Camping on Great Ocean Road @ Cumberland River + cabin option

Lorne VIC 3232, Australia

6 reviews
Feb 3 - 5, 2023
Group size: 5 - 10
Camping on Great Ocean Road @ Cumberland River + cabin option
Lorne VIC 3232, Australia

6 reviews

Feb 3 - 5, 2023
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip

Join us for a weekend of car-based camping on the Great Ocean Road, with the river trickling past your tent, cliffs towering overhead, and a hop, step and jump to the crystal waters of the nearby beach, with amazing, supportive, body positive peeps, free from judgement, diet talk, or any expectation of fitness. 


The location for this camping weekend is the Cumbnerland RIver Holiday Park,  Cumberland River Holiday Park, with its well-stocked kiosk, LPG gas supplies, ice, firewood and is a perfect base from which to explore the Great Ocean Road and surrounds. Go bush-walking into the National park or go on endless coastal walks, swim, snorkel or surf at our private beach which is only a 2 minute walk away.  It is just 2hrs from Melbourne CBD, on the Great Ocean Road, near Lorne. 

This place does not have wifi, and has limited phone reception, so its a great chance to switch off and relax!


Start Time:  Arrive at the Cumberland River Holiday Park anytime after 3pm.   Please call Richelle on 0402936397 on arrival to gain access.

Finish Time: we need to vacate the park by 10am on Sunday morning.

You will need to have your own camping gear for this one.  But the best part is that you will be near your car, so you can bring all the mattresses, doonas and pillows you desire!  You will need a tent, a sleeping mat/mattress, sleeping bag or doona, a camping chair, your food, something to eat with/on, and a way to cook it (if you want to cook it).  All these bits are available cheaply at Kmart or anaconda if you are just starting out, or if you prefer, we might have some bits you can borrow - shoot us a message at

The plan for this weekend is easy.  Set up your tent.  And relax!!!  Richelle will lead a walk to Jebbs Pool deep in the Otways for a swim (mostly flat, but uneven surfaces including a creek crossing we will help each other with), with other optional walks, including a beach walk.  Lorne is a 5min drive away, so real coffee is always attainable!

 Is it for you? YES! I cannot stress enough this is VERY beginner friendly, or those just starting out. You can opt in or out of any activity, and only do those you are comfortable with. You don't need any level of fitness, there's plenty of downtime for naps, or heading across the road for coffee!  In fact the whole weekend is downtime! 

Parking: There is strictly parking for 1 car for each site/cabin, so we will be shuffling cars, some will need to be parked on the street.  Consider carpooling if you are keen to do that! 

What to Bring


- Tent (ask us to bring one for you if you don't have one)

- Sleeping stuff (sleeping bag, doona or blankets - bring plenty if you get sold, and an inflatable mat or foam mattress to sleep on, don't forget a pillow)

- Food and snacks for meals other than those included (feel free to bring anything to share!)

- Esky/cooler (incl ice) - ice is available at the park

- Cooking stove (or use ours if you don't have one!)

- Plate/bowl/cutlery

- Camp chair - this is THE most important thing to remember, you will spend a lot of time in it, so make sure its comfy!  THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT FOR THOSE CABIN GUESTS.

- Bug spray

- Sunscreen

- A big hat

- A book

- Earplugs

- Warm clothes for nighttime.  Most people have Oodies or similar to keep warm. 

- Clothes for walks Bring changes of clothes in case its raining.

- Raincoat or poncho if you have one.

- Thongs/flip-flops for around camp and showers

EYCZ Members Discount

 EYCZ Members receive 10% off this trip, please use the discount code provided to you in the Member's (Be the First to Know) section of the EYCZ App. Want to become a member?   Click here for membership.   

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds for campsites are available until 20 January 2023.  Refunds for cabin bookings are available until 31 December 2022. After this point, refunds are only available if your spot is taken by someone else. 

Important Info - Code of Conduct

 Escaping Your Comfort Zone (EYCZ) is a community of body positive adventurers. We welcome women and non-binary people. No weight loss focus, slow paced and non-judgemental. Purely for fun. This group is for making new friends, and finding like minded people to get outdoors with. We are a not for profit bushwalking club, as part of Bushwalking Victoria. 

Please ensure you read this first before joining any of our trips or walks.

What’s included

  • Campsite
    Access to our group campsite for 2 nights, including toilets and showers, hot and cold running water, laundry + kiosk
  • Cabin (if selected)
    Each cabin has 2 private bedrooms, a small bathroom, kitchenette and lounge area. There is 1 powerpoint only (7amp) for small items only
  • BBQ Dinner Sat
    BBQ dinner on Saturday night (sausages, burgers & veggie burgers, coleslaw and potato salad, bread, sauce)
  • Sunday BBQ breaky
    Bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast Sunday morning
  • Big campfire drums
  • Firewood
  • Insurance
  • Camping Equipment
    Please BYO all camping equipment
  • Meals not mentioned
    Please BYO snacks, drinks, and any meals not mentioned above

Available Packages

only 1 left


Deposit: A$50
Cabin - private room in cabin
only 2 left

Private room in a 2 bedroom cabin.  Room may be a double bed, or a single bed.  Cabin has bathroom, kitchenette and sitting area.  There is 1 powerpoint only (7amp) for small items only - refer to manufacturer specifications for any medical appliances.  Those staying in cabins will share all experiences with those camping, but will just have a warm comfy bed to retire to!  Cabins may be be a 2-3 min walk from the campsite.


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Escaping Your Comfort Zone Inc
6 reviews
Body positive, slow paced adventures for women & non-binary people. The outdoors don't care about your size, your speed or your fitness, and neither do we! 100% body positive, no focus on weight loss. Just having fun in the outdoors, cause we can!


This trip was amazing. Fabulous company, awe inspiring walks, great food and a wonderful time all round. Getting the opportunity to head back to the NT and explore some of the most iconic Indigenous locations is something I'll always cherish.
By Casey C for Uluru & Red Centre Body Positive Adventure on 27 Sep, 2022
Such a well organised trip with lovely people. Enough spare time to relax in combination with some wonderful hikes to amazing places that I wouldn't have gone to on my own. Thanks EYCZ!
By Amy H for Body Positive Grampians - 3 night Lookouts & Waterfalls on 07 Sep, 2022
A well thought out weekend! Fabulous food and great company.
By Carolyn W for Body Positive - Wilsons Prom hiking - Lodge weekend (WAITLIST) on 28 Aug, 2022
Great accommodation, organization, food, company, wildlife and surrounds. Wanted to stay forever.
By Tracey B for Body Positive - Crafty Retreat @ Warburton - 48hr Pajama Party on 24 Aug, 2022
Felt very nurtured all weekend with lovely company, sharing of stories light and deep, pretty La La waterfall walk close by and food, glorious tasty food by our host with the most! Beautiful house nestled in green trees with a view of Mt Victoria from the verandah and frequent visiting parrots, full of hand crafted wonderful things, a little extra lounge here, sitting/reading nook there. Was watching other people craft while I pretended to craft, lol!
By Naomi F for Body Positive - Crafty Retreat @ Warburton - 48hr Pajama Party on 17 Aug, 2022
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