At long last we have some relief from lock-down, But!!! the latest report from the Premier has stated that the internal border between Metropolitan and Regional Victoria has as yet not opened.

From Premiers statement (edited) “”””Under the Third Step, and from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27th Oct, Melbourne will move from “stay home” to “stay safe”, with no more restrictions on the reasons to leave home.

The 25-kilometre limit though, will remain in place. I know it’s frustrating, but this is about making sure that even as we ease restrictions, we’re limiting the virus’s ability to travel. 

It’s why the border between regional Victoria and Melbourne will also remain in place – for just a bit longer.

From 8 November, and if we can continue driving case numbers down, the 25km limit will come off and Melbourne will be able to meet regional Victoria at the same level.
That means the same eased restrictions that apply to regional Victoria will also apply to Melbourne.

We want to reach COVID Normal by Christmas and right now, we’re on track to do that. It’s why we’ve got to keep going – all of us. Understanding that even though restrictions may ease, our personal responsibility in all this doesn’t.

We have come so far and given so much. Getting here – and staying here – relies on the efforts of every Victorian.”””

So keeping our fingers crossed and praying that this information will be the normal, and we so look forward to seeing our Melburnian family/visitors out of lock-down and up here for a well earned break.

We are definitely taking bookings so call us or email for your spot to be reserved. We are open for regional visitors and people are definitely moving around, which is good to see. We notice that our local wineries are open for business too…..


This year was a bumper one for Creativity at Camp. We have been blessed to have two artist groups, with another due soon on site. They have enjoyed the space, serenity and quietness of our surrounds. “There is inspiration to be had in the surrounding area”, they tell us.

Hosting creative people, with a passion for various interests is also a passion of ours.

This year we catered for 7-8 groups of differing interests. From schools, cycling groups, kayaking groups, even a wedding held here as well.

Coming up shortly, we are looking forward to the campers that will be here for the Dolce Vita weekend. Always plenty of space and Warrawee Buslines runs a shuttle bus to and from the wineries.

King Valley Balloon Festival

Over Queens Birthday weekend the camp played host to a group of artists here for the King Valley Art Show, and some members of Victorian Photographers C0llective who were here for the Balloon Festival

Balloons Over The Valley by Bevlea Ross
Balloons Over The Valley by Bevlea Ross

The Balloon Festival featured mass ascensions each morning at 7am from Friday to Monday, a Balloon Glow on the Saturday night and balloons on display at the various wineries.

Brown Brothers hosted the sold out Balloon Glow on the Saturday night, an event everyone enjoyed

Balloon Glow by Bevlea Ross

We had people in lodges, camping on the grass near the bush kitchen and camping down by the river. The weather was great… until Monday when the heavens opened and we got some much needed rain.

Did you come up for the weekend? What was your highlight?