Nestled amongst the gumtrees on the bank of the Macalister river, Paradise Valley is one of the state’s best campgrounds to create family memories.
Established in 1884 John Gell “answered the call of the Land” when he decided to leave Geelong and his families tailoring business. He travelled by steamship to Port Albert before continuing to the Lake Glenmaggie area by bullock wagon where John Gell used the current campground area as farmland.
The current owner is a direct descendant of the original pioneers. As you follow the long driveway down into the valley, the family tradition of grazing sheep is a welcoming sight and reminder of eras gone by.
The new management, Kelvin and Brenda, strive to recognise Paradise Valley’s history and offer a home away from home.