After spending over a week in the North and East part of the Grampians, we decided to head to the more remote parts of the Grampians and see what it had to offer. Boreang Campground was our first choice, with it being easily accessible, close to a number of Grampians 4WD tracks and being suitable for our hybrid camper trailer.
Where is Boreang Campground?
Boreang Campground is only about 25 minutes from Halls Gap, and it follows the gravel roads that you can see from the Balconies walk. It’s not too far from Moora Moora reservoir, and is close to a number of the Western Grampians 4WD tracks.
How can you get there?
There’s a heap of ways that you can get to Boreang Campground, and we spent a bit of time trying to work out how we’d be able to take our Hybrid camper in, which we go into below.
The quickest, and fastest way is to head up Mount Victory Road from Halls Gap and back down Glenelg River Road.
You can enter from the south as well, on Glenelg River Road, or you can enter from the East and West as well, along Lodge Road, or a number of 4WD tracks.
Can you take Caravans and 2WD vehicles to Boreang Campground?
Boreang Campground is setup for 2WD and Caravan access, but we had read a number of comments, and saw a few signs that indicate you are limited in the ways to access Boreang Campground with a caravan, so I did some more investigation.
Glenelg River Road is suitable for 2WD vehicles in either direction, including coming down the hill from the top of Halls Gap. If you have a caravan though, there’s a sign at the bottom of Halls Gap that says Caravans may not be suitable for this road (which is the windy, steep bitumen one called Mount Victory Road), and then there’s another sign at the turn off to Glenelg River Road.
I rang Parks Victoria to confirm we’d be OK taking our Hybrid Camper, as its not big enough to be classified as a caravan (despite being registered as one; go figure), and they said it would be fine.
The actual road is often not wide enough for two vehicles, and in many places barely wide enough, so the signs are correct. You could tow a caravan down there, but its super steep, and if you met someone coming the other way you’d both be in a world of pain. My suggestion then, is to tow your vans in from the south!
Leaving Boreang Campground
On the flip side of things, I wouldn’t recommend you tow anything too heavy or big back up Glenelg River Road to Mount Victory Road. I wouldn’t tow our Hybrid, as its just too steep, and I’m sure my automatic transmission would not like it very much.
Instead, we left heading south, and exited on the Glenelg River Road and out through Serra Road (which is also not ideal for towing up, but we were OK). You’d be better off going down Glenelg River Road all the way to Bullawin.
What amenities are there?
Boreang Campground has fire pits (some are shared), and toilets. We’d read of the toilets being smelly, but didn’t find that they had any odour at all, which was nice.
Other than this, there are tables and an information sign, and that’s really about it. It’s certainly a much, much quieter camp ground than many of the others in the Grampians National Park, which was a great change.
What’s worth doing nearby?
There’s no specific attractions at Boreang Campground to do, or to walk to. Its just a nice bush camp, which means you need to either hike, or hop in your car to explore. The reservoir is good, as is Paddys Castle, and there’s a heap of 4WD tracks that you can do (if they are open and you have a suitable setup).
You can see a heap of aboriginal artwork further down, along with Burrong Falls, Billimina Shelter, Manja Shelter, Chimney Pots and Moora Moora Reservoir.
What does it cost at Boreang Campground?
Camping here is $15.70 per night, and you need to book in advance online to secure a spot as you’ll have zero reception at camp.
Would we stay at Boreang Campground again?
Yep, we really liked this spot. Even in the middle of February it was nice and green, quiet, and a good base to check out some of the other spots in the Grampians National Park. We only saw a handful of vehicles over two days, and had about 6 others camp over the 2 nights, which made it really nice to relax at.
This part of the Grampians National Park is certainly less touristy, and much quieter.