Bush camping in the Upper Yarra Valley
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A large 85 Acres of cleared land and forest to explore.
Great Flyfishing for Brown Trout right next to the Yarra River, with 500 metres frontage to a secluded part of the river with no nearby roads. It's even safe to swim in this part of the Yarra.
Immediately adjacent to the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, which can be followed 20 km east up to the weir or 20 km west towards Melbourne.
Only a few minutes to the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail. Mountain biking right next to the bush camp with many trails and more to come in the next 2 years.
Numerous Campsites between 2 creeks. Some giant trees both native and introduced with many over 100 years old. Several fern trees over 200 years old. Beautiful Mountain Ash, Manna Gum, Blackwood, Wattle and Tea tree forest surround the camp.
Free use of a toboggan for use on nearby Mt. Donna Buang toboggan runs for anyone game enough to camp during Winter.
On the southern boundary of the 76,003 hectare Yarra Ranges National Park.
Paddock available for up to 4 horses, with many kms of horse trails available immediately accessible from the property without having to cross busy roads.
Fantastic mountain scenery for painting and drawing.
Plentiful wild native animals to take photographs of such as : Wallabies, Wombats, Koalas, Platypus, Echidnas, Bobuck, Ringtail and Brushtail Possums, Lyrebirds, King Parrots, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos, Rosellas, Blue Wrens, Flame Robins, Blue Tongue Lizards just to name a few.
Plenty of mountain bike trails nearby to ride on.
Minelab metal detector available on request for anyone interested in looking for buried treasure. A night vision motion sensing camera and recorder is also available to monitor the native animals stalking the campsite in complete darkness. A night vision monocular is also available to observe the wildlife at night. Go panning for gold in the nearby river and creeks. The "Weekend Prospector" from the tv series was up here recently and still finding gold nuggets in the river.
Telescope, binoculars and fishing equipment are included for use on request. Only food needs to be purchased for your stay. Cost is only $199 for up to 6 people for a 1 day stay. Camp under the stars. Firewood is supplied or gas during fire restrictions. BBQ and bush kitchen at campsite. No other campers. Secure car parking. No Pets and No Firearms. Numerous safe from falling trees camp sites with private creeks and spring water. There are also 10 restaurants within 5 km of the camp. Free guided walks on request.
The summit of Mt. Donna Buang is a 30 minute drive away or a strenuous 3 hour walk. The camp is situated only 1 and a quarter hours drive from the centre of Melbourne via the Maroondah and Warburton highways.
Warburton and its many restaurants is only a 5 minute drive away. Marysville and Lake Mountain are only and hours drive away via the forest fringed Reefton Spur road or the Acheron Way. Healesville and its famous Sanctuary is only a half hour drive away.
Within a 5 to 15 minute walk from public transport depending on which Martyrs bus is taken.
Many local history books available to consult such as various editions of the 100 plus year old Companion Guide to Healesville, Blacks' Spur, Narbethong and Marysville to look at as well a many different maps to plan an adventure into the mountains. Numerous Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works and Melbourne Water reports and maps available for inspection to learn about the nearby water catchments that have been closed to the general public for over 100 years.
Go platypus spotting right next to the bush camp.
One free torch and detailed map with every stay.
Several kilometres of internal private walking tracks
Telstra 3g and 4g mobile phone coverage.
An undercover powered area is available for servicing mountain bikes.
Heritage Bridge across Yarra River 1950s at Bush Camp site 1950s.