Free camping Victoria

We are currently traveling around Australia and are just leaving nsw for Vic. We stick preferably to the coast as we love fishing surfing etc. and prefer camping away from caravan parks where we can have a campfire etc. we have a rather large but offroad van, could anyone suggest some remote camps please???
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 17:41

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 17:41
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Reply By: KSV - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 17:52

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 17:52
You will struggle to find coastal camp (not caravan park) where fire permitted. AFAIK (and happy to be corrected) there is nothing suitable till Lake Entrance. Well, there is a place (been quite a while ago and cannot recall it name) not far away from border - beautiful bay do not remember about fire, but it is payable, though not "true" caravan park although no way you can call it "wild". Then there is 90 miles beach where plenty of free camping spots and I reckon that you may find one where you can squeeze your caravan, though AFAIK no fire. Then after Seaspray (nice spot for caravan BTW, though in caravan park) till Melbourne there is unfamiliar territory for me, but I do not believe that anything major, but quite a few caravan parks. From Melbourne to GOR nothing apart of caravan parks - civilization everywhere. On GOR I new 2 good spots - one on Ottaway peninsula (fire permitted) and marvelous Johanna Beach - my favorite spot, though definitely no fire.

Enjoy Victoria.
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Follow Up By: SNLC - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 17:59

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 17:59
Thanks guys, we use the free camps 6 book and numerous websites but all tend to be too commercial for our liking. Ottaway and Johanna definately sound like our style. Thanks again . :)
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Follow Up By: KSV - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 18:51

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 18:51
Problem with Ottaway and Johanna that they really close each to other, perhaps 20 km
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Follow Up By: flashcher - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 22:46

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 22:46
I second Johanna, great free camp spot. Right on the coast, but we were warned not to swim there due to sharks.
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Follow Up By: KSV - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 22:50

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 22:50
I been there plenty of times, but never hear about sharks. Anyway main beach not good for swimming due to current and only surfers can be seen, but if you go to right side you can find plenty of rock pools to bathe.
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Reply By: SNLC - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 18:26

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 18:26
We are happy to pay fees in campgrounds national parks etc, but just prefer the "wild" or "bush" campsites as such.. Cheers
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Reply By: wjh41 - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 20:46

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 20:46
Hello SNLC,come to Greenhill Lake Ararat,150 Kms from Warrnambool you wont get a much better spot close to a town.You wont need a fire its already too hot.Wally
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Reply By: SNLC - Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 15:36

Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 15:36
In Mallacoota at the moment and looking to head to shipwreck creek campground or Thurra River campground. Anybody been to either of these before ?
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Follow Up By: Member - KenD - Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:42

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:42
Last time I looked (some time ago) Shipwreck Ck a bit too small for a van or even camper trailer but Thurra has a good range of sites.
Cape Conran is a great spot but ring ahead. There is also a free overnight park available.
Enjoy
KD
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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 15:42

Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 15:42
Another top spot is Lake Colac (Meredith Park) 571 in Camps 6. it is also a good spot to leave your rig and do the Great Ocean Road from there.
Safe travels
Rick P
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