glenaire memories

by Jonathan V
(melboune, vic)

I haven't been to Glenaire Campground for many years but i have many memories. As a young boy dad used to take us at least once a year and as all who have been there would know the long dirt road at the turn off to the camp ground. well the adventure would always start there. being the youngest, dad would let me sit on his lap and steer the car all the way to the camp ground. as soon as we got there i would collect firewood for the fire because i think a camp fire is what makes a camping trip complete!! its not camping without a fire.

Glenaire was the ultimate camping experience, it had everything. sand dunes,running river for fishing or swimming, endless walking tracks for exploration, the surf beach just a short walk, the 4x4 tracks to the beach (which i think you cant use anymore) even waking up to the misty mornings with cows surrounding the camp ground hearing their bells dinging untill the farmers hurded them away with another day of adventure awaiting! and yep starting with a camp fire!! and bacon and eggs of course.
Glenaire holds a special place in my heart.

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May 23, 2017
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by: Kel luscombe

My dad first took me to glen aire in 1951 still vivid in my memories green grass flats river old bridge wich we caught large eels off sand dunes surf at the mouth on the left side and spots for crays on the right which he caught 3 in a pot also plenty of rabbits we asked why he wasnt taking fresh water with us and replied that there was a spring on the other side of the bridge some twenty years before when he was camping as a young fella it certainly was there wonder if it still exists next time i went was in my young adult years caught some nice trout and the rabbits were still there cant imagine what its like now cheers cairns

Sep 10, 2010
Aire River Campground
by: Michael Willem

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for sharing your camping memories of Glenaire (Aire River)

The 4WD track to the beach is still open, but you can't actually drive on Glenaire Beach anymore (actually you can't drive on any beach in Victoria anymore). The track terminates at a 'car park' just behind the dunes, and it's just a short walk to the beach from there.

The track is also part of the Great Ocean Walk.

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