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Camping at Murrindindi Scenic Reserve

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Published December 21st 2014
Escape from the steel citied skies at Murrindindi Scenic Res
Looking for a great place to camp that has survived a major bushfire?

Click here for the official park notes.

This particular camp site survived the Black Saturday bushfire in 2009. Murrindindi Scenic Reserve sits at the northern tip of Toolangi State Forest. No bookings are required - it works on a first-come-first-served basis.

Camping is available along the Murrindindi River. The Scenic Reserve comprises 815 ha of mixed species forest and is great for camping, fishing and the like. The river is generally not deep enough for kayaking or swimming.

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The entrance to the reserve


Getting here - Just a 90min drive northeast along Melba Highway out of the city in Toolangi state forest. The entire reserve has since regenerated from the 2009 bush fires. Community efforts to rebuild the camping facilities have resulted in one of the prettiest camp grounds I have experienced in Victoria.

There are around seven (each one beautiful in its own right) camp sites running along the Murrundindi river, 'Mountain Home' in aboriginal local speak. Each of the camp grounds have at least a pit toilet. If you're after a bit more 'luxury' flushing toilets can be found at Suspension Bridge and the Bull Creek campsites.

If you're on a budget - $7 is all you need to camp here. A $7 per car fee honesty box applies to help the trust charged with rebuilding.

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$7 honour fee


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Forest layerings


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Water Gauge Camp


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Nice and bouncy. Great for larger groups to get into the perspective of a giant centipede. Facing the flush toilets, because they make all the difference in the bush. Prefer them to compost or ET stick anytime.


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Well-equipped


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The river
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Cost: $7
Your Comment
It's nice to see th surrounding forest is regenerating.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7006) 1733 days ago
Not sure how you can say it "survived the Black Saturday bushfire in 2009"
The fire raged through that area and it was closed off for months.
The regrowth and rebuilding of the campgrounds should have made that obvious.
by veg (score: 0|2) 1436 days ago
Fantastic place to recharge and relax in front of a log fire. Plenty of firewood and campsites with firepits.
See you there soon. James
by James (score: 0|5) 1218 days ago
Fantastic place to recharge.
by Gr8ou (score: 0|2) 1218 days ago
Exactly.
Virtually that whole area was wiped out and the campgrounds rebuilt.
Didn't they notice the regrowth trees in the background.
It was more the Toolangi/Tanglefoot walk area that escaped damage.
Quite frankly I'd never camp or hike in any of these areas nowadays, especially alpine, during summer months.
by able (score: 0|2) 180 days ago
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