Frys Flat camping area

Camper trailer Dogs allowed Free No rubbish disposal Toilets Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Fishing Horseriding Swimming Walking trails
Frys Flat camping area, Lyndon Sparrow

A well-known bushman called Fred Fry hand-built his home here in the 1930s. His reputation was such that in 1950 author Neville Shute wrote a novel about Fry’s Howqua Valley existence – The Far Country. Note, however, that while you can admire Fry’s former home, you can’t use it for an overnight stay. There are some popular horse yards just south of here and this is a designated horse camping area Nov–May, attracting large groups. Frys Flat is about 2.5 km south of Sheepyard Flat along Howqua Hills Track. This area is subject to seasonal closure.

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Who to contact: Parks Victoria 13 1963


This campsite is located in Howqua Hills Historic Area

Remnants of the goldmining that took place in the Howqua Hills are scattered about the area, including an old water race and a smelting furnace. A particularly poignant historic sight is the former home of bushman Fred Fry, who left his mark in the form of many huts around the region. Horseriders join bushwalkers in exploring this lovely area. Turn onto the signposted Howqua Track from the Mansfield–Mount Buller Rd just east of Merrijig.


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