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SeaForest Sanctuary

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· Charlotte Bay, New South Wales
65 acres hosted by Cate M.
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NOT SUITABLE FOR VANS OVER 18ft. 65 acres of pristine forest excites the senses with its diversity of environments; meandering creek tributaries, a huge natural billabong, rich array of birdlife & wildlife. The property’s rainforest walk leads you through a subtropical tree forest by the banks of Duck creek, past the 'Dingo' large sculpture then to the ultimate viewing of the gigantic ancient trees that are 300 years old. The property is close to 4 beaches - Blueys, Boomerang, Elizabeth & Cellito/Sandbar ( 3 of those beaches are dog friendly and Sandbar even allows Horse riding as well as 4WD). The property borders the southern boundary of the Wallingat National Park - which offers days and days of adventures and has the best look-out over the whole coastal region called the Whoota Whoota lookout. Wallis Lake is literally across the road from the front gate and can be accessed by boat launch just up the Coomba road or at the Pacific Palms recreational club ( Recky) which is a short 5 minutes down the road. Smiths Lake is only 5 minutes drive away in the other direction and has catamaran and boat hire services close to the Frothy Coffee Cafe, located right on the Smiths Lake waters edge. The new water sport called Fliteboard, also known as e-foiling ( it’s a new technology giving the beginner to advanced rider an experience of surfing without needing to catch a wave - sort of SUP and standing on a large stable board but propelled by a battery operated propeller ) is also located here to try out and have lessons on..The stable board GLIDES above the water on a keel like structure that is motorised by battery and is controlled by a hand held bluetooth device. You literally fly above the serene water silently ! ( exclusive deals given to SeaForest Sanctuary visitors - see extras - loading information shortly ) SeaForest Sanctuary sites are 4WD and AWD due to the tracks- some 2WD as long as they have a high ground clearance & depending if we have dry weather. ( I have a small 2WD SUV and it gets around perfectly in the dry weather but I need the 4WD in the wet ). No amenities so campers need to BYO everything they need and leave no trace. Campers MUST bring their own camping toilet... This property is a wildlife/bush sanctuary and thus everyone is asked to please do their part to keeping it that way. The waterways and forests in this area are mind blowing. If you have the opportunity, hire a boat/ houseboat or kayak etc and explore the Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lakes.. Bushwalking trails are everywhere through the many National Parks that surround us here. The property is Dog friendly and owners must be respectful of others and keep animals quiet and contained at night. Goes without saying - please clean up doggie dung and take with your rubbish. Campfires are permitted in a designated area when restrictions aren't in place, plenty of wood to gather your own. Please be mindful that there could be fire bans on certain days during the summer. Farm manager will keep you informed and if the worst scenario happens being a fire warning of catastrophic conditions, please follow the farm managers instructions to evacuate the premises and enjoy some shopping in Forster or go to the movies for the day until the warning has lifted. Horse agistment available.
Activities
Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or creek
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Love the location! Beautiful forest paddock, close to Grocery shop and service station. Close to the beach, River and the mountain too. Great Sunday market! Lovely camp fire! Thank you for the woods Cate. Great night sky for star gazing too! Not to mentioned great host! Thank you Cate for your lovely hospitality. It was good to meet Molly also. Definitely come back when I have a 4x4:) Cheers! May
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LOVE!! Amazing place to stay.
Amazing stay! Cate is a lovely and welcoming host. The paddock was so lovely and relaxing with all the native bush and bird sounds. The paddock was booked out but we still had plenty of space. :) very dense and thriving rain forest :) could buy bags of wood too through an honesty box which was super helpful.
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Was a nice open area to set up camp and the owners were very friendly. Make sure to bring mozzie repellent
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Shelby W.recommends
January 21, 2024
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Cate’s place is in a perfect spot to explore the beaches and areas in Charlotte’s Bay. My dog loved it and all the space to run around! There’s lots of mosquitoes so bring spray & coils but we all had a great time and hope we can return soon!
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January 14, 2024
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Easy to get to the shops and beach’s. Would be prefect for a small the large group of friends, host was very nice, mozzies were intense but manageable with good repellents
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Charlotte Bay, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Guringai and Worimi 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 Cate M.Joined in October 2019
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