camping on the bank of a river in victoria

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camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby robert l » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:28 pm

g'day, I'm new here but not to camping. I normally go to caravan parks but now looking for a river or lake (to launch a small boat) near cranbourne melbourne. I will be taking a 7yo and don't mind pit toilet but do want a fireplace (so he can experience real camping)
i really want to camp on lake edge or river edge. anyone with any idea's

again dont mind caravan parks, free camping or parks

thanks guys :grin:
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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby Titch2 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:44 am

http://www.tourismwellington.com.au/pages/camping/

check out around Glenmaggie.
Don,t know about fires tho.
Or forget the tinny and camp on many small streams local.
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1process_ ... activity=5

Ninety mile beach is good as well.
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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby Titch2 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:10 am

http://www.glencromie.com.au/

This spot near Druin is a good place for a first try.
Fires allowed in drums.
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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:13 pm

Like Titch said.....WELCOME to the forum Robert.
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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby Hippy Camper » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:24 pm

Not sure how far it is to drive from Melbourne but Bridgewater on the Lodden River is a beautiful spot. I was there last June and it was quite and we had a great fire going. I would suggest taking firewood with you as there wasn't much laying about. We camped right on the river.
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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:47 pm

Great looking campsite Hippy Camper, thanks for sharing it with us.

You might also notice that I have re sized you pic to make it more forum friendly, you might like to keep this in mind when posting pics in the future....it also makes them easier to view.

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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby Gordon W » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:06 am

robert l wrote:g'day, I'm new here but not to camping. I normally go to caravan parks but now looking for a river or lake (to launch a small boat) near cranbourne melbourne. I will be taking a 7yo and don't mind pit toilet but do want a fireplace (so he can experience real camping)
i really want to camp on lake edge or river edge. anyone with any idea's

again dont mind caravan parks, free camping or parks

thanks guys :grin:


If you don't mind a drive there are a couple of parks that offer what you are looking for.

Most of these parks are over 200 km from Melbourne, but I'm sure it will be a rewarding experience.

Brahma National Park & Warby-Ovens National Park both have what your looking for.

Brahma has camping right on the river and paddling, and Warby-Ovens has a great flat water paddle area with many channels. Primitive camping is available in both parks.

Information may be found below, just scroll down to the bottom to find Victoria. :grin:

http://www.backcountrycamping.info/Aust ... Parks.html
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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:04 pm

Gordon W wrote:Most of these parks are over 200 km from Melbourne,


Says Gordon, who is on the other side of the world........Gordon are you speaking from experience here??

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Re: camping on the bank of a river in victoria

Postby Gordon W » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:22 pm

GypsyLady wrote:
Gordon W wrote:Most of these parks are over 200 km from Melbourne,


Says Gordon, who is on the other side of the world........Gordon are you speaking from experience here??



Nope from doing research. Barmah is 225 kms north and Warby-Ovens is 240kms north east of Melbourne.
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