Merrijig is not far from Mansfield on the way to Mount Buller. Sheepyard Flats camping area spreads along the river.

Turn off the C320 2km past Merrijig onto a dirt road called Howqua Hills Road. The bumpy dirt road leads down to Sheepyard Flat camping area. After about 17km a huge camping area will start to come into view. It is worth exploring before setting up due to the size of the place.

The camp area stretches along the riverbank for a long way, giving lots of room for the dogs to explore. The river itself is a lovely place to play, with rounded river rocks creating a relaxing bubbling sound. It’s a bit like watching coals in a campfire.

The toilets were a bit rough when I was there, but hopefully that was due to a large group camping at the time. Phone coverage was nil to maybe with Telstra.

Mansfield is a lovely town and a good place to stock up on supplies. One can have an enjoyable meal, or get your battery box welded back on by the friendly, helpful and skilled local aluminium fabricator. A number of camping stores are available to pick up those last few items needed.

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