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Happy Farm Camp

· Ross, Northern Territory
5 acres hosted by Rodney A.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Welcome to Happy Farm - Bush Camp, a unique and real outback experience just 10 minutes from Alice Springs and within easy reach of a number of great attractions. If you enjoy a casual, rustic, homely stay without all the frills and you value a family farm style vibe with a camp fire, a composting toilet, and a beautiful view then this is the place for you. NOTE- It is a basic / primitive set up. Bring your own shade! Only shade is in the camp kitchen. This is our own dream that we are building, and opening up for you to experience. The desert takes time to appreciate, the challenges and rewards are slow to arrive and hard won. We live on the property as a family of 4, and also have 3 others that live on the property and help us work and maintain the farm enterprises, and share this crazy life we live. They are all lovely characters. We have lived in Alice Springs since 2004, but we moved onto and started establishing the property in 2014, but the bush camp only started being established in July 2021. We have 2 sites, with all proceeds from campers going into keeping the market garden operating, planting the rear 2 acres native vegetation and improving campers facilities. Camp 1 - does not have power. Camp 2 - is closer to the bush camp kitchen and has access to power. The camp kitchen is close to the outside shower and compost toilet. Let’s be straight, this is not the place for people looking for manicured grounds and 5 star facilities, but it is for those that love a rustic camp with character. SO, while we are being candid ... it is a working market farm producing organic vegetables for Alice Springs, and we work during the day, so please don't be offended if we cut a conversation short and head off back to work. If you are interested in the farm project please consider supporting us by booking a tour. ALSO, Animals: we keep chickens for their eggs and meat, and pigs and goats for their meat. The animals are also kept in enclosures for a combination of easier management and their safety from predators. They also make animal noises! Bees are kept near the main house for their pollinating talents and honey. Some of the pretty stuff and activities ... We are located within easy reach of the West Macdonnell ranges there is endless walking trails to explore and beautiful gorges to visit and swim in. Hiking: Alice Springs is the bounce off point to the Larapinta trail. We can help with car and equipment storage and transport. Climbing: a local climbing site is within view of the property (Beware: Central Australian rock is not the most stable) Mountain biking and trail running: Alice Springs has over 100km of single track. The best of the trails start 5-10km from the property. Campfires are allowed in the fire pit provided and we have a composting toilet available for campers. Sorry, no pets.
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130 Ratings · 48 reviews
Alex D.recommends
October 11, 2022
Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view
Views and quite! Bliss...
The views and quiet nights are fantastic sitting around the fire and just admiring the sights. The farm animals are great, goats so cute. Better than a Van park. But very basic.! Some of the smells remind you where you are. 😉
Carli M.recommends
October 5, 2022
Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view
Amazing Camp Site!
Love this place! Super fun to have all the animals around and near them in the early morning. Cute and comfy little kitchen area and common area was a great place for meals and relaxing. The ground was soft and super easy to put the stakes to our tent in.
Ed W.recommends
September 30, 2022
Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view
It's very organic in a great way. Plenty of room for each camp sites and very peaceful and the other people were very laid back also.
Ant L.recommends
September 21, 2022
Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view
We camped in number 3 site next to the camp kitchen... perfect. The goats are let loose in the afternoon and are so funny. The shower and loo are very rustic. Takes you back to the thunder box days. The view is majestic! We stayed 5 nights.
Andrew W.recommends
September 15, 2022
Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view
Well kept and laid out space. Good feel at the foot of the ranges. Spectacular watching the moon rise each night there.
Evan W.recommends
September 9, 2022
Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view
Great Stay
Great location, sites have plenty of room and the views of the local ranges are fantastic. Each site has its own fire pit and there is a supply of firewood close to the sites. As previously mentioned this is a working farm focused on sustainability and it was great to see the setup. Overall we had a great stay, especially the kids who loved walking around with the goats!
Ross, Northern Territory, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Arrernte First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Rodney A.Joined in July 2021
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