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Fern Gully

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48 reviews
· Mandalong, New South Wales
40 acres
5 sites
5 Caravan/Tent
Camp on a grassy site overlooking the dam.  The property is 40 acres of beautiful bushland, backing on to the Olney State Forest.  There are some great areas for hiking, bike riding, bird watching and more. Morisset just 10kms away and 7 kms from the M1 motorway. There is plenty to do in the Morisset area including visiting the pretty Gap Creek Falls in the Watagans National Park or kayaking around beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. Set on the western foreshore of Lake Macquarie, which has the bush in its backyard. Find a patch of shade for a picnic in Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area where you can spot kangaroos and other wildlife. The saltwater lake is a haven for sea turtles and dolphins and you might see sea eagles and kookaburras, too. Just 1.5 hours drive from Sydney!
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Hosted by Les M.Joined in March 2021
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64 Ratings · 48 reviews
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Sally T.recommends
November 20, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Gorgeous spot!
Gorgeous spot! Loved having the place to ourselves & our little dogs loved being able to run around off lead. Tonnes of space on our site, with a beautiful view of the dam with lilies. Very safe & peaceful. Loved the big fire pits, plenty of room for cooking. Lovely host, & the beautiful dog was gorgeous & super friendly. Really easy to get to, & only 10 mins from the shops if you forget anything. Will definitely be back again!
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Jessica K.recommends
November 20, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Gorgeous
Beautiful Spot, really friendly owners, dog on property was just so sweet and placid, Les is working on the campsites and the place is only going to get better. Really enjoyed the time there, would go again 🙏 Thank you for having us!
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Alana L.recommends
November 18, 2022
Site 4 orchard
We stayed at Les' property for 1 night and it was great! The site we stayed on was secluded and there was only two other groups of campers there at the same time as us, but we barely saw them! Our site was next to the road but it wasn't noisy at all. The site was beautiful, full of trees which added to the privacy. We had our dog with us too and he loved it! Les has a very friendly dog on site called Boris. He's a biiiig dog, a Maremma I believe, but he is a friendly giant! He even came down to our camp and played with us and our dog for about an hour. We had a self sufficient campervan (shower, toilet, bed etc) 7 meters in length and it was easy for us to get down to the site. Les is very friendly and welcoming! If we are ever out that way again, we will definitely be staying at his place.
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Kara J.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 3 - Fern Gully
Hidden gem
Had a lovely overnight stay at Fern Gully, wish we could have stayed a few more nights. We had a great spot for our 19’6 van. Beautiful property, the kids enjoyed the campfire and the friendly dog, Borris.
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Callan B.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 4 orchard
Beautiful spot tucked away on minutes from the M1 motorway. Plenty of space. Great for the kids who loved the friendly giant Boris.
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Chris C.recommends
November 13, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Great spot, easy to find 10mins off the M1. Les was great, friendly and happy to let you choose from several camp sites on his property. Big old Borris the golden retriever was also very friendly and happy to hang around.
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Paula J.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Fantastic tent camping
Absolutely lovely! Marvellous host in Les. Really nice spots with lots of space, pretty views and awesome fire pits. We would stay again! Highly recommend.
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Reece B.recommends
November 5, 2022
Site 1 - Fern Gully
Camping
Such a nice place to camp and the host was great would recommend
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Emma D.recommends
October 31, 2022
Site 3 - Fern Gully
Les was happy as Larry to help us find a prime spot. By a little pond with relatively good privacy from others on the lot. Boris was a gentle giant. Would be back!
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Melinda C.recommends
October 31, 2022
Site 1 - Fern Gully
Serenity with a friend named Boris
Fern Gully is an incredible place to camp, it’s only 1.5ish hours from Sydney, 20-30 minutes to the beaches yet you feel miles away. Les is easy going and happy to have a chat, his dog Boris is super friendly and got along great with our Labrador. We did an overnight stay, there were around 4 other groups set up but it felt like we were there alone. We camped by the dam which was serene, but we definitely needed the aeroguard. We would return in a heartbeat!
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Taylor K.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 1 - Fern Gully
I absolutely loved my 2night get away at Les’s property. I could have easily spent a few weeks there - set up amongst the most serene bush views, a fire and a cuppa. Thoroughly enjoyed my chats with Les and having cuddles with Les’s dog Boris. Looking forward to coming back!
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Morgan R.recommends
August 13, 2022
Site 4 orchard
Fern Gully was great for us for a quick stopover but would also be great for a longer stay. It was easy to find (gps was spot on; look for a fern gully sign on the right side of the road) and there was plenty of space with fire pits available. Les the host was friendly and accommodating to our late arrival. We were also happily greeted by a big fluffy dog! :)
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Rosie V.recommends
June 13, 2022
Site 1 - Fern Gully
Nice spot
Nice spot camping next to a pretty dam. Les has done a great job creating camping spots on his property. Les is friendly and helpful. Easy access to central coast sight seeing.
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Michael D.recommends
June 4, 2022
Site 1 - Fern Gully
Great Break from the Rat Race!
Les was the nicest and most friendly host you could ask for. Made sure we had plenty of wood and showed us the beautiful property. Boris the big friendly dog was awesome too. The property was quiet, spots are secluded and despite there being a few dams on the property we didn’t see a single mozzie! Peaceful shady camping with a fire. Perfect!
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Robert T.recommends
January 31, 2022
Site 5 - Fern Gully
Wow what a beautiful place
The property was very relaxing and soothing The entire area is beautiful
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Natalie S.recommends
January 30, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Beautiful land in a great location
Great welcome from Boris and Les who came down and showed us around. We were given a few options to set up camp depending on 4x4 access. It’s private but not secluded that Les and Boris were nearby with help if we had any issues. Unfortunately there was a unpredicted storm and warning for flash flooding. We contacted Les who responded straight away. We had to pack up to move to higher ground as the spot we had chosen was in the gully and prone to flooding. We were actually already staying an extra night! We didn’t want to go home and we will be back. No storm ever came, we enjoyed all of our trip even the unpredicted departure! Thanks for all your help Les. R N and W
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Fran H.recommends
January 30, 2022
Site 5 - Fern Gully
Caravanning in the trees
We spent two peaceful nights at Fern Gully. We arrived in the dark and Les found us an easy level spot for us to set up, surrounded by trees. We moved the next day to a space overlooking the dam. Lovely Boris the dog came to say hi. Les we a friendly, helpful host. We both highly recommend and shall stay again if we are back in the area. It’s only 20 minutes to the coast also.
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Rowen G.recommends
January 29, 2022
Site 3 - Fern Gully
We really enjoyed our stay at Fern Gully. We camped at a beautiful site near the dam with water lillies. Site offered a table setting and camp fireplace adjacent to dam. We enjoyed visits from Boris the awesome dog and had a great host in Les. Thanks Les we had a great stay :-)
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Ben G.recommends
January 23, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Serene, quiet, relaxed campsites with plenty of space and privacy. Had a wonderful stay @ Fern Gully highly recommended
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Rachel J.recommends
January 9, 2022
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Camping at fern gully
We had a great time at Les’s place! We will for sure be back as soon as possible. He is a friendly and helpful host.
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Sebastian R.recommends
January 6, 2022
Site 4 - Fern Gully
Les is a legend. Boris the dog the biggest lil cutie. The site and stay exceeded all expectations.
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Daniel M.recommends
January 5, 2022
Site 4 - Fern Gully
Great spot
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Scott T.recommends
January 4, 2022
Site 4 - Fern Gully
Loved staying by the dam. Beautiful, quiet and accessible spot, very welcoming host.
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Tanian N.recommends
January 2, 2022
Site 4 - Fern Gully
Amping with animals
Loved it. Directions there were very clear and Les was very accomodating. Surrounded by nature in a peaceful and serene place.
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Brodie M.recommends
January 1, 2022
Site 3 - Fern Gully
Les is a great host, and his campsites are amazing. Highly recommend
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Sam S.recommends
December 29, 2021
Site 4 - Fern Gully
Private campsites
Site 6 was a nice flat grassy area with beautiful trees and birdsong. The sites were well spaced and Les was very friendly and accommodating! Boris the dog’s supervision was also five stars lol
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Emma L.recommends
December 29, 2021
Site 1 - Fern Gully
Gorgeous little spot not too far away from necessities if you need them. Les’s property has several pretty damn and it was nice and wooded but with plenty of areas to camp. We will be back!
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David G.recommends
December 28, 2021
Site 2 - Fern Gully
Loved our stay. Booked 1 night stayed and extra 2. Relaxed, quiet and enjoyed meeting Les. Dave and Jen
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Gagandeep S.recommends
December 26, 2021
Site 5 - Fern Gully
Nice cosy place to stay at. Les is a great host and made sure we are comfortably setup and even brought us bricks to make a firepit next to our van. Overall enjoyed our stay at Fern Gully and would definitely recommend it!
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Sarah F.recommends
December 23, 2021
Site 1 - Fern Gully
Beautiful!
Absolutely beautiful! Loved my stay at Fern Gully! Les was super welcoming and went out of his way to make sure I was happy and had everything I needed. He even delivered a tractor full of firewood! There are lots of sites to choose from. I chose a secluded site on the hill. Surrounded by bush, I felt like I was truly alone (with my fur friend)- exactly what I wanted for my bush retreat. I stayed for 3 nights and could have stayed longer. Highly recommend! Thank you Les (and Boris)!
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