Gippsland is a rich pastoral corner of southeast Victoria and the lush temperate climate, along with a wealth of river systems makes for perfect grazing conditions. The myriad beautiful beaches, farmland, mountains, forests and lakes that make up this vast region have established Gippsland as the premier camping destination of Victoria and one of the best in Australia.
Wilsons Promontory (“The Prom”) has long been one of Victoria’s most beloved camping destinations. At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery including huge granite mountains, open rainforest and sweeping coastlines. Here you can take the whole family for a relaxing coastal retreat or test your limits on some of the most beautiful hikes and bike trails in the country.
Caravanning and camping in Gippsland is a favourite local pastime, so you’ll find loads of caravan, campervan, camper trailer & motorhome owners willing to share their vehicles and make your trip to Gippsland one to remember. Either pick up your hire RV at the start of your road trip or have the owner drop it off at your chosen camping destination, the choice is yours! If you’re hitting the road, take the scenic Great Alpine Road from Wangaratta in the north-east right across to the tranquil Gippsland Lakes.
There are dozens of great holiday parks and campsites dotted around the area, from the popular fishing and camping town of Lakes Entrance, to the peaceful boating village of Metung. If you’d rather stay put and relax, the rural city of Bairnsdale is an ideal location to base all your northern Gippsland adventures from. Spend your days exploring the Mitchell River National Park by canoe or go cycling, walking and horse riding along the East Gippsland Rail Trail.