Keep a check on road and track closures and conditions by looking at the following websites:

Victoria Online:

Parks Victoria:


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Parks Victoria - Changes to peak season camping ballots at some sites

Parks Victoria has changed the ballot system for a number of popular camping sites for peak periods. The change will benefit those planning their summer holidays in advance, as people will know instantly if they have been successful in securing a site, rather than having to wait 4-6 weeks for the ballot process to be finalised.

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Seasonal Road Closure Openings in Victoria's Forests and Parks

For information about road closures and changes of conditions go to

Victoria – Seasonal Road Closures and Opening Dates
By the end of October, or November, many of the roads throughout Victoria’s National Parks should reopen. For a complete list of all roads/tracks and opening dates, check out the Parks Victoria web site:,-flood-and-other-closures/seasonal-road-closures2

Sunset National Park Accommodation
The old historic shearers quarters, located in the western section of the Sunset National Park, east of the Border Track and south of the Sturt Highway south-west of Mildura, makes for a great base when exploring this fabulous desert park this spring. There's good camping located here as well. To book the Shearers’ Quarters go to:, or contact Parks Victoria, ph: 13 19 63.
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Iconic Grampians Drive
Travel among the spectacular peaks and dramatic rock formations of Grampians National Park and enjoy great views, picturesque waterfalls, spectacular wildflower displays and interesting Aboriginal rock art sites. There’s some great camping as well. For more details go to:
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Four Wheel Drive Victoria:

Driving Courses - Four Wheel Drive Victoria
A range of four wheel driving courses including Advanced Winter Driving, a Women’s 4x4 Course, a Sand Driving Course, along with an On Road Towing Course, First Aid Course, a Chainsaw Course and more, are planned for the next few months by 4WD Victoria. They are open to anyone. For cost and dates visit

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Portland Dune Buggy Club
This 1800ha area of mainly tall bare dunes is a mecca for off-road enthusiasts. It's a quiet place where you can camp and enjoy the solitude and the wilderness of this wind swept section of coast. You must be a member of the club and 4-day membership is readily available. It's a top spot. Check out:

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Kow Plains homesteadKow Plains Homestead
Over the last couple of years the old Kow Plains homestead, just south of Cowangie in Victoria's Outback has been renovated. First settled in 1859 the homestead dates to 1879 and is a drop-log construction of local pine. It is one of the very few remaining buildings of this type, and an evocative remnant of settlement and life in one of the most remote and hostile parts of the state. The last time the homestead was occupied was in 1961. Check it out next time you are travelling the Mallee Highway west of Ouyen or visit:
Murray River 4WD Fun
Specs lake is an 3600ha private property with 14km of Murray River frontage, just two hours drive from Adelaide. It comprises red gum studded river flats to stoney hills and sandy mallee scrub with low dunes. The property has a number of self drive trips, an extreme 4WD tour, some great riverside camping, the Loveday Tavern and a 4WD adventure park will challenge most people's idea of four wheel driving and fun. For more details visit:



You’ll find details of all free and low cost camps on the following web sites. They also have APPS available (check out our APPS page)

Camping in NW Vic
The Caravan and camping facilities in the Yarriambiack Shire of western Victoria are all exceptional value for money with many sites only $10, while free camping is permitted at Lake Lascelles. The Mallee townships within the Shire are in close proximity to the Wyperfeld, Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray Sunset National Parks which are great spots for four wheelers to explore. To check out the campgrounds in the shire visit:

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Lock 9 Camping and Accommodation
While there’s some enjoyable camping along the Murray River in the vicinity of Lock 9 (just 10km north of Cullulleraine on the Sturt Highway) there’s also the Lock 9 Lodge for those looking for a bit more comfort. There’s great fishing, bird watching, canoeing or boating to enjoy. For more details, ph: 0427 502 664, or visit:



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