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Mount Franklin

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Pleasant and unusual campground

Camping inside an extinct volcano surrounded by pines and deciduous trees in the flattest continent... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
PauBlanch
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Melbourne, Australia
Back to another time

Entering the volcanic crater takes one bck to a time when this countryside was born. The... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Terry77271138
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

Camping inside an extinct volcano surrounded by pines and deciduous trees in the flattest continent on Earth -whose flora happens to be dominated by a very particular sort of evergreen trees- was almost an exotic experience for a European who has lived in Australia for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Good hike up, quite safe path even for kids. Nice cool weather in June/July. You get a good view of most of the town from the top.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We went here to do the circuit walk. The signage isn’t great and we got a bit confused which way to go for some of it. No great views or anything. Wouldn’t recommend to make a special trip out here for scenery, but if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Entering the volcanic crater takes one bck to a time when this countryside was born. The countryside is abound with pumice stone, volcanic rock. The camping ground is surrounded by steeply rising edges that reach to the sky. This is truly a haven of solitude,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Terry77271138
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The drive up to Mount Franklin gives every indication of the views that can be expected from the mountain peak. The camping area looks great and sits within the extinct volcano. There is a 1.7km circuit trail that takes you to the peak of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Mulga00
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Took a drive into the crater. Facinating to be able to be inside the crater. Ever all campers looked like they were enjoying the serenity of the area. Stunning views on the way up/down. Very easy to get to.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Borzoi11
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a magical area and an extinct volcano. Love being here to simply sit and chill out. Surrounded by birch trees, its a centre for reflection and commuting with nature.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank MelbournePixie
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were passing through the area, and since we love lookouts, we decided to try this out. The short drive into the reserve led into the caldera of the extinct volcano, which is now a good camping ground ideal for families. We...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jathzie
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We drove into a large clearing camping area which we assumed was the crater, then had to climb up along the path to the ridge of the volcano and walk around its top but because of trees you had no views and had to use...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fremantle32
Reviewed 24 July 2017

nice spot for a picnic or a bbq. Also a good spot to camp in the area. can do walks from here. bush setting

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank pmeltham
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Response from Jessica E | Reviewed this property |
There are no-flush toilets at the camping grounds, and yes it is possible to tow vans to the area.
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ddrt2017
5 April 2017|
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Yes, the road straps nicely and the drones are the biggest I have ever seen!!
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