Hipcamp host Phil H.,
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A unique secluded shack on the Mongarlowe River. Beautiful swimming hole and firepit. Inside is a warm slow combustion wood heater for those chilly winter nights. Adequate firewood is provided for the heater. 

Downstairs is a double bed and on the mezzanine level, there is a double bed mattress on the floor and two single bed mattresses the floor (for kids). Sleeps 6 a

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A unique secluded shack on the Mongarlowe River. Beautiful swimming hole and firepit. Inside is a warm slow combustion wood heater for those chilly winter nights. Adequate firewood is provided for the heater. 

Downstairs is a double bed and on the mezzanine level, there is a double bed mattress on the floor and two single bed mattresses the floor (for kids). Sleeps 6 at a pinch but very comfortable for 2 to 4. 

A thunder downunder toilet is available in the "loo with a view". Basic cooking facilities are provided including a one burner gas cooker, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils and pots and pans. BYO linen. Totally off the grid, bring your own camp lights or torches. Adequate solar lighting is installed. Limited to 6 people.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Phil a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Louisa

Perfect winter getaway

Louisa N.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2021

The River Shack is the perfect spot for some time away - the location is beautiful and so quiet. We had a great time - having a combustion stove in the shack to keep us warm was fantastic, and really everything you need is there! We will definitely be returning when it's warmer to get out on the river.

Hipcamper David
David A.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2021

Amazing place - would highly recommend! Very secluded and back to basics adventure living in a beautiful spot. There is a gas stove and plenty of pots, pans and cutlery and we cooked on the campfire. It was too cold for a swim in the river but we’ll definitely be back in summer!

Hipcamper Tiff
Tiff M.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

We had a great time at the river shack. The property is located in an idyllic location on the river, with lots of wildlife and amazing views of the stars at night. The host provided plenty of firewood, cooking/coffee facilities and other necessities. The property was secluded but also only a short drive from Braidwood. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Jaime
Jaime A.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2021

Such an epic spot! Phil and the guys at the River Shack were so accommodating and provided us fresh chook eggs and water. The shack was cosy with 6 adults but certainly doable! Large outdoor fire pit space and seating so it didn't feel cramped. Get the fire going then jump in the water no matter the time of year - you wont regret it.

Hipcamper Brooke

Perfect off-grid shack

Brooke W.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2021

River Shack was great! Perfectly isolation and close to Braidwood for convenience. We hiked The Big Hole nearby (40 mins). Loved our stay and will return.

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Hipcamper Erica

Perfect getaway to unwind

Erica H.
recommends this listing.
April 16th, 2021

We loved our stay at the river shack, we saw platypus and lots of beautiful birds and it felt so private. Phil made sure we had lots of firewood and the shack had lots of the basics that we needed like cutlery and a kettle, so we didn’t have to pack those. Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back.

Hipcamper John
John D.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2021

Excellent👌💯🙏💯👌

Hipcamper Steve
Steve T.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2021

Perfect for those of us who crave to get away from it all Leave your devices at home & stay at The Shack @ Scribbly Gum
Hosted by Phil & his partner Jane, they have created a wonderful space that will bring you the peace & quiet you are looking for, they are both very passionate about their environment & a delight to talk to about the local area & they are more than happy to offer advice & interesting things to do in your time there,
you might even get some fresh eggs from them.
The Mongarlowe river is only 50 mtrs from the Shack & is breath taking for that early morning swim in the crystal clear water,
I highly recommend The Shack
Thankyou

Hipcamper kirk
Kirk H.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2021

Absolute perfect spot right on the river.

Property
Scribbly Gum
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$120/night
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