National Parks in Victoria.
Camp with mountain, beach, or vineyard views in one of Victoria's 45 national parks.
Whether you want to take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, hike through wildflower-blanketed mountain valleys, or sink your feet into white-sand beaches, Victoria’s national parks are natural playgrounds filled with Aussie wildlife, outdoor adventures, and epic views. There are some 45 parks to choose from, and most offer camping options, from fully servicedRead more...
Whether you want to take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, hike through wildflower-blanketed mountain valleys, or sink your feet into white-sand beaches, Victoria’s national parks are natural playgrounds filled with Aussie wildlife, outdoor adventures, and epic views. There are some 45 parks to choose from, and most offer camping options, from fully serviced campgrounds to secluded hike-in or kayak-in bush campsites or beachfront getaways. November through May is the best time for camping in Victoria’s national parks, and advance bookings are essential in peak season, while winter campers can rent a cabin or check into a motorhome campground.
Melbourne & the Southwest
Coastal Melbourne is the starting point for road trips along Australia’s legendary Great Ocean Road, where you’ll find the Great Otway National Park and Port Campbell National Park. For camping within day-trip distance of the city, Dandenong Ranges National Park or Yarra Ranges National Park are both a short drive away, and there are free hike-in campsites at Mornington Peninsula National Park.
Victoria’s southeastern corner packs in some of the state’s wildest scenery, from sweeping coastal cliffs and secluded beaches to pockets of rainforest and rambling snowfields. Venture down to the southernmost point of mainland Australia to hike along deserted beaches and pitch a tent right on the shore at Wilsons Promontory National Park, camp along the Wilderness Coast in Croajingolong National Park, or snag a lakeside campsite in The Lakes National Park.
Grampians & the Murray River
The rugged peaks and dramatic waterfalls of Grampians National Park are just a few hours’ drive from Melbourne, where you can choose between caravan and holiday parks, luxury glampsites, and cosy cabin rentals. Further north, escape the crowds and discover outback Australia at Little Desert National Park and Murray Sunset National Park, or enjoy a desert camping experience at Wyperfeld National Park.
Victoria’s mountainous northeast has the state’s highest peaks, peppered with alpine lakes, vineyards, and winter ski resorts. Alpine National Park, Victoria’s largest national park, has hiking, mountain biking, and horseback trails, as well as white-water rafting, cross-country skiing, and wild bush camping. Adventurers can also enjoy wildflower hikes and skiing at Baw Baw National Park, camp by the lakeside in Mount Buffalo National Park, or explore off-road in a 4WD at Snowy River National Park.