Wednesday 6th Nov 2013 Melbourne – Lake Eildon
The Yarra Valley is lush with green growth after a long and wet winter and spring. Rows of emerald green grape vines march down the hillsides. Even the gum trees are at last regrowing after the fires almost 5 years ago.
We have only just decided to go to the Lake Eildon National Park, this trip being one with no itinerary whatsoever. We are surprised to find that the campground is just beyond the Athlone Cottages where we have often stayed in the past.
We arrive at the Fraser Lakeside campground at 3:30pm and it takes all of about 5 minutes to set things up as we stay hooked up. It’s warm, there’s blue water sparkling beyond the gum trees. The sun glints off the windscreen of the only other car that is camped way over on the other side of the park. That’s it just two camps and we’re watched over by currawongs, kookaburras, and ducks. The only sounds are the insects buzzing in the warm sun, the birds, and the breeze in the trees. This is a great spot to be in the warmer months outside of holiday times and especially now that the weir is 94% full.
We doze in the sun, have a BBQ chook for dinner, and feed oats to the King parrots. During the night there are soft shuffling thumps as the ‘roos move about outside the van.
Towing Kms: 175Kms