I’m a bit late on this post as we spent the Australia Day weekend at an amazing spot in the Otways called Johanna Beach.
A free camping spot that is very popular in the summer months and long weekends. It gave us a good go and testing out the recent solar panel addition which worked brilliantly for the whole five days we were there.
We were lucky enough that we could arrive there on the Thursday before the long weekend to get a spot. By mid afternoon the place was full to the gills. Standing room only which meant anyone with a tent or caravan had nowhere to stay. Only backpackers with a desire to camp on the side of the tracks in and out of the camp ground braved the overnight stay and then scurried off early the next morning.
Johanna beach is a gem. If you get the chance to go when the crowds are gone on a normal weekend out of the summer months you would most likely have the place to yourself. It could be wild weather but it’s a beautiful spot.
With only a short stroll to the beach, it may only be your footsteps you see in the sand. There is so much to do and see in the area or it’s a great place to just waste the day away.
If you decide to visit the campsite and your towing a van, make sure you drive in on Red Johanna Rd. Blue Johanna Rd is not good for vans.