Now that it’s December that means its summer, so it’s time to put away the puffy coats and beanies and break out the sunscreen and board shorts. With the warmer weather and new laws to make it easier for campers, there no better time to set up the tents and have a few cold ones.

If you love camping, we’ve made a list of some of the best camping spots in Victoria for you to try out. 

GlenmaggieLocated just three hours from Melbourne and about 30 minutes from Traralgon, this secluded lake is a great family location with a plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. The Caravan park has great rates, and goes off around the Christmas and New Year periods. 

There is no shortage of walking tracks, and you can swim, canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board in the lake too. 

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BrightBright is a small town in the Victorian Alps. With a range of accommodation, including caravan parks, camping grounds, hotel, motels, and AirBnBs, Bright is the perfect location for a summer getaway. The town of Bright is a short drive to some stunning locations such as Mount Buffalo and Mount Beauty. You can go for a peaceful bushwalk or an intense hike, and there are plenty of bike trails as well. There are also plenty of restaurants including Boynton's Feathertop Winery and the Bright Brewery.

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Wilsons PromontoryWilson's Promontory is a popular attraction in Victoria that attracts thousands of tourists every year. And it's not hard to see why, with the whitest beaches you've ever seen on your doorstep, and hundreds of sites to camp on, everyone is guaranteed to have a great time. At the Prom, you can hike, bike, 4WD or simply lay by the beach.

Wilsons Prom is just a 3-hour drive from Melbourne. 

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Another well-known spot. The Grampians National Park is huge, measuring at 1,672 km2, there is so much to do and see, you'll have to come back next summer to finish off your to-do list. 

There are hundreds of hikes and trails to explore, along with the stunning and photogenic McKenzie Falls. The Pinnacle is a great spot to have lunch after a long walk, and you can even grab an ice cream and cool off at Venus Baths afterward. For the kids, the zoo has plenty of Aussie animals that you can view up close. 

Halls Gap has plenty of accommodation ranging from camping sites to holiday rentals. It is a 3-hour drive for Melbourne, and only 30 minutes from Ararat. 

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Keppel CreekKeppel Creek is a camping ground within the Marysville State Forrest. This one isn't as well known as The Grampians or Wilsons Prom, but there is still plenty to do including Camping, 4WDing, Horse Riding, Picnicking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Mountain Bike Riding, Scenic Drives, Dog Walking and Trail Bike Riding. There are no fees or booking necessary for the camping ground, but it can get a bit crowded during the holiday period.

Keppel Creek is roughly 3 hours from Melbourne by car. 

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