Blue Pool, Gippsland Victoria

Posted on February 21, 2011

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Swimming spot: Blue Hole

Blue Hole is a stunning deep gorge in the Briagolong State Forest, Gippsland. You can picnic on the bank, then launch into the water on the old rope swing and swim out into the crisp water to the other side where the water gets shallow then quickly becomes deep. A small rocky cliff provides a perfect jump into this portion of the water.

Where: Blue Pool is about a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne and is located in the In the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia in the Briagolong State Forest, north of Sale.

Getting to the spot: Drive 10km north of Briagolong town (a small town) along Firestone Creek Road. Blue Pool is not far from the entrance of the state forest, a little further alone from Culloden.

Accommodation: You can camp at Blue Pool. The small camp ground is free with no showers and basic drop style toilets. The gravel road might not be suitable for caravans.

If you don’t want to camp you could make Blue Pool a day trip from any of the surrounding towns in Gippsland. We drove from Walhalla, just an hour away where we had accommodation.

Facilities: Just a couple of drop toilets in the camp ground.

About the area: The Briagolong State Forest has a variety of walks from 5 minutes to 3 days in duration. There is also a variety of camping and picnic spots. A simple google search will bring up maps and government information on the area.

Nearby known swimming spots: Walhalla Swimming Hole and Coopers Creek

Nearby towns: Rawson, Erica, Mount Baw Baw, Moe, Yarragon, Traralgon, Sale, Stratford

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