camp spot near bright/porpunkah/harrietville

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 09:40
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looking at camp spots around bright area-not asking for much-able to have fire and dog friendly. aim is to sightsee area and travel great alpine rd.
done a bit of research and im a bit limited as to where can stay as looks like fair proportion is national park area. have bush camping with dogs and there is not much listed there,also have camping aust and not much there either.
couple of caravan parks allow dogs but not in peak period
if anyone is willing to give up a good spot would be greatly appreciated

cheers
fozzy
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 09:53

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 09:53
Fozzy,

You could camp in the bush near German Town. It's between Bright and Harietville. On Dungey tk there was a nice open grassy area with spots for fires. But you could camp anywhere in there.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 10:25

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 10:25
thanks leroy
thats the sort of info im after
that area is totally new to me and no one i know has much info on the area either apart from motels etc
finding out that i have to do a bit more research on places to camp/stay now that have a dog. the more info the better.
fozzy
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Reply By: Pyalong - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 13:06

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 13:06
G'day Fozzy,
If your willing to head sth from Mytleford, following the Buffalo lake signs( Buffalo river road), continue past the lake, eventually it becomes a dirt track (2wd, Abbeyard track),shortly after you get to 5 camping spots along the river, with none of them in national park boundries, they are sign posted as picnic area, but are great camping spots. the closest(Blades picnic area) is about 1/2 hour from mytleford to the last(Mcivor picnic area) about 1 hour out.

have fun,
Mick.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 14:30

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 14:30
Just what I was going to suggest. And from there you have a range of 4wd day trips to choose from, Wonnangatta, Lake Cobbler etc.

Take your fishing rod.

Dave
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 14:44

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 14:44
pyalong/geocacher
thanks for that
being picnic spots is it still ok to camp there or could i expect a visit from the ranger???
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 15:03

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 15:03
Foz,
No probs at all camping...Thats what its set up for...I go to a couple of places there about 5 times a year, No amenities though....except for fireplaces, some with hotplates, some with poles with hotplates and chains that swing around...beut set up.

Cheers,
Mick.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 15:03

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 15:03
They are outside the park and are designated as camp areas with fire pits etc. (Not sure about loos.)

If you take the dog on the day trips into the Park you would be in strife though, and the fines aren't cheap. You also end up in court too as they aren't on the spot.

Dave
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 15:15

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 15:15
thanks
just looking at maybe overnighter spots
have to check the borders of parks carefully so can let dog out for a pee every now and then when on rd.
limits spots i go to but can sus out a bit for future trips and leave dog at home

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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 22:33

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 22:33
Hi Fozzy
Have a look up the Buckland valley as well. Turn off at Porpunkah just over the bridge and take the Buckland River Road (not the Buffalo Rd) and head up about 15 ks to the end of the bitumin and there are camps all the way up from there to the National park which starts at Beveridges. If you turn off (left) at Clear Creek for example there is a camp spot just before the river crossing and if you continue along that track (along the river) there is a terrific spot about 7 or so Ks on just after another river crossing. Easy travel and lots to see if you like old gold mining infrastructure which has been re-revealed after the fires. Top country....enjoy!!
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 07:41

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 07:41
thanks luxoluk
will try these and others mentioned
perfect to have a look round and then stop for night

cheers
fozzy
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:34

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:34
Fozzy,

The camping areas that Luxoluk is talking about are simply magnificent. Most are on the river and they are generally well maintained.
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Reply By: Mal Vercourt WA - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 19:55

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 19:55
the problem is not finding a free camp the problem is deciding which one to camp at
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