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08 June 2017

Best camping destinations in Gippsland

With stunning scenery right on our doorstep, camping is one of the best ways to get the most out of holidaying in Gippsland.

And whether you’re a seasoned camper, or prefer the more modern take on outdoor destination holidays, there’s a camping or glamping spot that’s sure to entice you into the Gippsland great outdoors.


Image of cape conran coastal park camping destination
Image courtesy of Cape Conran Coastal Park

An hour from Lakes Entrance you’ll find the incredibly beautiful Cape Conran Coastal Park, a wilderness that will take your breath away.

The park has plenty of designated spots for regular camping, just 100 metres from the beach.

However, if you want to experience camping in ultimate luxury, you won’t be disappointed by the magnificent Parks Victoria Wilderness Retreat.

You get all the benefits of traditional camping – the sites and sounds of being close to nature – but with the convenience of modern park cabins in the brilliant Wilderness Retreats. You’ll share the kitchen, toilet and shower amenities and all you need to pack is your clothing and food.


Image of Tidal River campground
Image courtesy Parks Victoria

Undoubtedly one of Victoria’s most popular camping spots, Tidal River campground is the main spot to pitch a tent in Wilsons Promontory National Park. It will give you a home base to refresh each evening, after spending the day exploring the stunning park.

There are 484 camping and caravan sites doted around the beach and river area, with toilets, showers, laundry facilities, dishwashing stations and picnic spots with free gas barbecues. You can even charge your devices at the charging stations outside the Tidal River Visitor Centre.


Image of Paradise Valley camping destination
Image courtesy Paradise Valley

Quietly nestled on the banks of the mighty Macalister River, Paradise Valley well and truly lives up to its name.

It’s just 20km from Heyfield, but it may as well be a whole world away. It’s an idyllic location for getting back to nature, swimming, canoeing, fishing and a further 30km down the track is Licola.


Image of glamping tent exterior and interior layout
Image courtesy of Phillip Island Glamping

A fabulous mix of roughing it and holidaying in style, Philip Island Glamping provides stunning bell tents with a host of luxuries, all you need to do is choose where you’d like it pitched!

Sites to choose from include the Cowes Caravan ParkSan Remo Foreshore Caravan & Holiday Park and Big4 Newhaven. The views you’ll be waking up to are spectacular no matter where you choose.


This beautiful seaside hamlet is right on the eastern edge of Gippsland and is hugely popular with holidaymakers.

One of the best ways to soak up its beauty is a camping holiday – and the East Gippsland Shire Council-operated Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park is perfect for families – it’s even dog friendly.

More than 650 sites are spread throughout the peaceful park, and you won’t have to leave the boat behind, there are mooring and jetty sites available. It’s the ideal ideal spot to lay down your head after exploring the Croajingolong National Park and the incredible lake systems.


Image is an ariel view of the seaspray caravan park
Image courtesy Seaspray Caravan Park

Breathing in the amazing sites and sounds of the 90 Mile Beach is all too easy in Seaspray, because camping sites are tantalisingly close to the water.

The Seaspray Caravan Park has prime position on Australia’s longest beach with all caravan and campsites full powered and all the mod cons within easy reach.

It’s the perfect place to drop anchor and explore the coastal paradise that’s famous for its fishing, boating and swimming.