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Ryelands Farm & Vineyard

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61 reviews
· Macquarie Plains, Tasmania
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
Small farm and vineyard at Macquarie Plains in the Upper Derwent Valley, southern Tasmania. The property is 380m from the junction of the Lyell Highway and the Gordon River Road. It has 450m absolute river frontage on the River Derwent (no riparian reserve). The river here is freshwater, potable and a renowned trout water, (licence required). Three kilometres from the village of Gretna. 4WD Preferred. 2WD need to assess river acsess. Campers need all own amenities and leave no trace. Dog friendly but please see rules, we have livestock and so dogs need to be well controlled at all times. Campfires permitted when restrictions aren't in place (see rules around campfires). Due to hydro generation activity, the river may slowly rise or fall up to 1m (often without rain) so please be careful around the water.
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Macquarie Plains, Tasmania, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Derek J.Joined in May 2019
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82 ratings · 61 reviews
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Leonard G.recommends
October 23, 2022
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Bucolic Beauty
During a wet spring it was like camping at Hobbiton, living in a gorgeous landscape with velvety green gently rolling hills hugging the river. There is an abundance of bird life to be seen and heard throughout the day including Australasian darters, blue wrens, white-faced herons, swallows and kookaburras. We even saw a wedge-tailed eagle. And it's so private and quiet.
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Mark B.recommends
October 9, 2022
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Camp fire 🔥 Fising 🎣 and 🍷
2nd Visit to Rylelands Farm and Vine Yard and will go back again Own private spot on the banks of the Derwent beautiful area Host Derek is a pleasure to deal with welcomed as back again the gate then left us to it. Relaxing around the fire pit . Fishing an absolutey wonderful spot
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Daniel S.recommends
October 1, 2022
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Perfect spot right on the Derwent River. Very welcomed by Derek, he had the fire all set up and some lures for fishing as well.
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Darren G.recommends
August 7, 2022
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The river right at your front door, the peace and quiet
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Robyn P.recommends
May 5, 2022
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Great spot
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Kristina M.recommends
May 1, 2022
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Beautiful site, very peaceful and quiet. Great place to unwind!
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Juliana S.recommends
April 26, 2022
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Delightful, you won’t want to leave
Absolutely delightful spot! Flat area directly alongside the river and away from the roadside. Derek is a personable fellow, checking we were comfortable, then left us to enjoy his prized location. A truly tranquil space. Stayed two nights, could have easily stayed another five. Needless to say we will stay again. Also, grab a bottle of Derek’s Pinot to enjoy by the fire!
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Peter B.recommends
April 3, 2022
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Private river frontage.
Beautiful quiet camp on the rivers edge. Recommend a bottle or 2 of Derek's wine as well. 5/5 stars. Peter B.
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Ian H.recommends
April 3, 2022
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Lovely spot to relax.
A lovely spot on the banks of the Derwent River. Derek is a congenial host. A great location to put your feet up and relax for a few day.
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Sue K.recommends
March 27, 2022
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Camping at its best
Location,location,location on the Derwent River, trout jumping and sun shining. Derek was a great host. Exact directions, great bottle of Ryeland wine and sweet new season apples. Would loved to have stayed longer.
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Fran L.recommends
March 25, 2022
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Campsite - Vineyard - River Derwent
This was an absolutely perfect and very private spot beside Derek’s vineyard and looking straight in to the River Derwent. Derek was a fabulous host and made us feel very welcome. It is very rare to find a such perfect campsite and have it all to yourself! The River is flowing and crystal clear and the sites are level and grassed. Fires at night, pristine river views. Be sure to buy a bottle or several of Derek’s quality Ryelands Pinot Noir directly from him whilst you are there - it’s great value and absolutely high quality.
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Chris O.recommends
March 16, 2022
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The site was great. Derek met us at the gate and had plenty of advice on the local area. He provided some wood for a camp fire. His wine is awesome, so bring cash. Close to the river. New Norfolk is close for a variety of shopping. Thoroughly recommended for a couple of days of serenity.
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Jodie C.recommends
March 14, 2022
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Another great stay here.
This was our second time staying here and we loved it. We tried Derek’s wine this time and it was beautiful. Such a great place to stay and we are looking forward to going again.
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Adam B.recommends
February 25, 2022
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Top Spot
Awesome spot, will be back again.
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Scott J.recommends
February 25, 2022
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Beside the river
Very private and quiet right on the best part of the river. Plenty of flat space, room to turn your van, tap water available and a fireplace. Relaxing and convenient. Recommend.
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Peter M.
February 22, 2022
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Lovely outlook right on the river
Lovely riverside location but a little limited in scope. No walking trails and a tad challenging on exit for our two wheel drive on the rocky ride to the exit. Derek was a good host and made sure we were settled in with good advice on the site. Was it worth $40? Possibly not.
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Michelle M.recommends
February 17, 2022
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River site at its best
V good directions, lovely big open grassed area, quite, close to local attractions, Derek is kind and helpful, river was a treat, swam several times, just beautiful, had to level the van a little. Can’t wait to stay again.
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Malcolm L.recommends
February 6, 2022
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Beautiful location by the river. Plenty of room for kids and play. This was our 2nd stay, so that shows how much we enjoyed it. Our host Derek was very nice and respectful. For a camp site within 1 hour of Hobart, we could not ask for a better location.
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Jodie C.recommends
January 30, 2022
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Peaceful and private
Wow. What a beautiful place to camp. Derek was absolutely wonderful and fully respected our privacy. We loved that we were the only ones there. Such a wonderful place to reset and recharge. Thanks Derek, we loved it so much we will definitely be returning.
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Sue M.recommends
January 28, 2022
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We were greeted by Derek who gave us lots of information about the area including where to pick your own berries and visit Russell Falls, arguably Tasmania's prettiest waterfall. The Falls are in Mt Field National Park and it was an easy drive from where we were staying. Our party of four campers had beautiful views looking over the valley right on the Derwent River. Ryelands Farm & Vineyard Camping would definitely be on our list of places to stay. Thank you Derek for your warm welcome and hospitality.
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Mike B.recommends
January 26, 2022
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Very enjoyable peaceful camp site. Derek an excellent host and cooperative. Loved having the place to myself for 3 days
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Warren W.recommends
January 17, 2022
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Private River all to Yourself!
Sited a few metres from the beautiful Derwent river on a private grassy spot. Above is a thriving vineyard and a generous host, Derek, who made us so welcome and supplied maps and places to visit. (Mt Field NP is a must) You can fill time in easily walking, fishing, kayaking or just sit and watch the river run by!
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Christina F.recommends
January 8, 2022
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Beautiful river view and a lovely place to stay. Derek was a wonderful host with great communication.
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Melanie E.recommends
January 8, 2022
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Great river views and firepit. The river would be lovely for a dip in warmer weather! Derek was lovely and very welcoming.
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Jen S.recommends
January 1, 2022
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Awesome place to chill out
This is the second time my family and I have stayed at Ryelands and it was just as awesome as the first time!! Derek is an awesome bloke super helpful and really friendly and Scruffy is always keen for a chat🤣. I can’t wait to book here again!! Thanks Derek we will see you (and Scruffy) soon👍
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Tara C.recommends
December 29, 2021
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Second time my partner and I have stayed at Ryelands in our hiace - beautiful spot right on the river. Derek very helpful :)
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Jess C.recommends
December 12, 2021
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We had a beautiful camping experience at Rylands - Derek's property is so peaceful and relaxing with sweeping country views and the incredible river Derwent literally moments from camp. Our dog and toddler had a blast, as did we with what felt like private, riverside paradise yet it was only ten minutes to New Norfolk. Thanks Derek! We can't wait to return.
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Andrew B.recommends
December 1, 2021
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Relaxing time away
We had an enjoyable time, the peaceful sound of the the River Derwent passing by, the odd platapuss with sounds of birds made it a memorable time away.
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Margaret Denise F.recommends
November 8, 2021
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Peace and Tranquillity
So peaceful, really beautiful spot, Derek met us and showed us to the site, explained a few things and was off, left us to enjoy, will definitely be returning to this spot numerous times..
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Bernadette D.recommends
October 24, 2021
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Awesome river camping
Awesome little spot by the river. Liked the fact you have the whole area for your group and as such our dogs could roam around freely. Definitely will be back to kayak the river.
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