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Melville Caves Campground

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Melville Caves Road, Brenanah VIC 3517

Features

  • Large campground with multiple separate campsites
  • Creatively designed undercover area
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire pits
  • Wood fire barbecues
  • Water tank and tap
  • Information sign
  • Toilets (non flush)
  • Signs indicating the names of shrubs and trees throughout the campground
  • Rocks and fallen logs for children to climb
  • Scenic walking tracks
  • Lots of pyrite sparkling in the rocks and gravel throughout the area
Within Kooyoora State Park in Brenanah, Victoria lie the spectacular Melville Caves, named after notorious bushranger, Captain Melville who supposedly used the caves as a hiding place in the mid 1800s. 

The Melville Caves Campground is located on Melville Caves Road, just a few minutes drive from the caves themselves.

This campground is large and well structured. The campground features multiple separate campsites with picnic tables, fire pits with wood fire barbecue plates. A large undercover area features a beautiful long wooden table which incorporates huge stone blocks into its design. This undercover area is surrounded by layers of decorative stone blocks. 

A toilet block offers two non-flush toilets, one wheelchair accessible with a tap and sink. Signs by the sink and water tank state that the water is untreated, do not drink.

There are numerous shrubs and trees scattered throughout the campground, some of which have little signs beneath them stating their common and scientific names.

The campground is enclosed within a basic wire fence.

The land surrounding the campground is filled with beautiful, gigantic rock formations, and one of the campsites within the campground also features an attractive sloping mound of stone - great fun for kids to climb on. Pyrite in the rocks and gravel makes the ground sparkle beneath your feet. 

Head up to Melville Caves for a short walk alongside incredible rock formations, past a well structured lookout with breathtaking views, and through the fascinating caves. Beware of cliffs and uneven ground, children must be well supervised.

A little further back down Melville Caves Road lies the Melville Caves Day Visit Area, a fantastic picnic ground featuring a stone shelter, wood fire barbecues, picnic tables, toilets, walking tracks, and gorgeous rock formations. The toilet blocks are actually built into the sides of gigantic boulders, a unique and interesting feature.

Also not to be missed along this road is Barry's Rock, a huge impressive boulder which has a hollow cavern within.

Another rocky outcrop similar to that at Melville Caves is Rock of Ages in Maldon, Victoria - enormous boulders are staggered across the top of Mt Mooral and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

WALKS FROM MELVILLE CAVES CAMPGROUND


Long Rock Walking Track
  • 5.5 km (2-3 hours) return
  • Steep inclines
McLeods Lookout
  • 2 km (1 hour) return
  • Steep inclines
Southern Lookout
  • 2 km (1 hour) return
  • Steep inclines
Melville Caves

ACCOMMODATION NEARBY





DID YOU KNOW...

  • Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fascinating things to discover. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
 

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Tim
24/02/2019
Just a shame that most of the tracks are locked up these days. Too Dangerous there with one way in and one way out if there's a fire there.
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