BEMM RIVER A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY.
Bemm River is famous for its fishing but in more recent times other nature based activities have also attracted holiday makers to the area including bird watchers, eco-tourists and hikers. The town contains a hotel, a shop,one caravan park and a number of self contained flats and bungalows also a number of home holiday rentals. Be aware that there is no petrol sold in Bemm River and you should ensure that you have sufficient for your boat and car. Petrol is available at Cann River and Orbost so make sure you have enough in your tank to travel at least 100 - 150 km.
Bemm River, Victoria, Australia is situated approximately 450km east of Melbourne along the Princes Highway. Once past Orbost you travel for about 32km, turn right (at Manorina) and travel south for about 23km. Please use caution when travelling at night as there is a lot of wildlife on the road after dark (wallabies, wombats & deer). If you are travelling from the east then Cann River is the last town before you turn left and head south towards our village.
As you drive south, you will be travelling through the Bemm State Forest and the far eastern fringe of the Cape Conran Coastal Park. Once you reach the area where the road begins to snake downwards you will encounter the actual Bemm River. This river winds its way down from the mountains to the north and is fed by the Errinundra River, McKenzie River and Combienbar River as well as many creeks and streams. You will run parallel with the river before it leaves to meander off through the farmland before finally spilling into Sydenham Inlet. Here is where you will find our town, nestled between the river, the inlet and the sea.