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3 Of The Best Camping Spots To Hit This Weekend

Ditch the hustle and bustle of city life and swap your cappuccino for a campfire this weekend by taking a mini camping trip. Nothing says relaxation like tall trees and roasted marshmallows sans ipad and emails, am I right? It’s getting chillier so make sure you’ve got your thermals on hand as well as a thick, hooded sleeping bag. Once you’ve got that sorted, check out these three camping spots, each no more than 4 hours out of Melbourne and enjoy!

Refuge Cove, Wilsons Promontory

A small, secluded cove with stunning beach views where you won’t find yourself caught amongst a huge number of tents and fellow campers – sound like your kind of weekend? Then pop Refuge Cove into your GPS and get going! You can only access this gorgeous hidden gem on foot, but the walk is a scenic one. You’ve got to make a cooking for this one so make sure you plan ahead! Wilson’s Promontory National Park is not too far from Refuge Cove and there’s a much larger camp site there that has a servo, visitors centre and outdoor cinema on site!

Ned’s Gully, Cathedral Ranges

Ned’s Gully is located in the Cathedral Ranges state forest and is the ideal camping spot, especially during winter as while the campsite is fairly open, the area is nice and sheltered! It’s only 2 hours outside of Melbourne, so it’s the perfect weekend getaway. Complete with fire pits, toilets and a HEAP of walking tracks with stunning scenery like rock pools, lush trees and bushland, rivers etc. Perfection!

Big 4 Beacon Resort, Queensclif

Now, for the GLAMpers. Just because you’re enjoying the great outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t also inject a hint of luxury into your wintery weekend escape, and Big 4 Beacon Resort in Queensclif (about an hour and a half out of Melbourne) is just the place to do it. They’ve got both large, grassy camping sites as well as villas and cabins. The real kicker is that regardless of where you’re staying throughout the resort, you can enjoy their bike trails, wineries, yoga classes AND day spa. Oh, and there’s also an indoor HEATED pool. Where do I sign up?

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