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Higher Ground Coastal Bush Retreat …

· Shark Creek, New South Wales
146 acres hosted by Belle W.
3 lodging sites · 7 Vehicle/Tent sites
Belle is a Star Host
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Your coastal bush oasis awaits! Higher Ground Retreat is 146 acres of coastal bushland at Shark Creek behind the coastal range of Yuragir National Park. Enjoy all the Clarence valley has to offer with the laid back lifestyle in the many rural and coastal villages. Enjoy the uncrowded surfing, fishing, kayaking, boating, bushwalking all along this pristine coastline. or take a day trip to explore the wilderness of the upper reaches of the Clarence River. Higher Ground is an off-grid property that feels a world away, but is only 15 minutes drive from Maclean, 25 minutes from the stunning beaches at Brooms Head, Angourie and Yamba, and less than 2 hours from the Gold Coast. Visit our organic permaculture farm and experience the self-sufficient life you’ve been yearning for, with off-grid solar, tank-water and a waterhole for swimming. Vegies, fruit trees, heritage breed chickens with babies hatching, a shade house for seedlings – this garden is designed to minimise effort and inputs and maximize productivity. Learn about animal integration into the system, new ways of composting and food forest systems. We have a homestead for rent, Glamping Belle tents and also a variety of camping options, Each site is relatively flat and has enough shade in the hottest part of the day. Whether you are in the house or camping, you will have privacy both from your fellow campers with each site being at least 30m apart, separated by trees yet still open enough to enjoy the views of the land and each aspect of the sun throughout the day. We have a screened in camp kitchen for you to enjoy with fridge, tank water and solar power. Each site has a metal fire pit and plenty of space for 2-3 tents or caravan /motorhome with good access during the dry season. The composting toilet and hot shower are close by. We are dog friendly as long as your pet is quiet and well managed. Off-lead can be decided depending on the dog and the interaction with our passive 10 year old Koolie who is very relaxed around other dogs. They must be controlled as sheep are nearby and we have an abundance of wildlife. We have a slackline, a rope swing and badmitten for anyone looking to include more play in their stay! Responsible campfires are permitted in the metal fire pits in designated area when restrictions aren't in place. Firewood can be purchased for $15 P bag Full Mobile reception for Telstra and Optus although we encourage you to minimise screen time during your stay and immerse yourself in the off-grid lifestyle 😉. The road in is also suitable for a 2WD but more comfortable in a 4WD. Drinking water is provided. Please bring your own water for cooking and washing up. We hope you enjoy your stay at Higher Ground 🙂
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34 Ratings · 24 reviews
Theo S.recommends
January 9, 2024
Great Spot!
Amazing spot! We have absolutely loved our time here! Belle is a super friendly and accommodating host, facilities are great (mozzie proof camp kitchen was a lifesaver) and all the spots are well protected and spread out. The mozzies however are out like crazy so bug spray is a must!
Sharon O.recommends
January 4, 2024
Higher Ground
What a fantastic place to stay! We were there for 7 days and loved every minute! Belle was an amazing host who gave us a tour of her property and constantly kept in touch with us 💕
Carlie D.recommends
January 3, 2024
Belle Tent - Earth
Belle is the BEST host! We just had 5 days on her beautiful property with a baby and 2 dogs. Belle was so accomodating and friendly, checking in to make sure we were enjoying our stay and full of local knowledge. We got to visit the permaculture garden with an informative tour and stay in the cozy Belle tent. We went in the height of summer so day trips to the close by beaches were definitely a plus. Highly recommend.
Matt H.recommends
January 2, 2024
Belle Tent- fire
My girlfriend and I stayed for two nights and found it to be quiet and very well stocked. The host was very friendly. The tent was large situated far enough to provide privacy and close enough to the camp kitchen. Although off the beaten track was not too far from nearby towns with plenty to visit.
Dell T.recommends
December 29, 2023
Central Camp
Beautiful bush setting just off the highway. Easy location for day trips to nearby towns and beaches.
Hanieh K.recommends
December 25, 2023
Belle Tent - Earth
Exceeding expectations!!
We had an incredible experience glamping at Belle's permaculture property with my family. Our girls adored feeding the chickens and sheep, and learning about planting chillies with Belle was both educational and fun. Belle's hospitality truly made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The camp kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed, and the cleanliness of the showers and toilets added to the overall comfort. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be returning. Thank you, Belle, for your warm hospitality and for making our stay so wonderful!
Shark Creek, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Gumbaynggirr First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Belle W.Joined in October 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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