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Teddington Camping Area

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Teddington Road, Redbank VIC 3477

Features

  • Free camping
  • Picnic area
  • Wood fire BBQs
  • Boat ramp
  • Walking track
  • Toilets
  • Information sign
  • Bushland
  • Shade
  • Swimming
  • Climbing trees and logs
The Teddington Camping Area lies within the Kara Kara National Park in Redbank, Victoria.

The campground offers free camping in a bushland setting along the banks of the Upper Teddington Reservoir. 

There are numerous campsites available with picnic tables and fire pits/wood fire BBQs. There is also a toilet block and water taps (not drinking water).

Upper Teddington Reservoir is great for boating and swimming. There are also many trees and fallen logs that are great for children to climb.

A walking track heads off around the lake from the camping area.

No cats, dogs or firearms are permitted. BYO firewood or gas barbecue, as this is a protected area and fallen logs must not be disturbed.

A little further along the road you will find the Teddington Hut Camping Area - a fascinating wooden hut which is open for campers to stay in for free (bookings required).

An information sign at the Teddington Camping Area provides the following information:

THINGS TO DO

There are many different things to do whilst visiting St Arnaud Range National Park. Some activities include: camping, bird watching, bushwalking, four-wheel-driving,and cycling.

Cycling

Cycling is become more popular within the Park. There are various tracks in which to explore during your visits and different areas to discover.

Discover the diversity of wildlife whilst travelling through the wondrous vegetation of the surrounding rugged landscape. Ride through the eastern part of the Park and explore the Teddington Reservoir and Teddington Hut.

Please remember to always stay on the designated vehicle tracks when riding through the Park as this will ensure its conservation and preservation for future generations.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Help us look after your parks by remembering these guidelines:
  • All plants, animals, archaeological sites and geological features are protected by law.
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted.
  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • Light fires only in fire places provided. Gas barbecues are preferred. No fires, including barbecues, may be lit on a day of Total Fire Ban. St Arnaud Range National Park is in the North West Total Fire Ban District.
  • Vehicles, including motor bikes, must only be used on formed open roads.
PLANTS AND WILDLIFE

Summer time in St Arnaud Range National Park is dominated with various plant and animal species. Look high in the sky for a circling Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audux) as it searches for its prey, or low on the ground for plants that will be coming into seed. 

One unique plant that occupies the Park is the Buloke (Casuarina luehmanii). A medium sized tree that is currently listed on the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act as a depleted species. The tree consists of rough park and leaves that are reduced to long, wiry branchlets.

Remember to never pick or remove any part of the plants present within the Park as they are protected.

During Summer the rocks and other warm places throughout the Park become scattered with reptiles. These cold blooded animals have recently come out of hibernation and will use these warm places each day to bask in the sunlight to warm up their blood.

Keep your eyes open for little skinks, a type of lizard that will scurry around on the ground as you walk by. Be wary of the large Lace Monitor (Varanus various), usually a ground dwelling lizard but will take to a tree when disturbed. These animals prey on baby birds but also eat insects, small mammals and dead animals.

As with most of our Parks, reptiles live and forage for food along the ground, so it is vital that there is plenty of fallen timber and logs for shelter. Therefore, please do not remove timber from the Park as each branch or log you take is another home that you are destroying.

Remember to never handle or take any species of wildlife from the area as they are protected.

A RICH HISTORY

European History

The first European squatters reached the area during the early 1840's after hearing news of the fertility and attractiveness of the area from explorer Major Thomas Mitchell. The arrival of European settlers brought violent confrontations over territory and livestock with the Dja Dja Wurrong people along with the introduction of disease.

Very few of the Dja Dja Wurrong people survived the arrival of European settlers, and the clan had almost completely vanished by 1860. Early records state that there were only about 100 Aborigines left within the district in the late 1890's.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fascinating things to discover. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.
 

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