Golden Triangle Free Camping

The Golden Triangle in Victoria encompasses the rich goldfields of Ballarat, Bendigo and surrounding areas that are legendary in their role during the colonial days of Victoria.

The Eureka Stockade, a rebellion against colonial rule by the gold miners of Ballarat, became a legend which even today holds historical and cultural significance in the building of our nation.
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Woady Yaloak Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/woady-yaloak-creek-rest-area/vic
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Moyston Sportsground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/moyston-sportsground/vic
Moyston Sportsground provides level shady or sunny camping sites for travellers. This is a good base for exploring the local area. There is a fee for power and water.
Free Overnight CampCamping FeeToiletsDrinking WaterHose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets Welcome
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Slaty Creek Campground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/slaty-creek-campground/vic
Slaty Creek campground is close to the township of Creswick and suitable for motorhomes, tents, camper trailers and caravans, but not large rigs.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansCamp TrailersTent SiteNo Long RigsPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto OpportunityBird Watching
  • Campground
  • Fossicking Site

Langi Ghiran Campground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/langi-ghiran-campground/vic
Langi Ghiran Campground, in the Langi Ghiran State Park is only 5km from the highway and provides toilets, fireplaces picnic tables and plenty of walking tracks to explore.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansNo Long RigsTent SiteNo PetsInformation BoardWalkingBird WatchingPhoto OpportunityAboriginal Art
  • Campground
  • Information

Trawalla State Forest Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/trawalla-state-forest-rest-area/vic
Trawalla State Forest Rest Area is a small, free overnight rest area beside the highway. It has a drive through configuration with shade. Room for large rigs. No toilets.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lexton South Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lexton-south-rest-area/vic
Lexton South Rest Area is a gravel drive through rest area that is mostly sloping. There is a picnic table and some shade here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bung Bong Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bung-bong-rest-area/vic
Bung Bong Rest Area is a large mostly level space beside the highway. There is an old 19th century church guarding the entrance. Choose shady or sunny spots on gravel or grass.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Waterfalls Camping Area Avoca

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/waterfalls-camping-area-avoca/vic
Three Waterfalls Camping Area Avoca is a compact camping spot at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains in Victoria. There are modern longdrop toilets, fire places and picnic tables.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCamp TrailersTent SiteNo Long RigsNo CaravansPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto OpportunityInformation BoardBird Watching
  • Camping Area

Tanwood South Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/tanwood-south-rest-area/vic
Tanwood South Rest Area is a large openlevel gravel rest area with a derive through configuration, close to the highway. There are both shady and sunny positions to choose from
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Mountain Creek Moonambel Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mountain-creek-moonambel-rest-area/vic
Mountain Creek Moonambel Rest Area is a cozy rest area, just a few hundred metres from the village of Moonambel. You can walk to the pub and general store.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Ryan Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/ryan-creek-rest-area/vic
Ryan Creek Rest Area is a well shaded drive through rest area beside the Calder Highway. Overnight stay but no toilets.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Hard Hill Camping Reserve

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/hard-hill-camping-reserve/vic
Hard Hill Camping Reserve is on the site of an old gold mine, on the edge of Wedderburn. There is plenty of room for all sized rigs in this delightful park, with flushing toilets, BBQs, picnic tables and hot showers for a small fee.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsHot ShowersNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPowerTent SitePets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityInformation Board
  • Camping Area
  • Fossicking Site
  • Information

Logan Pub Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/logan-pub-camping-area/vic
The Logan Pub is well known around these parts as The Aussie Pub in the Scrub, where caravans, motorhomes and campers are always welcome. Power and hot showers are available for a small fee.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleHot ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCabinsCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerPets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Cabins
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence
  • Fossicking Site

Beazleys Bridge Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/beazleys-bridge-rest-area/vic
Beazleys Bridge Rest Area is a roomy level space adjacent to the road and flanked by a row of very large gum trees. Previosly a school reserve, the rest area is level with both gravel and grassy areas, with sunny and shaded spots to choose from.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Avon River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/avon-river-rest-area/vic
Avon River Rest Area is a roomy overnighter with a circular gravel configuration, mostly level and on the bank of the Avon River. There are picnic tables and bins.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Rush Dam Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/rush-dam-camping-area/vic
Rush Dam Camping Area is a small camping area in the bush, with room for a caravan or motorhome. There are no facilities here.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampShadeCaravansTent SiteNo PetsBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Fossicking Site
  • National Park

Notleys Picnic & Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/notleys-picnic-camping-area/vic
Notleys Picnic & Camping Area is a well maintained roomy spot in the Greater Bendigo National Park, with toilets, covered and open air picnic tables and fireplaces.
Free Overnight CampToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadeFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SiteNo PetsWalkingBird WatchingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Fossicking Site

Myers Flat Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/myers-flat-rest-area/vic
Myers Flat Rest Area is a level gravel rest area wedged between the road and the railway line. There is a picnic table and some bins.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Huntly Lions Park Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/huntly-lions-park-rest-area/vic
Huntly Lions Park Rest Area is a very small and busy park, which is completely level. There are flushing toilets, a town water tap with a hose connecter and bins.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterHose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBBQShadeBinCaravansPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Sebastian Trotting Track Recreation Reserve

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/sebastian-trotting-track-recreation-reserve/vic
Sebastian Trotting Track Recreation Reserve provides free camping for up to 7 nights. As there is horse training happening here, it is necessary to keep dogs on a lead. Please don't camp too close to track.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 7 daysToiletsHose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeWalking
  • Camping Area
  • Fossicking Site

Bealiba Reservoir

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bealiba-reservoir/vic
Bealiba Reservoir is a quiet camping area where you can enjoy swimming and fishing. There is room for large rigs, but care is needed on entry and exit.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleFire PlaceCaravansCamp TrailersTent SiteBird WatchingPhoto OpportunitySwimmingPets WelcomeFishing Spot
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Day Use Area

Teddington Reservoir Campground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/teddington-reservoir-campground/vic
Teddington Reservoir Campground is in the St Arnaud Range National Park. A tranquil, attractive place with no mobile or internet or TV reception.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SiteNo PetsWalkingNo SwimmingFishing Spot
  • Campground
  • National Park
  • Fishing Spot

Warburton Bridge Reserve Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/warburton-bridge-reserve-camping-area/vic
Warburton Bridge Reserve Camping Area provides free camping in a large flat area on the bank of the Loddon River suitable for all vehicles. There is no potable water although the river water is good for washing etc.
Free Overnight CampToiletsShadeFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SiteNo PetsWalking
  • Camping Area

Happy Jacks Nature Reserve Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/happy-jacks-nature-reserve-rest-area/vic
Happy Jacks is a free overnight rest area in a pleasant off highway positions with grassy areas and shady trees. The amenities, which are nice and tidy, are just down the road (walking distance) from the camping area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Butts Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/butts-camping-area/vic
On road to Mount Tarrengower lookout, Butts Reserve is an open forest just on the outskirts of the historic township of Maldon. The only grassed area is in the day rest area next to the road and opposite to the toilet block.
Free Overnight CampToiletsMobile Phone CoverageCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Camping Area

Moliagul Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/moliagul-rest-area/vic
Moliagul Rest Area provides clean amenities, a coin operated BBQ and has clean non potable water for washing hands.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Jessie Kennedy Reserve Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/jessie-kennedy-reserve-rest-area/vic
Jessie Kennedy Reserve Rest Area is very average. No facilities. Could do with a little cleaning up.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Vaughan Springs Reserve Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/vaughan-springs-reserve-camping-area/vic
Vaughan Springs Reserve is a small camping area that provides easy access for regular sized caravans and a grassed tent area for those walking the Great Dividing Trail or those after a more basic camping experience.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessiblePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesBBQCaravansNo Long RigsTent SiteNo PetsWalking
  • Camping Area

Ravenswood Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/ravenswood-rest-area/vic
Ravenswood Rest Area is a large bitumen drive through rest area with plenty of parking for large vehicles. There are modern accessible toilets and some shade.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageShadeBBQPicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Stuart Mill South Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/stuart-mill-south-rest-area/vic
The Stuart Mill South Rest Area provides numerous sheltered spots under the shade of large spreading eucalypts just off the highway. There is plenty of room for large rigs here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Red Kangaroo Roadhouse & Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/red-kangaroo-roadhouse-rest-area/vic
Red Kangaroo Roadhouse is located high on a hill on the Western Highway, just outside Beaufort. There is a gravel rest area for nomads at the rear.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsHot ShowersMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksUnleaded Petrol BowserDiesel BowserNon Drinking WaterLPG SwapMeals
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Service Station
  • Roadhouse
  • Cafe
During the 19th century, rumours of a gold find had the effect of mobilising fortune seekers around the world to travel to distant lands in search of a fast road to riches. More often than not, it lead to hardship and despair. But that never stopped the stream of immigrants who were prepared to bet everything that they owned for the chance to find that elusive large gold nugget.

Today the golden triangle is golden for different reasons. Tourism of course has taken the place of the gold seekers as many amateur fossickers continue to dream of that magical metal and hope to find some. But the real gold of the Victorian inland plains is in the vast quantities of golden grain that is grown and harvested on the flat fertile plains each year.

Much of the region is under irrigation, with channels of water pumped from the various rivers, supplying broadacre grain, fodder and grazing.

Victoria is indeed a land of gold. In fact the world owes much of its ability to feed 7 billion people to an invention of the Victorian wheat fields. The Sunshine Harvester, invented by HV McKay in the 19th century, was the forerunner of the giant combine harvesters that are in use today, reaping the grainfields across the globe.
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