Timbarra free camping

Gippsland is an area with many camping spots both in the mountains and by the water. Timbarra free camping spots are a great option for free things to do in Gippsland

Timbarra State Forest

23 kilometres north-west of Buchan, 81km from Lakes Entrance lies a great Gippsland free camping location. Turn towards Buchan off the Bairnsdale Nowa Nowa Road. Turn at the Timbarra sign and take Nunnett Rd and turn onto Timbarra Rd.

The road into the camping ground is sealed for the majority of the way before turning into a gravel road. The gravel section was of good quality when we visited as we were able to easily take a Holden Commodore into Timbarra camping areas

dirt track lined with trees at Timbarra free camping site


Firepits, Picnic tables and bush toilets.

Things to do at Timbarra:

  • 4 wheel driving
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Motor Biking
  • Mountain Biking and more.

Wildlife is abundant in the area. There is a few Goannas in the area that you may see in the trees if you look close enough. Kangaroos, wombats and possums can be seen during the late evening and early mornings.

The fire pit set up at a Timbarra free camping site

Additional Information:

Campfires are permitted, but there are a few rules that need to be followed. The fire is in a fireplace or trench 30 cm deep. These fire pits provided are regulation and are the only areas that fires are allowed on the site. The fire pit is no more than 1 square metre and 3 metres around the fire is cleared.

A lite fire cannot be left unattended and must be put out before you leave. Collect only fallen wood for fires or bring your own. The cutting down trees or damaging standing vegetation is not permitted.

There are no bins, so all rubbish is carried in and carry out. Keep Timbarra free camping in good condition and do your bit with rubbish removal.

We hope this article from us here at Travels in Gippsland has you inspired to visit Timbarra and so some free camping. Click through to our Fishing and Camping in Gippsland page for more places to visit

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