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Kanukadale Forest River Retreat

· Goongerah, Victoria
20 acres hosted by Tama G.
3 lodging sites · 1 Caravan site · 4 tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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We have 20 acres of lush river flats adjoining the pristine Brodribb River in the Goongerah Valley. Due to the pristine, clean water straight off the surrounding mountains and the rich fertile river flats, early settlers used this place as a market garden to supply fruit and vegetables to the local townsfolk. After our purchase in 2000, we turned it into a self-sufficient paradise, always welcoming visitors to come and enjoy the land with us. Our BYO campsites are near the river where you can reconnect with nature amongst the tall trees. Kanukadale is a working Nature Retreat Sanctuary, so additional to BYO campsites, we also offer our Bell Tents when the retreats are not running. Here at Kanukadale, you will share the space with very friendly horses, ponies, miniature goats and our donkey. The property is child friendly as the boundary, river and paddocks are well fenced. You can do as much or as little as you want during your stay. Be sure to check out our awesome animal focussed activities that we offer here. You can find them under Experiences. You are welcome to bring your own horses and dogs. Dogs must stay on a lead whilst on the property and responsible pet ownership is essential here, as is a respectful attitude towards all the other sentient beings on the property. We do not allow generators here. There is lots to do in the area with heaps of nature immersion. East Gippsland is one of the most bio-diverse areas on mainland Australia. You can explore rare, Old Growth forest, historic gold mines, climb to the peak of Mt Ellery and walk through the Errinundra Plateau. Mountain bike riding, horseriding, 4wd touring and bushwalking is awesome in this area. There is a camp kitchen with a communal fridge, microwave, stove and electricity. There is also a composting toilet and hot shower facilities. There is free wifi. THERE ARE NO SHOPS OR FUEL OR MOBILE RECEPTION. WIFI CALLING WORKS IF YOU HAVE THAT OPTION. THE CLOSEST TOWN IS 50 KM TO DELEGATE OR 70KM TO ORBOST. YOU NEED TO COME COMPLETELY PREPARED OR IT’S A LONG DRIVE TO TOWN. THERE IS A PUBLIC PHONE BOX UP THE ROAD.
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Goongerah, Victoria, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Bidwell First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Tama G.Joined in April 2021
92 Ratings · 43 reviews
Ivanna K.recommends
October 24, 2023
Riverside camping site 1
It’s such a beautiful place in the middle of nature, it feels like the place have absolutely no connection to the everyday world. We felt so close to nature, it’s an amazing experience. The host Tama was absolutely amazing and helpful and the facilities were really good. There are lots of different animals and it’s a great place for families.
Matthew B.recommends
October 1, 2023
Possums Nest Glamping
Must Outdoor Experience
This hidden treasure was worth every minute of the drive off of the highway. Tama was absolutely amazing. From her communication, to ensuring we had everything we needed during our stay. We got to experience the absolute wonders of her property and enjoy all of the farm and wild life that we were lucky enough to camp amongst. The absolute icing on the cake for us was the beautiful and clean amenities. The camp kitchen and space to chill out was a game changer for us as we had limited gear of our own. The toilet and hot shower was just what we needed after a long drive helping us relax after sitting by the fire that Tama had sourced for us. Would absolutely come through the area again just to stay at Tama’s. Cannot recommend enough!
Kristin I.recommends
July 22, 2023
River View Camp
I loved our stay! It was beautiful and peaceful. My kids loved all the animals and the owner is extremely friendly and welcoming. We will be back
Mike S.recommends
May 8, 2023
Kanukadale River Camping
Nice campsite. Flat open and scenic. Toilet and shower amenities are brilliant. Early days for this Hipcamp but will no doubt continue to improve.👍
Elma A.recommends
April 17, 2023
Kanukadale Glamping Retreat
If you're looking for a peaceful getaway in nature, Kanukadale is a Glamping retreat located in a beautiful forested area in between 2 National Parks. From the moment you arrive, you'll be struck by the serene beauty of the surroundings. The campsite is well-maintained and offers a variety of amenities to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. The bathrooms are kept clean and well-stocked with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and there's even hot showers. Overall, I highly recommend this campsite. It's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. The staff is friendly and helpful, the facilities are clean and well-maintained, and the surroundings are simply stunning. Whether you're an experienced camper or just looking to try something new, this campsite is definitely worth a visit.
Laura C.recommends
April 17, 2023
Kanukadale River Camping
We had a great time! Loved the area, so calm and peaceful! Was happy to find a place that was quite remote but comfortable....Camp kitchen was handy, Shower nice and hot and pit toilets clean. Also enjoyed some of the extra experiences on offer. The wood fired hot tub was lovely and warm and my daughter loved the pony play! Tama was a lovely host, made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend!
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