This year were suggesting Pioneer Bridges Rest Area for the Communal Camp-Out. Extend your Off-Grid weekend and meet up with other participants from the Off-Grid Living Festival for a good old chat and enjoy time camping by the river.
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: Friday, Saturday & Sunday night. 3rd – 5th May. Saturday will be the main night as it will be the after party from the event. Others may stay longer to enjoy all that the North-East has to offer.
Cost: Free. No bookings are taken so first come first served for the good spots.
Bring: All your camping gear and anything you want to share with the group – food, music, off-grid gadgets. This is also a great fishing spot…and swimming if you like the cold water.
Facilities: Toilet. No water tap or showers. Fires are welcome in May.
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, 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 weekend 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, and spend Sunday doing workshops or exploring all that this region has to offer – we’re 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.