We are all for filling our lungs with fresh air and getting out and connecting with nature!
Nestled in the Mount Disappointment State Forest, Andersons Garden is a lovely little spot situated on Sunday Creek and is the perfect place for a family day out or creek-side camping. The area has good facilities and is dog (and horse) friendly, has dedicated walking trails where you can explore the area by foot, bike (both bicycle and motorbike) or horse. The paths are well maintained and would suit most fitness levels. There is a 6 km loop that should take about an hour and a half (give or take!) which you should enjoy provided that you don’t mind having to go up some stairs.
There is a small waterhole and waterfall, and we noticed that someone had thrown a yabby net in (although the attempt didn’t look successful at that time!). The water is clear which makes spotting little fish easy and is perfect for wetting your whistle while you enjoy a picnic by the creek!
If you like peace and quiet, visit during off-peak times or during the week. Mount Disappointment is popular with motorbike riders which ruins the serenity somewhat for those who just want to listen to the birds and the sounds of the creek. If you are interested in camping, the campsite is very busy during peak times (Easter, Long Weekends, Christmas etc.). Be sure to pack a picnic and enough food / drink for your visit as there are no shops onsite.
This area was burnt extensively in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, and although the burn marks from that day are still visible, the beauty of this little slice of the Australian bush speaks for itself.
Access to Andersons Garden and the campsite is 9 km off the Hume Highway. Take the Clonbinane exit (near Broadford) and travel south from the town of Clonbinane along Clonbinane Rd, which changes name to Westcott Creek Rd at the Mount Disappointment State Forest.
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