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Shady Acres Colo River

99%
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· Central Colo, New South Wales
37 acres
3 sites
3 Caravan/Tent
This property is a Pristine Riverfront property in Colo Valley. It is a tidal river with sandy shallow sandbars and 10ft deep swimming holes. There is an abundance of native animals here including kangaroos, lyre birds, lace monitors, platypus and more! Access is via a short dirt driveway to the riverfront camping area. The access is 2wd unless there has been significant rain it becomes 4wd access. We can accommodate both small and large groups with sites just steps away from the river. We have 2 water entrances, one is a large grassed area with shallow water which is great for kids & families. The other entrance is a natural sandy entry with a deeper swimming area suitable for adults. We also have a beautiful lagoon area where I can arrange additional campers. We have built some new flushing toilets (3) with a hot water shower. We are very accommodating of your pets. We welcome dogs and can host horses in one of the paddocks. Please ensure you contact the host prior to your stay if you are bringing any animals.  We have canoes & floats which you can hire to paddle up the river. Additional activities here include fishing, swimming, bushwalking, canoeing & birdwatching. We are also only a 5 minute drive to Colo Riverside Cafe. We also have 2 beautiful brand new glamping tents that you can hire. Please see our extras. I look forward to meeting you soon!
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Hiking
Horseback riding
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River, stream, or creek
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Central Colo, New South Wales, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Lisa B.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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80 Ratings · 80 reviews
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Nicole G.recommends
January 14, 2023
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
Nourishing and fun
A gorgeous spot. Was perfect for our group of families. The kids all loved it. Fabulous swimming. Thanks Lisa for the many thoughtful touches. We'll be back.
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Amber H.recommends
December 3, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
Lisa was an AMAZING host. Her private campsite is fantastic for groups of people. I went camping with a group of 14 friends and the campsite was perfect. Can’t wait to stay again in the future.
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Paula C.recommends
October 13, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Excellent spot for camping, private and close to the river. Great space for kids to play. Excellent, clean amenities and very friendly and responsive host. Highly recommended.
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Thomas F.recommends
September 11, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Relaxing stay, so easy to get to!
Great place to get away for a weekend! Massive camp site, plenty of room to park and setup. Right next to the river. Great views from camp. Fire pit. Heaps of firewood on request. Went kayaking and swimming in the river. Toilet block and shower were clean and warm and just a short walk. Lisa was a great host.
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Sarah G.recommends
August 15, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
absolutely perfect spot for a party! lisa was super nice and so much fun! she helped us out with anything we needed and was super chill. the campsite was brilliant, the sand due to the floods was no problem at all and the area was perfect. we will be coming again xx
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Grant J.recommends
May 25, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Awesome camp ground
Fabulous camp ground next to the Colo River. Great for large parties with so much space for all your kit. This is our second time here and can’t wait to go back again. Our host, Lisa, was awesome and even helped us out with firewood. Highly recommended and not many places like this where toilets and a shower is available.
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Steve E.recommends
May 15, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Fantastic place. Lisa is great, made us feel very welcomed. Was awesome to have the place to ourselves. On the river, large open space and great to have a fire in the evenings. Will definitely be coming back.
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Kendall G.recommends
February 20, 2022
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Reluctant to review because I want this place to stay a hidden gem! <3 Lisa was incredible start to finish, hospitable, informative, friendly, and very chilled. Was gracious with her property, and left us to enjoy it, but checked in to make sure we were all happy. The property is beyond beautiful, flat, grassed, perfect balance of shady and sunny and has a sandy area near the fire pit/ beach area. We had a large group for a surprise bday, and everyone was super comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed their time. Such a short stray from the big smoke to this slice of heaven, which was also a bonus. The amenities were super clean and a massive draw: Large sturdy table and chairs, big fire pit, kayaks and water supplies, BBQ and sink, gazebo, and 3 toilets + hot showers. The ultimate perfect getaway, we will be back in a heartbeat! xx
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Adam H.recommends
June 22, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
Lisa was exceptional! Her property is a beautiful getaway for groups or individuals on the banks of the Colo River. Lisa made our group feel very welcome and went over and above to provide shelter for our campsite when it started raining! Highly recommended!
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Sarah W.recommends
June 21, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
Lisa was so accommodating, the property was beautiful and it was a fantastic weekend away. Couldn’t recommend more.
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Lisa M.recommends
June 21, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
What a fabulous place - we stayed on The Farm. Amenities were clean and the owner was extremely friendly. Kids loved the horses.
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Ingrid T.recommends
June 21, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
A great spot for families. Lisa the host is very friendly and made sure we were OK. She even let us choose where to camp (either by the river or on the grass section, across the road. Your spot is huge. We had tents but were surrounded by camper trailers. We stayed on the riverside which is sandy. Has clean flushing toilets and a shower with hot water. Riverside also has a communal kitchen. Not far from Windsor. Would love to come back again.
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Stephen T.recommends
June 21, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Brilliant nice and relaxing stay! Bathrooms and showers are very clean, well maintained and not to mention Lisa is super chill and a great host! Lisa was very accommodating and I'd definitely stay here again sometime
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Amy W.recommends
June 20, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
My 10 yo boy’s favourite place to camp. Great caring host, generous size of site. We have been there twice in a month. Lovely clean amenities. Can’t not be better!!
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Dana C.recommends
June 18, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
Great spot for some rest and relaxation in a beautiful part of the world. Gorgeous stars at night! Friendly host … we will be back for sure!
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Philip I.recommends
June 15, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
Very pleasant n quite
Pretty nice setting plenty shade waters crystal clear n peaceful.
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Nikki L.recommends
June 14, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
We camped on the farm side which was a great spot, in the sunshine with plenty of space. Lisa made us feel very welcome and was very generous with her time. The children were able to groom and feed her horses which was one of the highlights for my daughter. If you are not self contained, she has built 5 star facilities for guests to use. Thank you for having us Lisa!
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Jaime I.
June 14, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Sandy Colo
Not a bad place to go camping, it was quite nice and the host was lovely. The only down fall is that there is only 1 shower and that you may break your ankle getting down to the river.
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Noah O.recommends
June 14, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Lisa was extremely accommodating and helpful. We stayed with a large group of 17 with great privacy and views. Highly recommend staying here!!! Toilet and showers were clean. This place has everything you need. Hope to go back soon
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Omar A.recommends
June 10, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
Lisa is such a great host and the place has incredible views!
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Amanda Thaise Z.recommends
June 8, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
Place is amazing, such a beautiful sunset and Lisa is an amazing host.
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Jason R.recommends
June 7, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Great fun with our friends and families. I suggest the far right camping spot if you want a bit of space. It was beautiful in Winter, I can't wait to visit in the warmer months. Lisa was very accommodating and those toilets/shower block were A+.
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Makahley P.recommends
June 6, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
My group of mates and I had a fantastic night at Shady Acres - it’s a fantastic site, lots of space and very pretty. Lisa is a phenomenal host, very welcoming and kindly helped us out when needed. Definitely hoping to come back at some point.
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Nicole G.recommends
May 30, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
WE WILL BE BACK!
We stayed at Shady Acres for a family long weekend and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It’s the little things that make it that extra bit special whilst not taking away from the camping experience. The communal bbq was excellent, the hot shower and toilets were VERY much appreciated, and the kids (well my kids but 20 year old’s!) enjoyed using the canoes on the river. Added bonus it’s so close to Sydney, from northern beaches it was about 90 minutes! It unfortunately got nailed by the floods so what was obviously lush grass before now has a lot of sand on it although you can see the grass trying to grow through, but this isn’t a huge deal, just bring floor mats for tents or old shoes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. It’s really crucial we support these stays that have been affected by floods/fires etc and I know we will all be going back to Lisa’s stay again!
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Miles B.recommends
May 30, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Nice spot!
First time at Shady Acres and we were impressed. Nice spot near the river and well thought out facilities with nice showers and toilets. Word of warning due to the floods you will be camping on sand until the grass grows back. Had the place to our selves mid week but as like most places it got pretty busy over the weekend . Will def be back
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Aadil G.recommends
May 26, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
The location is great. Very nice and clean bathroom with hot water shower available. Good access to colo river. Very accomodating and allowing flexible check in and checkout. Overall a great experience.
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Amanda B.recommends
May 24, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
Easy weekend camp
For one of the closest camps to Sydney this hits the mark. Lisa was super attentive and available. New toilet/shower was unexpected and a great bonus. Waterfront access area has great tables for long lunches etc, in summer it would be awesome. Colo river is obviously still recovering from the floods so it’s very shady underfoot just make sure you have ground sheets and a broom!
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Oliver R.recommends
May 23, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Powered
Lovely spot next to the river, very relaxed and Lisa looks after everyone really well!
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Stafford W.recommends
May 18, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River The Farm
Just what we were looking for
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Sahand M.recommends
May 16, 2021
Shady Acres Colo River- Unpowered
An unforgettable stay by the river.
We absolutely loved our stay and had a chance to reconnect with nature and enjoy the fresh air and stargaze by the fire. Lisa was very welcoming and helpful and made it easy for us to enjoy our stay. The eggs were amazing too. We'll be back soon. Thank you Lisa!
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