The Resting Place – Poet’s Paradise is a privately run scenic camping location overlooking the valley to Mount Mittamatite and offering campers picturesque sweeping views and magnificent sunsets. This quiet and peaceful place with an abundance of bird and wildlife is only 8km’s east of Corryong making this an ideal base-camp for the surrounding regions of the Upper Murray and the western gateway to the Snowy Mountains. Paying homage to the culture of the Snowy Mountains and The Man from Snowy River region, the camping facilities are purposely rustic, affording guests an authentic “back to basics” experience. Host Maurie, a carpenter by trade, converted three acres of his seven acre rural land into an eco-oriented camping complex with 95% of the buildings constructed from recycled materials.
The pet friendly camping area with 10 powered sites and 15 unpowered sites can also accommodate multiple fully self-contained vehicles. There is a toilet block and hot showers available and everything you could want in an outdoor kitchen plus more. The camp kitchen with its rustic charm and open fireplace have produced many delicious camp-oven meals. Communal camp-kitchen gatherings are encouraged but individual fires are ok. The property boasts its own natural amphitheatre and outdoor stage.
Poets Paradise can cater for events up to 100 people, including camping and bush oven cooking and can even supply live music and free bush poetry for every guest.
HOW TO GET THERE
Poets Paradise is located on the Murray Valley Highway between Corryong and the Murray River. It is 1.3km from the junction of Murray River Road or 5.7km from the Murray River/NSW Border.
Look for the Eco Camping Retreat sign, follow for 100 meters and then follow signs.
The owners mobile number is on the sign. Please call for instructions if not close by.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Booking is required but not essential
$25 per night for unpowered sites (per couple)
$30 per night for powered sites (per couple)
Extra people (12yrs+) $5 per night
Children under 12 are FREE
Firewood available for appropriate donation.
Absolutely no unsociable behaviour, no swimming in dams and please no noisy dogs
For comfort and safety reasons visitation in the mid-summer heat and mid-winter cold are discouraged. Please check conditions prior to booking.
Be aware that venomous creatures and fungi are to be found on the property, but the resident friendly birds and animals more than compensate for that.
THINGS TO DO
Maurie, an awarded bush poet, loves an audience and enjoys sharing many original as well as traditional rhyming poems with his guests
On the third Sunday of the month from 3pm, Maurie hosts very popular get-togethers with musicians and bush poet friends in the highly congenial open fire atmosphere –Shared evening meals play a large part in the mutual enjoyment.