O’Briens Cross­ing

Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks with Kids - - Bush Campsites -


If you are look­ing for an es­cape from Mel­bourne, head out to O’Briens Cross­ing in the Lerderderg State Park, just 80km or an hour and a half drive from the city. Here you can camp by the Lerderderg River which has cut a deep gorge through the sur­round­ing sand­stone, cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ment with abun­dant veg­e­ta­tion and wildlife. Camp­fires are per­mit­ted, but only in fire­places pro­vided by the park. There are a num­ber of fan­tas­tic walk­ing tracks in the area as well as some in­ter­est­ing relics from the gold­min­ing days but fa­cil­i­ties are lim­ited to just toi­lets. One great thing, be­ing a state park, pets are al­lowed so don’t for­get to bring Rover.

Get­ting there

Take the Calder free­way north­west to Gis­borne, go through the town onto Gis­borne Road and then turn right onto the dirt at Car­rolls Lane. Fol­low this un­til you hit the camp­site.


Range from $6 to $ 31

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