Good to know

  • Walk-in only
  • No facilities provided
  • Portable toilet required
  • Campfires permitted - bring your own firewood
  • No dogs allowed
  • Mobile phone coverage is available
  • Cattle and sheep may graze in this area


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

Fernihurst Camping area 1 provides walk-in camping and fishing on the banks of Serpentine Creek, approximately 20 km north of Serpentine. Pedestrian access is available along Crown land adjacent to Serpentine Creek, off No 2 Weir 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 gently undulating with good access to the creek. There are many trees in the camping area.

Camping is only permitted in a specifically designated area on the frontage (see map below). Other areas of Crown water frontage can be accessed for recreational activities other than camping, such as fishin, 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 and sheep may be present on this water frontage and access the river.
  • If cattle or sheep 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.

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.

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

  1. From Serpentine head north on the Loddon Valley Highway and continue for 18 km
  2. Turn left onto No 2 Weir Road, continue for 2 km
  3. The camping area is located on the left
  4. Enter Crown Land on the banks of Serpentine Creek adjacent to No 2 Weir Road
  5. The designated camping area begins when entering the licence area through the unlocked gate, please close the gate behind you

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area

Map - Serpentine Creek - Fernihurst camping area 1
(PDF, 1.9 MB)


Further information

Page last updated: 28/02/23