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Allenvale Mill Free Campground, Great Otway National Park

This is a lovely free campground, close to Lorne on the Ocean Road. It is unusual in that the campsites are only accessible by walking the 200 metres or so along a well-surfaced track.

Our only negative about the camping area is that cars are left out of sight, making them vulnerable. Do not leave valuables in vehicles if camping here.

The campsites are clearly numbered and available on a first come basis. The open aspect is pretty and sunfilled with easy access to the St Georges River walking track, on the lower boundary.

To walk from Lorne to the campsite, it would take approximately 41 minutes, according to Google maps. We’d say longer as it is an uphill slog!

Basic toilets are provided on the site.

No dogs allowed (though the walking track to St Georges River and the coast is dog-friendly).

2.7 km to walk from the car parking area to the Coast.

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Nearby Attractions

Waterfalls are abundant in the area, Live Wire Park is only a few kilometres away and is well worth a visit.

We have some suggested touring itineraries for anyone with plenty of time to explore.

Nearby Accommodation

If the weather is not suitable or there is a preference for staying in cottages nearby rather than camping, Allenvale House or the secluded and history filled Allenvale Cottages are a perfect option.

Allenvale Mill Camping Ground

Allenvale Mill Walk in Free Campground, Lorne

Walking tracks starting from the car park, 200 metres from the walk-in campsite. Dog-friendly tracks (on-lead)

Allenvale Mill free campground, Lorne

Walking into the Allenvale Mill campground. It is about 200 metres.

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Approaching the campground.

Allenvale Mill Free Campground, Lorne

The campground has an open, sunny aspect. Each site is numbered.

Allenvale Mill Free Camp Ground Great Ocean Road

Long-drop toilets on the camp site.

Allenvale Mill Free Camp Ground Great Ocean Road

Along the lower campground boundary, there is quick access to the dog-friendly walking track to St Georges River and the coast.

Allenvale Mill Free Camp Ground Great Ocean Road

St Gorges River Track, just below the campground. It also leads to the car parking area.

Allenvale Mill Free Camp Ground Great Ocean Road

Dog-friendly walking track from the Allenvale Mill Carpark. The track leads to St Georges River and the coast.

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