any suggestions for free campspots in victoria

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As in my last post, i brought my first jayco swan camper,now i`m looking for suggestions for free campspots around victoria .Place where kids can enjoy ,husband can fish and i can chill out ....cindy
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Reply By: Nick R - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:37

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:37
Camped down near cape otway last year, permits apply sometimes, not sure when. Went down the blanket bay road and there are a number of spots off the side tracks. as for fish I speared a number of parrot fish but I'm sure soneone who has a clue about fishing may do much better.
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Follow Up By: muma - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:43

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:43
sounds good.we aren`t serious fisher people ,it`s just a bit of fun .kids like to look at the catch and put them back...... cindy
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:54

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:54
Not sure of it's free (possibly a few dollars per night) but the Cathedarl Ranges National Park between Buxton and Taggerty used to be a beaut ( I haven't been there in a few years). Little River runs through it and I have seen Trout caught there in the cooler months.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:56

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:56
No fishing but Mt Franklin neart Daylesford is a very nice spot.

All campsites on River Murray are free

There are also free campsites in the Goldfields area. Just have to look for them.

I camped in Sherbrook Forest one night in Melbourne. Nearly got evicted but I talked the ranger out of it.
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Reply By: muma - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:59

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 20:59
Just found there is a camping guide book in the exploroz shop.Has any one seen it?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 22:04

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 22:04
Cindy

The Camps Australia wide is a really good reference book, it's now in it's 3rd edition

http://www.campsaustraliawide.com/

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: pt_nomad - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 22:36

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 22:36
I have converted the camps australia wide info into an ozi explorer waypoint file - makes the info on their web site a good resource.

http://www.lrc.org.au/webscrape/campsaustraliawide.wpt
http://www.lrc.org.au/webscrape/

I have been to a few of the sites and they have been out of the way and vgood.
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 21:39

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 21:39
Unlike most other states Victoria is blessed with free campsites almost everywhere.
There's about 50 just up the Buckland Valley alone. In the high country the Rooftop maps detail the main ones. Along the Murray there would be 1000 camps & the local tourist imformations have a great series of hand drawn maps showing them.
If you have an area you want to see I could point you to a particular campsite but otherwise drive up a river somewhere and if you don't like the first spot just go another 5 KM to the next one. Just avoid the long weekends. Thankfully most of our Parks & reserves are still free too :-))
Cheers Craig.............
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Reply By: Phils - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 21:53

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 21:53
Cindy,
Have you tried the "Camps Australia Wide 2" book. It shows alot of free camping spots or low priced spots.
There is a third edition coming out at the end of April 05.
Have fun,
Phil
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 09:31

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 09:31
99/100ths of the state would be suitable.
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 16:06

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 16:06
type campsites into google and there is one for vic on there cant remember the adrees its on the other puter.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 10:32

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 10:32
Vehicle camping in Vic
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Follow Up By: muma - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:37

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:37
That is a great site to look at .I printed of an area and now i have an idea of where to go and of the facilities avaliable which is very important when travelling with young kids. thankyou ...cindy
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