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Abstobys Retreat

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· Bobs Farm, New South Wales
5 acres
3 sites
3 Caravan/Tent
A private property with grass campsites by a tidal outlet to Port Stephens harbour. You can spend your days fishing, kayaking or enjoying Nelson Bay and surrounding areas and beaches which are only 15 minutes away. Guests have the use of a retreat shelter/fire place/BBQ area. Campers must try to be self contained bringing their own water, toilet and shower. We do have available tank, rain water for drinking, a camping porta loo and hot shower available for those who cannot be totally self contained. Yes there are mozzies because you are near water, so bring repellent. Pets are welcome but must stay on a leash throughout your stay. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Please BYO firewood. Fires are only permitted when there are no fire restrictions and in the designated fire pit and designated fire pit area for your own fire pit. Children 16 & under stay for free. Please notify host if you are bringing children. Please be careful and supervise young children near the water.
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Bobs Farm, New South Wales, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Louise H.Joined in November 2020
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215 Ratings · 169 reviews
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Graham D.recommends
December 5, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Quiet and grassed areas
Basic amenities but felicitous. Louise showed us around then left us to it to choose our campsite
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Isabelle D.doesn't recommend
December 5, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
the location is great. however, the "fireplace area" could really be improved. the price per night is the same as a town centre camping with all accomodations...
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Liisa H.recommends
December 4, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Great stay
Amazing time had a Louise’s stay, great amenities for campers and caravans alike great space to wash up and enjoy the experience of Anna bay. Close to beach, shops if needed. If you are not keen on port loo as toilet then this isn’t for you but very clean and loved fact that could have a shower or fire if wanted. We had a great time and Louise was great welcoming us and showing everything we needed to know to get by. Bring your arrogated if close to water but to bs expected with any water. Loved it thanks 😊
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Ketti K.recommends
December 3, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
I loved the facilities available at the area and how close it is to Nelson's Bay. Louise is a great host and the area was spacious and quiet
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Jeff C.recommends
December 2, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Nice host , good spot nice and level sites, Good instructions and beside a creek. Best at hight tide.
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Matty O.recommends
December 2, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Amazing service, Louise is the perfect host 👌very relaxing environment and great facilities.
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Rebecxa H.recommends
November 29, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Beautiful spot
We absolutely loved this little spot, very quiet, nice clean amenities, great location and beautiful stargazing! Louise was very helpful! Will definitely be staying again!⭐️
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Jenny B.recommends
November 20, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Dog friendly starry starry night
Great fire pit excellent and friendly host - basic facilities tat represent excellent value for money. Make sure you pack mozzie repellent, dogs loved the grass to roll on and sitting by the fire. Louise was very friendly welcoming and would definitely stay again. Great star lite skies with no light pollution.
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Cassandra R.recommends
November 20, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
The space was so quiet and super flat, perfect for camping. Louise was amazing, super flexible when we had to move our night to the previous night.
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Anthony P.recommends
November 19, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Close to Nelson Bay
Nice little wee spot, close enough to everything at Nelson Bay and surrounds. Anna Bay has a PUB and a couple of coffee shops only 5- 10 mins up the road. Nice grassy sites, level enough. I would like to see each site have the ability to have their own fire pit rather than have to share a fire site, but not the biggest issue. Louis is a lovely host.
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Gay W.recommends
November 17, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Travelling with Dogs
Nice site private pretty quite. Not suitable for small children lots of drains and water not fenced off Refreshingly relaxed venue for those self contained.
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Roman W.recommends
November 11, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Louis wasn‘t there, but her son made us feel welcome. The Place is quiet and nice surrounded by a lovely Garden. Toilet and shower are simple but okay.
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Greg B.recommends
November 6, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Great site and location
Stayed for 2 nights. Louise greeted us and gave us a brief overview then left us to it. Stayed at the back. Yes there were mozzies but not too bad. On 2nd night used the fire pit in the shelter, it was great. Nice site. Easy access in small 2wd. Shower was good. Location was perfect for exploring the area. Would definitely stay again.
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Christopher B.recommends
October 21, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Dog friendly
Very tidy campground decent shower and toilet anice little overnighter
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Julien B.recommends
October 18, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Warmfull welcome and detailed visit of the place. We could enjoy a fire and have dinner under the main shelter. Autonomous installation with solar panels, rain water tanks, definitely eco-friendly.
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Greg A.recommends
October 14, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The grassy area is a great place to set up camp.
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Paula R.recommends
October 11, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Beautiful stay
It was so lovely! Louise had an emergency spot that me and my family were so very grateful for. We called at the last minute and she helped us with giving us a place to stay.
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Sarah F.recommends
October 5, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Peaceful campsite
We loved our stay here, quiet relaxed which is a nice break from the busy chaotic sites we’ve been at recently. Louise was very friendly showed us the amenities which were clean. We would definitely stay again and urge others too.
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Natalie M.
October 4, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Louise was great and accommodating to pushing back one of our nights. The site was lovely and green and great atmosphere around the rear camp area. We didn’t realise this camp was in the middle of mangrove type land with black swampy type water all around us. It wasn’t too much of a bother, although the campers up the back from us said they got eaten alive by bugs during the night. (We we’re up the front near the house and wasn’t too bad. The toilet is camp chemical loo (minus the chemicals) (the ones you buy from a camping store) not a “hire” porta loo. It was raised on a small pallet which made it really hard to balance and use so we just set our own up. All in all it was fine. Dump point available. (Was a bit concerned about using as under clothes line and her washing was out🫣😆)
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Антоніна Б.recommends
October 3, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
I love Abstobys retreat. It is tiny and very cosy camp-site. Louise is a wonderful and very hospitable host. What I liked the most was that there are 2 campfire sites. There is a small pond nearby, so bring mosquito repellant.
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Stuart M.recommends
October 1, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Base for diving
Louise was a perfevt host, accomodating my request for changes. Lobely quiet property a d the hot shower was a great. Highly recommmended.
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Cameorn S.recommends
September 26, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Abstoby was a great campsite. The undercover fireplace was a great touch. The toilet and shower was also very clean! We also briefly spoke to our host Louise. She was very inviting and a great host :)
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Rob S.recommends
September 26, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Easy to find and clear check-in instructions. Nice hosts who come and welcome you to the site
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Alex K.recommends
September 25, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Really nice spot. Lovely warm shower and toilet. Beautiful view and great fireplace. Louise is very helpful. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed it.
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Caitlin G.recommends
September 23, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Lovely spot. Great to have a hot shower! Thanks!
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Ian W.
September 23, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Overall a nice spot, mozzies where horrendous. Advertised that each spot had a fire place only 1 central fire place.
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Evan W.recommends
September 22, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Pet friendly camping
Great little camping spot with everything you could need . Fire pits plus undercover area with firepit, power for kettle /phone charging if needed, hot shower and toilet. Centrally located and quiet. Highly recommended.
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Jordan A.recommends
September 19, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
Perfect overnight camp spot on my journey north with my pup. Well maintained. Safe and pleasant. Louise was very welcoming. Peaceful stay.
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Darren L.
September 18, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
The pitch was acceptable, when we arrived the neighbour had loud music blaring out for the first few hours, this caused us to move the van to a quieter spot. Would have appreciated fresh water, not just rain water to use for drinking.
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Johan D.recommends
September 14, 2022
Abstobys Retreat
It was a great place to stay for the night.
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