P. 03 5768 2376 F. 03 5768 2446

Lake Nillahcootie Camp is nestled between the Mount Strathbogie State Forest and Mount Samaria State Park. The camp has a shoreline frontage and is entered directly from the Midland Highway.

Just 15 minutes from Mansfield and 25 minutes from Benalla, Lake Nillahcootie Camp is an easy two hour drive from eastern Melbourne.

The Camp has been in operation for the past 25 years and is situated in one of the prettiest spots in the High Country. Close to the ski fields in the winter on the banks of picturesque (full of red fin) Lake Nillahcootie, from which the Camp in named after. Lake Nillahcootie Camp staff have experience in working with people with disabilities. Full country style home catering is provided alongside kitchen facilities available for self catering. Attraction include Lake Nillahcootie, Strathbogie State Forest, Mt Samaria, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Mansfield.


  • Lake Nillahcootie
  • Strathbogie State Forest
  • Mt Samaria
  • Mt Buller
  • Mt Stirling
  • Mansfield
  • Benalla
  • Swanpool
  • Wineries


  • Dining Room
  • Recreation Room
  • Drying Room
  • Wood Heater
  • Open Fire
  • Indoor Sports Equipment
  • TV / VCR / DVD
  • Blackboard / Whiteboard
  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bouldering Wall

  • Canoes
  • Fishing
  • Flying Fox
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Low Level Ropes Course
  • Initiative Activities
  • Open Playing Areas
  • Orienteering
  • Swimming
  • Games

Lake Nillahcootie Camp has many on-site activities and facilities available for your group. The main bunkroom buildings are carpeted and comfortable including 5 rooms with 12 beds and 4 rooms with 6 beds. There are also two ensuite cabins, one with 2 bedrooms and a kitchenette which sleeps 8 and a smaller cabin that sleeps 5.

The main communal building includes the dining room, directly adjacent to the kitchen and a recreation room. There is a lovely view of the lake and playing area from the deck. There is a television, dvd and table tennis located in the area.


  • Climbing wall
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Ball Games
  • Bush Cooking
  • Bush Hut Building
  • Bushwalking
  • Camp Fire
  • Frisbee

  • Golf Course
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Orienteering
  • Spot Lighting
  • Trust & Initiative Activities
  • Abseiling
  • Flying Fox
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming in the Lake

Some of the specialised activities listed above require instruction by qualified guides.


Full catering is provided or you can use the kitchen facilities for self catering. There is ample quality food, for example breakfast is continental style with a hot option, lunch is sandwiches rolls wraps and in winter includes hot home made pies and soups, dinners include pastas, roasts and BBQ’s with desserts to follow.

We are happy to cater for special dietary needs, allergies and medical conditions.


3937 Midland Hwy, Barjarg VIC 3722

This is 190km from Melbourneand 25kms from Mansfield.



Nillahcootie provides accommodation, facilities and packaged programs for groups. We can assist you with organising full programs including transport and meals or just supply the venue for you to do your own thing.

Minimum Numbers: 30
Minimum charge applies.
Small groups by arrangement for shared use.