Just a short 10kms south of Myrtleford in the Ovens Valley there is a delightful bush camp called Nug Nug. Managed and well maintained by local residents there is lush green grass and both native and specimen trees beside the gurgling Buffalo River. There are toilets, a BBQ and power and river water are on tap. A small daily fee is charged. Myrtleford is a great base for exploring the Ovens Valley and there is no shortage of local produce. It may have a funny name but Nug Nug is a place where you end up staying much longer than anticipated. It is one of Victoria’s great camp grounds.
We walk across the river to the second campground. It has no facilities but it does have a deep swimming hole and a wide pebbly beach.
We drive about 10kms further up the road to Lake Buffalo, it is peaceful and still with a few pelicans wandering the banks. The spillway is gushing water into ‘our’ river. This valley is home to cattle, vineyards and a few orchards. A small narrow valley it is the sort of place where one could easily find peace. Did I mention the trout?