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Fern Valley Ranch

· Somersby, New South Wales
100 acres hosted by Jiji L.
1 lodging site · 18 Vehicle/Tent sites
Best in New South Wales: 3rd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Private sites
95% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Amazing views
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Great for groups
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for larger groups.
**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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791 Ratings · 608 reviews
Tracey K.recommends
May 13, 2024
ADD-ON for School Bus Camping
We had a great time at Fern Valley Ranch. Only an hour and 20min from Sydney it’s the perfect place for a quick getaway. There was 9 days consecutive rain before we went and didn’t realise how wet and soggy the grounds would be. Not the farms fault but be mindful it might be best to postpone until it dries up. Facilities were great and the property is picturesque! Definitely worth a visit.
Cory F.recommends
April 27, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
Had the best time here, well maintained and very friendly hosts. Would definitely recommend.
Lau R.recommends
April 21, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
Amazing family friendly camping
We had an amazing time.. despite the 40 hours of torrential rain :( Our third time here and will definitely be back again. All 15 of us (plus two dogs) had a great time. Campfire cooking, fruit picking, waterfall walk, animal feeding and a hot shower.
Vasiljka B.recommends
April 20, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
We enjoyed our two night stay here. Highlights were the waterfall (an easy walk) and the horses/chickens (5yr old enjoyed feeding!) We went down to Glenworth Valley for horse riding (30 min drive) which was fantastic! Site was spaced out and quiet. We’ll be back!
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.
Caroline F.recommends
April 14, 2024
Orchard & Pine Trees Camping
Beautiful, peaceful spot with enough to keep the kids occupied (the chickens were a huge hit!). We loved the walk to the waterfall and through the gymea lilies. The oranges were juicy and sweet even though it was the end of their season. We were in a very secluded spot which is what we like. Felt like we were a world away from home but it was only 40 mins drive. We’ll be back.
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: 60%Response time: Within 13 hours
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