Just a quick follow up from a recent couple of nights camping at Lake Elizabeth National Park.
We had a play around with shooting some video to see how hard it was to incorporate in the Blog. This video (overexposed and a bit bumpy as it is!) will give you some idea of the camping area and surrounds.
If you ever travel into the Otways, don’t forget to take a rain jacket and an outdoor fleece. The weather is very changeable and you can encounter “four seasons in one day”. (Luckily, Forrest a small township nearby has great coffee, that’s where we headed when it poured rain!)
The other tip is that the campsite is well down a hill from the car park. This means you have to lug your gear down (and up again) to get set up. We took most of our stuff in our hiking backpacks and bags or tubs that were easily carried. You also need to take your own firewood as this is a National park and collection of any firewood is prohibited. We took some fantastic redgum and carried it down, but NOT up! What we didn’t burn, we left for the next people…
The facilities here are good for a National Park camping ground in Australia. There is a new toilet block (with “long drop” dunnies – if you want to know what that means, leave us a comment and we will explain. ) There is also a rain water tank that would usually have plenty of supply as the Otway National Park is in a high rainfall area.