own rubbish. Only minutes away from the Ralph Illidge Sanctuary and Laang Speedway, close to the Great Ocean Road 10 Acre Produce is only a 20-minute drive to Warrnambool, 14 mins to Premier Speedway, a 40-minute drive to the 12 Apostles and under 20 minutes to the Timboon Distillery. The location is an easy drive to both Port Campbell and Port Fairy.
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Cockatoo Retreat Port Fairy

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Port Fairy, VIC
Our property is located in Port Fairy, close to the highway and a short distance from the beach. You have access to the front area of the property where there is a private area for a small tent or a caravan/van. Guests must be self-sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. There is a fire pit available for use and firewood is available to purchase for an additional cost. Maximum of two cars per booking to ensure you fit in the space comfortably. We have Breakfast packs available for $20 pp which include - cereal, milk, fruit and freshly baked muffin from Bp baked that morning. * 12 hours notice required Our home is 5 meters away and we have a horse and cows on the property. There is a large timber fence around the property, so it's very secure, should you wish to head out for day trips. Pets welcome to stay too! We have puppy 2023 and dog staffy. Very friendly. Port Fairy is a lovely coastal fishing town in the southwest of Victoria, well known for its Famous Folk festival in March Long weekend. Charles at East Beach offer you Beautiful Meal and Fishing Bait is available at TATTSLOTTO shop 64 sackville street. . We are renovating the house. 2023 all completed by May
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FeatherLeaf Sanctuary

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Simpson, VIC
Endless views of the sky. FeatherLeaf is so named because of all the trees and all the feathered friends - kookaburras, currawongs, Satin Bowerbirds, King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas, just to name a few. So many to photograph or just watch! Listen to the cacophony of kookaburras at dawn and sunset. Frogs and munching macropods (wallabies and kangaroos) at night. Bring a telescope and view the amazingly clear night sky (OK, sometimes it's cloudy)!. Just over 5 acres of former dairy farm just outside Simpson, close to the Otway Gourmet trail, Great Ocean Rd, Otways National Park and more. The Coradjil Bushland Reserve is across the road. Great regional towns such as Timboon, Port Campbell, Peterborough and more are all nearby. If you want rural peace and great pastoral views, amazing sunsets and sunrises, and love bird-watching and nature-watching, this is a great place to stay. There are currently 2 retired and very curious dairy cows in the paddock where they are living their best life with treats and no demands on them except to allow pats occasionally! We are a sanctuary for all. No hunters please.
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Kyneton Park

5 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Bessiebelle, VIC
We are located 10/15 minutes off the A1 Princess HWY via Portland Rd or Codrington Bessiebelle Rd.Mowed flat area in front of machinery shed available for camping. We run of rain water so please respect water availability when using the shower and toilet. You must be self sufficient otherwise and leave with no trace left, thankyou. (No water & no bins)The shower & toilet is the original outhouse from the 50s, located within the deck of the house. It's not flash, but shower is hot & toilet is clean.We usually have eggs available on the roadside for $5We're happy to have doggos, but be aware of other campers, our free range chooks and any stock in the paddocks.Heywood is 30 minutes which hosts Mt Eccles a beautiful spot to hike or ride, you'll find a IGA, a lovely pub meal, a skatepark and an outdoor pool.Tyrendarra you'll find the river where you can fish, use the boat ramp.Narrawong also has fishing & the beach. We are central to beautiful spots. Find caves at Byaduk and a gift store. Not far from Hamilton you'll find falls to wonder around. Portland has pick your own strawberries along with the tram to take a ride. Warrnambool you'll find the Breakwater, Hot Springs, Mini Golf, Tower Hill Reserve, Hopkins Falls.Please message if you have any enquiries about lengthy stays, or if we appear booked out.
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Coastal Town Block Camp

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Narrawong, VIC
A half an acre town block conveniently located an easy 800 metre walk to the beautiful Narrawong Ocean beach. The Surrey River winds through the small seaside holiday town and is great for kayaking, fishing and swimming. Lifeguards patrol the main beach during the summer holidays. The block is long and narrow with a flat shady camping area up the top just inside the gate. This area might not be suited to everyone as it is having some traffic noise from the road. We prefer to camp down the bottom of the block on a mowed area of approximately 18 X 18 metres. We have planted young trees down here but they are not yet big enough to provide shade. If your tent or caravan is faced to the north you will have a beautiful view across to Mt Clay in the morning. Bird watchers will especially enjoy the outlook. Campers and caravaners will need to bring their own water and toilet as there are no services on the block. There are public toilets near the foreshore reserve but no dump station for toilets. Please dispose of your camping toilets appropriately and take all rubbish with you. If you book our place, you will have the whole site to yourself unless you wish to come with friends. If you are coming with friends, please book their site in separately. We book per site not per person. This is a half-acre residential town block so please respect our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum after sunset. The General Store next door to the property is undergoing renovations and currently not open but basic supplies can be bought at the Narrawong Post Office or caravan park and it is a fifteen-minute drive to Portland where you have everything you need. Nearby attractions and distances are: Narrawong Beach - 800 mt Surrey River - 600 mt Mt Clay State Forest - 13 km Budj Bim National Park Cultural Centre and Café - 22km Portland - 16 km Port Fairy - 55 km Grampians Nation Park - 118 km The Great Ocean Road - 93 km
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Happy Kookas

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Bolwarra, VIC
This private location is situated within ten kilometres of the coastal township of Portland, Victoria. It's in a partly wooded/open paddock area with flat and undulating landscape and established gardens and lawns. There is a great variety of birdlife from blue wrens to kookaburras and wildlife such as koalas and echidnas. Nearby outdoor activities include walking, swimming, fishing and biking. Dogs must be on leash at all times. No more than 2 dogs per booking.
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Camping near Warrnambool guide

Overview

Surrounded by sandy beaches, Southern Ocean views, and sunken shipwrecks (this is the Shipwreck Coast, after all), Warrnambool makes a fun stopover along the Great Ocean Road. Discover the coast’s seafaring history at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, get on the water at the Lake Pertobe Adventure Park, then head down to the coast to swim and snorkel at Killarney Beach or spot whales from Logans Beach. Camping options are plentiful, whether you check into a family-friendly holiday park or caravan park, rent a cosy cabin, or escape to a tranquil Hipcamp in the heart of the bush.

Where to go

Shipwreck Coast

The 130km section of the Great Ocean Road from Port Fairy through Warrnambool to Cape Otway is named for its treacherous rocks and crashing waves, and it’s full of dramatic ocean vistas. Stop to admire the Twelve Apostles' rock formations, hike the coastal cliffs of the Great Ocean Walk, and spot koalas and kangaroos at the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Campers have plenty of options, including non-powered sites at the Port Campbell National Park campground.

Great Ocean Road

Continuing east along the Great Ocean Road from Cape Otway, the first stop is the Great Otway National Park, where the first-come, first-served campsites are ideally situated for bushwalking and wildlife watching. Stop to admire the views at Apollo Bay and hike to the waterfalls around Lorne, before arriving at the famous surf beaches of Torquay.

Grampians National Park

Just over an hour’s drive north of Warrnambool, the craggy peaks, waterfalls, and vibrant wildflowers of Grampians National Park make for some spectacular hikes. Camping options are just varied, so take your pick from motorhome and caravan sites, comfy cabin and chalet rentals, and glamping tents. Or head into the wild and go bush camping along the trails. 

When to go

Summer is peak season for road-trippers along the Great Ocean Road, but as one of Australia’s most famous drives, traffic can be a problem. Driving the road in an easterly direction from Warrnambool is a smart way to dodge the day-trippers coming from Melbourne. Alternatively, visit out of season—it’s often still warm enough to swim and surf in late spring and early autumn, while winter (June through September) is whale-watching season.

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