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

The 2019-20 camping season has been tough for many communities in Australia. Visiting these communities and spending tourism dollars is a great way to help. If you'd like to support the communities directly you can also donate via the Red Cross or search for country fire departments across Australia and make donations directly. Stay safe and support our Australian regional communities.

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 Hippo 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.

1 Lilydale Pine Hill Caravan Park

105 Warburton Hwy, Lilydale, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Next to car
  • ✓ Allotted Site
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Car
  • ✓ Firewood for sale
  • ✓ Showers
  • ✓ Wifi
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Dump Spot
  • ✓ Garbage
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Coffee Nearby
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ Kui Parks
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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2 Lal Lal State Forest

90 Mystery Lane, Elaine, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ State Forest
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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3 Lerderderg Campground

Upper Chadwick Track, Lerderderg State Park Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Next to car
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ State Forest
  • ✓ Car
  • ✓ Hiking
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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4 Phoenix Park Ballan

5623 Geelong-Ballan Rd, Ballan 3342, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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5 Amblers Crossing Campground

Ambler Lane Track, Greendale, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ State Forest
  • ✓ Hike in
  • ✓ Hiking
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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6 Boar Gully Campground

1 Little River Track, Beremboke, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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7 Andersons Garden

Boundary Rd, Clonbinane, Victoria Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
  • ✓ 2 hours from Melbourne
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8 Burchell Trail Camping

Hike In
56 minutes (51.9 km) drive from Hippo Beach
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  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Hike in
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
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9 Bunjils Lookout

1795 Steiglitz Road, Maude, Victoria
42 minutes (57.6 km) drive from Hippo 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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10 Barwon River Inverleigh

River Track, Inverleigh, Victoria
58 minutes (66.9 km) drive from Hippo 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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