Planning a camping trip for the weekends, but don't want to drive too far? Well we think Ocean Grove may just be the answer! We visited Ocean Grove in late Spring for a 2-night camping trip over the weekend. Ocean Grove is only about 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne, and the best part of the camp site which we stayed at was that it was by the river, and that beach was not far away.
Ocean Grove is more like a seaside suburb, but it does have several caravan parks and camp sites. We stayed at Riverview Family Caravan Park, located right next to Barwon River. If you want a place to relax, a change of air from city life, then get going to Ocean Grove. You can choose camp grounds with power outlets, and the site has shower/toilet/laundry facilities.
While camping at Ocean Grove, you can visit the small towns of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove. Have a nice stroll by the shops or stop for some coffee. You can find Coles Supermarket at Ocean Grove in case you need to buy some things.
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For more trip varieties, try going for a roundtrip drive. We drove from Melbourne to Ocean Grove via Geelong, then came back via Queenscliff on the ferry to Sorento, and drive back to Melbourne.