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Lakestead Farm

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· Jilliby, New South Wales
62 acres hosted by Sandy L.
7 Vehicle/Tent sites · 1 tent site
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Peaceful farm setting on a working horse property. Offering limited, laser levelled fully turfed sites, to allow space. The large lake is a feature of the property and abounds with bird life of many species. This campsite suits fully self sufficient campers with own drinking water and toilet/shower amenities. Pets are welcome by arrangement, especially your horses (please contact us to arrange holidaying with your dog or horse before booking). In summer you may see mumma swan and her baby cygnets, as well as lots of ducklings. Drop in your paddle board or kayak for a leisurely paddle. Take a relaxed stroll around the property and depending on the season you might spy a wylie fox or a turtle laying eggs. Deer occasionally visit and echidnas and wombats, although nocturnal animals sometimes are a precious sight. There are platypus in the creek and fish in the lake.k Pre-booked riding lessons available. We have a state forest over the road suited to bush walking or mountain bikes. Ammo the horse who galloped out in the Sydney 2000 Olympics opening ceremony is buried here at Lakestead Farm. We love to speak about our Olympic experience. Please note these campsite are for 2 people with one car only (children welcome to visit with adults). NOTE: There are NO toilet or showers - campers need to BRING their own. We love our pristine environment so no bush poos allowed. We are located minutes from the M1, easy to break your journey, 40 minutes from Wahroonga and Newcastle exit. Just 5 minutes drive to Wyong Centre with shopping centre and good restaurants, and 20 minutes drive to beaches. Off the ground fires are allowed outside bushfire season. Wood to be supplied by campers. Our property is designed to welcome small groups of people who want a quiet getaway. Because we like to keep it more intimate, The property is not designed for large groups of 10 or more wanting a social gathering or party. We are an easy 40 minute drive to the Hunter Valley wineries and concerts in the vines Locally we have some great festivals to visit the Glenworth Food and Wine festival, Yarramalong valley Spring fair with Scarecrow comp, Wyong Love Lanes festival, Harvest festival, Ratmines Catalina Festival, Brisbane water Oyster Festival to name a few. IMPORTANT PLEASE READ. Camping toilet At Lakestead Farm we pride ourselves on our beautiful environment. We have lots of wildlife around. We are very upset when visitors to the Farm dig holes and poo in them. Leaving toilet paper on top. This is so unfair to us and future campers on our sites. Because this has occurred we will only allow campers with camping toilets. In order for us to accept your request you need to confirm you have a toilet. Don’t say yes if you don’t have one, Checks will be done, if you don’t have a portable toilet you will be asked to leave and your fees won’t be refunded. We are sorry if this offends anyone, we love to share our property but only with people who will love and respect it.
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Jilliby, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Sandy L.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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271 Ratings · 139 reviews
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Adam D.recommends
February 26, 2024
Pelican Landing
Lovely little spot with abundant Birdlife, horses and a picturesque lake. A nice little escape within a stonesthrow of Sydney.
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Szandra B.recommends
February 22, 2024
Pelican Landing
Lovely spot, you camp right next to the dam / lake what is so magical especially in the morning with the sunrise. The owners were really friendly, the area is well maintained. Higly recommend!
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Rick C.recommends
February 17, 2024
Tea tree cove
Stunning, one of the best maintained camps I have stayed at. The position of my camp was perfectly placed to enjoy the water view and the bird life. Very relaxing weekend. I will be back. Sandy was very accommodating with my request and was prompt with communications.
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Tay H.recommends
February 12, 2024
Tea tree cove
I loved staying at tea tree cove! Friendly horses near by and easy to find!
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Alex H.recommends
January 30, 2024
Pelican Landing
What a beautiful space so close to Sydney but so far away from the business and set in stunning nature. Definitely recommend.
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Bradley S.recommends
January 30, 2024
Tea tree cove
It was very peaceful, just a nice place to kick back and relax
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