Almost twelve months ago we hired a Jayco Swan Outback to see if we would enjoy glamping.

It was a ‘try before we buy’ exercise, made possible by the many camper vans available for hire these days.

Having no idea of where to go on our family holiday, we pulled out the phone, consulted Google and thought the Grampians would be a great idea.

The plan was to collect the camper van on the way through the city and enjoy a week in a place we’ve never been.

Then the rain came and the campsite closed.

Back to square one, the idea of free camping entered the equation.

Scouring the maps for free camp sites, we discovered Nug Nug near Myrtleford. Seemed like a great choice.

Having collected the camper van from suburban Melbourne, we set off on our adventure – completely unaware that this would change our lives in so many ways.

Bitten by wanderlust, three months later we bought our own Jayco Eagle Outback and continued the nature-based adventuring in East Gippsland.

Since Nug Nug, we’ve enjoyed trips to:

  • Ada River
  • Corringle Beach
  • Cape Conran
  • Porepunkah
  • McKillop’s Bridge
  • Deddick Trail
  • Nyerimilang Heritage Park
  • Den of Nargun

Spring is slowly emerging. Where will our next trip be?



Nug Nug Reserve Camping Ground

  • 2 Toilet blocks (1 with disabled access)
  • Cold Showers
  • Limited Powered Sites
  • Picnic Tables
  • BBQ (Free Electric under cover)
  • Tennis Court
  • Shared Basketball/Netball Court
  • Fireplaces
  • Rubbish Disposal for Reserve users
  • Pet-friendly (dogs on leash)
  • No telephone or internet reception
  • Campfires in designated areas
  • Small $ fee via honesty box or caretaker
  • Best coffee – Coffee Chakra, Myrtleford
  • Best bakery – Heiners Bakery

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