Dandos Campground

Last Updated Oct 2017 | Originally suggested by Peter

Dandos has toilets Dandos has water available Dandos has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Dandos There are picnic tables available at Dandos Dandos has picnic tables You can go fishing at Dandos Pets allowed in Dandos


A quiet, remote, attractive site on a former tree nursery in a large bend of the Gellibrand River featuring a magnificent avenue of poplars.

The camp ground, separate from the day area, is a generally level grassy flat with thin shade from open rows of Messmate. Access tracks are gravelled laid out in a regimented design. 9 tables, 7 pit fires (some with swing BBQs). composting toilet.

Rated at 4.2/5

A grassed (slashed) play area adjoins. Dogs to be kept on leash.

Surrounded by low ridges forested by Mountain Ash, Manna Gum and Pine forest with an understory of blackwoods, wattles and tea tree - a mixture of wet and dry sclerophyll forest. Rosellas and magpies are common.

The small Gellibrand River has a series of deep pools, accessed by a walking track leading downstream.

Facilities and activities at Dandos

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Dandos Campground is free


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings required, first in, best dressed


Longdrop or composting


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for Dandos


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Situated in the inland foothills of the Otway's, south of Colac, East of Gellibrand

Access from Colac: South 26k on the Colac-Lavers Hill Rd (2k south of Gellibrand), left, east 11.2k on Lardners Track (Gellibrand East Rd)(1.7k sealed, good gravel through tree ferns), left 200m on Sayers Tk, left 400 to Dandos (signed)

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