Finding a Caravan Park near the Dandenong Ranges

Camping in the Dandenong Ranges would be an added bonus when visiting the area, sadly though, we do not have any campgrounds or caravan parks within the Dandenong Ranges National Park. We do have plenty of cottages and accommodation options though.

There is a free camping area near Gembrook called ‘Kurth Kiln’ and also a few options along the Warburton Highway between Lilydale and Warburton township.

Camping in the Dandenong Ranges - nearby camp-grounds

Kurth Kiln Gembrook – this is a free camp option.

Kurth Kiln Regional Park is in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges near Gembrook. The campground is basic with one ‘long-drop’ toilet, excellent fire pits and tables. It’s quite a large area with most of the sites on Scout Loop road where yards are also available for people to bring horses to ride on the trails. The historic area is well worth a visit even if you are not camping, read more about Kurth Kiln in our review.

Kurth Kiln – Scout Loop Camp Ground

Doon Reserve  200 Doon Rd. Yarra Junction. About 30 mins/33km’s from Mt Dandenong

Doon reserve is a great place to stay with a caravan, motorhome, camper trailer, swag, or to camp.  Enjoy access to the Yarra River as well as the Warbie’ Trail, great for bike riding and walking. With Yarra Junction just minutes away by car and Warburton not too much further, there is good access to all you need while you’re at Doon Reserve.

We recently stayed in Doon Reserve with our caravan, read our review here, book your getaway through their website.

Doon Reserve Caravan Park

Pine Hill Caravan Park, 105 Warburton Highway, Lilydale. About 20 mins / 15 km to Mt Dandenong

Pine Hill is the closest caravan park to the Dandenong Ranges. The park is pet-friendly and offers caravan sites with or without an ensuite, cabins plus powered and un-powered tent sites. 

“Offering a range of modern & affordable accommodation in Lilydale, Victoria. Whether you need a cabin or a site for your RV’s, Caravan, Large Rig, Campervan or Tent, we have a site to suit… We are a destination for families, couples or nomads and with a whole range of places to suit individual interests and activities right on our doorstep”.

Big 4 Holiday Park, Healesville Healesville is about 40 minutes / 38 km’s from Mt Dandenong

BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park offers peace and quiet, immersed in natural bushland. We have accommodation solutions for everyone looking for that much-needed break away from the everyday hustle and bustle. Combined with great facilities and friendly staff, you are sure to have a getaway to remember when you stay with us.

Upper Yarra Reservoir Camp Ground  About 1 Hour / 65 km’s from Mt Dandenong

Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is a great location for camping – spacious and relaxed. It is in the Upper Yarra Valley area beyond Warburton. Facilities include toilets, pay phone, large wet weather hall, hot water, camp kitchen, picnic tables and barbeques. Advanced bookings and payment are required. You can book online or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

Large groups are welcome but must book in advance.

Melbourne Caravan and Camping Holiday Parks

For travellers looking for a camping and caravan park near Melbourne, a few good campgrounds are available. Read more here.

Planning on going a little further afield but not too far from Melbourne and maybe looking for low-cost or free campgrounds?

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