Visiting Jamieson and staying at the Jamieson Caravan Park had been high on my list of places to visit. We had a weekend confirmed at the start of 2020 and then Covid hit. We rescheduled later in the year, only to be pushed out again. Eye Roll!
We finally were allowed to visit Jamieson Caravan Park in February 2021. Jamieson is a beautiful area of Victoria. There are lots of free camping bush sites along the river in all directions. We choose to stay at the caravan park for the fun facilities, river access and ease of turning up late at night and knowing where you are going! Tom, Fränzi and the Caravan Park staff do a wonderful job.
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Jamieson Caravan Park Location
You can see where Jamieson Caravan Park is located here on this map. Free free to click through and plan your journey from home.
Jamieson is a small, scenic, rural village. Some 199km north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield and Eildon (Lake Eildon) (or via Licola for a longer way around – depending on where you are coming from!). Jamieson caravan park is situated in a beautiful valley which is surrounded by mountainous views and the beautiful Jamieson River.
Accommodation Available at the Jamieson Caravan Park
At Jamieson Caravan Park you have the option of glamping, staying in a cabin, camping in powered or unpowered sites, most sites are grassy and easy to access.
The caravan park is home to a lot of permanent vans. Many with prime river views. It would be amazing in the future if they were allowed to slowly start to remove some of these which are not used regularly and turn them into camping sites. There are only 5 (yes 5!) camping sites along the riverfront. These are prime beautiful sites.
There are 20 plus sites towards the back of the park. These sites are still lovely and tree-lined. But it is a walk to the river. The river is definitely one of the main drawcards.
As well as the camping sites and annual permanent vans you will find a couple of glamping tents and wonderful riverfront cabins (you can also find glamping tents at various other caravan parks including Porepunkah Bridge).
Jamieson Caravan Park Facilities
There are amazing guest facilities offered at Jamieson Caravan Park. Many are standard that you’ll find elsewhere but others go over and beyond what we have seen before. For example, “borrow BBQ’s” that you are welcome to take to your camping site. A fun scavenger hunt for the kids (this was actually fantastic!) a waterslide they put out on the hill on hot days and scrap buckets so you can feed the chickens.
Jamieson Caravan Park features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi – yay!
Guests at Jamieson Caravan Park can enjoy table tennis on site, volleyball on the grass, have a bounce of basketball or go hiking or even skiing in the surroundings at the right time of year
The camping ground offers a children’s playground.
Here is a copy of the Jamieson Caravan Park – Park_Map_Jamieson_Caravan_Park.
Here is a list that covers most of the facilities at Jamieson Caravan Park –
• Kiosk and Tourist Information at Reception
• Amenities block with toilets and showers
• Family bathroom
• Laundry with coin operated washing machine and dryer
• Big guest fridge in laundry
• Borrow me BBQ’s- BBQ’s that you can take to your site
• Guest BBQ with 1 gas stovetop
• Big communal firepit with seats
• Picnic tables
• Gas bottle exchange
• Free Wifi
• Compost to dispose of your green waste
• Portable firepits
• Solar heated swimming pool- warmer months only
• Basketball court
• Volleyball court
• Scavenger Hunt- Available at reception
• Playground next to the caravan park
• Table tennis
• Giant Jenga
• Balls and other outdoor equipment for your use
• Book exchange – huge collection
• Free DVD library – huge collection
• Kayak rental
• Chickens- they love your food scraps
• Waterslide- on selected days during summer
Dog Friendly at Jamieson Caravan Park
There are not too many dog-friendly camping sites in Victoria and Jamieson Caravan Park is a pet-friendly caravan park only during off-peak periods for caravanning and camping. There is also one cabin accommodation in which dogs are seasonally allowed. At this stage cabins and glamping tents are not pet friendly. Please mention your dog when making a booking.
Jamieson Caravan Park Review
We loved our stay at the Jamieson Caravan Park. Having a quick look online and it seems lots of other guests also rate the park highly! We had plenty of time to relax along the river, our friends spent a great deal of time fishing, the Jamieson Brewery is close by. The general store and pub are both walking distance. We didn’t eat at the pub but had a drinks stop every morning at the general store. We also went 4 wheel driving to the top of Mt Terrible and checked out the free camping area of Granny’s Flat.
I would highly recommend staying at the Jamieson Caravan Park. We would have no hesitation staying again in the future. As I said, the river sites are the prime sites and with only 5 available you have to plan ahead to secure these.
Things to do around Jamieson Caravan Park
Here is a link to my post on things to do around Jamieson FYI.
- Play in the river in various locations
- Enjoy a BBQ at your site or with friends just outside the park vicinity with BBQ shelters
- Kayaking (rental available)
- Easy walking tracks around town
- Dining – Jamieson Pub, Jamieson General Store and the Jamieson Brewery
- Do nothing and enjoy the surrounds
I don’t think you will regret staying at the Jamieson Caravan Park. We will be back! Love, love love!!!
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