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Fern Valley Ranch

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· Somersby, New South Wales
100 acres
17 sites
1 Glamping
16 Caravan/Tent
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 with amenities; or for more of a comfortable & unique stay, try our charming, Converted School Bus! Fern Valley Ranch has it all- waterfalls, 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. All you need to decide is what’s for dinner! 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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Somersby, 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 Jiji L.Joined in November 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 9 hours
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416 Ratings · 327 reviews
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Brianna L.recommends
January 29, 2023
Undesignated 6
Loved it! Great spot for the family, farmer Dave is great
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Jessica B.recommends
January 24, 2023
Undesignated 2
Just AMAZING 😍
This property is maintained beyond belief - Dave the Manager is worth is weight in gold! The waterfall, citrus farm, cows and ducks! We were in heaven - wish we could have stayed Longer!
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Mervyn M.recommends
January 24, 2023
Undesignated 1
Loved camping at Jiji’s place …great spot for camping; the farm manager, Dave was too awesome and very friendly! The views and bushwalk to the waterfall was just magic. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks.
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John G.recommends
January 23, 2023
Charming Converted School Bus
My family loved camping at Fern Valley's School Bus. It was an amazing experience. David, takes care of the place and he is very hospitable, making sure that we are having a great time all the time. He made the bus very cozy and you cou see the love he put in it. He also showed us the tracks going to the waterfall and it was magnificent, you would just want to linger there for a long time. He also provided the firewood that you need to create your bonfire. What a champ. Oranges where there for the picking at your whim and the kids' experience feeding the farm animals was just another bonus. It was a good retreat from city and we'll be coming back again.
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Rachael W.recommends
January 23, 2023
Undesignated 3
This was a lovely campground with lovely people we would definitely stay again. Good facilities and nice environment
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Qian L.recommends
January 23, 2023
Undesignated 2
So much fun!
This is my first time camping and I really enjoyed it! It was clean and It has all the facilities you may need. The farmer was so friendly and helpful. He took us to look around and feed the animals. All children were so happy!We will definitely come back again!
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Dad D.recommends
January 23, 2023
Undesignated 1
Last minute - Great choice!
This was the perfect breakaway from home - Dave was a delight & the location perfect. Oranges 🍊 in season, & super sweet! We will be back x
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Lois N.recommends
January 22, 2023
Undesignated 2
This is an awesome place to camp...beautiful grounds with a super friendly and helpful farmland. Dave took us on a tour of the farm and we got to feed the animals;cows, horses, ducks, chicken, goats etc the kids absolutely loved it. Thanks for having us, we will certainly be back!
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Greg M.recommends
January 22, 2023
Undesignated 5
Host fantastic the best Hipcamp yet Quiet secluded welcoming and great facilities Thank you
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Sherin M.recommends
January 22, 2023
Undesignated 8
It's the best spot for camping. Spacious campsites , lot of things to do on the property and very clean amenities. Dave, the farm manager is excellent and was so eager to assist and answer any questions. We wished we stayed there for a few more days. We can't wait to come back again!
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Imoan K.recommends
January 21, 2023
Undesignated 3
Dave is a Gem ❤️
We loved every bit of camping here! Dave was the best, he is super awesome, he made sure were were ok and gave us a farm tour which was the highlight for the kids! We met Russel the Goat 🐐 who was hilarious! We picked oranges, built a fire and just relax. The toilets and bathrooms abit far camp which didn’t bother us as we strode there enjoying the orchard views. We definitely be back and tell others of about Fern Farm!
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Achieng M.recommends
January 21, 2023
Extra 1
Amazing place
The place was amazing! Dave was an awesome and he made our stay there so much more enjoyable! Always greeting you with a smile and no questions was ever stupid for Dave to answer! The kids loves him. Russel the goat 🐐 I have never seen a goat with more attitude and as funny as Russel! The grounds were clean! And so secure we were not worried about the kids! The showers and toilet were surprisingly so clean! Anyway Dave and the team your place is amazing and your care is fantastic
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Anthony I.recommends
January 20, 2023
Undesignated 8
We enjoyed our stay at the farm and orchard. There was lots to do during the day and we liked the clean toilet/shower facilities. Dave was a great manager and Jiji was a friendly host.
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Clare E.recommends
January 18, 2023
Undesignated 4
Fantastic place to stay. Beautiful waterfall walk, yummy oranges and animals to feed for the kids. Great fires, facilities and beautiful sunsets. Dave the manager was very welcoming and helpful. We loved it so much we stayed another night.
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Rachael W.recommends
January 18, 2023
Undesignated 6
A lovely stay! Lovely farm manager, good, simple country facilities in nice fields. A great few days away, highly recommend!
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Greg C.recommends
January 18, 2023
Undesignated 8
Orchard Tent Site
A great place to camp for a few days. First time camping for the nephews (aged 3-7) and they loved it. My daughter (16yo) also had a fantastic time. Dave the camp manager is awesome and really made the experience great. Lots to do on the farm with animals, walking tracks, orange picking or just sitting around. The standout was the tractor ride to meet and feed the animals. The actual camp site was really good with great facilities (drinking water, toilets and shower). We will be going back!
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Elizabeth G.recommends
January 17, 2023
Undesignated 8
A very warm welcome!
Words cannot describe how sensational this stay was! Brought to life with the property's friendly farm manager (best host we've had), the property offers interaction with farm animals, free picking from the orchids, and a ton of firewood for campers to use. The bathroom facilities were very modern and clean. Definitely a must stay for camping during the end of year holidays.
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Katrina N.recommends
January 16, 2023
Undesignated 7
Excellent spot for family camping!
We had a lovely week here and it was nice that there were other kids around. Our toddler made friends, loved feeding the animals and was very excited about the tractor rides. David is so helpful and friendly and we could pick oranges straight off the trees (so sweet!). We had a great week spending time on the farm and also driving to beaches on the central coast on nice days. Campsites have lots of room and are so much better than crowded caravan parks. We would come back for sure!
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Julie B.recommends
January 16, 2023
Undesignated 4
Beautiful property
We loved staying here! The sites were huge, the waterfall spectacular and Dave the farm manager was so helpful and friendly! A stunning place to stay and we’ll be back. Great communication with the owner and super easy to find. Thanks!
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Ashley S.recommends
January 16, 2023
Extra 1
A beautiful place! We were lucky enough to camp next to the orange trees and enjoyed some delicious oranges. The toilet/shower was so clean and tidy. Did a lovely waterfall walk on the property too. Dave the farm manager was so friendly and helpful!
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Kaija R.recommends
January 16, 2023
Undesignated 6
What a special spot! Had a lovely site by the orange orchard. Dave, the farm manager, is wonderfully hospitable and took us on an entertaining farm tour. Good supply of fire wood, very clean toilet and shower block and deliciously sweet oranges that the kids loved picking. The waterfall was amazing and we enjoyed the bushwalks. A great stay, thank you for having us!
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Obaid G.recommends
January 15, 2023
Undesignated 8
It was a fantastic experience. I was a little nervous because it was my first time camping with children, but Dave (Farm Manager) made it a lot of fun for them. Orange picking, animal feeding, and a lovely walk to a waterfall. Very relaxing. 
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Deanne B.recommends
January 15, 2023
Undesignated 3
Just wow! An amazing place to stay. From very warm welcome, clean amenities, orchards to walk through, waterfalls to play in, horses to pat, animals to feed and very quiet with well spaced out sites. We’ll be back.
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Jason G.recommends
January 15, 2023
Undesignated 6
Great spot, nice camp setting, new clean amenities, great waterfall walk. Farm manager Dave is absolutely fantastic.
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Grant B.recommends
January 13, 2023
Undesignated 4
Great three days. Dave is a wonderful host. Lots to see and do, waterfall, bush walks, feeding the animals. Facilities clean and tidy. We will be back.
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Ryan K.recommends
January 12, 2023
Undesignated 6
Amazing!
What an amazing place! Dave couldn’t have been more accommodating, made sure we were happy and comfortable and even took people out to feed the animals on the Tractor. The oranges tasted delicious and the waterfall was magnificent.
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Eleanor B.recommends
January 12, 2023
Undesignated 8
A wonderful space, very kid friendly. Nice to camp next to the orchards. The tractor ride and trip to the waterfall were highlights for the kids. Highly recommend! We’ll be back.
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Daniel R.recommends
January 11, 2023
Undesignated 3
A very picturesque spot!
I had a lovely one-night stay here! Dave (he takes care of the land) was AMAZING, pointing out all the beautiful walks that were easily accessible around the property and checking in with all the stayers on the property to check they were comfortable. The orchards here were breathtaking, the animals enchanting (cows, horses, chickens, ducks, some feisty goats and of course, Mike, the miniature sheep - what a character he is!), and the grounds immaculate. Other bonuses were: > firewood was abundantly accessible > the toilets and showers were immaculately clean > there was drinkable water on site - which was perfect for the forgetful me who didn't bring enough! Thanks for the wonderful accommodation. I 100% would recommend this space as a stay place for all of you campers. I can definitely tell you I will be coming back here.
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Jacqui H.recommends
January 10, 2023
Undesignated 6
Camping farm stay
We loved camping at Jiji’s property. Such a beautiful location and the farm manager Dave was so friendly and the highlight for the kids was definitely the trip on the tractor to feed the animals. Toilets were a bit of a walk but were spotlessly clean and everything else was perfect. The waterfall was stunning and our boys loved picking their own oranges to eat. Highly recommended!!
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Nicola C.recommends
January 9, 2023
Extra 2
This is a fantastic property with scenic views and peaceful surrounds- yet so close to major towns. Camping in amongst the orange orchard was a novel experience and the children loved the horses! Dave was a perfect host- friendly and lots of useful advice. Would definitely recommend for a quiet and peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings
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