Pitch a tent and set up camp under canopies of stars, dwarfed by native trees. Spend your nights around the campfire, delighting in the calls of resident birds and the odd visit from a wandering wombat.
Tap into an immense range of national parks and reserves to call home. Take your pick from sites set in dramatic coastal reserves, at the river's edge or against a backdrop of granite cliffs and sandstone ranges.
Covering all bases
Seasoned wild bush campers and creature-comfort seekers will find suitable options at Victoria's national reserves and holiday parks. Experience camping luxury in the comfortable surrounds of a holiday park or at a serviced campground, complete with flush toilets, barbecues and hot showers. Keep it simple at a standard campground where just the basics − fireplaces, non-flush toilets and a water supply − are covered. For the truly adventurous, there's always the option to BYO everything and rough it in the secluded bush.
Bookings and permits
Fees and permits to camp in Victoria's national parks vary − check out Parks Victoria's website for detailed information. You'll need to book ahead at some of the more popular national parks, especially in the busy holiday periods.
Spend a night under the stars at camping areas in the main state and regional parks including Lerderderg State Park and Hepburn Regional Park.
Camp out in beautiful bush or beside clear mountain streams in the scenic state and national parks of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Pitch a tent or park your campervan in the Grampians to truly appreciate the regions' natural attractions and meet resident wildlife.
Sleep under the stars in the Great Ocean Road region with camping grounds deep in the Otways or park your campervan on a tranquil beachside bush site.
Pitch your tent under the stars in summer or snuggle up around a campfire during the winter at serviced campsites or secluded bushland clearings.
Set up camp in the Murray region and enjoy the mild climate and spectacular wilderness areas. Or join a camping tour with a local Aboriginal guide.
Pitch a tent or park your camper and explore Gippsland's pristine wilderness, from rocky mountain streams and alpine forest to long white beaches.