Johnsonville is a small hamlet on the Princes Highway halfway between Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance and to this day remains undiscovered to many a traveler of the A1.
I always remember the town because of that Lealow Caravan Park blue bream sign on the right hand side of town (Melb side) has been in that paddock for at least 30 years, the owners of the park have replaced it on several occasions due to wear and tear and thieves.
There is not a great deal to do here but to relax and enjoy the great boating, fishing and swimming.
Lealow Caravan Park is set on 140 hectares just back from the Tambo River and boasts great facilities for camping or caravans including deluxe air conditioned cabins with river views, a 9 hole golf course available to park guests- test your skills, playground for the kids, BMX track, and a barbecue area. Boat storage is available opposite the park.
The boat ramp is a credit to all concerned offering easy access to the Tambo River and some of the best bream fishing in the state and out and there are picnic tables and toilets
Accommodation is also available at Bream Lodge Holiday Units on the highway just past the general store
Johnsonville is well serviced by a BP garage, the famous Black Stump Licensed Store stocks all your requirements including bait.
Good fishing in the Tambo River just below the Lealow Caravan Park.
Johnsonville is the starting point for the Twin Rivers Food and Wine Trail – Great local produce and wine.
The Fruitfarm at Johnsonville, turn left just before the store, is open 7 days a week from November to July great peaches, nectarines apricots, apples and pears and a range of jams and chutney-delish!