Good to know

  • Walk-in only (1.8 km)
  • No facilities provided
  • Portable toilet required
  • Campfires are not permitted
  • No dogs allowed
  • Mobile phone coverage may be available
  • Cattle may graze in this area


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

Bealiba Camping area 1 and 3 provides walk-in camping and fishing on the banks of the Avoca River, approximately 10.3 km south-west of Bealiba, with pedestrian access along Crown land adjacent to the Avoca River (refer to the map below).

This camping area is on a licensed Crown water frontage that has been designated for camping. Before visiting this site, find out about access to Crown water frontages.

The camping area is mostly flat although there are some areas of steep terrain. There is good access to the river. There are many trees in the camping area, including large River Red Gums.

Camping is only permitted in a specifically designated area on the frontage (see map below). Other areas of Crown water frontage can be accessed for recreational activities other than camping, such as fishin, walking and picnicking.


Crown water frontages are rough and rugged bush camp areas. Before you go, it is important to consider all potential risks and hazards when accessing and camping at this location. Campers are responsible for thier own safety and the safety of those in their care.


  • This site may be part of a working farm.
  • Cattle may be present on this water frontage and access the river.
  • If cattle approach you, avoid sudden movements and loud noises.
  • Farm animals are not pets. They can be large and unpredictable and should not be approached
  • Store your food in a secure container to avoid attracting livestock and other animals.
  • Leave all gates as you find them.

Tree hazard

  • Trees and limbs may fall unexpectedly. Avoid camping under trees.
  • Stormy and windy weather increases the risk that trees and limbs may fall.

Water and flood safety

  • Play it safe by the water.
  • Hidden dangers may include submerged objects and debris and strong currents. A storm well upstream from you could cause flash flooding.
  • Check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecasts and flood warnings, or visit Play it Safe by the Water for more information.


  • Be aware of dangerous weather and bushfire conditions.
  • Check VicEmergency for information about current fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.

Other risks that may be present include dangerous terrain, animals and adjoining farming operations.

How to get there

  1. From Bealiba travel south west on Main St towards Grant St for 700 m
  2. Turn slightly left onto Avoca-Bealiba Rd, continue for 5.9 km
  3. Turn slightly right to stay on Avoca-Bealiba Rd for 230 m
  4. Turn right onto Archdale Rd for 1.4 km
  5. Turn right onto Kidston Rd for 2.1 km
  6. Roadside parking available beside Kidston Rd
  7. Follow the signs and walk 1.3 km along an unformed dirt track passing through an unlocked gate, to reach the Crown water frontage
  8. Bealiba camping area 1 begins 500 m upstream
  9. Bealiba Camping area 3 is located 200 m upstream from Bealiba Camping area 1

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area

Map - Avoca River - Bealiba camping area 1 and 3
(PDF, 2.0 MB)


Further information

Page last updated: 28/02/23