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Noorla Farm (Happy Camping Ground)

· Mcharg Creek, South Australia
30 acres hosted by Sam H.
2 Vehicle/Tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
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We live in a beautiful valley on 30 acres, that not many people know about. We're joined by 4 friendly dogs, 3 horses, 2 alpacas, 4 Galloway cows and chooks, along with the resident wildlife including many birds, kangaroos, koalas, shy owls, and even an echidna! All this, plus beautiful views from atop our hills, right to the lake, and the delightful winter creek complete with frogs. We are close to the McLaren Vale wine region as well as wineries throughout the Hills and 35 minutes to the coast of Victor Harbor. The Greenman Inn is 5 minutes down the road and has wonderful food from Wed to Sun if you do not feel the urge to cook with wood fires for the cold nights or a gorgeous outdoor area for the warmer months. At present, we offer two areas for camping. The Lookout/Highview has spectacular views and is suitable for tents and camper trailers, accessible by low-range 4WD (or AWD if the weather is dry) -this site is currently closed. Topspot which is also suitable for tents camper trailers (need reasonable backing skills and 4WD) and the Laneway which is close to the babbling creek is suitable for those with a caravan, or motorhome, 2WD etc, along with tent campers. (but would struggle with large caravans/motorhomes - please check with hosts) If you have any doubts about which to book, please ask. AUTUMN/WINTER MONTHS: if we receive considerable rain the trek up to the 2 hill sites could become slippery and not accessible as it is a farm paddock, therefore unfortunately your booking may need to be cancelled. NOTE: On our farm there is limited phone coverage in the valley (The Laneway) Topspot and The Lookout/Highview do have coverage. Pets are welcome, however, please ensure they are kept under control (unless discussed with the host) at all times as we have our livestock and are surrounded by neighboring livestock, as well as the wildlife that frequently visits. Please note: This is an active small farm, therefore work may need be continued throughout your stay possibly necessitating the use of machinery and tending to our livestock. If you wish to see some of the animals up close, please let us know and we will try to accommodate. We ask that all fires be contained within the fire pit provided and a portable toilet is available for your use. BUSHFIRE SEASON: Wood and open fires are not permitted in the bushfire season, therefore you will not be able to use the fire pits. We have available farm fresh eggs from our lovely girls $3.00 1/2 Doz $5.00 Doz
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174 Ratings · 152 reviews
Mick B.recommends
April 12, 2024
The Laneway
Very lovely place to stay, and the hosts were friendly and welcoming. We got to feed the cows during their dinner time! Had a few options of where to setup camp in the area. Minimal traffic on nearby road, more than quiet enough to enjoy a day of relaxation and reading.
Martin M.recommends
April 8, 2024
Loved it
Great spot for a couple of quiet nights with pretty view. Being at the top of the hill it was a little fresh with the breeze at times. We will be back
Rob M.recommends
April 5, 2024
The Laneway
Very peaceful spot all to ourselves and a few friendlly cows. Sam gave us some fresh farm eggs which was a great way to start our day explori g McLarenvale.
Breyana G.recommends
April 4, 2024
Topspot was beautiful and so private! The sunset was stunning and stars were gorgeous. You definitely need 4WD to get up the hill, but it’s worth it. Thank you Sam for the sweet gift basket of cookies and eggs on arrival!
Kris O.recommends
April 4, 2024
Serene and scenic
Wow! What a great place to stay. It is a stunning drive through the the rolling hills to Noorla farm and then picture postcard spots for camping. We were to stay up the hill at Topspot but it was a bit windy so opted for The Laneway further down the hill and more protected. Both spots are lovely and private. The view from Topspot is amazing. There are portaloo toilets at both sites, clean and in excellent condition. Sam and Chris are friendly, helpful hosts and the animals and farm itself are all very well maintained. We even had a koala up a tree right next to us! The Easter basket on arrival was an added treat. Would definitely stay here again.
Kira H.recommends
April 3, 2024
What a lovely spot to park up and camp and very nice hosts. We will be back again. Thank you 😊
Mcharg Creek, South Australia, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Ngarrindjeri and Peramangk First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sam H.Joined in September 2022
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