Camping

Mansfield & Mt Buller, Camping
Better than five stars

The closest camping sites are little more than 30 minutes from Mansfield – others are far from civilisation!

Stunning camping sites dot the landscape around Mansfield Mt Buller. Nestled next to a high country river or perched high up in the hills, these sites are the perfect place to base hiking, fishing, four-wheel driving or mountain-biking adventures.

Grab a book and relax on a camping chair while the kids roam in the great outdoors.  At the end of the day, gather the family for a feed and tales around the camp fire. Simple living at its best.

Many camp sites are accessible with two-wheel drive vehicles, however others require four-wheel drive access.

PLEASE NOTE: Many tracks are closed during the winter seasonal road closures between June and October.

Camp sites near Mansfield

Mansfield & Mt Buller, Camping

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Blue Range Camping and Picnic Area
Blue Range offers a small, basic camp site on Blue Range Creek. Toilet facilities are across the road in the picnic area.

Buttercup Creek Camping Area
The tumbling water in Buttercup Creek provides a peaceful background sound within these small, shady sites. Two wheel drive access is via Carter’s Road off the Mt Buller Road. Four Wheel drives can use Buttercup Road to access the campsites, involving two creek crossings.

Running Creek Camping Reserve
Located on the Howqua River and accessed via Howqua River Road, Running Creek is popular with anglers, paddlers and campers. There are two walking tracks that start here and end at Tobacco Flat, approximately 12 kms upstream. The Howqua River Walk follows the river flats with nearly 40 river crossings, while the Lower Howqua Feeder traverses the higher country.

Granny’s Flat Camping Area
The very popular Granny’s Flat is located on the Jamieson River. Access is 4WD in wet weather. Mitchell’s Bridle Trail, 21km walking track starts from here and follows the Jamieson River to Mitchell’s Flat.

The Delatite Arm Reserve
The Delatite Arm Reserve, also known as ‘The Pines’ is located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Eildon. Numerous campsites are located along the Lake and most of the campsites have access to toilets.

Camp sites further afield

Mansfield & Mt Buller, Camping

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King Hut camping area
King Hut is perched on the western edge of the park, about 35 km east of Mt Stirling. The dramatic 4WD-access route follows the King River Track for 7 km from the junction with Speculation Rd, which is itself reached via a turn-off on Circuit Rd about 6 km east of the Craigs Hut turn-off. There are horse yards here for use by intrepid explorers. The hut itself is in excellent condition, having been recently rebuilt.

Pineapple Flat camping area
Pineapple Flat is 10 km north of Mt Stirling in the western reaches of the park. It is reached via Burnt Top Track, which branches off King Basin Rd, which in turn runs off Circuit Rd. This route is for 4WD only. Those with a taste for isolated mountain tracks usually do a circuit of the area that involves the Sandy Flat, Longspur, Stockyard and Burnt Top tracks, the latter providing some wonderful views of Buckland Spur.

* please note huts are for emergency use only, however camping is permitted on the grounds surrounding huts.

Where to pitch a tent