The best camping near Greater Bendigo National Park

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Redbank156 camping / PITCHED cabins

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents200 acres · Metcalfe, VIC
Redbank farm has been home to five generations of Superfine Merino wool Farmers. The charming homestead is set on 1000 acres of rolling hills, lush trees, and dams that offer plentiful grazing to sheep and cattle. Metcalfe's rural landscape still remains largely untouched, giving a real feeling of freedom and fresh air, filled with wildlife and sensational scenic adventures to enjoy, like the stunning cascades just up the road. Redbank offers sites across 200 acres of land, SITE 1 a main area offers 4 large sites suited to campers wanting to be super close to toilet, shower, camp kitchen, and playgrounds, which is a major hit with the kids making it a popular spot for families. The camp kitchen has dining space and barbecue facilities. There are about 6 paddock sites that are still within walking distance to all facilities but are nicely spread out to provide guests with there own space. We have 4 sites that you will either need to be a self-sufficient camper, or keen for a hike to facilities as these sites offer a lot more privacy and would need 4wD to access. 2 more sites that you must completely self sufficient and have 4wd skills. We are a no trace camp ground and ask you to take all waste with you when you leave. Dogs are permitted in camps but must be kept on a leash to protect our livestock. Redbank is a working Farm and you will likely see or hear evidence of this during your stay, but we are very considerate of our campers and have had a wonderful experience sharing our land so far and had very happy campers. BEYOND REDBANK156 Campers will find many more attractions in the area, Great spots for hiking, swimming, fishing or just straight up relaxing in the serenity. TRUPENS waterfalls are close by CASCADES and the Coliban River runs through Metcalfe AND EPPOLOCK just up the road. A short drive of 10-15min in all directions will take you to one of the funky little historic towns Kyneton, Castlemaine, Redesdale, and Malmsbury, and another 15 mins on to Daylesford and Trentham all filled with brilliant restaurants, cafes, vineyards, vibrant retail and market scene. What more could you possibly need for a great getaway?
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Loddon River Park

32 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Bendigo, VIC
Our beautiful property is located on 70 acres and has 1000m of river front on the Loddon River 3km down Newbridge Maldon Road from Bridgewater. There is an IGA supermarket nearby in Inglewood, which is 11km away, and the Bridgewater pub and bakery are located 3km away. Both world-renowned feeds. The place consists of privacy, use of kayaks and safety gear, fishing rods, boat ramp, and a lovely getaway for a couple or family. We've also recently added a basketball court, beach volleyball, mini football oval and soccer goals. Lots to do! Come here to enjoy the peace, and six meters of clean clear water at your camp door if you please. Fire pits are provided and we offer firewood for sale if needed, outside of fire-ban season - No firewood is to be taken from the property unless paid for. This is a unique camp experience. All we ask is you leave the place as you found it. The stars in the night sky are second to none, we hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do. IMPORTANT: We do not offer toilet facilities, so all campers MUST be self-contained, and take all waste with them. In order to protect the fragile river system, strictly no dumping of waste or greywater on the property. Waterski boats are strictly prohibited. We require at least 12 hours notice before your stay, but if you do need a last-minute spot, please feel free to send us an enquiry and we may be able to accommodate you. Whilst pets are welcome, please inform us prior to booking if you are planning to bring pets along. We kindly ask that you keep them at your site as do not want to upset other guests with barking dogs, and wish to protect our wildlife.
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Whip Stick Forest

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Eaglehawk, VIC
The Whip Stick Forest campsite is located on the outskirts of Bendigo. This is an ideal place to take a break away from it all. Peace and tranquility surrounded by nature. We are just far enough away from the town to offer the outdoors feel and close enough to town to enjoy sightseeing, and many outdoor activities and access to shops, fuel and most of the usual shopping needs. Here you will find a nice open space amongst the gum trees with drinking water, toilet, and outdoor shower. rubbish/recycling bins and access to wifi if needed. Relax under the stars with a warm fire in a secluded spot in the middle of open space and the fresh air. The property is fenced off, so you can feel safe and secure. You can relax and let the kids can run around knowing they are safe inside the camp ground. Only minutes from town where you will find supplies, close to the local swimming pool and 10 minutes from a popular watering hole. Enjoy all that Bendigo and surrounding areas have to offer, check out the historic gold mining attractions and come home to rest in a tranquil setting amongst the trees, the birds and the stars. Bendigo itself features some fantastic heritage architecture and a creative community. Be sure to check out coffee houses down little laneways and the many culinary options of the restaurants in town.
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Somerville Park (Bendigo)

22 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Fosterville, VIC
Welcome to Somerville Park, a 500 acre sheep farm at Fosterville. There are a variety of beautiful campsites suitable for self-contained guests who have their own toilet/shower facilities and drinking water. Fires are permitted out of fire restriction times and feel free to bring your furry friends, making sure they're leashed at all times. The farm is completely surrounded by the Wellsford state forest which offers bush walking and many tracks for bike riding. Mt Sugarloaf which is situated south of the property provides a great hike. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets create beautiful reflections on the water in the numerous dams on the property. Rainfall can restrict access to sites on the property. The city of Bendigo is 25mins drive. Epsom is a 15min drive where you will find a shopping centre which includes a petrol station, Woollies, Pizza, Chemist Warehouse, Aldi, Brumbys Bakery, Reject Shop, Fish and Chips and BWS. Lake Eppalock is a 25min drive where you can engage in water sport activities. The Campaspe River is 10mins away. The farm is very quiet and restful with the sounds of abundant native bird life and provides great subjects and scenery for the photographic enthusiast.
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Rodborough Vale

9 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Majorca, VIC
There are separate campsites available. Rodborough Vale is 600 acres with a combination of creek flats, native bushland and rocky volcanic outcrops. A working sheep property with some cropping, It is home to the well known Rodvale Border Leicester Stud. Farming in harmony with the native fauna and flora, guests may be able to spot many native species including platypus, wedge tail eagles, kookaburra and many more. Fronting Deep Creek, guests have access to fishing or just sit and listen to the crystal clear water meandering past the campsites. The farm borders Tullaroop Reservoir which is only a ten minute walk from most campsites, there you can find public toilets and picnic areas it is well known for its fly fishing for trout. The boat ramp is around 400m from the front gate and guests are welcome to leave vehicles and trailers on the property for convenience. Note : The reservoir is currently only open to electric powered boats and canoes. Dogs are welcome but must be very well behaved around sheep. Flushing toilet available at the shearing shed. Good access for caravans and large RV's. Local attractions are the historic towns of Maldon, Clunes, Avoca and Dunolly all part of the Central Goldfields.
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Bendigo Beauty

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Bendigo, VIC
Explore Bendigo Regional Park or venture up to the One Tree Hill lookout area, there are plenty of hiking trails in the National park and bike trails throughout the area. Located on a vacant paddock, close to the heart of town and on the Midland Highway. This property is great place to park up while you explore all this region has to offer. We are close to the town centre of Bendigo where you will find plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops for all your needs. There are public toilet facilities and park areas where you can access a BBQ if required. Campers are required to be self sufficient with their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste and rubbish with them on departure. Sorry, we are unable to allow pets or campfires at this time.
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Murray River Bush Camp

14 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Torrumbarry, VIC
Our property is located at Torrumbarry, very close, (3 minute walk) to the Murray River. It is a beautiful bush setting with plenty of shade, privacy and flat easy access that is perfect for all camping including tents, camper trailers, camper vans and caravans. There are no set sites as such, you may choose your own camping spot in the bush setting. Enjoy your favourite water activities, swimming, kayaking, fishing or boating. Bike rides and walks along the river. Or just enjoy the bush setting. We are within easy reach of the Torrumbarry boat ramp. Camp fires are allowed in fire drums which are available and fire wood is available in $15 lots. Text Julie for delivery. You may bring your own wood. A toilet and shower is available. A hot shower is $2. An honesty box is located on the shower for your shower money. Please, take your rubbish waste with you. Pets are welcome, but must be under control at all times. We hope you enjoy your stay.
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A Place We Call Home

4 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Bendigo, VIC
If you're looking for a quiet, private nights stay in your motorhome, caravan, tent or swag, then look no further. A private property of 30 acres, surrounded by the bushland of the Lockwood State Forest. Tucked away in a very quiet tranqil location, you will have nothing but privacy and piece and quiet. The perfect time of year to enjoy camp fires and the great outdoors. A Place We Call Home offers you the perfect night's stay to relax and unwind before your journey continues. Our property is the perfect place to enjoy gold detecting, bush walking, bird watching, bike riding or just some well-earned rest. The property has direct access to the State Forest with multiple walking/bike riding options and gold-detecting opportunities. There are also kayaks on the dam for our guests to enjoy. Only 15 mins from Bendigo and local wineries, and 1.5 hours from Melbourne. All guests must be completely self-sufficient including toilet, water, and power. The Bendigo region offers many attractions including the Sandhurt Goal Tour, Golden Dragon Museum, Central Deborah Goldmine , the Bendigo Pottery and of course the Vintage Tram Tour that show cases the best of this beautiful city. From March 16- July 14, 2024, exclusive to Bendigo Art Gallery, Paris: Impressions of Life. There are over 20 vineyards and wineries in the region, including Balgownie Estate, Black Wallaby Wines, Blackjack Wines and Connor Park Winery with most wineries run by the families who founded them. There are plenty of opportunities for prospecting in the area, the region has been famous for gold for over 150 years. Visit the Coitek Gold Centre in Maryborough for special maps suggesting areas most likely to produce nuggets, or book a tour while your there to learn the art of detecting with an expert. We hope to see you soon.
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Badgery Point

21 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Waranga Shores, VIC
Set up camp at our stunning waterfront property on the Waranga Basin. With 70 acres of picturesque land to explore, you'll find endless opportunities for fishing, boating, camping, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos and other wildlife as you soak up the incredible sunsets. Experience a true sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of daily life, all while being just 5 minutes away from the historic town of Rushworth. This truly special place is perfect for those looking to unwind and recharge. Please note all campers must be self-sufficient with their own camp toilet and are responsible for taking all waste with them when they leave. We welcome pets, but kindly ask that you clean up after them to help keep our property pristine. * please book one site per caravan/camper/large tent
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Lanna Lodge

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Bendigo, VIC
Please read this before booking; *This is campsite with some extras. It is not a fully furnished accommodation. *It is off grid. A 4 KW easy start (Very large) Generator if power is needed for hairdryers etc. It is also needed to run the spa pump in the outside bath. *To run the Spa pump the generator is needed, Otherwise everything else is on Gas which is supplied. You can charge phones etc from the Solar Batteries supplied. *The site is pet friendly. But not allowed in the cabin. *BYO Toilet Paper, Linen or sleeping bag and firewood. And extra petrol for generator if staying more than one night. .......................................................................................................................................................................... A lovely almost 1-acre block. Some clear spaces. Lots of shade too. Bordering with a public reserve with public toilets, (You have your own on site Loo) you have town water and lots of private space. Plenty of parking. Private gate entry to the river reserve. An enclosed cabin with a queen bed with hot water and shower is available. BBQ and private outdoor bath for relaxing in. Solar power to recharge your phone as well as a generator for ancillaries like hair dryers etc. All only 50 meters from the Loddon River and boat and canoe ramp. Very comfy queen bed. So bring a caravan or tent or use the cabin. Up to you! You need to bring your own petrol for Generator, Toilet Paper, Linen or sleeping bag and firewood. 10 Mins from Newbridge (Pub with great Meals and general Store) and 15 mins from Dunolly and historic Maldon for fuel with main amenities (Bank, Supermarket, Pub and Chemist etc etc). Why camp with everyone else, when you can have this space to yourself with your cars, caravans and some of the creature comforts of home.
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Te Papa (Our Place)

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · Harcourt, VIC
Set amongst rolling hills in Harcourt, Te Papa it is a quiet and peaceful secluded place only 5km from Mt Alexander with a top tier mountain bike park. There are lots of local wineries cideries to visit in the region. Located 12 km from Castlemaine or Bendigo we have a medium sized dam great for swimming or kayaking. Wildlife is abundant with kangaroos, wallaby's a wombat or two from time to time the occasional deer and a menagerie of birds.
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Heathcote Bushcamp

15 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Heathcote, VIC
Our property is located in Heathcote just 30 minutes from Bendigo. The property has plenty of space for a variety of camping options that will suit your needs. We are a 20 minute drive from Lake Eppalock which is a great spot for those who love their fishing, boating and swimming. We are 10 minutes from the O'Keefe Trail which is perfect for those who like to explore by bike or by foot. There are a variety of great wineries and cellar doors nearby for you to explore, most of who sell their own local produce. Local pub and a variety of cafes are all within a 15 minutes drive. We are also close to 4WD and motorbike tracks, campers are not permitted to ride motorbikes on the property. Campfires are permitted out of the fireban season, please check the CFA website to be up to date with any restrictions at the time of your stay. Campers must use the fire drum available to them. The shelter area also an old BBQ that you are welcome to use. Please take all waste with you and leave the site as you found it.
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The best camping near Greater Bendigo National Park guide

Overview

About

Embark on an adventure through the scenic landscapes of Greater Bendigo National Park. With a rich tapestry of activities, from historic mine walks to panoramic lookouts, there's something for every nature enthusiast. Nestled amid Box-Ironbark forests, the park offers a unique camping experience, inviting you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Australian bush.

Notable campgrounds

  • Notley Campground: A family-friendly site with spacious grassy areas, surrounded by native bushland and historic gold mining trails.
  • Shadbolt Picnic Area: Ideal for day trips, this area provides picnic facilities and access to easy walks through vibrant wildflowers and mallee bushland.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially during peak seasons, to secure your spot at this sought-after natural retreat.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and last-minute openings can occur.
  • Consider visiting during the off-peak season for a quieter experience and easier booking.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding the perfect site.

When to go

The best time to visit Greater Bendigo National Park is between August and October, when the wildflowers bloom in a vibrant display. Summer months can be hot and dry, while winter brings cooler temperatures, making spring the ideal season for exploration.

Know before you go

  • Always check for park closures or reported issues before planning your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be mindful of the park's natural inhabitants; keep a safe distance from wildlife and do not disturb the flora.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, with some areas offering facilities for all abilities, including wheelchair-accessible picnic areas.
  • Remember to bring your own water and take your trash with you, as bins are not provided.
  • Prospecting is allowed only in designated areas with a current Miner's Right, so plan accordingly if you wish to fossick for gold.

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