Free camping sites in Pyrenees Victoria

Free Camping ……. and caravanning is one of the more rewarding ways to explore and experience a place. This is especially true in a country like Australia, famous for the great outdoors.

There are plenty of campsites tucked away – but if you don’t know where they are you can easily miss them. People often assume that it won’t be difficult to find a place to stopover on a budget but soon discover it can be a lot more expensive than anticipated. Or worse, they can’t find somewhere to stop and continue driving when they are tired.

These “free camping” sites include rest areas, picnic areas, parklands or parking areas next to a business. You can also stay for free at some hotels, state forests or RV Parks – we even come across free caravan parks!

Some would only be suitable for a brief overnighter on your journey and may have a maximum time limit. Others are next to pools or rivers, with toilets and you are welcome to bring along your pets and stay for longer.

Generally, less pricey means less facilities. However, we list free camps with pools, showers, playgrounds, near boat ramps and wonderful views. Some are close to world class destinations, and Aussie icons.

Just use the symbols or the filters to find them in our comprehensive guide books and Camps Australia Wide App!

Here’s a preview of campsites and caravan parks we have found with 30 years of research! Happy camping…

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Annya Campground, Victoria - image Katrina Cragg

Camper Review: Annya Campground, Victoria

A big thanks to Katrina Cragg for sending in her review and photos a beautiful free camp she found in her CAMPS book – Annya Campground, Victoria. “Hi Michelle, I have really enjoyed doing weekend trips away, exploring my own area, checking out free camps that I didn’t know existed, so thank you Michelle and Heatley, for all the work you and your team puts in to the books and the app!  I love them! I receive your newsletters, which are awesome, thank you.” Regards Katrina Cragg Katrina Cragg at Annya Campground, Victoria This pretty spot is located in the south

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Plough Inn, Victoria

Free camp at the Plough Inn, Victoria

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Forges Beach - Victoria

Changes to Murray River FREE camping near Yarrawonga, Victoria

Forges Beach – Victoria Vic Parks have recently made some big changes to the camping options along the Murray River, consolidating many state forest, wildlife reserves, conservation areas and town commons under the umbrella of the National Parks system. This has cleared up a lot of confusion about who controls what, where to book and where to find the info you need to plan your trip. With roughly 2000km of river frontage in Victoria, you can only imagine the scale of the task placed upon Parks to achieve this outcome and we thank them for their hard work. This process

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Burrowye Bend, Victoria - image Christina Walters

3 Murray River free camps near Walwa, Victoria

Burrowye Bend, Victoria – image Christina Walters Christina Walters from our Facebook Group I Love Camping Australia Wide said Burrowye Bend was a “Gorgeous spot on the river, not far to Walwa, Vic, for essentials.. love it!” She said Gadds Bend was a few kilometres further along towards Walwa and Jingellic. Both are pet friendly.  Gadds Bend free camps – image Christina Walters Plus gave the tip that Jingellic had a great pub, with free, pet-friendly camping along the river below it, at Jingellic Reserve. You can shower for a fee, at the Jingellic Bridge Hotel. Again, another beautiful camp on the

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Dave & Nikki from Serenity Camp, Four Mile Creek Tasmania

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