Camping Big Desert State Forest

Campsite Burnt Bridge Campground

Burnt Bridge Campground is one of the first camping areas you reach when entering the Lower Big River State Forest Victoria Australia from the direction of Jamieson along the Eildon–Jamieson Rd. In spring, it is common to see canoeists negotiating rapids on the stretch of Big River between the Burnt Bridge Campground and the Big River bridge. You must supply your own drinking water and firewood.

The Lower Big River State Forest is a large forest that blankets surrounding Big River as it makes it way down from Lake Eildon past the Yarra Ranges. This is a remote and rugged area and campers must be self-sufficient. It was the setting for 19th-century gold mining exploits, and is now popular with bushwalkers, fishermen and 4WD enthusiasts. Access to the upper reaches of Big River is via Big River State Forest Rd just east of Cumberland Junction, and some 20 kilometres east of Marysville down the Marysville–Woods Point Rd. The lower reaches are accessed via the Eildon–Jamieson Rd or Big River State Forest Rd.

Please note that the Burnt Bridge Campgrounds are usually very popular during holiday periods such as Christmas, Easter, Long Weekends and School Holidays. Sites can’t be booked; we recommend you to arrive early to ensure you secure a camping spot. There are no charges to camp at the Burnt Bridge Campground.

Indented Head Campground

Camping Anderson Reserve, Indented Head Foreshore Bellarine Peninsula is a medium-sized park of app. 69 powered sites and with two refurbished amenity blocks.  All caravan and camping sites at Camping Anderson Reserve, Indented Head Foreshoreare 9 x 9 meters with services of power, water, light and sullage.

Anderson Reserve was redeveloped and upgraded in 2005. Anderson Reserve Indented Head Victoria is adjacent to the beachfront with only a walking and cycle path separating the camping and caravan sites from the sand.  Camping Anderson Reserve is a great and popular great place for young families or people looking to experience a traditional beachfront holiday site.

Indented Head is located between Portarlington and St Leonards. Port Phillip Bay the backdrop. There is a licensed general store (including a post office). This quiet coastal town consists of three camping and caravan parks with full amenities, and all located on the foreshore. The children will enjoy exploring the remains of the ‘Ozone’ paddle steamer or simply walking along the foreshore. Camping Indented Head Foreshore Anderson Reserve offers boating, fishing and other water-related activities. Adults will enjoy a game of golf; you can also visit one of the local wineries or olive groves or simply tour the Bellarine Peninsula, There is also a range of local craft markets and for the more adventurous you can cycle the trails or walk along the foreshore walking track.

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Camping Miners Flat

Free 4WD bush campsite, Miners Flat Campground Upper Big River State Forest Victoria Australia. There is no charge to camp at Miners Flat Camping Area, dogs are permitted but yo must carry your own food, water and firewood.

Miners Flat Campsite is yet another of the camping areas off Big River Rd and that is accessible by 4WD vehicles only. Miners Flat Campsite is located on the eastern side of a sweeping bend in Big River; it’s one of the first riverside campsites you’ll reach on the drive into Upper Big River State Forest if coming from Marysville.

There are no facilities at the Miners Flat Campground; there are 2 campsites at Miners Flat.

Taylor Reserve Campground

Taylor Reserve is a small sized park of 49 powered sites with a recently refurbished amenity block including disabled facilities, and a new playground and swing set. All caravan and camping sites are 9 x 9 meters with new services of power, water, light and sullage.

Taylor Reserve was completely redeveloped and upgrades in 2006.

Taylor Reserve is on the immediate beachfront with only a walking and cycle path separating the sites from the sand. A great place for young families or those after a traditional beachfront holiday site.

Indented Head is located between Portarlington and St Leonards with Port Phillip as a backdrop and a general store, this quiet coastal town consists of three foreshore camping and caravan parks with full amenities. Explore the remains of the ‘Ozone’ paddle steamer or take a meandering stroll along the foreshore.

Great boating, fishing and bayside activities. Play golf, visit one of the local wineries or olive groves, tour the Bellarine or head for the adventure parks. Visit local craft markets, explore the historical sights, ride the trails or take a stroll along the foreshore walking track.

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The Ferns Camping area is located in the 815 ha Murrindindi Scenic Reserve, situated east of Glenburn on the Melba Hwy. This part of Victoria was badly damaged devastated during the 2009 Black Saturday bush fires. The facilities have since been rebuilt and the reserve, campsites and walking tracks all now reopened. No dogs allowed – you must carry your own water and firewood.

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Victoria Park Campground

Victoria Park is a seasonal park, open from the last weekend in November to 30th April each year. The Queenscliff Tourist Park offers beachside camping accommodation for those travelling on a budget. As well as camping, they offer two bedroom deluxe ocean view cabins, budget cabins and grassed powered sites suitable for both caravans and tents. Within the Queenscliff Tourist Park you will find a camp kitchen with electric BBQ’s, modern amenities with disabled and family bathroom facilities. Enjoy ocean views from your deluxe cabin deck and relax watching the ships and boats passing by whilst camping victoria.

This perfect beachside holiday location is a short walk to beautiful and safe swimming beaches, cafés, restaurants, galleries, museums, shops, playgrounds and more. Sites from AUD$34.00 – cabin accommodation from AUD$100.00 (Approximate prices only)

Campground Candlebark Lake Eildon National Park

At Candlebark Campsites Lake Eildon, there are three campsites – Candlebark Number 1. Candlebark Number 2 and Candlebark Number 3.

Candlebark Number 1 is  9 metres wide and 7 metres deep. Lakeside Camping Area, Candlebark Camping Area and Devil Cove Campground make up the Fraser Camping Area in the Lake Eildon National Park. The camping area has full facilities including flushing toilets, hot showers, free gas barbeques, picnic shelters and boat launching facilities.

All campsites at Candlebark are non-powered; the maximum number of persons allowed is : 6

Candlebark Number 2 is also 9 metres wide and 7 metres deep, is also non-powered and also has a capacity of 6 persons.

Candlebark Number 3 is larger at 13 metres wide and 14 metres deep. It is also non-powered and also has a capacity of 6 persons.

DOGS are not allowed

Candlebark Camping Area Lake Eildon is located on the western edge of Coller Bay and can be accessed via UT Creek Rd. There is a total of some 70 campsites which must be booked in advance through the Parks Victoria website. Visitors can learn about the national park’s ecology and history by taking the self-guided Candlebark Gully Nature Trail. While bushwalking you may spot some of the eastern grey kangaroos that roam through the local woodlands, birds or other wildlife that lives in this region.

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