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Fern Valley Ranch

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233 reviews
· 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%
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292 Ratings · 233 reviews
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Frances M.recommends
November 20, 2022
Undesignated 5
Beautiful setting, the waterfall on-site is stunning! Super friendly / helpful host, we just wish we could’ve stayed longer
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River V.recommends
November 20, 2022
Undesignated 5
Dave is a legend! Camping vibe!
An excellent camping getaway. Beautiful facilities, great activities, and incredible hospitality from the legend Dave! We hold Dave in the highest regard for his contagious energy and accommodating service. Protect him at all costs!
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George W.recommends
November 19, 2022
Undesignated 3
Thanks Dave !
We had an awesome time here, Dave made the weekend perfect. Kids loved it, campfire, orange orchard, farm animals, excellent showers, complimentary firewood, tractor rides! Can’t wait to bring more people here.
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Andrea L.recommends
November 19, 2022
Undesignated 4
Great place to stay!
Had the most amazing stay here! Not far from home, so that’s a bonus. The property is well kept and gorgeous! Lots of space for kids to run around and explore. Farmer Dave was such a nice addition to the stay. He welcomed us and showed us around. He takes the campers to feed the animals, which my son loved, and is there if you need anything! We stayed right next to the orchards, and were allowed to pick some oranges off the trees. We managed to walk down to the waterfall which was lovely. The facilities are great. Will definitely come back!
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Gail S.recommends
November 18, 2022
Undesignated 1
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Best place we have stayed for a very long time. The views and management were wonderful.
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Aly O.recommends
November 15, 2022
Charming Converted School Bus
Bliss on the bus
We’ve stayed at fern valley ranch before and it’s always been great with Dennis… this time we got to meet the legend Dave, truly the best bloke you’ll ever meet, he genuinely cares for the property and makes it extra for guests. You’re living the dream! I don’t want to let the secret beauty of this gorgeous property out as I’d love it to stay perfectly pristine. We love it here, perfect for animal and nature lovers and respectful campers who can leave no trace. We only have 1 day off so a peaceful getaway it important for us and this place ticks all the boxes, comfort, quiet, clean and very much loved!
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Rob H.recommends
November 13, 2022
Undesignated 1
Beautiful location and Dave the farmer manager is simply a legend. Can't rate this place highly enough. Thanks for an awesome stay.
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Moh S.recommends
November 12, 2022
Undesignated 5
Perfect camping experience
Lovely place with lovely people. Dave was really nice person, clean amenities and nice place for Family
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Daniel B.recommends
November 12, 2022
Charming Converted School Bus
Amazing
Dave the grounds manager is so lovely. Couldn’t be more accomodating yet not in your face. Gentleman and so patient with the kids. Beautify set retreat. We were in the converted bus and it’s exactly what you need from it! We’ll be back and have already referred our friends!
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Geoff J.recommends
November 12, 2022
Undesignated 3
From start to Finish the whole weekend was perfect
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Ben M.recommends
November 12, 2022
Undesignated 5
Amazing spot and Dave was super helpful. The waterfall was great!
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Kristen C.recommends
November 10, 2022
Undesignated 3
Loved it! Great spot. Beautiful waterfall and stunning grounds. Have already recommended to friends and will be back again.
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Lesleigh A.recommends
November 6, 2022
Undesignated 1
Dave was excellent showed us around and a wealth of information Definitely be back Beautiful, quite location
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Kas H.recommends
November 6, 2022
Undesignated 7
Great camp site close to Sydney
We loved camping here! Perfect spot to getaway with the kids for a couple of days. Only an 1h or so away from Sydney with basic amenities like running water. The kids loved going on the tractor ride with Dave and feeding the animals! Thank you for a wonderful stay :)
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Leonie K.recommends
November 5, 2022
Undesignated 3
Great place to escape to for the weekend with the family. Lots to explore, animals to feed, beautiful waterfall and a friendly caretaker.
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Fi D.recommends
November 5, 2022
Charming Converted School Bus
Such a beautiful stay everything on the bus was thought of. Farmer Dave was awesome. Waterfall, animals, walking tracks and comfortable sleeping. Even air con!
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Imogen W.recommends
November 5, 2022
ADD-ON for School Bus Camping
This is my second visit in 3 months. Absolutely love this place!
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Samuel D.recommends
November 4, 2022
Undesignated 1
Absolutely loved the place and our group had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Dave the farm manager was friendly, helpful and made us feel extremely welcome. We will definitely be back. Thanks Jiji and Dave!
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Katrina T.recommends
October 24, 2022
Undesignated 7
Camping with dog
The camp site is perfect!
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Yoni K.recommends
October 23, 2022
Charming Converted School Bus
It was great to be back at Fern Valley Range. Always such a fun experience for the whole family. The kids love wandering through the fruit trees and feeding the animals on the tractor rides. Super friendly host and great facilities. We’ll be back…. Again!
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Bryony F.recommends
October 23, 2022
Undesignated 6
This place is amazing! Beautiful, well set up, very clean amenities and Dave the farm manager just topped our trip. Our kids had a great time feeding and patting the animals and the waterfall was just stunning. We will definitely be back.
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Stephen L.recommends
October 22, 2022
Undesignated 5
Pine Tree camping
We had the Pine tree camping area to ourselves, we absolutely loved it, big area, nice big fire pit and plenty of wood, we'll be back again for our 3rd time there
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Yuan T.recommends
October 20, 2022
Undesignated 6
It’s a very beautiful and peaceful place. Dave is extremely friendly and nice. He showed me around the place upon my arrival, and even offered me to camp under the roof so that I won’t get wet in the rain. I was travelling alone interstate and I am very grateful for the kindness and care I received from him. The waterfall is also wonderful, I would love to visit next time.
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Jenny M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Undesignated 2
We loved camping at Jiji’s property. The location was beautiful, and the farm manager Dave made the stay even more special. Will definitely be back.
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Josh N.recommends
October 16, 2022
Undesignated 1
Fantastic!
Four of us camped in a lovely pre allocated spot next to some orchards. Dave, the property manager, was friendly and helpful, and made our experience a very pleasant one. Fantastic, clean spot for a nice quiet getaway with top facilities. Not ideal for large groups or parties.
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Alex G.recommends
October 15, 2022
Extra 2
We took our nephew out for his first camping trip and he loved it. The perfect place with so much to see and do while having all the amenities and space needed. Dave is fantastic at making sure you feel welcome and the young ones loved touring the farm and visiting the animals.
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Daniel N.recommends
October 15, 2022
Undesignated 8
New favourite campsite in Sydney
Absolutely brilliant stay. Place was lovely, Farm manager was amazing and gave us the farm experience feeding animals, the waterfall was beautiful. The toilets were the cleanest I have ever used while camping. Definitely planning on coming back
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Brita G.recommends
October 15, 2022
Undesignated 7
An absolutely magical experience!
We had the most incredible experience during our stay. The waterfall is exceptional, camping was off grid, but had potable water and I was able to fill up easily as I got to my site. There was plenty of space between campers and every single visitor was friendly and respectful. The highlight of our visit was Farmer Dave collecting us on the tractor trailer to feed the animals. Dave was an absolute delight. He was super helpful and made our stay a total dream. 10/10 would recommend.
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Lisa K.recommends
October 11, 2022
Undesignated 8
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Dave the farm manager was so friendly & helpful. Spacious campsites and we loved the fact we could have a fire. Very clean amenities. Make sure you check out the waterfall on the property- so beautiful.
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Saskia H.recommends
October 10, 2022
Undesignated 5
This was the best camping weekend our family has had in a long time! Dave the Farm Manager is incredible! Our kids loved when he showed them how to feed the horses, cows, ducks, goats and chickens. We appreciated his kindness when we arrived in pouring rain late on Friday night. Camping amongst the orange orchard was wonderful. Short walk to a beautiful waterfall on the property. Small playground on the farm. Clean bathroom with showers. Close to Sydney and Newcastle. Highly recommend!
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