Coughin’ Off to Broken Creek – Ah, we’re there

Day 2 Monday 20/03/2023 Longwood to Broken Creek, cloudy warm 29˚

We did a really good job of keeping ourselves awake coughing last night until the cough mixture finally knocked us out. At least we get a sleep-in this morning as some of the crew are waiting for the local gem shop to open. Yes, there’s a gem shop in town. Woody gets himself into an awful tizz. He’s lost the van keys! We all wander about the campsite like a bunch of hungry emus, peering at the dirt. It’s not a big deal as we do have a spare set and I’m sure they’ll turn up in our clothes somewhere. “Oh look, they’re in my pocket!” says Woody. Blimey, can we go now?

We pick up a few groceries in Benalla before heading out of town to the Broken Creek Bush Camp. The Jeep, which has had us baffled with its hatred of some hills that usually results in flashing engine lights and a steady groan from the engine, pulls a swifty on us and puts on its performance on a stretch of dead flat road. We both roll our eyes and start mentally readjusting next winter’s travel plans.

At Broken Creek Bush Camp our numbers double as the afternoon warms. This is such a relaxing spot with plenty of space to spread out, a huge camp kitchen that has to be one of the best in the country, and power and water available for top-ups when needed. There are hot showers warmed by a woodfire, a dump point, and flushing toilets.

Camp Kitchen at Broken Creek

We take the air fryer over to the camp kitchen and cook up a heap of dim sum for happy hour nibbles then toss in some pork ribs for an easy dinner. A large green locust wanders in, I wonder how he’d go in the air fryer with a slurp of Hoi Sin sauce?

At dusk, there’s a crimson-red sunset and it’s pleasant sitting outside in the cool of the evening.

A curious locust (Photo courtesy of ‘Legless’)

Accom: $20.00

Towing Kms: 80Kms

Broken Creek (Map Source: WikiCamps)

14 thoughts on “Coughin’ Off to Broken Creek – Ah, we’re there

    1. I can’t speak highly enough of it. Has to be one of the best in the country. The owners were caravanners who decided to turn their property into a bush camp. It’s close to the murals of Benalla and at the start of the silo trail.

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  1. Love the camp site, but my snake dislike has me convinced that in all those bushes the serpents are having a convention discussing which of you all is the tastiest, I know it is irrational, but I am full of that to it is fine. But so glad you are having fun.


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