Now here’s one that is a little different. The town of Rawson was built for the construction of the Thomson Dam. It is situated up in the hills behind Moe and is between Erica and Walhalla. There is a feeling of being in the mountains here. Clean chilly air and tall timber that stretches hundreds of feet above you. Old workers cabins are now family bush retreats and there is a small circular caravan park with space for about a dozen vans. Each site has what can at a stretch be described as a basic ensuite bathroom. There is a rough shed camp kitchen without running water.
There is a general store nearby. The old gold mining town of Walhalla and all its history is just waiting to be explored on 13kms away. The hills here are criss-crossed with tracks and fire trails that are kept well used by four wheel drive and motor bike enthusiasts most weekends.
Yes it’s not for everyone you don’t get grassy sites and a swimming pool. You won’t find warm bathrooms and laundries where you can wash your smalls. But every Friday through Sunday arvo the Stockyard Hotel opens and the place roars into life providing victuals and atmosphere by the open fire.