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Abstobys Retreat

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· Bobs Farm, New South Wales
5 acres hosted by Louise H.
1 lodging site · 3 Vehicle/Tent sites
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Louise is a Star Host
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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 and wifi. Campers must try to be self contained bringing their own water, toilet and shower. Sorry, no caravans over 20ft. Suite solo travellers, couples wanting a quiet weekend and LGBT friendly. We do have available tank, rain water for drinking, a toilet 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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510 Ratings · 357 reviews
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Jackie B.recommends
May 3, 2024
Abstobys Retreat
Nice place to stay. Friendly people Very convenient
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Lynda W.recommends
April 30, 2024
Abstobys Retreat
Great spot to explore the region 🧡
We really enjoyed our stay here, great base for exploring the beautiful beaches and the Hunter Valley. The campsite was very well maintained and having a shower and toilet on a hip camp was a bonus. Louise and her son Toby were really helpful and responsive. Only downside was the mozzies but you can’t help that as it has been so wet, just light a fire, light your mozzie coils and pop on your rid. The area for camping was smaller than what we were expecting, but was really quiet and plenty of room between sites. We fell in love with the area and hope to visit again and would definitely stay at Abstobys again,
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Dalmir P.recommends
April 28, 2024
Abstobys Retreat
Good cost-benefit camping
Great camping ground! Easy access, very clean and well-maintained. A working toilet, hot pleasant shower, kettle, power point to charge your phone, fire pit… Louise answered our questions quickly, friendly, objectively and proactively.
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Wil S.recommends
April 28, 2024
Abstobys Retreat
Foreshore camping
A nice simple setup - grassed lawns adjacent to the water, a great atmosphere and basic facilities (a welcome extra!) A good gateway to surrounding areas.
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Kieran C.recommends
April 28, 2024
Abstobys Retreat
Great location and better than expected. Nice fire area for cooking and having an evening fire with nice basic facilities which was more than enough. A lot of mosquitoes but that can’t be helped but overall a lovely stay. Thank you
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Stephanie W.doesn't recommend
April 17, 2024
Abstobys Retreat
Not very private
Unfortunately the campsite is much smaller than it’s made out to be online. It states the property is 5 acres but the camping area is very small and was full for our stay, making it feel much like a caravan park. We were woken up very early by loud children in a tent next to us. Very swampy area with many mosquitos. Upon arrival we were greeted by a male who had a go at me for only booking for one person when there were two of us, even though it was the same cost and a genuine mistake. There’s a toilet and a shower which were handy.
Location
Bobs Farm, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Guringai and Worimi First Nations according to To 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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