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Splashing out

With a hot shower, a kitchen with a gas cooker and bunk beds in two shipping containers, it was pretty classy camping. But after a few years visiting the remote bushland block near Briagolong in the foothills of Victoria’s high country, Sharon George decided there simply wasn’t a firepit big enough to lure her back to stay during winter.

Sharon and her husband, Richard, bought the 14-acre (5.6-hectare) block in 2013. It’s an area popular with alternative lifestylers and outdoor adventurers and many visitors come to camp and picnic at two popular grounds, Quarry Reserve and Blue Pool, which offer deep swimming holes on the Freestone Creek. When the Georges went looking for a location within weekend-commuting distance of their home in Warragul in west Gippsland, they were delighted when they discovered bushland for sale, complete with a

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