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Camping with Kids: Exploring Camping Sites in Melbourne

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One of the great things about living in Melbourne is that there are lots of great outdoor activities to enjoy in the area.

An enjoyable way to spend time in and around the city is to go camping in Melbourne. There are loads of great campsites both in the city and the surrounding areas. If your family’s idea of a good holiday is to pack up and head for a camping adventure, here are some of the best camping places in Melbourne for you to enjoy camping with kids.

Amazing playground for kids

Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park

This campground is one of the only camping sites in Melbourne. They have every type of camping you could wish for, including caravan camping, luxurious villas, cosy cottages and tent camping.

Located just nine kilometres from the centre of the city, Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park is the closest campground to the city centre. You can even catch a nearby tram and be in the centre of the city in half an hour.

Some of the amenities at Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park include a big screen movie room with free new releases, an amazing playground for kids, an outdoor swimming pool, a games room and a fully equipped camp kitchen.

Take a hike and soak in all the beauty

Cumberland River Holiday Park

This caravan park is often used as a backdrop for wedding photographs, which tells you all you need to know about how beautiful the location is.

Set at the mouth of the Cumberland River, the craggy cliffs surrounding the campground make for a picturesque setting. There are lots of great walking trails surrounding the campground for your family to take a hike and soak in all the beauty.

Anyone who enjoys fishing and hiking will love it here.

Nioka Bush Camp

Located just on the outskirts of Melbourne, this campground is a great place to spend a peaceful weekend with the family.

There isn’t a whole lot to do here, but anyone who enjoys fishing and hiking will love it. It is also a great place for families who simply want to get out of the city to enjoy some peace and quiet.

the Great Prom Walk

Tidal River at Wilson’s Promontory

Visitors to Tidal River can enjoy the full gamut of camping activities. There is lots of wildlife in the area. Kids will love seeing wombats in their native habitat. A short hike away from the campground is Fairy Cove, one of the best beaches in Victoria.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can do the overnight trek known as the Great Prom Walk. The hike takes you from the campground to the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland to see the sun rise.

They allow dogs, so you don’t have to leave your furry family member at home.

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Located just east of the Melbourne, this park is named for the kiln that once operated here to make charcoal. While the kiln has been shut down for years, it makes an attractive centrepiece for the park.

The campground here is very spacious and surrounded by beautiful bush country. There are very basic facilities here. All you will have is a fire pit and a toilet, but that is not bad when you consider that it is one of the few free camping sites near Melbourne. It is also a campground that allows dogs, which is great if you don’t want to leave your furry family member at home.

Camping with kids is always fun when you get to see them play at the waterfalls.

Toolangi State Forest

There are several campgrounds scattered throughout the forest for you to choose from. There are secluded campgrounds deep in the forest and easily-accessed campgrounds close to the entrance.

One of the best places to stay in Toolangi State Forest is at Murrundindi Reserve, where you will be closely located to the river as well as several spectacular waterfalls. Camping with kids is always fun when you get to see them play at the waterfalls.

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