Top 10 campsites that allow fires near Bells Beach, VIC
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Top 10 campsites that allow fires near Bells Beach, VIC

They say life is better around the campfire. And we could not agree more. 

Over the years due to increase fire risk it's become a challenge to find great campsites that allow you to have a fire by your tent. 

Please be a responsible Aircamper and brush up on your fire safety knowledge. Bushwalking NSW has a great article that'll give you the rundown on how to light a fire responsibly.

Below we've collected some hidden gems near Bells Beach, VIC that still allow you to sit back, toast your feet and incinerate some marshmallows while telling stories about camping when you were a kid.

#10 Bunjils Lookout

1795 Steiglitz Road, Maude, Victoria
52 minutes (64 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#9 Kennett River Caravan Park

1-13 Great Ocean Rd, Kennett River, Victoria
1 hour 11 minutes (62.3 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ Top Parks
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#8 Barwon River Inverleigh

River Track, Inverleigh, Victoria
59 minutes (55.2 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#7 Big Hill Campsite

1265 Deans Marsh-Lorne Rd, Benwerrin, Victoria
57 minutes (48.6 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Car
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#6 Cumberland River Holiday Park

2680 Great Ocean Rd, Cumberland River, Victoria
55 minutes (47.4 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#5 Tanner's Rd Bend

Tanners Rd, Gherang, Victoria
36 minutes (36.2 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ State Forest
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#4 Hammond Road Campground

Hammond Rd, Wensleydale, Victoria
47 minutes (32.7 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#3 Whinbury Hill Equestrian Centre

485 Forest Rd Paraparap, Victoria
25 minutes (22.5 km) drive from Bells Beach
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  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#2 Meredith Park Camping Ground

Meredith Park Rd, Ondit (Colac), Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Boat Ramp Nearby
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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#1 Stevensons Falls

Colac Water Pipeline Track, Barramunga, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ State Forest
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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