Good to know

  • No facilities provided
  • No campfires
  • No dogs allowed
  • Cattle graze this area
  • Some mobile phone coverage is available


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

Mitta Mitta River, Neilson Road Camping Area 1 provides walk-in camping and fishing on the banks of the Mitta Mitta River, between Eskdale and Mitta Mitta.

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 large, flat and open grazing land. Access to the river is excellent.

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.

Please note further works are planned to facilitate improved access to this camp area. Campers should use caution when accessing this area as barbed wire and/or electric fences might be present.


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 their own safety and the safety of those in their care.

Tree hazard

  • Trees and limbs may fall unexpectedly. Avoid camping under trees.
  • Stormy and windy weather increases the risk that trees and limbs may fall.


  • 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.

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.
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  • 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

  1. From Eskdale head towards Mitta Mitta.
  2. Turn left at Dartmouth road then just after the bridge turn left on Mitta North road and drive for 4 km.
  3. Turn left onto Neilson Road and follow it all the way to the end, park in an appropriate location.
  4. Walk along 300 m along unused road alignment, ensuring you keep to Crown land. Tip: Neilson road continues along the same alignment until it reaches the water frontage.
  5. After crossing a fence, you will enter the large camping area.

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area

Mitta Mitta River - Neilson Road Camping Area 1- river access

Map - Mitta Mitta River - Neilson Road Camping Area 1 (PDF, 1.9 MB)


Further information

Page last updated: 06/03/23