There’s nothing better than camping in autumn – walking through crunchy leaves, sitting by the camp fire with a cup of hot tea and waking up early to the sounds of the bush. Victoria is a hub for picturesque camping destinations and autumn is the perfect time to escape the drab Melbourne weather and experience these brilliant camping spots.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Head south-east from the capital to Wilsons Promontory and camp in the picturesque national park. This expansive national park has something for every camper, from beautiful coastlines to towering mountains.
Want to experience Wilsons Promontory but can’t hack sleeping in a tent? Tidal River campground offer cabin accommodation and, better still, is close to a general store (and fish and chip shop), so you won’t be out of civilisation for too long.
If you’re planning a Victorian camping trip, you can’t go past the Grampians National Park. Get your fix of the great outdoors as you hike up a mountain, abseil down a rock face or head out onto one of the many lakes on a boat or kayak. There are countless quaint camping spots in the area, from Halls Gap to the Horsham Riverside Caravan Park. You can even go glamping at the Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park.
North-east of Melbourne is Howqua Valley, just a 15-minute drive from the iconic Lake Eildon. This region is simply exquisite – nothing but beautiful bushland and calm streams as far as the eye can see. Sheepyard Flat is our pick for a camping spot as it’s the gateway to the Howqua Valley Historic Walk, which will take you through the heart of this fantastic region. So why not grab some firewood and make a camp fire? There’s no better way to experience the Howqua Valley.