On our way to the King River valley behind Mt Buller we stopped at Lake Eildon on the way. Being cooler and with the threat of predicted rain we found the camping minus the usual hordes from Melbourne.
Popular free camping areas on the Delatite Arm of Lake Eildon closest to Mansfield were empty (except for some of their rubbish).
Across the road there was a pine plantation, don't remember much after that . .