Free Camping at Lake Colac

Just 8km out of Colac and right on the lake is a great little free camp. The campsites are mostly level and grassy with minimal shady sites. You can get full sun if you park further back. It is basically a long strip of camp sites that run along the shores of the lake There is a toilet block, water and picnic tables. (Sadly the toilet was full and needed a pump away at the time of our visit!)

There is also a good quality boat ramp, when the water level is average, but maybe a problem with drought conditions and water levels very low.

The waters edge is gently sloping and easy launching for canoes or access for swimming. We didn’t take advantage of the swimming here but we did enjoy gentle walks and chatting to neighbours. We met a chap of American Indian descent one night and another night we met some Germans who have allowed 6 months to travel Australia.

There are wood fired barbecues (bring your own firewood), rubbish bins and flushing toilets as well as town drinking water available from a couple of taps.

This campground is maintained by council as a free camp. I am sure I don’t need to tell the majority of my readers, however I do encourage you to show your appreciation & do the right thing: leave it tidy and do your shopping in town.

We were fascinated with these mini shells/snail shells that were evident on most of the fence posts separating the campsite from the farm land next door. Anyone know anything about them?

We used this camp as our base camp for visiting the area including the main goal of this trip which is to see the Great Ocean Road, leaving the motorhome behind and venturing out in the Grand Vitara.

We’ll be back with the next post on our impressions of The Great Ocean Road.


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