Caringal is surrounded by National Parks and State forests. It has rivers and lakes very close by and also many small towns steeped in history, all of which are waiting for you to explore!
The best part, we are told about Caringal, is the beauty and tranquility of the site itself.
There are many quiet, secluded spots you can relax read a book and while away the hours as you de-stress from the world.
OR.... for the adventurous amongst you, there are places to see and things to do
There are trout and crayfish in the Tyres rivers running through Caingal or you can take a drive to Blue Rock dam or Thompson River and Dam that are all good fishing places. Licences are required
There are many 4WD tracks to explore in the State parks and forests adjacent to Caringal. You would have seen some on the way to the site and there are many more. The Warden can give you some suggestions.
Again there are many tracks surrounding Caringal and may run through the site. They range from easy to more strenuous. If you are going hiking make sure you let people know your itinerary so if you get lost we will (may) be able to find you.
We recommend visiting Mushroom Rocks near summit of Mt Erica in Baw Baw National Park
Mt BAW BAW RESORT
The Mt BawBaw Alpine resort is an easy drive from Caringal with many people using our site as an accommodation alternative to staying at the resort. Other ski options at Mt Gwinear again are easily accessed from Caringal.
This is an old Gold town steeped in history with lots to do and explore. There is the Long Tunnel mine, steam train, walks, ghost tours and many more. There are some good eating places for coffee or meals. We would recommend a visit
Tube 'rafting' (depending on river flow)
More details can be obtained form the Warden
BLUE ROCK DAM
Blue Rock dam offers may activities. Boating with ramp access - check regulations. Kayaking and canoeing & swimming. Walking trails, fishing and lots more. We would recommend a visit