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Skenes Gully Resting Place
17 reviews
· Campbells Creek, Victoria
2 acres
1 site
1 Glamping
A special place within the forest. No fences, no houses, just the natural world all around you. Families of birds are abundant, as are kangaroos, wallabies and a resident echidna. Welcome to a special place completely immersed in and surrounded by the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. We offer glamping and camping. Stay in our canvas glamping tent. With a queen bed and ample fresh bedding, doona and blankets, you will be cosy and warm no matter the weather. There is ample room inside to relax and unwind, with all the cushions and rugs you could want Or you can pitch your own tent. All campers have free use of the community lounge space and hammocks, the well equipped Camp community kitchen and our gorgeous quirky shower cubicle. With pots, pans, cutlery, chopping boards, plates, bowls and some basic food items like oil, sugar, spices, your time away just got easier. Gas cooking and hot water makes cooking and dishwashing easy. There is also lovely coffee and tea making items, with the kitchen stocked with choice coffee and assorted tea selection. Some funky teapots to make your downtime pleasurable. Whilst being close within 10 mins of Castlemaine CBD, it is another world here. No buildings, houses for as far as you can see, only nature in all its glory. There are many walking trails and bike tracks to explore. Or you can chose to sit and dwell in nature. We have 20 undercover lounge spaces and hammocks as well.  There are many walking trails and bike tracks to explore. Or you can chose to sit and dwell in nature. Here, we are helping to restore nature and we offer you the chance to enjoy some quiet time. We have a good supply of potable water and have portable toilets available for use. 
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Campbells Creek, Victoria, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Nathaniel M.Joined in December 2020
10 Ratings · 17 reviews
Lhamo M.recommends
September 25, 2022
Belltent Luxury Retreat Castlemaine
Very comfortable camping at Nathaniel's place, the kitchen was perfect! Wonderful and peaceful spot we slept very well. Nathaniel is a kind and generous host attending to all our questions and making sure we are comfortable. We look forward to coming back again 🙂
Charlotte S.recommends
June 12, 2022
Belltent Luxury Retreat Castlemaine
Cutest outdoor home from home
We loved our stay, the quirky little set up was very homely and has everything you could need. The location is super close to Castlemaine but far enough away that you can enjoy nature without disruption.
Jacob C.recommends
May 21, 2022
Belltent Luxury Retreat Castlemaine
Absolutely loved the set-up... Had everything we needed and really eco friendly amenities. Nice area for my young family. Would definately visit again.
Mel P.recommends
April 24, 2022
Belltent Luxury Retreat Castlemaine
Off the grid for the whole family 😁
We all loved camping at the luxury Bell-tent!! We had everything we needed for a group of about 12 adults, 8 kids and 2 dogs; including the shower and toilet, plus a well equipped camp kitchen with tonnes of filtered water, pots, pans etc, firewood and even some board games and puzzles. The views were beautiful, as we were down the bottom of a track/hill so had the perfect view of the bush land and could look up at the clear sky at night. A few of us explored little tracks with the kids who were determined to find some gold in the creek beds (they did find some specks of gold) 😁 And last but not least, Nathaniel was a great host who met us in town (about 10 mins away) to guide us to our camping ground, and showed us how to use all the equipment, and was very friendly and accommodating. Was such a beautiful place to get away from the usual demands day to day life. Our only issue was that we couldn’t stay longer! Would highly recommend.
Miriam P.recommends
April 18, 2022
Forest Retreat Castlemaine
Camping at Forest Retreat Castlemaine was simply wonderful. The facilities were awesome. The main kitchen/lounge area under the fantastic marquee style tent provided excellent play space for the kids and also offered wonderful preparation and wash up facilities, including refrigeration. Glamping tent was comfy and spacious. Extra relaxing areas in hammocks and undercover were also available and well utilised over the weekend. Nathaniel has done a brilliant job of providing sustainable toilet and showering facilities. Always great to have a lovely hot shower curtesy of the great array of solar panels. Just make sure to contact Nathaniel before arriving to obtain the best instructions for access. Don't come according to google maps via the Morris Track entrance - it's very rough.
Meredith H.recommends
March 20, 2022
Belltent Luxury Retreat Castlemaine
Loved the fact the tent was already set up. Size was amazing & bed very comfortable. Lots of room to move about for parents & young toddler.

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