What: Firth Park is a serene camping spot or the perfect place for a day trip adventure. There is a lovely waterhole where you can try your hand at yabbying or fishing, plenty of tracks for walking or riding on (including a 2.6 kilometre return walk to the Saw Mill). There is ample space to set up a picnic and kick the footy. Bring a rug, chairs, some marshmallows and settle in for a relax while the kids run around and explore.
Where: Firth Park is a little pocket of serenity just past Bullengarook. If you are happy to follow the dusty dirt road for a good fifteen minutes from the main drag into the Wombat State Forest, you will not be disappointed. The Park can also be accessed from Firth Road in Trentham East, just 1.5 kilometres from the Pig and Whistle down O’Connell’s Road.
The best bit: There’s not much phone coverage, if any, out in the forest which makes it is a wonderful place to switch off and get back to the basics and quality family time.
Picnic or cafe: There are no cafes in the forest(!) so you really must come prepared! There are spots to make a fire with a handy grill you can swing around to cook on. We brought some snacks and salad, made damper in the coals of the fire, and cooked some snags on the grill.
Toilets: There are pit toilets further up the hill from the camping area.
Make a day of it: It’s very easy to while away the hours in this relaxing natural environment. You may want to spend the time being active by riding dirtbikes or following a trail for a long walk. Alternatively, bring a rug, book, chairs, some marshmallows and settle in for a relax while the kids run around and explore. It’s good, clean fresh air fun!