McKillops Bridge Campground

Last Updated Jan 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

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A narrow valley surrounded by steep, dry forested slopes.

Vegetation reflects the rain-shadow zone. Spring wildflowers. Can be very hot, dry and dusty in summer. Flys, ants, foxes and crows common.

Willows along waterways killed. Blackberries expanding.

Traditional camps at -37.082023,148.413178 now canoe landing & day only, accessed 180m north of bridge.

Three camp zones, each with thin shade. Fees no longer charged:

McKillops; 750m south west of bridge at -37.090351,148.411795. 4 well spaced, large sites all slope. New facilities, pit toilet, BBQ, overlooks Snowy Rv. Separate tent area. Allright if you like camping on a dry hill.

White Box; 300m east of bridge at -37.081125,148.416097, 13 small, short, close, sloping sites on a circuit track. pit toilet, BBQ

Bull Flat; 1.3k east of bridge at -37.082546,148.424347, 5 spaced, large, level sites on a broad ridge secluded from road with easy access to bubbling Deddick River. BBQ. Best for motorhomes, caravans

Rated 3.1/5

The long high bridge is the third on this site. The second was washed away one day before it was due to be officially opened - beware of floods, sudden river height changes.

Facilities and activities at McKillops Bridge

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Free Camping


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

First in, best dressed.


Longdrop or composting


Not allowed

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

More Information

Location information for McKillops Bridge


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Situated by the junction of the Snowy and Deddick Rivers, well north of Orbost.

Access from Buchan: North 56k up the Gelantipy Road [C608] (5k gravel), right (east) 28k down McKillops (Bonang-Gelantipy) Road [C611] (gravel, narrow, winding: no caravans; scenic) (stop at signposted walks to Little River Falls and Little River Gorge).

Alternatively north 90k from Orbost up the Bonang Rd [C612] (30k gravel) almost to Bonang, left (west) 53k down McKillops (Bonang-Gelantipy) Road [C611] (mostly gravel).

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