We just got back from camping at Ulupna Island (nth of Strathmerton) over Queen's b'day weekend... was caravan city up there! We found a spot and set up our tent (new one after losing our old one on the Glenelg somewhere!!) and had a fantastic weekend. I remembered the glass replacement for our gas lantern, but forgot the gas lantern bit!! So no light, but no prob! My 8yo son found a few other kids to play with, we had a koala resident in the tree for the whole weekend who sneezed a lot, the young blokes camping next to us (death metal music, Missy higgins and classical - eclectic taste fellas!) gave us some fresh water crays... I cooked the best roast ever - cooked in the camp oven - thanks Derek for the hints on your website http://www.aussiecampovencook.com/
The boys went swimming and said it was the coldest they'd ever felt... We sat in front of a fire all weekend, did nothing but talk, play pictionary with other kids along the river, and did our bit to save water - lots of beer and wine...All in all, a brilliant weekend away, bit far for 3 days though... We'll be back there in September if anyone wants to join us (this time with 5 kids aged 13 - 7) Maps avail at parkweb.vic.gov.au go directly to "Barmah".