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Dogs allowed
No booking required
No fees payable
Historical interest
4WD only

This campground is best accessed by 4WD by crossing the Thomson River at either Coopers Creek if coming in from the north via Brunton's Bridge Road, or at Brunton's Bridge if coming in from the south via Cowwarr–Walhalla Road.

River flow can be strong following rain or environmental releases from the Thomson Dam, and forest roads may be rough or slippery depending on local conditions. Always check local river heights when planning your trip.

This campground only has basic facilities. Please see our Before You Go page so you know what to expect. If visiting during peak periods, make sure you have a plan B such as the Coopers Creek camping areas or Thomson Bridge Campground.

Suitable for

Intermediate (some experience recommended)

Facilities available

About this campground

Brunton's Bridge is one of Gippsland's most popular camping destinations and a great base for adventure lovers. Situated on the Thomson River, it provides direct access to the Thomson River Canoe Trail and is close to an abundance of 4WD tracks.

This campground is south of Walhalla, nestled in the Boola Boola State Forest. You'll find basic facilities and several level campsites set into tiered hillside.

Activities galore

There's plenty to do around here. Check out Brunton's Bridge, a heritage-listed 1886 wrought iron bridge, for stunning elevated views of the Thomson River. For those interested in gold-era history, nearby Horseshoe Bend Tunnel is a must-do walk and an example of mining ingenuity. The historic township of Walhalla is less than 15 minutes drive away.

If you head down Brunton's Bridge Road and along the river, you'll find a pebbly beach and swimming area – perfect for a dip on warmer days.

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Investing in nature

Brunton's Bridge Campground was upgraded in 2019 thanks to Victoria’s Great Outdoors.

The upgrade includes:

  • new picnic tables
  • new fire pits
  • new native plants and vegetation
  • resurfaced campground roads
  • new signage
  • tree works to keep the site safe
  • installation of new fencing

Victoria’s Great Outdoors is boosting regional tourism and making it easier to enjoy nature by investing in better walking trails, campgrounds, 4WD tracks and visitor facilities.

Page last updated: 14/09/22