Date: 24th November 2021
Travelled: 75 kms from Mallacoota, to Cann River, Victoria.
Visited: Cann River.
Stayed: Cann River Campground, free with limited services. S37.56649, E149.14615
Budget: 6 days @ $0 per day.
We wake to a sunny morning, more importantly the wind has abated. It provides us with an opportunity to see Mallacoota as its best before we depart. So we have a coffee and do a final walk along the foreshore before packing up to move on.
Everyone is out chatting this morning, so getting the Jayco ready for the road takes a while, so we don’t escape Mallacoota till 10.30. Only a short drive this morning as Cann River is only 70 kms away.
Turning back onto the Princes Hwy at Genoa we see the countryside has been devastated by fire, this continues all the way to Cann River. Seen a few fires in my time and I’m glad I wasn’t anywhere near this. Less than an hour later we are driving into Cann River.
Cann River is a bit of a surprise, it has a couple of bakeries, come cafes a big pub, several small motels and a little supermarket. Most importantly it has a free campground. Apparently the old council caravan park couldn’t find a manager so they just opened it up as a free campground. You know our favourite price.
After settling in to the campground, we go off to explore the village. We find a small council information office chat to the staff who recommend some local walks. After lunch we head off to explore the rainforest walk that starts from our campsite. Luckily enough the path had been mown this morning so it was an easy walk except for one collapsed bridge that required some tactical skill to sneak through.
After our long walk in the afternoon humidity we return to the Jayco for an afternoon rest. We had already checked out the pub earlier in the day so we decided to spend our campsite saving on dinner and a couple of drinks. Not the most exciting or interesting place we’ve stopped but touring is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get.
Michael + Pam