Choof Choof Camping and Picnic Area is situated on a backwater of the Cann River, adjacent to Lake Furnell 20km south of the Cann River Township within the Tamboon State Forest, which is managed by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). Choof Choof Picnic and Camping Area provides an ideal base location to set up camp and then go fishing, swimming, walking, or exploring the Tamboon Inlet, one of the regions beautiful coastal attractions, which can be reached by boat, with a boat ramp located at nearby Furnells Landing.

From Melbourne travel east to Cann River via the Princes Highway. Depart Cann River via the southward-bound Tamboon Road. Travel this sealed road for 15km, and a further 10km on the now gravel Tamboon Road. Turn right onto Choof Choof Track and after 450m you will reach the picnic and camping area.
This site is accessible to both 2WD and 4WD vehicles during dry weather, but only 4WD vehicles when wet.
Fees are not charged and booking is not necessary, Camping is on a first-come first-served basis and no bookings are required, but early arrival may be advisable during peak periods.

There is one main campsite which has a composting toilet, two picnic tables, and a central solid fuel fireplace, available for both campers and those visiting for the day. Firewood is supplied to this site.

If there are no facilities for rubbish collection please take rubbish with you when you leave and ensure the area is clean for future campers.

The estuary system is great for fishing, canoeing and boating activities. Boats can be launched from Furnell Landing located at the end of Tamboon Road. Furnells Landing Walking Track can be accessed from the picnic and camping area or Furnells Landing. Allow about one hour to complete the return journey. The walk follows the picturesque Cann River and is of medium grade.

Only camp in an existing campsite rather than create a new one and camp at least 20 meters from any stream, lake or reservoir.
Do not dig trenches around tents.
Take your rubbish home. Do not bury or dump litter in the forest.
Where drop toilets are provided, please use them for their intended purposes. Do NOT use these toilets to empty chemical waste from cassette toilets or for the disposal of general waste.
Campfires are permitted, provided the following guidelines are observed:
The fire is in a fireplace or trench 30 cm deep. Please use existing fireplaces rather than create your own.
The fire is not more than 1 square metre and 3 metres around the fire is cleared.
The fire is not left unattended and is put out before you leave.
Collect only fallen wood for fires _ Cutting down trees or damaging standing vegetation is not permitted.
Fires of all types, including portable gas and liquid fuel stoves, are prohibited on days of TOTAL FIRE BAN
It is your responsibility to know if a TOTAL FIRE BAN is declared.
For up to date information about Fire Bans refer to
Be aware of your and your vehicle’s limitations. Most of our forest roads are dirt roads, many are four-wheel drive only (particularly after rain!) and are typically narrower than urban roads so always keep to the left.
With the exception of Murrindindi Scenic Reserve (east of Buxton) and Steavenson Falls Reserve (near Marysville), you may bring your dog into Victorian state forests, provided they are under your control at all times.

For more detailed information please visit the DELWP website via the link below.

FRC are still in the process of obtaining more information about this site and it will be updated as it comes to hand.

Data courtesy of: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Updated: 041217GR

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Tamboon Road


-37.716284, 149.1281



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21.2 km South of Cann River, VIC

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Toilets Available
Water Not Suitable For Drinking
Bracish. Do Not Drink
Pets Permitted
On Leash
4WD Drive Access Only
Recommended in Wet
Suitable for Tents
Fires Permitted
Wood Supplied
Picnic Table Available


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