With over 20 campgrounds, both commercial and free options, and six caravan parks scattered throughout the Southern Grampians, there are plenty of sites and settings for you to set up base for exploration and relaxation, certain to make you one happy camper!
Located only 20 minutes from the Grampians National Park, Hamilton is one of the most convenient locations to set up camp and has two local caravan parks on offer. The Lake Hamilton Motor Village and Caravan Park is positioned across the road from the gorgeous Lake Hamilton and perched upon the banks of the Grange Burn. The Hamilton Caravan Park can be found, a mere 5-minute walk from the city centre. Both caravan parks offer powered and unpowered sites as well as cabins.
Connecting the Great Ocean Road to the Grampians National Park, Penshurst is an extremely pretty and picturesque place to camp. The Penshurst Caravan Park is located in the heart of Penshurst and neighbours the public swimming pool, tennis courts and Botanic Gardens. As a cosy park with eight powered sites, the area offers a secluded and quiet location and is less than a 30 minutes’ drive from the Grampians National Park. The park resides on beautifully maintained grounds kept pristine all year round and provides public toilets and BBQ hut nearby. Bookings are essential and can be made by telephoning the team at the Penshurst Post Office.
Nestled at the foot of Mount Sturgeon, Dunkeld and its camping grounds exceptionally embrace the natural surroundings. The Dunkeld Caravan Park sits right on the Grampians door step and is the ideal home base for wildlife watchers, outdoor adventurers and history buffs. Within the park you will find a variety of cabins, featuring a two-bedroom villa, one-bedroom ensuite, budget ensuite and beautifully placed powered and unpowered sites. Spread out and enjoy the open spaces as each site offers extensive space. With hot showers, park kitchen, toilets and laundry what more could you ask for in preparation for a day of exploring the mighty Grampians.
Set by the banks of the Wannon River, campers can easily forget the rigours of the modern life as the campfire flamers flicker, their life giving a warm glow to the trunks of the majestic red gums that surround this tranquil area. For campers looking for their own piece of tranquility, the Cavendish Campground is it, complete with powered sites, showers and toilets and just a 15 minute drive to the western side of the Grampians ranges.
Find a camper’s haven at Rocklands, less than an hour’s drive from the Grampians National Park. Set up at the Rocklands Tourist Caravan Park, perfectly placed at the Rocklands dam wall and only minutes from the Reservoir. With 30 sites and accessible facilities, this RV friendly caravan park is widely known for its various tourist activities and attractions and amazing views.
The Grampians National Park
Go right into the thick of it at one of the seven vehicle-based campgrounds in the heart of the Grampians National Park. These locations provide campers with all the luxuries of bush camping; toilet facilities, picnic facilities and fireplaces. The National Park has a total of seven campgrounds, six of which have caravan access. When choosing to set up camp at a paid campsite, be sure to book ahead before arrival to ensure your space is secured. Staying within the Grampians allows you to truly experience all the wonders of the National Park, day and night. Wake up to the sounds of the bush coming alive and fall asleep under the glow of star-filled sky.
The National Park also offers FREE campsites, three in total. You’ve got to be quick when scoring a spot as they operate on a first-in-first-served basis and cannot be booked in advance. To book a campsite or investigate further, visit the Parks Victoria website HERE.
With so many sites to choose from it can be hard to pick just one. If you require further information on any of the campgrounds/parks listed above or another location within the area, please contact us on 1800 807 056.
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