Victoria has unveiled 41 new and upgraded campsites, just in time for winter weekends away 

Victoria has unveiled 41 new and upgraded campsites, just in time for winter weekends away 

Grampians Peaks Trail Campground - Photo Credit: Parks Victoria

From the Grampians to the Great Ocean Road and all across Victoria, families now have more opportunities to explore the great outdoors with the opening of new and upgraded campgrounds.

Last year, the Victorian government announced it was investing millions to build new and upgrade existing campgrounds, creating more opportunities for Victorians to explore the great outdoors and spend time in our beautiful parks and state forests.

Now the time has come, with the government unveiling 13 new and 28 upgraded campgrounds spread across some of Victoria’s most beautiful locations, delivering a boost to regional tourism and making holidays in nature more accessible and affordable for everyone.

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New sites include Flat Spur Campground at Mt Buller, Thomson Bridge Campground in Gippsland and Stockman’s Campground in Big River State Forest just south of Lake Eildon. Great Otway National Park has three new campsites, and there are seven new hike-in campgrounds along the Grampians Peaks Trail.

In terms of upgrades, Lake Lascelles Campground and Dimboola Caravan Park in Western Victoria now has new all-ability accessible amenities and facilities, while Nelson Kywong Caravan Park on the Glenelg River now has all-ability accessible showers and cabins.

Several campgrounds that were damaged or destroyed by bushfires and storms have also been repaired and reopened, including Paddy Joy Campsite near Corryong, Cobaw Visitor Area in the Cobaw State Forest and Werribee River and Wombat Creek Picnic Areas in the Wombat State Forest.

Whether its pristine coastlines or the rugged High Country there is something for everyone, with a plethora of new and upgraded campgrounds.

This initiative comes as part of a $105.6 million investment in getting more Victorians out into nature by the Andrews Labor government, with a further 23 new and 55 upgraded campgrounds due to be finished by mid-next year, so stay tuned on that.

Along with developing campsites, the funding is also going towards improving walking trails and visitor facilities across the state.

Most state forest campgrounds do not require booking, while national park campsite can be booked on the Parks Victoria website.

For more information about Victoria’s new and upgraded campgrounds, head here