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Werribee River Camping Ground

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Carrolls Track, Spargo Creek VIC 3461 (access from McGees Road)

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  • Free camping
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire pit
  • Mineral spring
  • Walking track
  • 4wd and motorbike tracks
  • Huge clearing
  • Dogs allowed on lead
The Werribee River Camping Ground is a massive clearing surrounded by forest along the scenic Werribee River. Located about 20 minutes from Daylesford, this is a great spot for camping, four wheel driving, motorbike riding and bushwalking. 

The campground is only basic and provides picnic tables and basic fire pits, but there is plenty of space for tents and caravans.

Carrols Mineral Spring

Carrols Spring can be found at the corner of the large clearing, where a picnic table and mineral spring sit in a gravel area partly bordered by stone. 

There are fantastic views from this picnic table across the grassy field to the bushland beyond. Carrol's Spring is a beautiful place to bring a picnic lunch and sample the mineral spring water.

Bushwalking at the Werribee River Camping Ground

The Werribee River Walk sets out from here and takes you along the river to the nearby Werribee River Picnic Area

Werribee River Walk

Return 4.5 km | 2 hrs
Short steep hills
Formed track
Some obstacles

How to get to the Werribee River Camping Ground

Access the campground via Carrolls Track on the McGee Road side, as these are well formed gravel roads. 

The bush tracks leading directly to the campground from the Ballan-Daylesford Road are very uneven with extremely deep ruts and involve a river crossing - these tracks are great for four wheel driving and motorbike riding while staying at the campground. 

All drivers must be licensed and all vehicles must be registered and roadworthy. Keep to formed tracks only, do not drive or ride vehicles off road through the bush. 


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • 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. 


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Should we pre-book for this site? Or is it free with first come serve basis?

Also does it have toilets?
Goldfields Guide
Hi Siva, this spot is free camping, no bookings required. There are no toilets.
I was wondering if I can drive my 2wheels suv and camping at werribee river caming site? thanks!
Goldfields Guide
Hi Teff, 2wd vehicles have no trouble accessing this spot via Carrolls Track on the McGee Road side, as these are well formed gravel roads. Cheers :)
Hi I was wondering if we can park right near our tent, or is there a separate car park space?
Joshua Stephens
is it worth taking fishing gear or is there no fish?

I was wondering if campfire is allowed here?