Kerang Holiday Park
Kerang Holiday Park is a relaxing place to base yourself while you explore the nearby lakes, rivers and wetland conservation areas that are synonymous with this part of Victoria’s Riverland.
Well known as a hub for nature and water sport lovers, you can experience the real meaning of country hospitality when you stay amongst the native gums that shade this popular park.
Choose from a range of stylishly appointed Executive, Superior and Standard cabins that can sleep up to 6. All cabin accommodation at Kerang Holiday Park are air conditioned and come with ensuite bathrooms, self-contained kitchens or kitchenettes and have all linen provided.
The two-bedroom Superior Cabins can sleep six adults, has a Queen size bed and two sets of single bunks. The cabin includes a kitchenette, a fridge. Microwave, couch and TV. The bathroom has a toilet, shower and vanity as well as reverse cycle heating and cooling. These are a great option for families and feature views of the canal which runs alongside the park.
The Executive Cabins step it up a notch by featuring a full kitchen with oven, full-size fridge, microwave, a large lounge area, comfortable couch, a dining area, ensuite bathroom, TV and spa. Also ideal for active families, these cabins overlook the pool and have a large private deck at their entrance.
For those looking to save some money or who might only be passing through Kerang, the parks’ Budget Single Rooms provide basic, clean and open-plan accommodation. Each room has its own ensuite, reverse cycle air conditioning, King size bed, TV and DVD player, kettle and toaster.
For travellers who prefer to bring their accommodation with them, Kerang Holiday Park has ample supply of good-sized powered sites on manicured grass. All sites are well shaded and within easy proximity of the parks’ facilities. All sites are also pet-friendly.
Note that check-in on cabins is 2pm and check out is 10am, while on sites this is 12 noon and 11am. Late checkouts can be arranged with prior consent from the park. Dogs are permitted on powered sites and designated pet-friendly cabins only and must always be on a leash. Dogs are charged at $15 per pet, per stay.
INSIDE THE PARK
Aside from well-maintained ablutions blocks that are centrally located to all campsite guests, facilities inside Kerang Holiday Park include a popular salt water pool, shaded outdoor dining and seating area, small children’s playground, communal campfire and indoor activities room.
Noted for its pet-friendliness, there is even a dedicated off leash doggie playground, so you don’t have to worry about your pets getting enough exercise.
THINGS TO DO NEAR KERANG HOLIDAY PARK
Staff here are only too happy to play tour guide during your time in-park. Given Kerang Holiday Park’s location in one of the most popular parts of Victoria’s much-loved Riverland, there’s no shortage of things to do nearby.
The town of Kerang itself is 25 kilometres inland from the Murray River, between the historic Murray River border town of Swan Hill and the agricultural community of Cohuna.
The Loddon River, a major tributary of the Murray, runs through Kerang and offers plenty of good fishing for keen anglers.
For those who love the water, Kerang Holiday Park is ideally located. Grouped along the Murray Valley Highway are the Kerang Wetlands which feature over 50 lakes, swamps and lagoons stretching from Lake Boga in the north to Kerang in the south. These wetlands are home to thousands of colourful and graceful water birds.
Several of the larger lakes, including Kangaroo Lake and Lake Charm, are popular with visitors for water sports, boating and fishing. Gorton Drive, named after former Australian Prime Minister Sir John Gorton, who was local to the area, and which runs along the western shore of Kangaroo Lake, is lined with jacaranda trees and citrus orchards. Well known winemakers the Brown Brothers established a vineyard next to the lake in the 1960s, and they still produce a number of exotic wines from these warm climate plantings.
As mentioned, Lake Charm is only 20km from the park and is one of Victoria’s favourite water sport playgrounds. Large enough to water ski, fish and swim, the lake is fitted with a number of boat ramps and every year plays host to the Redfin Fishing Classic competition.
Thirty minutes from the park is Gunbower Island, where kayakers can follow a series of numbered buoys on a 5km trail that takes about 2 hours to complete. Hire or bring your own kayak or canoe. Similarly, Gunbower National Park is an important sanctuary for birdwatching, bushwalking, fishing. Mountain-biking and canoeing.
Slightly closer to Kerang Holiday Park are a series of lakes that are ideal for picnicking, swimming and fishing. These include Reedy Lake and Lake Meran, while at Middle Lake, 10km north of Kerang holiday Park bird lovers gather in numbers to watch thousands of Ibis birds nest during their annual spring breeding season.
GETTING TO KERANG HOLIDAY PARK
Kerang is 279 km north of Melbourne via the Loddon Valley Highway.