The best camping near Snowy River National Park

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Discover Victoria’s wild side at this Gippsland national park.  

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Grandview Sanctuary

52 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Buchan, VIC
Grandview is located on 8 acres in the township of Buchan. The campsites have beautiful mountain views and the property is close to the Buchan River. The property is a great place to base yourself, within walking distance to the Buchan Caves Hotel, Roadhouse, General Store and the world acclaimed Buchan Caves. Take a 1/2 day or full day trip into the mountains and see the mighty Snowy River and Little River Gorge. Buchan is also a 45 minute drive to the ocean and the 90 mile beach. Grandview is one of the original homesteads of Buchan, which we are in the process of lovingly restoring. We have the belief that this place is to be shared. We love where we live and this is our way of sharing the beauty of the Buchan and surrounding valleys.
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SIBA Retreat Centre

10 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents108 acres · W Tree, VIC
SIBA Retreat Centre is a beautiful and friendly Buddhist retreat centre in the Snowy River country of East Gippsland, Victoria. Formerly ONTOS, it was founded by Lama Choedak Rinpoche and formally opened and consecrated by His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche in 2006. During this time His Eminence gave the centre the dharma name 'Tsarchen Choeling'.SIBA has all the conditions for the perfect retreat. Simply being at SIBA calms the senses and heals the mind. SIBA is a welcoming and peaceful refuge and its unique atmosphere is well known to visitors.There is a year-round varied programme of retreats, mostly led by Lama Choedak Rinpoche and some by SIBA residents or visitng teachers. These include:Calm Abiding Meditation – each year Lama Choedak Rinpoche leads a four-day retreat during the March Labour Day holiday (VIC) and a ten-day retreat late September/early October which is the most popular retreat of the year.White Tara (with Lama Choedak Rinpoche) – a beautiful meditation for developing kindness and compassion, increasing spiritual vitality and overcoming fears. Australia Day holiday, January.Health and Wellness – revitalise your mind and body through yoga, meditation and alternative health practitioner consultations. Easter holiday.Medicine Buddha (with Lama Choedak Rinpoche) – discover the connection between wholesome thoughts, your health and happiness. August.Tai Chi and Meditation – Tai Chi Academy of Canberra present the teachings and practice of moving and sitting meditation. Mid-April.One-month Ngondro (with Lama Choedak Rinpoche) – intensive group and individual practice sessions on the preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism. End of the year.Nyung-ne – devotional meditation practices combining the Eight Buddhist Precepts.Yoga – several times each year yoga retreats are held by visiting teachers.SIBA is run and maintained by a group of friendly residents dedicated to the principles of peacefulness, service and kindness.
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Lakes Bushland Caravan Park

38 sites · RVs, Tents32 acres · Nicholson, VIC
Lakes Bushland Caravan and Lifestyle Park is set on 32 acres located in Nicholson, Victoria. Offering a quiet, bush caravan park with facilities to ensure all guests have the opportunity to relax, unwind and make quality memories. The park is located close to the Gippsland Rail Trail and the Gippsland Lakes and Rivers.
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Nowa Nowa Lakeside Farmlet.

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Nowa Nowa, VIC
Located on the picturesque Nowa Nowa arm of Lake Tyers. Our hobby farm offers 3 beautiful large campsites (1 van per site) only 20 metres from the waters edge. OUR CAMPSITES DO NOT HAVE TOILET OR SHOWER FACILITIES. ALL WASTE AND RUBBISH MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU ON DEPARTURE. Pets are welcome. We have chickens and alpacas on the property so please ensure your pets are restrained and don't upset the other animals. We have a fire pits for campers to relax around in the evenings. We can provide firewood for first night ($15) and additional firewood can be purchased from the general store (fundraiser for local CFA). Generators are allowed but only for limited time to charge essential equipment. No generators are allowed to run non stop and not between 9pm and 9am. if you are going to use a generator please inform other campers. Only a 5 minute walk to the NOWA NOWA GENERAL STORE/Post Office. You can get local fishing information from the friendly staff, stock up on fuel, groceries, wine/beer, fishing tackle, bait, fire wood and more without having to drive! MINGLING WATERS CARAVAN PARK/Cafe is the place to go for top quality coffee, brekky, and their famous carrot cake and burgers, only a 5 minute walk (currently temporarily closed) Opposite Mingling Waters is another 'must visit' while in Nowa Nowa. THE DEPOT, HOME OF TEXTILES. Local honey and home made jams and biscuits. Espresso coffee and turmeric latte. Handcrafted textiles, jewellery and more (check Facebook for opening hours) We are within easy reach of the EAST GIPPSLAND RAIL TRAIL which is popular for both bike riders and walkers. There are plenty of other great bushwalking tracks nearby as well. The location is ideal for people who enjoy the outdoors, lake fishing, boating, bird watching, walking and cycling. It's just a short drive to the beautiful seaside town of LAKES ENTRANCE where they have shops, cafes, restaurants, great fresh seafood and lovely beaches. BRUTHEN is only a 20 minute drive. BRUTHEN HOTEL, Cafes, Antique shops, Galleries andthe BULL-ANT BREWERY are musts to check out! The BUCHAN CAVES RESERVE is another short drive. Picnic spots, camping ground, walking tracks and a variety of flora and fauna, including koalas, over forty species of birds, kangaroos and currawongs. While in Buchan check out the famous BUCHAN PUB for a meal and a beer. 25 minute drive East and you are in ORBOST, a small East Gippsland town surrounded by national parks, forests and beaches. Recharge at the town's cafes and bakeries, then visit galleries and see the historical Slab Hut, an original 1872 pioneer hut relocated from the upper Snowy River and now home to the tourist information centre. Renowned local brewers SAILORS GRAVE can be found in an old butter factory, where they produce an exciting range of craft beer.
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Fainting Range Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent640 acres · Tambo Crossing, VIC
640 acres of wilderness on the Great Alpine Road, views up the Tambo Valley to the high country, Tambo River frontage. Easy access from the Great Alpine Road, however the 2km driveway requires a 4WD or high clearance off-road vehicle. Private camp site in the bush, unlimited firewood for campfires, walking tracks to explore, pet friendly. Although there is no running water at the campsite, you are welcome to fill up water containers from our rainwater tank, 400m from the campsite.
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Kanukadale Forest River Retreat

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Goongerah, VIC
We have 20 acres of lush river flats adjoining the pristine Brodribb River in the Goongerah Valley. Due to the pristine, clean water straight off the surrounding mountains and the rich fertile river flats, early settlers used this place as a market garden to supply fruit and vegetables to the local townsfolk. After our purchase in 2000, we turned it into a self-sufficient paradise, always welcoming visitors to come and enjoy the land with us. Our BYO campsites are near the river where you can reconnect with nature amongst the tall trees. Kanukadale is a working Nature Retreat Sanctuary, so additional to BYO campsites, we also offer our Bell Tents when the retreats are not running. Here at Kanukadale, you will share the space with very friendly horses, ponies, miniature goats and our donkey. The property is child friendly as the boundary, river and paddocks are well fenced. You can do as much or as little as you want during your stay. Be sure to check out our awesome animal focussed activities that we offer here. You can find them under Experiences. You are welcome to bring your own horses and dogs. Dogs must stay on a lead whilst on the property and responsible pet ownership is essential here, as is a respectful attitude towards all the other sentient beings on the property. We do not allow generators here. There is lots to do in the area with heaps of nature immersion. East Gippsland is one of the most bio-diverse areas on mainland Australia. You can explore rare, Old Growth forest, historic gold mines, climb to the peak of Mt Ellery and walk through the Errinundra Plateau. Mountain bike riding, horseriding, 4wd touring and bushwalking is awesome in this area. There is a camp kitchen with a communal fridge, microwave, stove and electricity. There is also a composting toilet and hot shower facilities. There is free wifi. THERE ARE NO SHOPS OR FUEL OR MOBILE RECEPTION. WIFI CALLING WORKS IF YOU HAVE THAT OPTION. THE CLOSEST TOWN IS 50 KM TO DELEGATE OR 70KM TO ORBOST. YOU NEED TO COME COMPLETELY PREPARED OR IT’S A LONG DRIVE TO TOWN. THERE IS A PUBLIC PHONE BOX UP THE ROAD.
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Snowy River Station

50 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Corringle, VIC
Enjoy open spaces and deserted beach, using our farm as base camp to explore the amazing Snowy River Region on the Wilderness Coast. We offer sites for self-contained campers only and there is no services, pets are welcome. Please note - All the area that has been slashed in the front paddocks you can camp in and spread out.Beach access is straight over the road from the front gate. You can lite fires and firewood is for sale at the farm gate store honesty box further down the road from the gate you enter if you don't bring your own.Escape the modern tourist world and in a pristine, undeveloped old country farming area right on the coast near the mouth of the famous Snowy River. Amazing fishing in both the River and Corringle Beach, with many different species caught at different times of the year. Enjoy the 40-kilometre deserted beach, sun baking (even nude if that's your thing), and swimming, but care must be taken (unpatrolled surf beach). Romantic sunsets with no one but the odd seal and sounds of the waves to disturb you. Beach fire at night is something special to do. The beach track is across from the front gate, there is no beach sign from the road because the public will then use the track which is only for Hipcampers and you wont enjoy the deserted beach. Call me if you cant find the track, but most people have not had a problem. This walking access is steep, easier tracks can be driven to down the road.Or take a dip in the river further down the road, and explore the waterways, with many birds; black swans in the lakes next to camp, plus kangaroos, wombats, emu and deer. There is a boat ramp just down the road to explore the river system. Perfect for water sports, and with fish cleaning tables at the wharf.  Go by boat to the Marlo Hotel from the wharf straight over the river.Orbost is 15 minutes drive and has a supermarket, hotel, bottle shop and other conveniences. We are open to accepting larger group bookings, but please discuss this with us first. Other things you can do in the area: - Driving trips to High Country Scenic Route and exploring the High Country (4-5 hour round trip).- Visit the Buchan Caves about an hour into the High Country - they are amazing.- Explore Cape Conran & you can even Dive for Abalone and Crayfish.- Visit Lakes Entrance and buy Seafood from the Trawlers.- Drive to Mt Hotham ski resort and explore the Omeo High Country (3 hours)- Visit Gordon at the Opal & Gemstone House in Orbost and find out about the gold, geology and gemstones of the area, hearing first-hand stories about how the area was many years ago from a great local old-timer who loves to share his knowledge and the old ways things were done.
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Konda Blueberry Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents132 acres · Marlo, VIC
Konda Blueberry Farm is located 10 minutes drive from Marlo, and 15 minutes from the beautiful Cape Conran beaches. The Farm is set on 132 acres of bushland, with about 15 acres cleared for the abundant blueberry orchard. There are many bush tracks throughout the property to explore and a large community of birdlife is everpresent. We do recommend a 4WD as the ground in some areas is quite sandy. We have two sites for campers (for either tents and RVs) that are tucked into cleared bushland areas, with lovely bush views, and privacy for just your own group. You'll need to be fully independent, with your own toilet, water and shower, and must take all waste when you depart. Campfires are permitted, and there are two firepits on site. We also welcome dogs! Please just ensure they are kept under control at all times. We don't offer self-picking at our farm, however when the berries are in season (Jan - Feb), you are welcome to purchase punnets picked that day! Fresh blueberries for your campfire breakfast, yum! We look forward to welcoming you to Konda Blueberry farm; a wonderful, safe base camp to explore this lovely region.
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Stockyard Lane

7 sites · RVs, Tents32 acres · Cabbage Tree Creek, VIC
*** All Profits until April 20th, 2024 will be donated to The Cancer Council via The Sh*tbox Rally - So far, HipCampers have donated over $800 to research for the Cancer Council!! *** A wonderful 32 acre property in Cabbage Tree Creek, with 5 dams and an abundance of native flora and fauna. Only a minutes walk from a quaint “outback” general store with giftware, lunch and a good coffee. Onsite we have a range of farm animals (cows, chickens and sheep). Locally there are many walks and tracks ideal for families wanting to see some of what Gippsland has to offer. Situated on the Princes Highway, about 18 minutes from Orbost and 10 minutes drive from a public dump station. If you’re travelling between Sydney and Melbourne and want a peaceful break, this is it! Campers must be self sufficient with their own camping toilet and take all waste with them on departure (Public black water disposal site 10 mins towards Orbost) If you wish to make a further donation please copy and paste this link in your browser - https://autumn2024.shitboxrally.com.au/pixels or use the QR code in the picture. (It's Tax deductible for Aussies!)
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Tambo Cottages - Camping Grounds

6 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Swan Reach, VIC
Tambo Cottages is offering 4 Acres of farmland (large paddock) within walking distance of the local shops, petrol station, restaurant/take away and pub. Only 6 groups of people at anyone time. There is water available for use, but campers will need to be self-sufficient with their own camping toilet/shower. Campers will need to remove all waste and rubbish with them on departure. We are conveniently located just under 30 minutes from both Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. Metung is only 8km away and they have just opened their new Hot Spring complex. There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area, explore the beautiful coastline, explore the Great Lakes, take a walk/ride through one of the coastal or regional parks or simply enjoy relaxing at your campsite. Pets are welcome.
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Home among the Gumtrees

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Nyerimilang, VIC
We are a young family of 4 with space to share, pull up where you would like and stretch your legs with space to move among the trees and surrounded by farmland and let your kids play on the equipment pat the horses and sheep or take a 10min drive to Lakes Entrance or Metung Or take a short stroll to the Nyerimilang heritage park with views of the Gippsland lakes There are no toilet or showers at this stage
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Two Creeks Meet

3 sites · RVs, Tents111 acres · Wulgulmerang East, VIC
*Due to the weather situation in the area the creek flows are sporadic. However, the several waterholes on the creeks do maintain water. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns* Our little piece of paradise is nestled quietly in a valley in Wulgulmerang East in East Gippsland. With 111 acres of primarily untouched native bushland to explore, we know this land needs to be shared to appreciate the beauty. With two creeks meeting and Goodwin Gorge on the property there are plenty of natural delights to enjoy. Approximately 2kms down the road is the convergence of the mighty Alpine and Snowy National Parks. Here you will find Little River Falls and Little River Gorge which are only minutes away from the property. Little River Gorge is Victoria's deepest Gorge and home to the one of the last colonies of the critically endangered Black Footed Rock Wallaby. The Wulgulmerang Creek that runs through the property, empties into the gorge in a stunning cascade, after rain. We are a dog friendly property but as we share this land with a myriad of wildlife we ask that appropriate respect is considered. McKillops Bridge is approx 20kms away. McKillops Road is considered amongst the 10 most scenic drives in Australia, with jaw dropping scenery along the way. Alternately take the scenic drive to Jindabyne along the Barry Way approximately 2 1/2 hours away. The property is remote with the nearest township of Buchan 40 minutes away. We will endeavour to have basic emergency supplies available at the homestead. There is no mobile coverage at the campsites, giving you the opportunity to disconnect from your electronics and enjoy nature. There is access to the Wifi at the homestead if you do need to make calls.
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The best camping near Snowy River National Park guide

Overview

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The mighty Snowy River winds its way through forested cliffs and plunging gorges at Snowy River National Park, and the wild landscapes provide the perfect playground for outdoor adventures. Take to the water to white-water raft or canoe, follow thrilling 4WD tracks up to spectacular cliff-top lookouts, or go rock climbing, mountain biking, or horseback riding through rugged gorges and old-growth forests. Hikers have plenty of options, including the popular Silver Mine Walking Track, while campers can take their pick of seven bush campgrounds, some of which are suitable for caravans and motorhomes.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Waratah Flat Camping Area is one of the few campgrounds with toilets, firepits, and picnic tables.
  • Best for paddlers: McKillops Bridge Campground lies along the Snowy River and has a canoe launch and swimming areas.
  • Best for escaping the crowds: Jackson Crossing Camping Area provides back-to-basics bush camping for tents and camper trailers.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsites at Snowy River National Park are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Campsites can fill up fast during school holidays and on holiday weekends, so arrive early to secure a spot. 
  3. Dispersed camping is also allowed throughout the park, but campers must be self-sufficient and leave no trace. It’s forbidden to camp within 20 metres of a stream or river.

When to go

December and January are the most popular times for hiking, rafting, and other outdoor activities in the Snowy River National Park. Weather remains mild through spring and autumn, but come winter, high rainfall means that access to much of the park is by 4WD only, and some trails might be closed.

Know before you go

  • Snowy River National Park is 390 km northeast of Melbourne, along the Princes Highway. The park’s main roads and camping areas are accessible by 2WD, but many tracks 4WD-only. 
  • There are no admission or camping fees for Snowy River National Park.
  • Facilities are limited , so bring everything you need with you, including food, drinking water, and fuel. 
  • Pets are not permitted within the park. 
  • There are accessible picnic areas, restrooms, and campsites within the park.

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