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Last update 11th July 2016


Just a swag and a tarp to keep the rain off my head, my 4X4 to get me there. I have spent a lot of time out in the bush, and always find something new.  

No matter where I go, I always find a new place to stop, new things to see. If you think you would like to camp this way, take a friend in a second 4X4 with a winch and snatch rope and if you have interest in going and would like a guide contact myself and I would be glad to go. 

You must be self reliant. 

I use a UHF 80ch CB radio on scan, (good to hear the log trucks before you see them) 3G this system that is a load of crap and will not work over most of the high Country, so now I us my Hamradio VK3AMN this works and I see no point of buying a bit of junk ($600+) that will not work most of the time) A Hamradio VK3AMN will get you on the air with only a little work (ref ) I am in the Sherbrooke Community Amateur Radio Club Inc all clubs around Australia will be happy to help you get on the air. 

If you think that your mobile phone will help you out if you get into trouble, you will be out of luck as they only work on some hill tops and most of the time they are useless!  

I have given up relying mobile phones.

I use a Hema 7 sat-map with maps for the area to know where I'm am.

I have a winch, 2 chain saws, 1 axe, 1 shovel and my tool box with spare parts. At the very least I have 5 to 10 days more food than needed for the trip.

For safety reasons you must always leave a trip plan with someone that can be relied on, if you do not come home on time they will contact the Rangers ETC. With a detailed map of where you should be, the rescue teams will have a better idea of where to begin the search, THIS MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE. If I leave the 4X4, I leave a note on the front seat as to where and when I went.

Even in summer you can get snow so always be prepared.

If you love the bush leave it the way you found it!

If you take it in take it out

Night soil must be dug into the ground away from creeks, Rivers and Huts.


Do not use soap in the rivers they are pollutants.


Put your fire out before you leave.

If you use the huts then leave some wood for the next visitors, you would not appreciate needing to look for wood in the dark when you arrive, so make it easier on everyone. 

(this may save someone's life)

Be prepared for anything

for, if it can go wrong, it will!

If you not busted it yet then it's only time before you will.

 I will spend the rest of my life enjoying this beautiful country in which we live. I go bush any time I can. The crying shame is that most Australians live in cities or on the coasts, and never go out into the bush, so much of our country side is being missed.


camping.jpg (46011 bytes) Mt Lovick in the background alpine_creek.jpg (67630 bytes) wonnangatta_river.jpg (67397 bytes) 12km  West Of Dargo  Dairy_Farm_Flat.jpg (82550 bytes) North West of Dargo.
Camping with Mt Lovick in the background, snow gums all around great place on Brock Road approximately 30km North East of Licola.  

Camping along  Alpine Creek, nicely snuggled into the surrounding country side.

A great camping site at the junction of the Wonnangatta and Crooked Rivers, North West of Dargo.   The hut that never was, a great place to camp near Little River at Dairy Yard Flat.

The hut was never completed, The two families had a falling-out.

Camping in Bunyip State Park and Kurth Kiln historic Park 65km East of Melbourne.

How to Get There

Bunyip State Park is only 65km east of Melbourne. You can get there via Gembrook, from the Princes Freeway, or from Woori Yallock (Melway ref: 627 K6).


Bunyip State Park is 16,600 hectares in size. The exceptional natural condition of much of the Park, with its diversity of flora and fauna and high landscape values, creates a distinctive bush atmosphere.

Two of the common birds you will find around Kurth Kiln (to hear there call click on the birds)

      Laughing Kookaburra Daccelo novaeguineae     Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus

Things to Do





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