We were booked in Lake Eppalock Holiday Park for two nights (the second being NYE) and it was just so bad we left at 5am after one night and drove to Beechworth Holiday Park, where we were booked in for Jan 1 and 2. Despite it being NYE and the camp being full, the owners let us go and find a spot in the unpowered section of the site (our booking was for powered). We were just delighted to have somewhere to camp after the Lake Eppalock shambles (I can't find them on Tripadvisor to review). The place we set up was so superb we decided to stay there and forego the powered site after day one. We were 10m from a little babbling brook, across which is a 2km walk into Beechworth town through the old mining country where you can see into a bunch of old mine shafts. The walk and the campsite are brilliant. On our first evening a koala climbed down from a tree immediately adjacent our tent and ambled into the woods, across a log on the brook. the next morning a 1.5m tall grey kangaroo bounded through the edge of the campsite and stopped 5m from us, and stayed there looking at us for about two minutes. I just couldn't believe it. After nine years living in Australia (and having camped all the time), I'd never seen wildlife like this.
On NYE the owners organised a big hot beef roll dinner and a local musician to come and play music for a couple of hours. It was remarkable.
Facilities are fine. Camp kitchen is great. Open fires in barrels as welcome (cold up the mountains!), and Beechworth is amazing.
Our best time in a campsite in Australia, bar none, although helping us out on a desperate NYE helped. Everything works out for a reason. Thanks guys!
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