Fry's Hut - a great camping spot

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
This is a great spot, somewhere for the not serious awd unit can go , a few years ago you needed a vehicle with clearence to get in there but they took all the low boys out and smoothed the track out so they could get horse floats in there - there is a big horse event they hold up here each year so they needed more space than sheepyard flat provided.

There are plenty of long drop dunnies, plenty of water as the flats are right on the river. but take cooking and drinking water.

Being in Victoria it is FREE !

Get there by heading to Mansfield then on to Merrijig, about 3 KM's past there turn right and go for about 17 KM's and you are at Sheepyard Flat, to get to Fry's Hut area turn right and follow the track for about 3 KM's and you are there.

1/.This was a secret mens business trip- some of the ugly barstards in our party.

2/. Fred Fry's Hut.

3/. The fry's hut camping area .

4/. The vehicles in our party

Hope, that I am not boring people by putting in these camping areas, the intention is to get you inspired to get out there !
 

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goldrush

Moderator
Definitely not boring me Bushnut. I look forward to seeing these campsites you keep posting. You "mexicans' have some great spots to visit down there.

Cheers

Cliff
 

4X4

Moderator
BUSHNUT,

A favourite of mine are Bindaree Hut and King Hut. Unlike Fry's Hut you can still use ithem. I did a "Huts of the High Country" trip last December (07) and was horrified to see the loss of Lovicks and Bluff Huts after the fires. Craigs Hut has since been rebuilt.
 
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4X4

Moderator
Whilst we were there there was a working bee in progress. It's great to see the legend continue for these "Iconic" huts.:)
 

lars

New Member
Great post Bushnuts, remember going to Fry's hut back in the 70's & 80's, used to hike in, dont think you could drive in from Sheepyards back then ( never had a fourby then so wouldn't have tried ). Do remember as a young bloke driving my mum's Mazda 323 through the river to get there once ! GPS, how long has there been a hut at Bindaree ? Used to hike through there a bit ( about 20-30 years ago ) but don't recall there being a hut there, mind you my
memory 's not too reliable at times. Was up at 7 mile camping with my kids just befor Xmas & was talking to a bloke who was working on the Bluff hut, he said Ritchies hut was another one that got burnt down. Real pity, spent a few nights in that great little hut ( hiking access only ) apparently they're looking at rebuilding it too. Keep up the good work Bushnuts, look forward to more posts. cheers LARS
 
BUSHNUT! Didn't know about this one! Looks like a nice spot. Are you allowed to use the hut?

According to 4X4 apparently not !
 
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luckyyrr11

New Member
a bit of history info

Great post Bushnuts, remember going to Fry's hut back in the 70's & 80's, used to hike in, dont think you could drive in from Sheepyards back then ( never had a fourby then so wouldn't have tried ). Do remember as a young bloke driving my mum's Mazda 323 through the river to get there once ! GPS, how long has there been a hut at Bindaree ? Used to hike through there a bit ( about 20-30 years ago ) but don't recall there being a hut there, mind you my
memory 's not too reliable at times. Was up at 7 mile camping with my kids just befor Xmas & was talking to a bloke who was working on the Bluff hut, he said Ritchies hut was another one that got burnt down. Real pity, spent a few nights in that great little hut ( hiking access only ) apparently they're looking at rebuilding it too. Keep up the good work Bushnuts, look forward to more posts. cheers LARS

hi just a bit of info for you , we used to live at Mirimbah mjust below mt buller ,we lived there ever since the 1940's , my father used to fall logs in the Howqua valley , jamison ,and mt stiring and wonnagatta in the early 50's to the 70's , and the bridge over the Howqua river had always been there so access to fry's hut was always over the bridge from merijig ,in the peole in there were looking for gold in the 1860 and after that opened a gold mine just up behind fry;s hut ,not long after that there were many pubs and
many chinese looking for gold aswell, just a bit of history for you , i love the high country and get back there as much as i can to the peace and quiet of the Aussie bush ,enjoy your travels and take care
 

Itchys50

Member
how long has there been a hut at Bindaree ?:confused:

Hey Lars,

Bindaree Hut has been there since about the 1920's I think,:eek: it is one of the oldest huts in the High Country!!!!!:D

Cheers Itchys50:p
 
It s a nice spot, stayed there wed and thurs.

The only problem we found, the horse people get grumpy because "we only have 2 places we can take horses".
There was plenty of room for more, but "we've been coming here for 15 years" so they were upset we were there before them and might have taken the best spot.
They attempted silly things like setting up a tent between our tents......
Tied up stallion behind our tents........
Anyway that was sorted out and we had a great time there......

But beware of the horse ppl....... :)

Can't use the hut.
 

Itchys50

Member
Hi Isitslippery,

I can understand you not being happy about people with horses trying to muscle in on your camping spot, there's an old saying that goes, first in best dressed, or the early bird catches the worm, either way you where there first and they should respect that!! Don't get me wrong, love horses myself, but from my personal experience most horse owners are arrogant(NOT ALL) and some don't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.:rolleyes:
Personally I'd of asked them politely to remove there tents or horses from your camp site away from your personal space, and if they gave me a mouth full of lip, Id of said "RIGHT THEN I'LL JUST GO AND GET MY GUN OUT OF THE UTE":eek:

Cheers Itchys50:D
 
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Hi Isitslippery,

I can understand you not being happy about people with horses trying to muscle in on your camping spot, there's an old saying that goes, first in best dressed, or the early bird catches the worm, either way you where there first and they should respect that!! Don't get me wrong, love horses myself, but from my personal experience most horse owners are arrogant(NOT ALL) and some don't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.:rolleyes:
Personally I'd of asked them politely to remove there tents or horses from your camp site away from your personal space, and if they gave me a mouth full of lip, Id of said "RIGHT THEN I'LL JUST GO AND GET MY GUN OUT OF THE UTE":eek:

Cheers Itchys50:D

Lol......

I was pretty relaxed about it, but when they were spoken to, we found they were most unhappy really...... They screaming started, almost some violence. Like u said first in best dressed.
Most of all relax!!!!
 

lcruiser100ser

New Member
Been a while since iv ventured to this place but looking forward to taking the kids here and many other places through the high country
 

Big Rig

4x4 Earth Contributer
Yea i agree Bushnut. Its been a few years since i was there but its a beautiful campground. Only wish all this was closer. It would be nice to get the girls in their with their horses.
 
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