As Victoria slowly recovers from the prolonged lockdowns which have hampered the state in recent months, it’s time for Victorians to plan a little getaway – especially with summer right around the corner!
And with thanks to the Victorian Government’s $105.6 million Great Outdoors Program, camping trips have been made more accessible for all with half price fees in the state’s parks and forests.
Some of the state’s most popular camping destinations now also feature new and improved facilities just in time for peak season thanks to the funding with Victorian Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio saying that now is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy nature.
“The pandemic has given us a renewed appreciation for the great outdoors and with restrictions easing it’s great Victorians will be able to get back into nature and enjoy upgraded and new camping facilities across the state,” she said.
The upgrades that are ready for campers to explore include a new suspension bridge into the Neds Gully campground and a stargazing platform in Big Desert State Forest.
Camping is a wonderful affordable holiday and our campground upgrades will make the experience even more enjoyable for Victorian families.Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change – Lily D’Ambrosio
As part of the program, 30 new campgrounds are set to built by 2023 in a boost for Victorians, as well as many of the campgrounds affected by the bush fires now back up and running as we head into the festive season.
“Our camping upgrades will help bring visitors and tourists back to regional Victorian communities – creating jobs and boosting local economies.”Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change – Lily D’Ambrosio