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Lakestead Farm

· 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 The Lake can be fun to swim or paddle around but all visitors must wear life vests whilst in the water. 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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283 Ratings · 150 reviews
Sally R.recommends
April 5, 2024
Pelican Landing
Great spot just off the highway, perfect to break up a long day on the road . We put a picnic rug out on the gorgeous green grass and had an afternoon nap as soon as we arrived.
Dave J.recommends
April 1, 2024
Dry camp
A beautiful spot looking over the lake with plenty of room for the kids and dogs to enjoy themselves, camps are nicely spread out so you have plenty of privacy, loved it and the hosts were great will definitely be back
Alex M.recommends
April 1, 2024
Pelican Landing
Second time visiting.. this time stayed at Pelican Landing which is right on the lake… absolutely majestic!! The wildlife and view was simply idealic! Plenty of room for my boys to run around, feeding the horses carrots, fishing in the lake and beautiful local walks… and only 5 mins away you have the Wyong Milk factory for a meal / drink / morning coffee. Location is ideal as only a one hour drive from Sydney so will definitely become a regular!!
Sarah M.recommends
April 1, 2024
Back Lake
Beautiful and Peaceful
We loved the camping at Lakestead Farm (Back Lake) the site is slightly set back from the Lake front but it's still a beautiful view. Highly recommend waking up early to watch the sun rise above the misty lake. There is also so much wildlife here we absolutely loved the sound of the birds in the morning. We well definitely be back to visit soon. Thank you Sandy for sharing your beautiful land.
Bek H.recommends
March 31, 2024
Lakestead Farm - Rustic dairy stay
Camping with a view
Lakestead Farm is a wonderful place for somewhere chill on the weekend. ALOT of flies unfortunately but the place we were put up in next to the silo was such a cute spot with an amazing view of the sunset. Definitely would come back :)
Carol Z.recommends
March 31, 2024
The Bend
Nice campground
I loved Sandy's camping ground as it is so beautiful with views and animals there. I will recommend it to my friends. Just hope there will be a toilet someday which would make it perfect.
Jilliby, New South Wales, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sandy L.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
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