Take a budget break without the long drive
Camping is the ultimate budget holiday. A chance to relax, unwind and unplug from digital devices and daily life for a while. The good news is, you don’t have the hit the road and drive for hours. There’s loads of fabulous camping spots near Narre Warren and around the Melbourne area.
So grab your sleeping bag and tent, and let’s go camping!
Here’s 5 great camping spots near Narre Warren
Worth the effort
It takes a hike to get there, but Lightwood Creek camping area is worth it.
- This secluded spot is perfect for those looking to really get away from it all. Located in Greens Bush, it’s part of the Two Bays Trail on the Mornington Peninsula so is perfect for hikers.
- This is a walk in campsite, with the closest car park about 1.5km away.
- There’s no toilet facilities or running water here, so you’ll need to bring everything you need.
- With no noise or overcrowding, this idyllic site is popular for swimming, walking and nature study, and is a great spot to unplug and recharge your batteries.
Close to home
It won’t take long to get there, but you’ll feel a million miles away at Kurth Kiln campgrounds.
- Just a half hour’s drive away in Gembrook, Kurth Kiln Picnic and Camping Ground has three different camping areas to choose from.
- There’s the Scout Loop Track, with 30 numbered sites in a bush setting, and a non-flushing toilet on site. There’s also several sites in the adjacent Magazine Track and Heritage Fence camping areas.
- Camping here is free, and sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- It’s one of the best camping spots near Narre Warren because your dog can join you too, as long as you keep him on a lead.
Bliss out at the beach
It doesn’t get much better than camping on Victoria’s spectacular Mornington Peninsula.
Stop and smell the roses
Enjoy the white sand and shallow waters of Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula.
- Rosebud’s camping sites stretch for 10km of this sparkling coastline, from Rosebud to the seaside village of McCrae.
- Facilities include amenities blocks, grassy areas shaded by large trees, children’s play areas and BBQs. You’ll also be close to the convenience of the local shops and cafes.
- Enjoy million dollar views at really reasonable camping rates, and fill your days with swimming, walking, fishing and relaxing!
- You can apply to book a campsite online.
Beware of Bunyips!
Get back to nature and enjoy authentic bush camping in Bunyip State Park.
- Legend has it that the traditional Aboriginal people who lived here believed that a dark furry animal called a bunyip lived here. See if you can spot one!
- Having recovered from the bushfires of 2009, Bunyip State Park is again a haven of wildlife and amazing scenery.
- There are several camp grounds to choose from, including Nash Creek Campground, Bunyip Weir, Forest Road and the Mortimer Camping Area.
- All of them are free and you don’t need to book, sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The park is a great spot to enjoy bush walks, horse and trail bike riding and four wheel driving.