Bruthen (2nd Oct)



well we had a rough trip getting here with the ride over on the Spirit of tasmania, it wasn’t much better driving to Bruthen when we did arrive 8o-100klm winds coming from the NW, still it was a good experience towing the van with such big winds and i’m sure that will come in handy further down the track.

Bruthen is small town with the Tambo River running through it, the caravan park were staying at backs on to it, the park has only 8 powered sites which are large and well grassed (jock is allowed to roam free within reason) he doesn’t go far from the van anyways.

Social hut, BBQ Bruthen Caravan park

Social hut, BBQ Bruthen Caravan park

This is the river at the back of the park.

Tambo River Bruthen

Tambo River Bruthen

Jock having fun.

Jock (Our Dog)

Jock (Our Dog)

We have met some great like minded people so far staying here at Bruthen, Russell and Leanne From Mandurah WA we hope to catch up with them when we get to W.A.

A nice couple from NSW, John & Margaret, we shared some good stories and wine together.

A nice couple from NSW, John & Margaret, we shared some good stories and wine together.

The Manager, “Wally” is a good Bloke he shared many a tale and a few drinks with, Wally takes pride in his park and 0ozes enthusiasm for putting this quaint little town and beautiful area on the tourist map with folk festivals and good folk music.

Bruthen VIC

Bruthen VIC.

There is a 96klm bike track that runs from Bainsdale to Orbost, we did about 10klm of it while we were here.

Below is Robyn on the track

Bike track runs next to the park.

Bike track runs next to the park.


So i would definitely recommend spending a week in Bruthen and the surrounding area, is a great place to explore from in any direction.


  1. Aunty Beth

    Looks like a great start to your trip. Hope all goes well. keep up the blog very interesting!!

  2. Thanks Beth we are having a great time relaxing and meeting lots of new friends.

  3. Amanda cooney

    I’m so excited looking at these blogs and can’t wait for the journey we are going to have following you guys . Looks fun, relaxing and warmer than tassie lol xx

    • Hi Mandy,
      Thanks for your comments, yes we are having fun and it is warmer than tassie but only every other day lol….
      Bruthen has been my favorite spot so far 🙂

  4. John and Margaret Gordon (Bruthen/ Jurgens)

    Hi Robyn and John I am excited to actually find your blog and look forward to learning lots about our country through your eyes. We hope to do some BIG trips in the near future.It was fun to see our photo in your blog and your nice comment. We actually live in Wollongong NSW so hopefully when you are coming down the east coast we may be able to get together or we could recommend places to see and do. Finally a big thank you for your delightful offer to share your curry with us..we are sorry we did not accept your kind offer, we were caught by surprise. Hopefully you will let us offer you a meal should you come near Wollongong.John your photos are sensational. You really are a photographer.Hope all goes well with your repairs. Safe travels Margaret

    • Hi Margaret and John,
      Glad to hear from you, we did love meeting you both, so sorry we got your state mixed up lol……
      Yes you did miss out on a good curry haha, but John says he will make you one next time if we catch up……
      Hope you both have safe travels and let us know what’s happening and when you are traveling again 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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