Just a quick review on Nash Creek Campground in the Bunyip state forest. I went for an over-nighter to Bunyip at the end of may and I must say Nash Creek was a great site. The drive in left a little to be desired, we drove in via emerald and grabbed a coffee at a little place called Charlottes on main, which was a great coffee, but before long driving in to the actual park, we were constantly dodging pot holes and at one stage had to ford a small river which had formed over the road. It wasn’t that bad, but it did take a reasonable amount of concentration compared to driving into somewhere like Ned’s gully at the Cathedral ranges.
As I type this most of the campground is still blocked off for re-modelling, but I did get the opportunity to ask one of the rangers when it would be open. He believes that Nash Creek should be open within the next month. So we should be able to all camp in the newly revamped. The new area looks good, with designated car-parks and quite a lot of drainage.
The site is very much geared to drive-in camping and I would probably get bored if I was there longer than overnight, that being said; the creek is near-by and there is plenty of open space if you’re camping with a larger group.We were doing quite a cushy camp, a friend of mine brought along his webber and everything was cooked on the webber except the coffee!
There are basic facilities including loos and water, but as usual its out of a rain-water tank and you will need to treat it to drink. If you fancy going for a walk, there aren’t really any tracks that lead directly out of Nash Creek, you will need to jump in your car to start the walk anywhere interesting.
Nash creek itself was a bit pungent and I would be careful regarding leeches if you’re heading down there over the winter.