The Best 6: Camping Mornington Peninsula

When it comes to camping, Mornington Peninsula has dozens of campgrounds and caravan parks to choose from.  I’ve put in hours of research on Trip Advisor, Book It, Google and other sites to whittle down the choices and come up with a list of the best-loved, highest rated and most picturesque.

Starting from the southern most tip of the Mornington Peninsula and working our way up the coast of Port Phillip Bay, these are the six best pickings. You can find them all on the blog map if you zoom in to Mornington Peninsula.

Blairgowrie Back Beach, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: TheLoveAssembly
Blairgowrie Back Beach, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: TheLoveAssembly

SORRENTO | BLAIRGOWRIE | RYE

  1. Camerons Bight Campground
  2. Stringer Campground

What makes them special?

These two campgrounds are under the same management, side-by-side right on the beach! The campgrounds are located at the Sorrento end of the six kilometre wooded foreshore that runs from Whitecliffs (in Rye) to Camerons Bight (between Sorrento and Blairgowrie). Camerons Bight and Stringer are also the closest campgrounds to Sorrento Village and Point Nepean National Park.

Tips

  • Camerons Bight has 68 unpowered sites, 17 of which are on the beach front.
  • Stringer Campground has 66 powered sites, 17 of which are on the beach front. Book ahead and nab one of the best.

Facilities

  • Hot showers
  • Toilets
  • Laundry
  • BBQs nearby

Nearby Attractions

  • Sorrento Village
  • Blairgowrie Village
  • Colourful boat sheds
  • Point Nepean National Park
  • Surf beaches
  • Golf
  • Wineries
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Fishing Charters
  • Dolphin tours
  • The Queenscliff to Sorrento ferry terminal

RATES

Camerons Bight (unpowered)
$30/night off-peak season
$210 – $250/week peak season
$90 – $100 for 3 nights Labour Day long weekend
$115 – $130 for 4 nights Easter or Melbourne Cup long weekend
Closed in winter (May – Aug)
For more details

Stringer Campground (powered)
$35-40/night off-peak and shoulder season
$900 – $1065/3 weeks, peak season
$125 – $140 for 3 nights Labour Day long weekend
$170 – $190 for 4 nights Easter or Melbourne Cup long weekends
Closed in winter (May – Aug)
For more details

Camerons Bight Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Camerons Bight Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Camerons Bight Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Camerons Bight Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Camerons Bight Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Camerons Bight Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Stringer Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Stringer Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Stringer Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Stringer Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Stringer Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Stringer Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au

3. Tyrone Campground

What makes it special?

It is a small campground with only 44 sites, 20 of which are right on the beach front. It has the same management as Camerons Bight and Stringer Campground. It is secluded and wooded.

Facilities

  • Hot showers
  • Toilets
  • Laundry
  • Playground

Nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Lime Kiln
  • Whitecliffs Lookout with views all the way to Melbourne
  • Rye Village
  • Colorful boat sheds
  • Horse riding trails
  • Wineries
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Rye Summer Carnival

RATES

$35-40/night off-peak and shoulder season
$900 – $1065/3 weeks, peak season
$125 – $140 for 3 nights Labour Day long weekend
$170 – $190 for 4 nights Easter or Melbourne Cup long weekends
Closed in winter (May – Aug)
For more details

Tyrone Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
The foreshore near Tyrone Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
The foreshore near Tyrone Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground on the beach, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground on the beach, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground on the beach, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au
Tyrone Camp Ground on the beach, Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Whitecliffs.com.au

DROMANA

4. Kangerong Big 4 Holiday Park

What makes it special?

Kangerong Big 4 Holiday Park is across the road from a good swimming beach and beachfront cycle and walking path, has plenty of facilities to keep children amused including a pool, has BBQs on site, and it is located a short walk from restaurants if you feel like sampling the local cuisine. The sites are spacious and shaded with trees.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (heated)
  • Camp kitchen
  • Indoor/outdoor dining areas
  • Hot showers
  • Laundry
  • Spring-free trampolines
  • Kids activities
  • Play ground and sand pit
  • Games room
  • Volley ball, badminton
  • Dump point
  • WiFi access
  • All sites have water, power and sullage

RATES: $40 – $70 per night for two. Additional adults $17.

Kangerong Big 4 Holiday Park
Kangerong Big 4 Holiday Park
Sand pit at Kangerong Big 4 Holiday Park
Sand pit at Kangerong Big 4 Holiday Park

MORNINGTON

5. Mornington Gardens Holiday Village

What makes it special?

The grassy sites are made private by shade trees and hedges. They have a full range of facilities and their shower and toilet block is known for being spotless. It is a drive away from the beaches and restaurants of Mornington and there is now WiFi, but this is a good place to get away from the crowds and have a peaceful night’s sleep.

Facilities

  • Hot showers
  • Laundry
  • Camp kitchen
  • Electric BBQs
  • Indoor and outdoor eating areas
  • Recreation room
  • Indoor bowls
  • Playground
  • Table tennis
  • Library

RATES: $36 – $39 for two people.

Mornington Gardens Holiday Village hedged sites.
Mornington Gardens Holiday Village sites are hedged for privacy.

FRANKSTON

6. Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park

What makes it special?

It’s not on the beach, but as with all Big 4 Holiday Parks, there is a lot to keep children amused. The sites have water, are spacious and shaded by trees, the staff are friendly, and they have WiFi.

Facilities

  • Hot showers
  • Laundry
  • Camp kitchen
  • Swimming pool (solar heated)
  • Powered sites, some with concrete slabs, some with ensuite bathrooms.
  • Free WiFi
  • Off-site boat parking
  • Sullage
  • Sheltered BBQ
  • Inflatable trampoline
  • Tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Go Karts
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Convenience store with gas swap
  • Lending library
  • Sewage dump point

RATES: $37 – $50 for up to 6 people (maximum 4 adults)

Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park
Big 4 Frankston Holiday Park

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