Camping along Australia’s longest river The Murray, there’s a spot for every kind of camper. It’s never too early to start planning your next camping adventure. You can customize your stay based on the activities you enjoy the most. From hopping on a paddle steamer for a riverboat tour To Kayaking or Canoeing or Casting a line to try and catch a Murray cod. There are activities for everyone. In this blog, I list all the Campgrounds we stayed at.
Camping at Numurkah Community Lions park
This campground is located just 40 minutes from Cobram and Thompson’s beach on the Murray river. Its a beautiful spot right on Broken Creek and only 20 minutes from the Cactus Country. The campground is for self contained vehicles only. There are toilet facilities and a dump point at the Numurkah showgrounds. At the camp there is drinking water at the camp spot and dogs are allowed. Numurkah has plenty of walking trails around click for Here (Blog) for more information.
There are plenty of free camp spots along the Murray River. We choose to camp at Big tom’s Beach which had no facilities. The campground has caravan access and tents are allowed. The closest toilet facilities and dump point is in Cobram. It was a beautiful camp spot located right on the Murray River and had beach access too.
Barmah Lake’s Campground
Is a large shady campground area suitable for tents and Caravan/trailer-based camping. The campground is on Barmah lake. On the lake you can take your boat or canoe out and it’s also a popular spot for fishing. At the camp this Basic drop toilet facilities but make sure to bring your own toilet paper. Dog’s aren’t allowed at this campground.
Echuca Rotary Park
Located in Echuca is Rotary Park it has drinking water and a Dump. The camp is located on the Campaspe River and dogs are also allowed. The Camp is a $10 donation per night and you register as you arrive at the campground.
Cohuna Flora Park
A free RV camping at the Flora Park for up to 72 hours. There is no cost to stay, and pets on leads are welcome. Self contained RV’s only. Camping in tents is not permitted. A free dump point can be found on Cohuna Island Road, the opposite entrance to the Holiday Park, and potable water is accessible at the campground. There is also public toilets across the road.
Kerang Rv Self Contained Campground
This Free campground offers toilets, drinking water and is dog friendly. The campground is for fully self-contained vehicles only. There is a dump point just off market road in the town.
Camping at Nyah Lions Club Reserve
Camping for free or donation which is located at the toilet block. The campground is located on the Murray River. There are various campsites around the oval and near the Murray River. At the toilet block, there also is a dump point, drinking water, and the camp is dog friendly (on leash).
Camping at Murray Sunset National Park
Lake Crosby is the Main campground in this area, the campsites are along Lake Crosbie. You can fill up with water in Underbool there are also hot showers. It’s a 20-minute drive from Underbool to the National Park. At the campground, there are toilet facilities, but no dogs are allowed.
Karadoca Sandbar Campground
Free camping by the Murray River is located just 10 minute’s from Red Cliffs town and 25 minutes from Mildura. There is no portable drinking water but you can fill up your tanks in Red Cliffs. There are drop toilets at the campground but no dogs are allowed. In wet weather conditions, you may not be able to access the campground. The campground is a great base to visit the red cliffs scenic lookout and boardwalk.
Camping at Bruce’s Bend Campground
This is a free campground located just 15 minutes from Mildura. It’s a great location right on the Murray River with lots of walks starting at the Billabong carpark, there also is toilet facilities here. You can use the portable water and dump point in Mildura located across the road from Mildura Tafe. Dog’s are allowed.
Merbein Common Campground
This free campground is located just 15 minutes from Mildura. It is accessible to RVs, Campers trailers, caravans, and camping in tents are allowed. Dogs are also allowed. There is no portable water, but you can collect drinking water at Chaffey park reserve playground. There are public toilets located at the day-use toilet or a dump point in Mildura near the Tafe. It’s a great free camp with many different campsites to pick from it is best to park your van and walk around the site before driving in as at some points it can be a bit tricky turning around.