Good to know
- 2 walk-in only camping areas and 1 camping area with parking immediately adjacent
- Heavily treed area
- No facilities provided
- No campfires permitted
- Portable toilet required
- No dogs allowed
- Cattle graze this area
- Mobile phone coverage is available
- Dispersed camping
Camping area description
The Kiewa River - Gundowring Camping Areas 3, 4 & 5 provides 2 walk-in camping areas and 1 camping area with parking possible on the adjacent road. The camping areas provide fishing on the banks of the Kiewa River, approximately 30 km south east of Yackandandah. Pedestrian access is along Crown land adjacent to the Kiewa River off Boyds Road (refer to the map below).
This camping area is on a licensed Crown water frontage that has been designated for camping. Before visiting this site, find out about access to Crown water frontages.
The camping area is mostly flat with excellent access to the river. There are many trees in the camping area.
Camping is only permitted in a specifically designated area on this frontage (see map below). Other areas of Crown water frontage can be accessed for recreational activities other than camping, such as fishing, walking, and picnicking.
Camping is only permitted in the designated area on this frontage (see map below). Visitors may use other areas of Crown water frontage for recreational activities other than camping such as fishing, walking, and picnicking.
Crown water frontages are rough and rugged bush camp areas. Before you go, it is important to consider all potential risks and hazards when accessing and camping at this location. Campers are responsible for thier own safety and the safety of those in their care.
- This site may be part of a working farm.
- Cattle may be present on this water frontage and access the river.
- If cattle approach you, avoid sudden movements and loud noises.
- Farm animals are not pets. They can be large and unpredictable and should not be approached
- Store your food in a secure container to avoid attracting livestock and other animals.
- Leave all gates as you find them.
- Trees and limbs may fall unexpectedly. Avoid camping under trees.
- Stormy and windy weather increases the risk that trees and limbs may fall.
Water and flood safety
- Play it safe by the water.
- Hidden dangers may include submerged objects and debris and strong currents. A storm well upstream from you could cause flash flooding.
- Check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecasts and flood warnings, or visit Play it Safe by the Water for more information.
- Be aware of dangerous weather and bushfire conditions.
- Check VicEmergency for information about current fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.
Other risks that may be present include dangerous terrain, animals and adjoining farming operations.
How to get there
- From Yackandandah head south on Myrtleford – Yackandandah Rd for 10 km
- Turn left onto Dederang Rd for 14 km
- Turn left onto Kiewa Valley Highway for 4.5 km
- Turn right onto Boyd Rd for 1km until you reach Kiewa River
- Enter Crown land on the western bank of the Kiewa River
- The first designated camping area begins when entering the licence area, the second designated camping area is 380 m into the licence area and the third designated camping area is 700 m into the licence area
Get directions to the camping area access point
Map - camping area
Map - Kiewa River - Gundowring Camping Area 3, 4 & 5 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
- Camping on licensed Crown river frontage (PDF, 174.0 KB)
- Guide to site assessments - Camping on licensed Crown river frontage (PDF, 155.4 KB)
- Crown water frontage: A guide to public access and recreational use (PDF, 200.0 KB)
- Land (Regulated Watercourse Land) Regulations 2021
- Water frontage licensing
- Summer safety information
- MapshareVic - licensed and unlicensed Crown water frontages and access points can be explored here using the 'Public Land' theme
Page last updated: 29/07/22