It offers free camping next to Howqua River and is a great base for hiking, fishing and 4WD adventures into the Victorian High Country. Locals say that after the valley was settled, shepherds would yard sheep on this flat at night to keep the dingoes at bay.
Walkers can enjoy the Howqua Hills Historic Walk with self guided interpretive panels. This easy 1.5 hour return track follows the Howqua River from Sheepyard Flat to Fry’s Flat.
Facilities include drop toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables. Camping with dogs is permitted but dogs must be controlled on a leash at all times.
To get to Sheepyard Flat, drive to Merrijg and turnoff onto Howqua Track. From there it is a 17km drive along a winding dirt road.