Free Camping Shepparton

Tucked away in Victoria’s picturesque Goulburn Valley, Shepparton isn’t just famous for its orchards and dairy farms! It’s also a haven for those who love nothing more than getting back to nature and unwinding under a blanket of stars. That’s right – we’re talking camping, and whether you’re a seasoned camper or a newbie keen to dip your toes in the great outdoors, Shepparton has some of the most beautiful places you could ever wish to camp out in.

Even better, you can enjoy a camping trip to Shepparton without having to spend a fortune, thanks to the budget-friendly campsites located in and around the area. But where exactly can you find these?! That’s what we’re going to be looking at today. Below, you’ll find some of best free and low-budget camping sites in and close to Shepparton, along with a list of the facilities you’ll find at each.

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, and let’s go exploring!

Shepparton Camping Spots

  1. Calder Woodburn Rest Area
  2. Strayleaves Caravan Parks
  3. Victoria Lake Holiday Park

To enjoy each of these campsites to the fullest, it’s best to visit them in a campervan. Contact the team at Travellers Autobarn today to find out more about hiring a campervan, and we’ll help get you on the road to your Shepparton camping adventure.

Calder Woodburn Rest Area

Calder Woodburn Rest Area

Arcadia South, Victoria

More than your average rest area, Calder Woodburn Rest Area offers some amenities including toilets and non-drinking water. It’s also suitable for all vehicle types, and while you’re only allowed to stay here for one night, it is perfect for catching some Zs after a long day on the road.

Along with its great facilities, one of the things that stands out about Calder Woodburn Rest Area is the design! This place has become a bit of a pilgrimage destination for those who love interesting architecture, and while there’s no denying you’re camping out along the Goulburn Valley Highway, you still feel as though you’re getting a special experience here. Perfect if you want to document your camping trip with interesting photographs of places you’ve stayed.


  • Toilets
  • Non-Drinking Water

Budget Friendly Camping in Batemans Bay and Surrounds

When it comes to free camping sites in and around Batemans Bay, it’s fair to say that your options are quite limited. However, if you’re willing to spend some money, you can find a couple of excellent budget-friendly sites that have everything you could want without breaking the bank. Let’s explore these below.

Strayleaves Caravan Park

Strayleaves Caravan Parks

Mitchell St, Shepparton

Prices at Strayleaves Caravan Park are very reasonable, with accommodation available for as little as $40 per night based on two adults occupying a powered caravan site. There are 120 sites available here, too, so it’s a good option if you’re concerned about finding a space to camp in the area.

All guests at Strayleaves have access to some excellent amenities, including toilets, showers, and coin-operated laundromats, making it a great place to spend a couple of nights if you’re headed along the road and need to do some washing! You’re also within minutes of Shepparton CBD, giving you the perfect place to call home while exploring everything the shops, restaurants, and more have to offer.

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Laundry Facilities
  • BBQ Facilities

Victoria Lake Holiday Park

Victoria Lake Holiday Park

Fitzjohn St, Shepparton

Located just 15 minutes from the central Shepparton area, Victoria Lake Holiday Park is a great low-budget option for families exploring the Shepparton area. There are powered slab sites and drive-thru sites available here, and the amenities include BBQ facilities, a camp kitchen, guest laundry, and shower blocks. You’re also right next door to Aquamoves Recreational Centre – an indoor/outdoor splash park, playground, and skate park.

Along with family-friendly activities right on your doorstep, the close proximity to Shepparton CBD means that you’re in the perfect location to spend a day shopping, taking in some local culture, or wining and dining at one of Shepparton’s fantastic bars and restaurants.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Guest Laundry
  • Shower Blocks
  • Close Location to Shepparton CBD & Aquamoves

There you have it, adventurers! Free and low-budget camping in Shepparton is your ticket to unplugging from the daily grind and reconnecting with nature. There’s something for every type of camper to enjoy, too, from serene riverside retreats to bushland hideaways.

However, to enjoy all of these campgrounds to their fullest (and to make sure you’re safe and comfortable), you’re going to need a campervan. Whether you’re travelling with your family or enjoying a solo trip, speak to the expert team at Travellers Autobarn today, and we’ll match you with the perfect campervan for your needs. All you need to worry about after that’s done is narrowing down which of these fantastic campsites you want to visit!

DISCLAIMER: Any prices displayed are correct at the time of publishing. We highly recommend contacting any campsite or caravan park prior to booking to confirm prices.

About the Author

Bastian Graf

Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.

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