Top 10 free campsites near Gibson Beach, VIC
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Top 10 free campsites near Gibson Beach, VIC

Gibson Beach is a stunning coastal hideaway situated in Victoria. The beach boasts powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, or enjoy the many nearby nature trails. The beach is also a popular spot for fishing, kayaking, and other water sports. With its natural beauty, Gibson Beach is an ideal destination for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

#10 Mt Emu Creek

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Located on the picturesque Great Ocean Road, Mt Emu Creek is the perfect spot for a getaway. Enjoy free camping in a peaceful rural setting and take in the stunning views. Bring your own camper trailer or pitch a tent, and light up a fire to get cozy in the evening. With a variety of wildlife and unique flora, you'll never be bored. Whether you're looking to relax by the campfire or explore the surrounding nature, Mt Emu Creek has it all!

Castle Carey Rd, Gleormiston Nth, Victoria
1 hour 3 minutes (72.8 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ Telstra 4G
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#9 Dando's Campground

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Pets allowed, free, toilets, caravans, camper trailers, state forest, fishing, walking trails, allows fires. Huge grass area to kick the footy and a nice little creek with a path alongside. No bins, but plenty of space to pick where to camp. Fires allowed, drop toilets, picnic tables, and dogs allowed. Waterhole would be refreshing on a hot summer's day. No bookings required, first in best dressed. Police presence on Friday and Saturday night. Clean toilets and maintenance crew mowing grass and cleaning toilets. Lots of birdsong and peaceful atmosphere. Almost no phone reception.

Lardners Track, Gellibrand, Victoria
1 hour 28 minutes (72.4 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ State Forest
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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#8 Panmure Free Camp

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Pets allowed, free toilets, BBQ areas, caravans, camper trailers, phone reception, water (non drinking), kids play park. Highly recommended, great facilities, often cleaned, swimming hole with diving board. Undercover area and nice river. Great spot for a stop off, freezing fresh water and a diving board for kids. 9/10 would stay again.

8830 Princes Hwy, Panmure, Victoria
57 minutes (65 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#7 Panmure Hotel

This hotel offers everything a traveller needs for a comfortable stay. Pets are welcome, and the hotel provides free toilets and caravans, as well as camper trailers. The on-site phone reception ensures you are always connected. Reviews of the hotel are glowing, with guests praising the friendly staff and the great location. With all these amenities, Panmure Hotel is an ideal place to stay when travelling through the Great Ocean Road.

8809 Princes Hwy, Panmure, Victoria
57 minutes (65 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Telstra 4G
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#6 Pirron Yallock Rest Stop

A great stop along the Great Ocean Road, the Pirron Yallock Rest Stop offers free phone reception and plenty of amenities. The rest stop is well-maintained and clean, with plenty of parking and a picnic area. Visitors have praised the rest stop for its scenic views and convenient facilities, making it a great spot for a quick break or a longer stay. The friendly staff are always on hand to help, making it a great spot for travellers looking for a place to relax and recharge.

Princes Hwy, Pirron Yallock, Victoria
56 minutes (63.5 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Telstra 4G
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#5 Pirron Yallock Rest Area

This rest area is a great place to take a break from a long drive along the Great Ocean Road. It is pet-friendly, free to use and has lots of space for a picnic or just to stretch your legs. The facilities are clean and well maintained, and the views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful. It's a great spot to take a break and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.

1635 Princes Hwy, Pirron Yallock, Victoria
56 minutes (63.2 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Telstra 4G
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#4 Lake Elingamite

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Picturesque lake surrounded by volcanic hills, peaceful and tranquil. Great for camping with pets allowed, free toilets and phone reception. Caravans and camper trailers welcome. Enjoyed a peaceful night with the only sound from neighbouring cows. Highly recommend.

107 Oates Rd, Elingamite North, Victoria
45 minutes (53.2 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Telstra 4G
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#3 Aire Crossing

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Small, secluded spot with 6 marked spots for camping. River crossing nearby, toilet blocks 200m away. Peaceful and quiet, perfect for relaxing. Swimming, fishing, and 4WD trails nearby. Clean toilets and well maintained campsite. Bring own water, not ideal for caravans. Cold at night, no fires allowed. Highly recommended!

300 Wait-A-While Rd, Wyelangta, Victoria
1 hour 7 minutes (50.3 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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#2 Carlisle River Reserve

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A beautiful spot along the Great Ocean Road, Carlisle River Reserve is a great place for a day trip or a weekend away. It has plenty of facilities for all types of travellers - from pet owners to those travelling with caravans and camper trailers. There are toilets, BBQ areas, a play park for kids, and even phone reception. The reserve also offers free access to non-drinking water. An idyllic spot to spend some time in nature, Carlisle River Reserve is a must-visit.

59 Gellibrand River Rd, Carlisle River, Victoria
40 minutes (43.6 km) drive from Gibson Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Telstra 4G
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#1 Beauchamp Falls Reserve

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A great spot for camping with plenty of space and beautiful views. Free and pet friendly with drop toilets, BBQ areas and fire pits. It's a short hike to the stunning falls and great for a swim, although it's cold. Make sure to bring your own water and firewood. Respectful of the environment and a peaceful spot. Definitely worth a visit!

Beauchamp Falls Walking Track, Beech Forest, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ Optus 4G
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