Plenty Gorge - Nioka Bush Camp

Plenty Gorge - Nioka Bush Camp

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Plenty Gorge - Nioka Bush Camp

Nioka Bush Camp is a fantastic group camping spot, which will make you feel far away from civilisation - even though you are just 20km north of Melbourne. Roofed accommodation, camp kitchen and hall are all available to book. Enjoy the beautiful Plenty River and awesome Plenty Gorge. 
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Nioka Bush Camp is only available to school groups and incorporated community organisations. Covering approximately 1.2 hectares, it's perfect for large groups to stay in the bush overnight and enjoy the natural beauty of Plenty Gorge Park.

You can book the campground only, the campground with camp kitchen and hall, bunkhouse only or bunkhouse and campground. The bunkhouse comes with the camp kitchen.

Facilities include toilets, hot showers, hall, kitchen, bunked accommodation as well as a camping area for tents. It's a short walk to Hawkstowe Picnic Area with the historic Le Page Homestead as well as Morang Wetlands.

There is limited firewood available for the indoor wood heater. Firewood is not provided for the outdoor fireplace.

Bring your own bedding, crockery and cooking utensils.

Things to do in the area

Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
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All accommodation

Find where to stay in nature from remote camp sites off the beaten track to wilderness retreats or beach campgrounds.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.

Fishing

In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.

How to get there

Plenty Gorge - Nioka Bush Camp

Access to Nioka Bush Camp is off Gordons Road via Plenty Road in South Morang. 

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Camping & accommodation

Nioka Bush Camp is a fantastic group camping spot, which will make you feel far away from civilisation - even though you are just 20km north of Melbourne. Roofed accommodation, camp kitchen and hall are all available to book. Enjoy the beautiful Plenty River and awesome Plenty Gorge. 

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Need to know

Plenty Gorge - Nioka Bush Camp

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Plenty Gorge Parklands

    Closures apply to the southern end of Plenty Gorge Park

    Due to a fire in December 2019, a section of Plenty Gorge Park south of Memorial Drive is closed. The north and east section of Yellow Gum Picnic Area is now open until rehabilitation works take place, however, the gate at Goldsworthy Lane will remain closed to vehicle access until rehabilitation works are complete. Trails that remain closed for now are clearly signed on site. Please refer to the map on Community Update #6 for more detail.

    Attachments: Plenty Gorge - Community Update 6 - 26 June 2020 (7,658KB)

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