Extend your Off-Grid weekend experience by meeting up with like-minded participants from the Off-Grid Living Festival for a good old chat, feast and time camping by the river.
This year were suggesting that participant camp at Pioneer Bridges Rest Area for a Communal Camp-Out experience. This is a DIY setup, so bring along everything you need for camping. We’re only suggesting the location and it’s up to you guys to make it great. The vibe should be welcoming, fun and friendly.
Where: Pioneer Bridges Rest Area. 285 Markwood-Everton Rd, Markwood. Just 18 mins drive from the Festival grounds. Very easy access for all car types. Click here for Map.
When: This is a public camping location so feel free to stay as long as you like. But we’re expecting it to be pretty full Friday, Saturday & Sunday night (8th-10th April). Saturday will be the main night as it will be straight after the first festival day.
Cost: FREE. No bookings required, so first come first served for the good spots.
Bring: All your camping gear and anything you want to share with the group – water, food, music, off-grid gadgets. This is also a great fishing spot…and swimming if you like the cold water.
Facilities: 1 x Drop-Loo Toilet. No water tap or showers.
Fires are welcome but please check there is no Total Fire Ban on and put out all fires before bed.
CHECK FIRE RESTRICTIONS HERE: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-and-ratings
If you’d like to enjoy some private camping there are many beautiful locations to camp near Eldorado for free.
NATIONAL PARK: Check out this guide to the Chiltern/Mt Pilot National Park that adjoins the festival for camping ideas – Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park Guide.
ALONG THE LOCAL CREEK: Head up Eldorado’s Woolshed Rd to find a nice spot by the creek in Ned Kelly territory just 10mins from the festival.
EDI CUTTING – Is a well loved local camping spot with PLENTY of space. A little further away – 40 mins drive from Eldorado – Click here for map.
LOCAL CAMPING GUIDE: Jump on to the camping guides below to see what’s within 50kms of Eldorado. There are so many amazing places to visit just a short drive away. Enjoy!!!!
CAMPING GUIDE 1 – Click here
CAMPING GUIDE 2 – Click here
North-East Victoria is a gorgeous place, why not stay for the whole week and explore. After the festival you could grab a delicious dinner nearby (Eldorado’s McEvoy Tavern perhaps), then bunker down in a cosy country cottage for the night, then head back for a second festival day or explore all that this region has to offer – this area is all about pure nature, topped with gourmet food & wine!
Check out more on the area here: www.victoriashighcountry.com.au
Eldorado has 3 beautiful cottages available, but be quick, they’ll be snapped up for this weekend very fast – Find links here: http://eldorado.org.au/accommodation/
Other great options just 20 mins away are:
Wangaratta: A large country town with lots of affordable options &
Beechworth: A very cute historical, tourist village.