Hipcamp host Michelle Z.,
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We invite you to come and camp on our organic garlic farm. Our whole property is an exercise in sustainability.  We live off grid and feel passionate about the circular economy and connecting people form the city with rural areas. 

We use sustainable farming methods to produce organically grown garlic on an elevated site in beautiful Hartley Vale (near Lithgow),  just

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We invite you to come and camp on our organic garlic farm. Our whole property is an exercise in sustainability.  We live off grid and feel passionate about the circular economy and connecting people form the city with rural areas. 

We use sustainable farming methods to produce organically grown garlic on an elevated site in beautiful Hartley Vale (near Lithgow),  just 2 hours from Sydney. 

We especially love guests with young children and dogs. We have composting toilets. Hot showers. Pets welcome. 

We sometimes offer garlic tasting after harvest (time depends, once per year) so be sure to ask us!

Built on the site of the old Hartley Vale oil shale works that closed in 1916, 'The Refinery" was re-established in 2018 as an organic garlic farm now owned by James and Michelle and their two children. 

The farm features a hempcrete building named 'The Stinking Rose' used for drying and curing garlic that also acts as a big room for garlic feasts during planting (March, April and May each year). The building also houses toilet and shower facilities for guests when camping on site. On some evenings, the sky puts on a real show of golden sun rays with pink, purple and blue clouds while swallows flit across the garden beds catching moths. 

Our guests like to sit around their campfires watching the spectacular show while kids and dogs run around without the burden of leashes or noise of city traffic.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water connection available
No electrical connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Michelle a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 79%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Farm camping with stunning views in New South Wales.

Farm

This farm produces organically grown garlic.

Places to see near 'The Refinery' at Hartley Vale

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 20th, 2021

Michelle was great and we enjoyed our stay.

Hipcamper Fangyi
Fangyi Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 20th, 2021

Beautiful And quiet place. Lovely host. Would high recommend.

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Hipcamper Richard

Stephen was friendly… :)

Richard B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 15th, 2021

My friend seems to have knack of picking a weekend when there is a severe weather warning to go camping. I’m sure it just to test out our camping equipment properly.
Michelle and James made us feel very welcome. Nice place to stay with 3 areas to camp and the views are great! Stephen (the Border collie) is very friendly…He really liked it…or was it the steak we cooked???
Nice to get out of the smoke …although when the smoke will get out of our clothes who knows…I at least know what it feels like to be a ham now.

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Hipcamper Sharon
Sharon S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 7th, 2021

Great place to stay with amazing sunset views. Would definitely go back again.

Hipcamper Charli

Great property close to sydney

Charli H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 6th, 2021

Great property. Really easy to find. Just a short drive from Sydney. Owners and their kids were super friendly. Was only one other family camping on the property and the space was big enough we never even saw them. Got mobile reception too in case of emergencies.

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Hipcamper Lars
Lars S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 2nd, 2021

Super lovely Host.
Cute spot, hidden away in a beautiful area of the Blue Mountains.
Excited to be back and see the progress they have made.

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Hipcamper MARTIN
Martin K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 31st, 2021

Enjoyed the stay

Hipcamper Naz
Naz H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 28th, 2021

Lovely place! Had a great time camping at the farm, and enjoying the peaceful scenery. Friendly and great host. And the highlight was their super cute dog Stephen! All in all I definitely recommend this place if you want to get away and have some peace and quite.

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Hipcamper Lorraine

Idyllic!

Lorraine T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 28th, 2021

A fabulous 3-night stay at Michelle’s property. Superb valley setting with surrounding mountains - 1 of which we climbed, Mount York. Interesting area history of early explorers and surveyors. Great toilet/shower facility and plenty of space between the various camping spots to have your own piece of solitude. Camp fire, glass of red, watch the sunset - bliss. Interesting sustainable building/cropping (garlic) initiatives. We will be back.

Property
'The Refinery' at Hartley Vale
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$50/night
3 Sites