About Lady Northcote Recreation Camp

Immerse yourself into the bush for a unique adventure all within an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD.

Lady Northcote lake kayak

The heritage listed Lady Northcote Recreation Camp is set in the picturesque Rowsley Valley close to Bacchus Marsh. It has a rich history dating back to 1937 as a migrant orphanage and has been working with children and young people ever since.

From canoeing on the lake to cooking up a campfire feast, this rural setting is perfect for any group looking for a break from the city and a place to experience serenity and excitement in equal measures.

A socially significant camp

Lady Northcote giant swing

From trying something new to overcoming a personal fear, this is the place to take on a challenge, give you a powerful experience and take home new memories.

Continuing on the heritage of supporting, teaching and empowering young people with important life skills, the activities on offer at Lady Northcote Recreation Camp assist with personal growth and building connections for people of all ages.

Whether it’s a school camp or a residential program for sporting associations, clubs or community groups, we have the highest quality facilities and experienced staff to ensure every camping experience is delivered in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment, with an emphasis on fun.

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