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The Fern Glade

· Murrindindi, Victoria
20 acres hosted by Michael P.
3 Vehicle/Tent sites
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Nestled right beside the Murrundini River, all 3 campsites are beside the river, and well spaced apart for privacy and peace. Campsite 2 (site two) is shady, surrounded by tall swamp gums, black wood wattles and tree ferns. This spot is at its best from late spring through to autumn . Site One is a large flat area beside the river that is good all year round. It has fencing and gates, perfect to let dogs run free without going too far. Site 3 (Craig's flat), is a large open campsite, able to take more camper-vans/ tents with plenty of space. All sites have fire places. And there are plenty of fish for those that want to try their luck. The original home stead (built in 1876) burnt down in the 2009 black Saturday fires. There still remains many 150+ year old elms and other European trees near the toilet block, which are delightful in autumn. We have some fantastic views from the hill up and down the Murundindi Valley, especially at sunset. We're located only a few short km's from Wilhelmina Falls and Murundindi Scenic Reserve, you get the best part of the river, without the crowds. We are a short drive from Melbourne, and easy access to the townships of Yea and Yarra Glen for supplies if you need them. Amazing, abundant & rare bird life to enjoy and photograph. (see guests photos)
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396 Ratings · 218 reviews
Kate L.recommends
May 6, 2024
Site 1 (River side )
This is such an amazing spot, loved everything about our stay! The grounds are beautiful with lots of lovely walks, wildlife and birds and the stars are spectacular. We were so impressed with everything available on the site - firepit, kindling, BBQ and picnic table. It was so nice to go to sleep with the sound of the river right beside you, can’t wait to go back in summer for swimming! Michael is an excellent host, great communication and so many nice little touches around the property!
Glen B.recommends
April 30, 2024
Site 2 (the fern glade)
Absolutely seansational
I want to keep it to myself as much as possible but. I've camped about 20 times a year for decades, and approaching 60, I found this place. The first time i've ever paid to camp This is the solution. Not leaving early to arrive early and get the site you want. Turning up at a leisurely time and having it there waiting for you. No chance of noisy neighbors turning up. No need to have a back up planned if your first choice isn't available, no traffic driving through searching for a site. Overview BYO firewood On a river that isn't too deep, and would be safe for kids. Good fishing I suggest. Great river access from all 3 sites. A toilet that is spotless, flushing, and with a vanity and sink. The ladies will be wrapped, as far as camping facilities go. No shower though. Dogs will love it. lots of open area for kicking a footy, throwing a frisbee etc. BYO tarp, canopy as no shelters. Site One with a fenced area great for pets and young kids is private, but the least private of the three. Has a small residence overlooking it. Probably empty, but it is there. 500 meters to the toilet. if you have ladies in the group, could be a consideration. An easy short drive, but. Site 2 where we strayed. Great for a cosier atmosphere, damper than the other two in wet weather. Probably 150 metres to toilet. Nicely treed in, and the most private. Site 3 large and open, great for larger groups or those wanting to spread out. 100 mtrs to toilet.
Blaire J.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site 1 (River side )
Quite and peaceful place to stay on the banks of the river. The property has been set up really well with great signage and amenities. Little touches with the bbq provided and fire pit with cooking facilities make a difference. Access was good into the site and lots a grassy space to spread out. Heaps to see on the property with a beautiful outlook from the top of the hill. Great spot to stay and relax for a few days. Thanks for having us Mick, we had a great stay!!
Elspeth D.recommends
April 24, 2024
Site 2 (the fern glade)
Campsite no. 2 is amazing. Everything was as described. The bird life was beautiful. Toilet well maintained. Despite the rain, we had a fantastic time. Thanks Michael. Even with other campers at other sites on the property, everything felt incredibly private and serene.
Jolene G.recommends
April 23, 2024
Site 1 (River side )
Great spot near the river site 1 is huge but a very long way from the toilet 330 metres. We loved this trip as did our dog, unfortunately the previous guests had left the bbq dirty but we cooked over the fire and had some great meals anyway. Would definitely recommend
Ainul F.recommends
April 21, 2024
Site 2 (the fern glade)
Highly recommend
We camped at site #2. Beautiful, secluded spot right by a flowing stream. Other two sites had campers there but the sites so far away from each other that we didn't hear a peep. The flushing toilet had everything one would need, including a tap and basin. Drinking water was also available near site #1. We also had a visit from one of the resident cows but he was too busy munching on the grass at the edge of the site and didn't bother us at all. Loved our camping here and will be back in future.
Murrindindi, Victoria, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Wurundjeri and Taungurung First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Michael P.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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