The region has an enormous number of motels, campgrounds, holiday parks and self-catering rentals, so finding a bed isn't a problem. It's a popular summertime destination for both Melbourne and Sydney folk, and prices rise over Christmas and for most of January.

It's especially important to book ahead if you don't have private transport. By car or motorcycle, there's always the option of driving to the next town or a further-flung motor inn.