Hipcamp host Gretchen C.,
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Nestle your tent amongst the quiet trees of our beautiful she-oak forest and enjoy the night in privacy.. apart from the birds and wallabies that is! Shared toilet and showering facilities are available at the main homestead, a short walk away, as well as a fire pit for cooking.

Alternatively, a powered campsite is offered near our budding orchard and permaculture gard

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Nestle your tent amongst the quiet trees of our beautiful she-oak forest and enjoy the night in privacy.. apart from the birds and wallabies that is! Shared toilet and showering facilities are available at the main homestead, a short walk away, as well as a fire pit for cooking.

Alternatively, a powered campsite is offered near our budding orchard and permaculture garden. Close to house amenities. Double bed in van also available on request. Roast marshmallows on our fire pit and enjoy an evening or yoga under the stars.

"Kardinia Park" is located in the heart of the Lockyer Valley, surrounded by local farms the "Food Bowl" of south east Queensland. Explore what the region has on offer - Gatton 15 min away, Toowoomba 30 min and Brisbane 1.5 hours.

We are friendly and respectful property, peace and privacy, with a passion for the environment, sustainable living and animals.. if that also sounds like you and you need a place to base yourself in the Gatton area.. or seeking a quiet trip away to enjoy farm life away from the hustle and bustle, we look forward to hosting you.

Access to laundry facilities, toilet and shower available. Free WiFi also available at main homestead on request.

This is a horse property and we have recently made limited horse experiences available to guests on request as part of your stay. Please refer to the Add-Ons for further details and to book. By arrangement, you can also take part in feed time and get to know some of our farm residents. Our four farm dogs also form part of the greeting committee. Please note all add on experiences are subject to change / cancellation dependent on conditions and weather during your stay.

Available sites:

Site 1 - Homestead Yard - Permaculture Garden - Quiet location nestled amongst our permaculture garden and orchard or other suitable site within our homestead house yard for your booking. Easy access to fire pit, lights, power and amenities. Suit tent camping, your own small van or camper or use our van (see add-ons available when booking). Outside hot shower and flushing toilet available for use within easy walking distance. As well as undercover entertainment area if required attached to main homestead with BBQ, table, chairs etc. Limited firewood available at this site - BYO, buy onsite or you are welcome to collect your own from other parts of our property (direction will be provided on request). Base Price $55 per night.

Site 2 - Bush camping by our dam. Secluded site near one of the farm dams amongst the trees. No access to power.  Firewood can be gathered around site. Amenities available at homestead a short walk away. Outside hot shower and flushing toilet. Base Price $35 per night.

Site 3 - Self Contained bush camping - BYO all - leave no trace. More private location nestled amongst our enchanting she-oak forest, away from homestead. Fire pit.  No access to power or amenities. Self contained rate. Suit tent camping or vehicles not requiring access to power. Firewood available for collection around site. Base Price $25 per night.

This is a farm and acreage environment. Pets holidaying with you and children must be supervised at all times.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
Electrical connection available
Generators allowed
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Gretchen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Free farm tours / feeding by appointment.

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Guided tour through our permie garden and orchard.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at She-oak Sojourn / Farm Retreat in Queensland.

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Farm
Ranch
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Hipcamper Jaco

Relaxed and delightful

Jaco G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 - Homestead Yard)
October 3rd, 2021

We had a lovely time with lots of special surprises. Our kid loved the animals. Fire Pit was was ready to light. Every was neat and toilets super clean. Perfect for our short stay.

Hipcamper Amy

Best camping spot i’ve ever been to

Amy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
October 3rd, 2021

Super relaxing and peaceful. Gretchen the host was very accommodating. Perfect camp spot 👌

She-oak Sojourn / Farm Retreat
Hipcamper RODNEY
Rodney L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 - She-Oak Forest (BYO))
September 27th, 2021

If it’s peace and quiet you are looking for, with nothing but the chirping of birds, neighing of horses and the gentle sound of the breeze through the trees, then the She Oak campsite is just for you. Far enough away from houses and other campers, yet only ten minutes away from town, if you’ve run out of chocolate, or other necessities.
We greatly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return for another chance to recharge the batteries.

Hipcamper Ivana
Ivana S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
September 27th, 2021

We had a lovely three night stay at Gretchen's. Site 2 was private but close enough to the main house to use the shower and toilet. Boys (4&6) loved playing at the dam and making a fire. And of course we all loved the dogs. Gretchen is a very accommodating host and the site was a good base from which to explore Toowoomba carnival of flowers and beyond. Thank you.

Hipcamper Carmen

Private and quiet camp

Carmen K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 - Homestead Yard)
September 25th, 2021

We camped at site 1 as a family. Nice lovely private spot. Beautiful horses and friendly dogs. Gretchen and Chris were very welcoming and were super responsive when we needed help.

We would certainly go back again. Thank you for a great experience!

Beautiful Xoli was a great host too! Welcome pack from our host Serenity Strolling with Jake on a beautiful arvo
Hipcamper Julie

Feels remote with handy ameneties

Julie W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
September 5th, 2021

We loved our stay. We were in site two in our Kombi which felt really private and remote beside the bush and dam but we could stroll up and use the anemites when we wanted (fridge, toilet) so gave us the best of both worlds, privacy and a sense of remoteness but with the convience of usiong to the loo and the hot water, with the outdoor shower which was amazing, so invigoratong to shower outdoors!

Gretchen was super friendly and welcoming also :) We will return with the kids in spring/summer.

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Hipcamper Myshaylee
Myshaylee M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
July 20th, 2021

She-oak Sojourn was an awesome retreat to unwind relax & reenergise we extended our stay because it was so quiet & relaxing Gretchen allowed our daughter to feed& pat the horses she was so kind & gentle with her Betty had a ball being in touch with Nature & feeling like she was part of the environment
Thanks heaps Gretchen & Chris you made the start to our adventure positive

Hipcamper Jess

Kardinia park ~ new beginnings

Jess D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
July 5th, 2021

Kardinia Park has been more than I can have asked for. We spent 6 weeks there as we started some farm work nearby and felt so at home! Site 2 was perfect as we had our own space but we were in walking distance from the house and amenities. The dogs are all so loveable too, and definitely made my day more than once. Would 100% recommend staying here. Gretchen as you know, we loved our whole time there at Kardinia Park and we know we'll be coming back to visit again soon

Hipcamper Maurits
Maurits V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 - She-Oak Forest (BYO))
July 1st, 2021

Gretchen was super helpful and has a beautiful property.

Property
Kardinia Park
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$25/night
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