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The Hermitage

· Jerrong, New South Wales
100 acres hosted by Brett C.
1 tent site
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
The Hermitage is an untouched heavily-wooded property, nestled on the banks of the Abercrombie River. The campsites are shared with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, deer, and of course turtles and fish in the river. Fish or swim in the river, ride your bikes, or set up camp and then head off on an adventure walk including the Blue Mountains National Park to the south of the river. The Abercrombie River is known for gold and gemstones, so if you're into panning, there's some good spots along the river. There are plenty of opportunities for 4WDing and bushwalking in the local area. Fires are allowed (fire restrictions permitting) within the designated areas. Wood can be collected from fallen wood around the property, or bring your own if you prefer. Pets are welcome for a one-off fee per animal. We are in the early stages of our Hipcamp journey and there are plans to make for a much more enjoyable experience. All monies will be re-invested into facilities. There is no mobile reception at this location. There are no toilets at this location (yet). You can follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehermitageatjerrongRiver Bend is aptly named, but is located on the third river bend on the property. It is a wide-open space with direct access to the river. The access to this site is steep, but easily navigable for a 4WD. Until such time that we can improve the road in, it's safest to limit campers to 4WD only. There will be a plan to grade the road and the suitability of access will be re-assessed then. This is a brand-new listing, and it is short on infrastructure. In the sense, that there is none. As time goes by, a toilet will be added as well as other camp necessities. Your feedback will go along way to helping us make this space more enjoyable but ensuring we keep the "escape" feel to it. There are two dedicated fire pit locations, and we ask that you never leave a fire unattended, as well as comply with local fire bans. The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period for Rural Fire Districts runs from 1 October to 31 March, however these dates may vary due to local conditions. Before lighting the fire ensure that: * it can be contained and controlled within the specified area * it does not contain toxic materials, such as rubber tyres, plastics, paint, etc; and * it must not cause an air pollution problem by producing excessive amounts of smoke. You must also check: * whether a No Burn day has been declared * whether a Total Fire Ban is in force * the expected weather conditions. There is low Telstra signal near the front gate at the road entrance, but no mobile reception at the river itself. Please keep this in mind in the event of emergency.
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3 Ratings · 2 reviews
Lauren S.recommends
April 2, 2024
River Bend (4WD Only)
Quiet, private and peaceful!
We really enjoyed this stay! The ultimate getaway if you are looking for a quiet and private camp in a bush location with river access. Location is accessible by 4X4 only- track down a little steep and rocky but easy- but the location and privacy is priceless! The area is mostly wooded and untouched- so lots of fallen wood around. Seclusion is 10/10, no visible neighbours or campers at all- but also no phone reception so bear that in mind although a tiny bit of signal up at main gate (would need to drive back to by car) . The cleared space itself is enough for 3 or 4 families who are happy to camp side by side in close proximity or less people if you prefer to spread out. River access isn’t totally straightforward and you need to climb through some bush and down bank but I can see with a few more people visiting a track access would quickly be created. There is an old unused caravan on site but it’s not where we were camping so didn’t take up room. My kids swam in the river and had a great time. Make sure to BYO toilet-and be fully self sufficient as local town is Taralga with a small general store, 45mins away. It’s an ideal location to do a day trip to Wombeyan Caves- easy and direct 25/30min drive and the new road into the caves has just been recreated. Overall we would def be coming back here- this venue hasn’t been open very long for Hicamp so it literally is as untouched as can be and such a privilege to be able to stay somewhere so private and beautiful.
Glenn S.recommends
April 2, 2024
River Bend (4WD Only)
We spent a lovely Easter weekend camping at the Hermitage - Jerrong. Our campsite was by the river and we were surrounded by nature at its best. The hermitage is easy to get to and Brett (the host) was super helpful. We’ll be back! ⛺️🌱💚🌳
Jerrong, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Gandangara /Gundungurra First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Brett C.Joined in December 2022
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