Camping and Caravan Parks along the Great Ocean Road

Camping and caravanning along the Ocean Road is a popular option for many people. From resort-style caravan parks with loads of amenities, powered sites, dump points and cabins to basic bush camping, there is something for everyone. Many campgrounds are by the beach and have access to some of the best swimming, fishing and surfing spots in Victoria. Other sites are up in the Otway Ranges, surrounded by tall forests and waterfalls.

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Camping near Port Campbell is available when visiting the Twelve Apostles, ideal for anyone wanting to see the famous views at sunrise or sunset!

The peak summer season from late December through to the end of January and long weekends can prove difficult to find camping spots in the more popular areas such as Lorne and Apollo Bay, but Recreation Reserves are generally opened for campers and caravanners and are easier to get into. During the off-peak season it is usually always easy (and cheaper) to find a great campsite to stay along the coast.

Self-drive touring or renting a vehicle is the best way to see the Great Ocean Road, getting off the main road and exploring the rainforests and down to remote beaches makes the experience even more memorable. We have created self-guided touring itineraries to help with planning a holiday down the Victorian coast.

Free Camping along the Great Ocean Road

A number of excellent camping areas are free and some allow dogs on-leash. Find our complete list of free campgrounds hereConditions and regulations can change, please read any links that are attached.

Great Ocean Road and Otways Free Camping Grounds

Free Campsites in the Great Otway National Park

Dog-Friendly Camp Grounds

Some camping and caravan parks are dog-friendly but may not accept them during peak times, please always ask before booking a camp-site.

Dog-friendly camping and caravan parks will have it written in red in the details below. Please respect rules when taking your pooch to any of these places as it is kind of the park owners to be inclusive and allow people the joy of traveling with their dogs.

Geelong Camping & Caravan Parks

Geelong Showgrounds: 79 Breakwater Road, East Geelong | Phone: (03)52211707 | Dog-friendly

Discovery Parks: 59 Barrabool Rd, Belmont | Book Camping-sites on (03) 5243 6225 | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Eldorado Tourist Park: 360 Ballarat Rd, Geelong  | Phone Bookings: (03) 5276 1386

Riverglen Holiday Park: 75 Barrabool Rd, Belmont Phone Bookings: (03) 5243 5505 Check Best Prices for Cabins

Geelong Surfcoast Hwy Holiday Park: 621 Surf Coast Hwy, Duneed | Phone Bookings: (03) 5264 1243

Barwon River Holiday Park: 153 Barrabool Rd, Belmont | Phone Bookings: 1800 657 955 | Check  Best Prices for Cabins

Torquay to Lorne

Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park: 35 Bell St, Torquay | Phone Bookings: (03) 5261 2496 | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Torquay Holiday Park: 55 Surf Coast Hwy, Torquay | Phone Bookings: (03) 5261 2493  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Jan Juc Caravan Park: 93 Sunset Strip, Jan Juc | Phone Bookings (03) 5261 2932

Anglesea Family Caravan Park: 35 Cameron Rd, Anglesea | Phone Bookings (03) 5295 1990  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Anglesea Big 4: 45 Murray St, Anglesea | Phone Bookings: (03) 5263 1640  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Aireys Inlet Holiday Park: 19-25 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet | Phone Bookings: (03) 5289 6230 | Dogs allowed during specific times.  | Check Prices and Book

Lorne Campgrounds & Caravan Park

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park and Cabins: 2 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne | Phone (03) 5289 1382 | Dogs allowed during specific dates  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Three campgrounds are available in Lorne, all managed by the local council. Two of them are by the river and the third one is opened during peak season. The river campgrounds are close to all the shops and the beaches for swimming.

Lorne Camping and Caravan Park

Lorne Camping and Caravan Park

Cumberland River

Cumberland River Holiday Park:  2680 Great Ocean Rd, Cumberland River | Phone Bookings: (03) 5289 1790 | Check Best Prices for Cabins & Book

The Cumberland River Holiday Park is not far from Lorne. It is a fantastic camping area with lovely cabins onsite. Walks from here are some of the best in the area and extend for miles up into the Great Otway National Park. The beach opposite is stunning and the river that runs through the campground has some awesome areas to relax in and cool down on hot summer days.

Wye River to Skenes Creek

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park & Cabins: 25 Great Ocean Rd, Wye River | Phone Bookings: (03) 5289 0241  | Check Best Prices for Cabin Accommodation

The Big 4 is a very popular campground with many families coming here every year for generations. Koalas can often be seen in the park and the beach opposite is lovely.

Kennett River Holiday Park & Cabins: Koala country! 1-13 Great Ocean Rd, Kennett River | Phone Bookings: (03) 5289 0272 | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Skenes Creek Beachfront Park: 2 Great Ocean Rd, Skenes Creek | Phone Bookings: (03) 5237 6132 | Dog-friendly, check conditions when booking  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Apollo Bay Camping & Caravan Parks

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park: 311 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay | Phone Bookings: (03) 5237 6749 | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Apollo Bay Holiday Park: 27 Cawood St, Apollo Bay  |  Phone Bookings: (03) 5237 7111  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve: 70 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay | Phone Bookings (03) 5237 6577 | Website Bookings | On the outskirts of Apollo Bay, the Rec Reserve has cabins to rent and some lovely campsites along the river and amongst trees. It is an easy walk into town and to the beach.  Dog-friendly, check rules and regulations when booking.

Marengo Holiday Park: Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay |  Phone Bookings: (03) 5237 6162 | A lovely park with good access to the beach and fab views as well as awesome facilities. | Dog-friendly, check rules and regulations when booking.Check Best Prices for Cabins

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve Camping Ground

Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve Camping Ground

Cape Otway, Glen Aire, Johanna & Lavers Hill

Bimbi Park Camping and Caravan Park & Cabins:  90 Manna Gum Dr, Cape Otway  | Phone Bookings: (03) 5237 9246 | Camp with Koalas, Bimbi Park has been established for decades and is a fabulous, family run park with a pretty campground underneath Manna Gum Trees, a favourite with koalas! | Horse Riding | Rock Climbing Wall  | Check Best Prices for Cabins and Book

Parker Hill Camp Ground: Parker Hill Track, Cape Otway | Basic, beautiful bush camping, no power | Book with Parks Victoria | Phone 13 19 63

Blanket Bay Campground: Blanket Bay road, Cape Otway | Basic, beautiful bush camping, no power | Book with Parks Victoria | Phone 13 19 63

Aire River East Campground: Basic bush camping (we love this spot) | Hordenvale | Book with Parks Victoria | Phone 13 19 63

Johanna Beach: Red Johanna Rd, Johanna | Phone (03) 8427 2002 |  Book with Parks Victoria | Phone 13 19 63

Lavers Hill Caravan Park & Cabins:  57 Great Ocean Rd, Lavers Hill (top of the Otway Ranges) | Phone Bookings: (03) 5237 3251

Otways Camping & Caravan Parks

Stevenson’s Falls, Beauchamp Falls, Dandos and Aire Crossing – Find all the details of these Dog-friendly, Free Campgrounds here.

Lake Elizabeth Campground: Great Otway National Park, Forrest | Basic camping in the forest. Lake Elizabeth is known for Platypus sightings and has mountain bike trails |  More information

Forrest Caravan Park/ The Wonky Stables Holiday Park: 1 Station St, Forrest | Phone Bookings: (03) 5236 627 | Bookings and more information

12 Apostles & Port Campbell National Park Area

Apostles Camping Park & Cabins:  32 Post Office Rd, Princetown | Phone (03) 5598 8119 | Operates seasonally | More information and Bookings

Princetown Recreation Reserve & Camping: 99 Old Coach Rd, Princetown | Phone 0429 985 176 | Quite basic, but close to fabulous beaches and walks to 12 Apostles | Dog-FriendlyMore information and Bookings

Port Campbell Holiday Park: 30 Morris St, Port Campbell |  Phone Bookings: (03) 5598 6492 | Find the Best Prices for Cabins

Port Campbell Recreation Reserve: Desaily Street, Port Campbell  | Dog-Friendly | Phone Bookings: 0409 666 179

Peterborough to Warrnambool

Great Ocean Road Tourist Park, Peterborough: Great Ocean Rd, Peterborough | Phone Bookings: (03) 5598 5477 |  Check Best Prices for Cabins

BIG4 Hopkins River Holiday Park, Warrnambool: 125 Jubilee Park Rd, Warrnambool | Phone Bookings: (03) 5565 1327 |  Check Best Prices for Cabins and Book

Surfside Holiday Park: 120 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool | Phone Bookings: (03) 5559 4700  | Check Best Prices for Cabins

Warrnambool Holiday Park and Motel: 100 Simpson St, Warrnambool  | Phone Bookings: (03) 5562 5031  | Check Best Prices and Book

Big 4 Figtree Holiday Village: 33 Lava St, Warrnambool | Phone Bookings:  (03) 5561 1233  | Check Prices and Book

Discovery Parks:  25 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool | Phone Bookings: (03) 5561 1514  | Check Best Prices and Book