Chester Hill nestles in the foothills of the Strzelecki Rangesw in South Gippsland and is protected from harsh weather, though close enough to the sea to ensure that the air is fresh and clear. The property, originally settled in 1875, has an interesting history and was purchased by the present owners in November 2004. Nature lovers will delight in the bird and native animal life and nearby Tarra Bulga National Park. The area is a haven for bush walkers, with the walks providing some stunning views back to the coastline. The cottages have been placed to take advantage of the views and provide shady verandas, for which to laze the days away, enjoying the rural setting. The atmosphere of the cottages is one of relaxed ambience, with many conveniences, offering scenic valley views. Complimentary breakfast hamper, all linen, towels, wood fired heaters and air-conditioning provided.
Tarra Valley Caravan Park 'Fernholme' welcomes you to the enchanted rainforests of Tarra Bulga and Tarra Valley National Parks. Situated on the picturesque Tarra River approximately two and a half hours from Melbourne.
The Caravan Park features snug, rustic cabins, while tent sites are right on the river, so you can watch for platypus, trout and freshwater crays. Two large barbecue sheds with huge open fires and free gas barbecues along with a playground for the children makes staying at Tarra Valley Caravan Park a very pleasant experience.
The National Parks with their lush fern gullies, giant mountain ash, ancient myrtle beech, water falls, lyrebirds and the suspension bridge at Tarra Bulga are one of Victoria's best kept secrets and a must to see. Tarra Valley is 19 kilometres from Yarram. Visit historic Port Albert, as they have the best fish and chips, or you can even catch your own.
The Ninety Mile beach is only 40 kilometres away and great for surfing.
The park has its own Tea Rooms where you can enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea or an ice cream....
Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. The park covers some of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Walk to the impressive Corrigan's Suspension Bridge, which stretches through the rainforest canopy, affording spectacular views of the lush fern gully on the forest floor below.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.