Free or cheap camping near Melbourne

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 10:59


I will be travelling to Melbourne early on Monday Morning from Gosford on our way to Tasmania. We will be boarding the Spirit Of Tasmania on Tuesday afternoon.
I would like to know if anyone could reccomend a reasonable campsite within an hour or two from Melbourne where we could spend Monday night.
We will be travelling down the Hume Highway.
We are self sufficient and don't really require any facilities.

Thanks in advance
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AnswerID: 449346   Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 11:09

Madfisher replied:

Mate why dont you get an early start tueday morning and save the hassle. We leave Bathurst at 6am,, have breky in Cowra, morning tea in Holbrook and are still in Melboune about 3pm. While it is a long way it is a fast run on the hume. Just stay on 110 once in Vic. If you leave at 5am you should be their by 6pm. Or if you want to break it up their are some great camping spots on Blowering dam . Which is about half way for you. About 5 to 6 hours from their to Melbourne.
Good luck Chris .
Cheers Pete
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AnswerID: 449397   Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 20:35

Ruffy-Dan replied:

Hey Cobes,
On approaching the outskirts of Melbourne you will come across a couple of truck stops, one quite large one, sort of near the Wallan area. There are usually trucks etc there so it's reasonably safe and maintained.
Enjoy your trip,

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AnswerID: 449409   Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 at 21:22

Inland Sailor replied:

Drive into wangaratta, off the Hume Freeway. Stop at the Information centre on the left just past the river and roundabout. Ask for directions to Wenhams Camp. Its in the Warby-Ovens N.P. It's about 20Km from the town, in the Warby Ranges. Its free!!!
From there, its 3hrs on the Hume to the Dock Via the Western Ring Rd and the Westgate Bridge.
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AnswerID: 449446   Submitted: Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:33

Fred G NSW replied:

Chris, this gets asked regularly on here, and people who have prior experience are only too happy to pass on their tip.

I can't recall anyone who has asked the question, giving some feedback on what they decided to do or which advice they decided to take, once they have done it.

Do the site a favour, and let us know what you did, and any advice you might want to pass on.

That's what this site is all about, sharing information, and your feedback will help.

Have a wonderful trip overseas :~)

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