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The Hodge Lodge Johns River

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· Johns River, New South Wales
11 acres
11 sites
1 Lodging
10 RV/Tent
Our property is in Johns River, 4 hours north of Sydney, half way between Port Macquarie and Taree. We are on a sealed road and close to the freeway. If you are Travelling between Sydney, Central Coast and Northern NSW, Queensland, we may be your new happy place for the ideal o'nite stop. You can drive any size vehicle into our expansive grounds on heavy duty driveway that that leads you to your green space. Responsible pet owners -You can bring your pet! We have ONE cabin so best to check our booking calendar asap. Your groups and additional Guests can be accommodated by booking additional sties around the cabin. We offer powered and unpowered sites for you to stay safely in our gated 11 acre private property. Here you can enjoy your music and social atmosphere, have your wood delivered via 'extras booking' for your evening by the fire, and wake up to the sounds of our local birds! Plenty of green trees, green grass surrounding you and mountain views for your stay. We're located very close to the beach, Crowdy Bay National Park and Middle Brother National Park for those sporting and adventure enthusiasts. Close to the local township of Kew, Harrington, North Haven and Laurieton for those keen to do a spot of surfing, fishing, swimming or a walk along the waters edge.
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Johns River, New South Wales, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Peter H.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%
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109 ratings · 94 reviews
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Catherine H.recommends
December 6, 2022
5 North Forest Gate Unpowered
The property was beautiful, flat and secure and Peter and Nadine were fantastic hosts. Great place to stop and explore
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Linda J.recommends
December 5, 2022
2 North Brother View Power
Very friendly and helpful hosts. We hooked to power and tank water and for one night it was perfect. Close to the highway but the noise dies down after dark.
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C E.recommends
December 3, 2022
7 Doubletree Unpowered
Camping with dogs
I loved tent camping at the double tree. It was so spacious and the dog had a ball off leash and free! We took a walk around the nicely mowed paddock and to the nearby train tracks. Hosts Peter and Nadine were beyond hospitable. Would definitely recommend a stay here when passing through .
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Pam L.recommends
November 30, 2022
7 Doubletree Unpowered
Great overnight stay, just a bit of traffic noise from the Pacific highway. Peter and Nadine were great hosts, wanted to make sure we had all we needed for our stay.
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Tahlia E.recommends
November 27, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Space, privacy and friendly hosts
Perfect spot to spend 10 days. Everything available to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. Peter and Nadine are excellent hosts, always available but happy to leave us to enjoy the place without interruption. Perfect for dogs with plenty of space. Surprisingly little traffic noise and the trains on the other side of the property seemed infrequent and didn’t detract from our stay. Really enjoyed the stay and would stay again!
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Eric D.recommends
November 15, 2022
4 Bogan Villia Gate B
Great grassy level site. Plenty of privacy and excellent outlook. Super helpful hosts. Easy access to power and dump point. Loved our stay.
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Eric D.recommends
November 13, 2022
2 North Brother View Power
Great overnight stay.
Thanks Hodge Lodge. Peter and Nadine are perfect hosts. Very welcoming greeting us and helping set up on site. Provided detailed info on their amenities eg dump point rubbish etc. We loved the privacy and peace and quiet and would recommend to anyone to enjoy their campsite. Hope to see you another trip.
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Ligia S.recommends
November 6, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Great place, thanks for having us! (Road trip with mum and doggy)
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Jack H.recommends
November 2, 2022
Hodge Lodge Sky & Mountain View
Great spot! Stopped in for a quick night while we headed up the coast. Perfect hosts with an awesome set up! We expected some noise when we booked due to its location, will be back!
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Chloe J.recommends
October 31, 2022
6 South Forest Unpowered
Me and my partner had the most beautiful time at Hodge Lodge! Peter and Nadine were so welcoming as soon as we got there and showed us all the different spots we could choose to camp from! We felt so safe and welcome and found plenty of things to do such as going to a Crowdy Heads beach nearby or Bird Tree Mountain! Would definitely come back :)
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Alexandra G.recommends
October 29, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Camping with pets
What an incredible place to stay. The hosts were so welcoming and friendly. The bed was so beyond comfortable. Our children didn’t want to leave after only one night. We highly recommend and will definitely be coming back.
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Tom D.recommends
October 11, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
It was a lovely place to stay and very convenient location, will be back for sure!
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Tatiana D.recommends
October 9, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
My partner and I had such a wonderful stay at Nadine and Peter's, so much so that we went back twice in one week. The first visit we camped in their paddock, which was great with ample space and well-maintained. On our second visit we stayed in the Hodge Lodge cabin, another fantastic find - it was comfortable, well-equipped and incredible value for money. The standout for us was the hospitality displayed by Nadine and Peter, they were both so welcoming and willing to help us in any way (especially when my partner couldn't work the pizza oven). They made us feel incredibly comfortable, particularly after a long drive. Its safe to say, we'll definitely be back!!!
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Daniel D.recommends
October 6, 2022
2 North Brother View Power
So good 😊
Exactly what we needed after spending time in cramped up caravan parks, plenty of space nice green grass and host that couldn’t do any more to make our stay better, so much that we extended our stay, Will definitely make this a regular stop on our east coast caravan journeys, 5 stars all round
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Rowena R.recommends
October 4, 2022
6 South Forest Unpowered
Camping at Hodge Lodge, Johns River
Our review is based on a seven-night stay. We were very happy with the location of Hodge Lodge as it was conveniently located just off the highway between Taree and Port Macquarie situated centrally to the places we intended on visiting. The small town of Laurieton is located nearby (15 minutes) for purchase of groceries at the Woollies (Lakewood) and other necessities like takeaway. There is a fuel station just in Johns River. Communication and questions that we had were answered promptly before our visit. Access into the property was firm. Directions/instructions were accurate and on arrival we were greeted very warmly. The hosts Pete and Nadine were very helpful and obviously were keen to ensure that we had a great stay. They inquired after us throughout our stay, making suggestions and offering solutions. Our camping spot was on a large beautifully grassed area. The other sites were a good distance away to ensure privacy. We had heaps of choice within this area for the position the caravan. We chose to face the west looking towards Middle Brother Mountain and we were able to watch the setting sun and the mist moving on the mountain. It proved a fabulous spot to sit back and watch the changing colours of the sunset at the end of the day. On clear nights you could see the stars shining brightly overhead, all while sitting next to our campfire! Firewood and kindling were provided on site for a reasonable cost. We will return in the future!
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Tontri D.recommends
October 3, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Fantastic experience
We stayed at this beautiful place for 3 nights and had such a lovely time! Very comfortable, cozy and beautiful location! Glad we opted for the pizza and had so much fun making a gourmet pizza with all the ingredients provided and sitting by the fire. Great experience!
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Franja B.recommends
October 1, 2022
6 South Forest Unpowered
Sky full is stars
We loved our stay at Peter‘s place. The place is huge and there is a lot of space to set up your camp. We were lucky and the whole space for ourselves. Watching the stars at night was our highlight. Thanks Peter for our wonderful start traveling through Australia ☺️
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Caitlin G.recommends
September 29, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Loved having a huge campfire under the stars! Such a lovely place and Peter and Nadine were soo friendly! There is definitely road noise, but we were really happy with the space and would definitely stay again
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Hugh W.recommends
September 28, 2022
7 Doubletree Unpowered
Great stay, very clear and generous instructions on how and where to stay. Would definitely stay again!!
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Leanne B.recommends
September 27, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
So much room for our dog to run around
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Christopher C.recommends
September 21, 2022
7 Doubletree Unpowered
Great stopover
We stopped at Hodge Lodge on our way to Queensland and it was a great spot. Very flat and we were able to set our camper trailer up easily. The property was extremely easy to find and was just off the highway. There is road noise, being just off the highway but it’s worth it for the space. The property is well kept and the hosts were lovely.
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Noah E.recommends
September 18, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
The lodge was the perfect stopover for us . Hosts were extremely helpful in showing us around and made us feel very comfortable. Some road noise from hwy and freight train, however, did not bother us after a long days drive. Bought some firewood from the Lodge and had a fantastic campfire under the stars.
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Janette S.recommends
August 23, 2022
6 South Forest Unpowered
Camping with my dogs 😊
I pulled into Peter‘s property for two night stay and was met by Peter at the gate. He bought me wood for the fire that I’ve ordered and asked if there was anything that I needed help with as it turned out my toe ball on the car had become loose and it’s difficult to get the car off Peter helped And re-tightened it all for me I goodness. The property is in a lovely spot with a lovely cafe less than a kilometre walk into James River great positions off the highway. There is highway noise but you end up getting used to listen don’t really notice it
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Susan W.recommends
August 21, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Really charming and comfortable cabin. Loved the personal touches, the pizza oven, well stocked kitchen with utensils. Everything feels loved and thoughtful. Highly recommend.
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Kerry P.recommends
August 15, 2022
4 Bogan Villia Gate B
Peter and Nadine very helpful. Plenty of room to park overnight.
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Merilyn S.recommends
August 8, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
In between the mountains.
This cabin was a lovely stay. It was beautifully located between 3 large mountains and some lovely wildlife and nature. The cabin is situated close to a train line backing onto the property and near the highway so you do get some traffic noise. Hosts Peter and Nadine are super friendly and great with noise and groups. As a solo camper I found it peaceful and relaxing.
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Melissa T.recommends
July 31, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Quaint cabin bliss.
The cabin has everything you could need. The heater was on when we arrived and entered into a beautifully lit, warm abode. Our hosts were wonderfully accommodating and helpful. Our two dogs enjoyed the stay. We had them in the large adjoining bathroom to sleep and it was the perfect space for them to sleep comfortably. The bed was comfortable and warm overlooking the sunrise. Thank you for having us :)
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Matthew C.recommends
July 22, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Charming cabin
I really enjoyed staying in their cabin, it was clean and tidy and very quaint and charming. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful from booking to checking in and checking out. I would thoroughly recommend stopping in if you are passing through the area as it is conveniently accessed from the pacific highway.
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Rachel H.recommends
July 11, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Great little caravan/cabin, cosy, well equipped, and warm. It is right next to the highway, which makes it very loud, so not as relaxing as I had hoped. I should have read the previous reviews more closely. However, Peter and Nadine were great hosts and it was really worth the price you pay.
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Darren F.recommends
July 1, 2022
The Hodge Lodge Cabin
Do eeeeet
This place is really nice. I was surprised at the quality of the outfit and the peace of the surroundings- if you can tune out the passing trucks its paradise. And even they are not too bad. Awesome facilities, easy check in, lovely surrounds, cheap and nice and totally recommend. If I ever make the trip from VIC to QLD again I'll definitely stay again.
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