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camp sites with scenic mountain top or cliff top views in Victoria

Introduction

  • most campgrounds are located in valleys adjacent to waterways or lakes, within dense forests, or in coastal areas
  • there are very few camp grounds in Victoria that offer a scenic mountain top view but some are listed here with variable quality views
  • most scenic views are 4WD access or hiking access only

2WD accessible sites

views from tent site

  • Grampians
    • Victoria Range Rd has a couple of single bush camp sites with views to the east
      • ?Mt Thackeray bush camp 970m elevation
      • Goat Track
    • Northern Grampians View camp site
    • Kikijarr View campsite / Kikijarr Heights
    • Timtams overnighter
  • Mt Tarrengower Maldon (bush camp - not much of a view though - looking NE)
  • Powell Quarry Mt Alexander views to NW (bush camp)
  • Cape Patterson commercial camp ground - cliff top overlooking beach

short walk from tent site

  • Craig's Hut, Mt Stirling region
    • 2WD will get you to Circuit Rd then 45min walk (or 4WD track) up to the hut and campground
  • Cathedral Ranges
  • Mt Terrick Terrick picnic area
  • Mt Korong scenic reserve

short drive from camp site

  • Grampians
    • Smith's Mill campground - not far from Reed's Lookout and The Balconies (as well as Mackenzies Falls)
  • Mt Tarrengower Maldon
  • Great Alpine Rd region (closed winter)
  • Bogong High Plains Rd region (closed winter)
    • dispersed bush camping is permitted throughout the area except within 200 metres of the Bogong High Plains or Pretty Valley Roads.
    • Diamantina Hut - start of Razorback hike
    • Mt Hotham
    • Dargo Lookout
    • A Room With A View Lookout, Dinner Plains
    • JB Plain Hut campground (easy 200m walk-in campground only) is a short drive or walk from Dinner Plains
      • The Brabralung Trail (12km) is a groomed track between the Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain ski villages that passes through JB Plain.
      • Follow this trail from JB Plain campground to one of the many cafes at Dinner Plain Village (1.8km one way) for a well-deserved coffee after a night out snow camping!
    • Kosciusko Lookout

short drive plus moderate hike

  • Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory National Park - "The Prom" - Mt Oberon or Mt Bishop walks
  • Lake Catani, Mt Buffalo - various walks
  • Mt Samaria lookout - Wild Dog Creek Falls campground
  • many others have mountain lookouts not too far away from camp grounds

4WD only accessible sites

hiking only sites

  • Grampians Peak Trail
  • Mt Feathertop / Razorback walk
    • do need to walk 30min or so from camp ground eg Federation Hut camp area
  • Alpine way
    • Mt Bogong
      • Victoria’s highest peak- Mt Bogong (1986m). This is a difficult hike that seasoned walkers complete in one long day via the Staircase Spur from Mount Creek Campground near Mt Beauty
    • Macalister Springs - Crosscut Saw etc
      • 1hr hike in from Howitt Plains car park to the Macalister Springs camp area then can continue along the Crosscut Saw for amazing views from tent sites if weather permits these sites
    • Bluff Hut (4WD or hike access) then 3km walk and steep climb up The Bluff for 360deg views - see bushwalks in Victoria's Mt Howitt region
  • Mt Stirling
  • Mt Buangor
  • Great Ocean Walk - coastal scenic views
australia/vic/campgrounds_views.txt · Last modified: 2023/04/29 01:12 by gary1

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