Coopers Creek

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Coopers Creek is a charming and historic mining township located on the steep forested slopes of the Thomson River Valley. It’s a town rich in gold mining history and surrounded by beauty, the perfect spot for those wanting to explore all the best nature has to offer.

Coopers Creek is located just 15 minutes drive from Rawsonand a few hours drive from Melbourne. Its proximity to Traralgon also makes it a popular spot for travellers from all over Victoria.  

There’s much to explore in and around Coopers Creek. Take in the beautiful surroundings on foot and enjoy all that the nearby broad mountain river has to offer such as fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. For those who prefer land-based activities head off-road on one of the four-wheel-drive tracks.

Or If escaping to the bush is for you there are two popular camping grounds located in Coopers Creek. The first is near the site of the mining town and the second is to the east at Bruntons Bridge. Pitch a tent or park a caravan and spend your nights surrounded by the region’s best asset – the great outdoors!

Most campsites are well shaded and some slope a little. Caravan accessibility is dependent on the weather so check out the conditions prior to arrival and remember to be fully prepared when embarking on your camping trip, taking plenty of food and water and adequate camping equipment.

While you’re exploring our beautiful region take a drive and visit the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers region. Walhalla is a popular tourist destination for people from near and far. Its unique history as a magnet for 19th-century gold prospectors combined with its majestic rugged mountain landscapes makes it a must-see for over 120,000 visitors each year.

With its quaint array of shops and cafes set against a cathedral of towering trees above, visitors can stroll around at their leisure, take a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, explore the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine or even try their hand at panning for gold in nearby Stringers Creek.

And the trip doesn’t stop there – take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take it slow exploring the nearby towns of RawsonEricaand Willow Grove and discover what makes each of these townships unique.

And if you’re looking for somewhere a little more luxurious to rest your head – we have plenty of accommodation options available, ranging from caravan parks to stunning hotels and B&B’s.

We love visitors here in Baw Baw so come and visit us today!