WALKING IN JAMIESON
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS IN AND AROUND JAMIESON
Stroll through Jamieson's history on a self-guided walk, go for a swim in the river or head into the hills on a off-road trip. Take the children to the nearby Mansfield Zoo, where they can hand feed the kangaroos and deers. There is heaps to do around Jamieson. Check out our blog for detailed reports on some activities!
The solar heated pool is a hit with young and old in Summer and the perfect alternative to the river.
The Jamieson River is our natural treasure. The ideal spot to go for a swim, float down on a tube, have a kayaking adventure, go fishing, or just to sit back unwind and enjoy the serenity.
The Big Rock just outside the park is where the big kids jump off. But there are plenty shallow places for the little ones to have a splash. We happily assist in pointing you in the right direction.
Freshwater species are plentiful, in Lake Eildon, the Jamieson and the Goulburn Rivers, including Brown and Rainbow Trout, Perch, Redfin & Murray Cod.
There are nice short walks around Jamieson.The closest bigger walk is the Mitchell's Bridle Trail, starting at Granny's Flat Campground, a 15 min drive from the Caravan Park.
A favourite is the Mt Stirling Circular Summit Walk, a 5 h return walk with stunning views over the High Country. Walk starts at the Telephone Box Junction a
1 h 10 min drive from the Caravan Park.
A good map to get an overview is the Mansfield-Mt Buller The High Country Adventure Guide
Common around Jamieson are large flocks of King Parrots, Black Cockatoos, Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Superb Blue Wrens, Gang Gangs and Rosellas.
We have 7 beautiful chickens at the Caravan Park, and they are more then happy to eat your food scraps.
Need some assistance planning your next adventure?
Give us a call or see us at the reception. We have flyers, maps and books available and are happy to share our own experience discovering this beautiful part of the world.
JAMIESON PAW PRINTS WALK
The Jamieson Paw Prints Walk will take your kids on a fun and educational treasure hunt through the beautiful twin river town. Grab your map and questionnaire at the reception of the Jamieson Caravan Park. Follow the blue paw prints along the river and up into the bush and learn about local wildlife. The walk is 2.8 kilometres long and takes between 45 minutes and two hours, depending on age, walking speed and snack breaks.
Feel like the man from Snowy River and discover the Victorian High Country on horse back. Tours are available from different operators, for different skill levels and run from 1h up to 7 days. Watsons Trail Rides is the closest to Jamieson (located between Jamieson and Mansfield), other providers in the region are: Buckle Up Bushrides, High Country Horses, Hidden Trails by Horseback.
WALKING AROUND JAMIESON
There are some great walks through our little village.
A popular walk is the Self Guided Heritage Walk which tells you about the history of Jamieson.
If you are interested in the beautiful European trees the Significant Tree Self Guided Walk is a must do. The walk is especially stunning in autumn when the trees show their full glory.
There are a few nice Short Walks around Jamieson too.
4WDing & Dirt Bike Riding
4WDING AND DIRTBIKE RIDING
Jamieson is a favourite destination for 4WD, motorbike & trail bike enthusiasts, with a wide network of trails available. Drive up Mt Skene in Winter (permit needed) to have a play in the snow, visit the newly rebuilt Mt Terrible Hut, or drive along one of the many tracks of the area. Mt Terrible is our favourite 4wd trip and you can find more datails in the article here.
Stay with us in Winter and enjoy the day in the snow and come home to your warm Cabin. We are located approximately 1h 15min form the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling snow fields, a paradise for skiier's and snowboarders.
For visitors with a 4WD Mt Skene is a top attraction just 45min form Jamieson (permit is necessary in winter).
Jamieson's public tennis court is just a few hundred meters up the road. Book in and pay fee at the park reception.
HIGH COUNTRY HUTS
HIGH COUNTRY HUTS
Huts of all shapes and sizes were built in the high country in the past two centuries. Head into the hills and valleys and discover them yourself.
Closest to the park is the Mt. Terrible Hut, the most famouse one is
Craig’s Hut located on Mt. Stirling. To find more huts and for more information visit the Victorian High Country Huts Association.