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Moorabool River Camping Area

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Possum Road, Meredith VIC 3333

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  • Fire pit
  • Walking track
  • Scenic gorge
  • River
  • No dogs allowed
  • 4wd access only
The Moorabool River Camping Area sits alongside a scenic gorge, where a short walking track takes you down the gorgeous shady waters of the river below. 

A fantastic place for bushwalking and wildlife spotting, the campground is located within the Meredith Education Area, 45 minutes from Ballarat and an hour and a half from Melbourne. 

Access is via 4wd vehicle only as the road down to the campground is a bumpy decline which will be muddy in wet weather. 

Dogs are not allowed at this campground, and campers must take all rubbish with them when they leave. 

Be wary of snakes in the warmer months. 

Free camping at the Moorabool River Camping Area

Camping here is free, no bookings are required.

A few small clear areas between the dirt track and the gorge provide room to pitch a couple of tents. 

Aside from a fire pit there are no visitor facilities at this campsite so campers must be self sufficient. 

Walking track and river access

If you follow Possum Road over to the left (when facing the gorge) of the campsite, you'll come to a gated walking track which takes you down to a picturesque, shady spot on the Moorabool River. 

This is a great place to have a splash in the shallow water, but keep in mind that Parks Victoria warns the area is prone to flash flooding. 


  • 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. 
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!


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