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RV Friendly Glenelg Shire

With more RV Friendly Town locations than any other municipality in western Victoria, Glenelg Shire is a must-see regional camping destination.


Portland has become the first accredited RV Friendly Town on the coast west of Melbourne.

Portland is one of one of the premier destinations for whale, seal and gannet sightseeing. With dramatic coastline and volcanic cliffs, isolated beaches, majestic forests and historical buildings, the town is unsurpassed in options for leisure or outdoor pursuits.

Free RV parking sites:
- Long term parking of up to 48 hours at Henty Park, behind the Cable Trams. Dump point, water tap and toilets are available here.
- Short term parking on Hurd Street near Hanlon Park, close to corner of Henty Street.
- Short term parking on Lee Breakwater opposite the yacht club.

Only 20 minutes north of Portland is Heywood where campers can visit the UNESCO Heritage listed Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape. This significant Indigenous cultural site is home to some of the oldest known examples of man-made aquaculture systems in the world and is as old as the Egyptian pyramids.

Free RV parking sites:
- Long term parking at Hunter Street East up to 48 hours, near the dump point
- Shor term parking at Cameron Street, near the playground.

Meander through the rolling hills and river red gums of the Glenelg River valley, through to Casterton. An ideal overnight stop, Casterton will tempt you to stay longer as you explore the legendary history of ‘Kelpie Country’.

Free RV parking sites:
- Long term parking at Ess Lagoon for up to 1 month
- Short term parking on Murray Street, behind Foodworks

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