Regardless wether you come in through some amazing native bush on one of the many tracks through Toolangi or up and across from Narbethong or maybe in the car from the Melba Hwy, Murrindindi definitely doesn’t disappoint.
There are several camp areas scenically placed in the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve between the road (unpaved) and the Murrindindi River, a babbling mountain stream thats slow flowing over mountain rocks and the banks under the right light, flicker with fools gold.
The main sites all have fire pits and toilets, but only Suspension Bridge and Bull Creek camp areas have flushing toilets, the rest are longdrops. Yay !! Sorry no showers, but the rivers deep enough for a daily plunge if you can handle the cool water. There is a nightly charge for camping for camping which I think is around $10 a night. The permits are in the box on the sign by the Suspension Bridge Camping site entrance. Make sure you’ve got a pen to write your details on it. Finding someone with a pen in a campsites a pain in the ass when you haven’t got one in your car.
The sites have fire pits with swing away hotplates. You can collect fallen wood thats on the ground, but your not allowed to chop anything down. As everyone else heads out looking for wood, I recommend bringing your own firewood as I’ve actually had to drive to find wood in the past. These camp sites are also pet free so leave Rover at home or risk a fine from the always patrolling rangers.
This is a carry in carry out camp ground. This means there’s no rubbish bins, so make sure you’ve got space to take your rubbish home with you.
The closest fuel can be found at the United service station in Glenburn. There is a shop that caters for most of your favourite deep fried cuisines, but I recommend their coffee if your coming through in the morning.
For those that are feeling energetic, and would like to see something. Theres a walk up to the Wilhemina Falls that I strongly recommend doing – just not on a hot day. It starts off gradual, leading you into a false sense of “This is great”, but ends up as a “Holy s#*t, this is steep” type walk. But once your at the falls, you won’t be disappointed. Bring plenty of water (to drink on the way up), wear stable shoes – no thongs or sandals, and leave the heavy clothes in the Tent.
Enjoy, as this is a perfect getaway for the family.
For those who enjoy a little mud through your tyres, there are many tracks heading off up into the bush opposite the river. Beware though, some of them require moderate to advanced levels of 4wding skills and ARE NOT suited to all vehicles.
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