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Fern Valley Ranch

· Somersby, New South Wales
100 acres hosted by Jiji L.
1 lodging site · 18 Vehicle/Tent sites
Private sites
95% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Best in New South Wales: 3rd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
**FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE AVAILABILITY, PLEASE CHECK AND BOOK THROUGH THE CALENDAR (If you write to us, we may not get to your message in time)** - ** We are not taking bookings Mon to Thu. Please check back here for updates if we start again 😊 - Are you looking for a retreat to get away from the city, or a refreshing alternative to a caravan park along your journey? We have CAMPSITES nestled in our Orchard or in the Pine Trees paddock, (with nearby amenities); or for more of a comfortable and unique stay, try our CHARMING, CONVERTED SCHOOL BUS! Fern Valley Ranch has it all- waterfall viewing, bush walks, animal feeding. Unwind; relax by the campfire with quiet cup of tea (or a beer). Leave the city behind and tune back in to the birdlife and whistle of the breeze among the tall trees. CAMP SITES- Max 5 campers (see Campsite Listing for number and type of dwellings allowed per site.) SCHOOL BUS- Max 4 guests (no pets)- can book separate bus campsites after booking Bus. SCHOOL BUS CAMPING- Get friends to camp next to you in the Bus. *** NO ENTERING ANY WATER ON THE PROPERTY, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DO NOT RESPECT OUR RULES *** If you want to swim, there are beaches within half an hour from our farm. - We are just an hour between Sydney and Newcastle; and 15 minutes to Gosford. THINGS TO DO IN THE CENTRAL COAST: - Australian Reptile Park - Great North Walk - Fire Creek Botanical Winery - Mount Penang Farmers Market - Mangrove Creek Dam - Many Cafes & chocolate shop -BEACHES: The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Shelley, Terrigal - Gosford Regional Gallery - Edogawo Commemorative Gardens - Take a drive to the small village of Spencer - Golf clubs are all nearby.
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773 Ratings · 598 reviews
Susan H.recommends
April 14, 2024
Charming Converted School Bus
Best Surprise Ever
We loved the bus! The conversion is thoughtful and comfortable while retaining its bus feel. Our granddaughters loved ‘driving’ the bus, which was also imagined to be an airplane and submarine and kept them entertained and happy for long periods. The small playground, fire pit, orchard and the Waterfall and Gymea Lily walks kept them busy at other times. They loved visiting the horses in the evenings, looking for birds with our binoculars and playing boules on the lawn. Deemed by the 9 year old to be the ‘best surprise ever’. Only 1.5hrs drive from home is an added bonus, and the caretaker was very friendly and helpful. We’re sure to return.
Rhonda W.recommends
April 3, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
The children loved the tractor ride and feeding the animals. We enjoyed the spacious site and fireplace and the walk to the waterfall was cool, waterfall very pretty. Our hosts were helpful and friendly.
Lisa H.recommends
April 3, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
Camp amongst the stars and oranges
Staying here was a magnificent experience. Beautiful views of the orange orchard. Short walk to lush oasis with waterfall. Horses to say hi too. Personal campfire for ambience (and warmth if needed). Directions were spot on. New caretaker is lovely and helpful. Our family will be back!
Victor T.recommends
April 2, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
Always a pleasure!
This is our second year at Jiji's and we absolutely love it! We were a group of 35 and took up the whole paddock. The kids love the space, great toilet and showers and it really allows you to relax. Highly recommended for small or large groups!
Manon B.recommends
April 1, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
We had a wonderful stay, Steve made us feel so welcomed by giving my partner and I a nice tuck away spot while the other sites were occupied by busier groups. We enjoyed picking oranges from the trees and discovering the animals and waterfall on the grounds. Would highly recommend!
Geoffrey L.recommends
March 31, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
Great spot, 1 hour from Sydney.
Off to celebrate a romantic birthday for my wife. The site next to the orchard we got was perfect. Secluded, great amenities within walking distance, small walks through bushland, gymea lillies and a magnificent waterfall. Although all sections were full there was no noise other than the birds, crickets and the continually running water from the lilly ponds. The site was clear and level with plenty of room to spread out and really enjoy our surroundings. Ballyn the caretaker has done a magnificent job and was most helpful. The only downside to our visit was that we went at the end of navel season and before the beginning of Valencia season and couldn’t sample the oranges. A good enough reason to return a few more times. My wife loved it and now I am the best husband in the world. We will be back very soon.
Somersby, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Darkinung First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jiji L.Joined in November 2020
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
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