Hipcamp host Rodney A.,
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17/11/21 update: Due to the health needs of those staying and working on the property we require that guests are vaccinated. We know this may that this may disappoint some potential visitors but we hope to be able to open to all soon.

Description: Welcome to Happy Farm - Bush Camp, a unique and real outback experience just 10 minutes from Alice Springs and within eas

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17/11/21 update: Due to the health needs of those staying and working on the property we require that guests are vaccinated. We know this may that this may disappoint some potential visitors but we hope to be able to open to all soon.

Description: Welcome to Happy Farm - Bush Camp, a unique and real outback experience just 10 minutes from Alice Springs and within easy reach of a number of great attractions. If you enjoy a casual, rustic, homely stay without all the frills and you value a family farm style vibe with a camp fire, a composting toilet, and a beautiful view then this is the place for you.

NOTE: it is a basic / primitive set up. Bring your own shade! Only shade is in the camp kitchen. 

This is our own dream that we are building, and opening up for you to experience. The desert takes time to appreciate, the challenges and rewards are slow to arrive and hard won.

We live on the property as a family of 4, and also have 3 others that live on the property and help us work and maintain the farm enterprises, and share this crazy life we live. They are all lovely characters.

We have lived in Alice Springs since 2004, but we moved onto and started establishing the property in 2014, but the bush camp only started being established in July 2021. We have 2 sites, with all proceeds from campers going into keeping the market garden operating, planting the rear 2 acres native vegetation and improving campers facilities. Camp 1 - does not have power. Camp 2 - is closer to the bush camp kitchen and has access to power. The camp kitchen is close to the outside shower and compost toilet.

Let’s be straight, this is not the place for people looking for manicured grounds and 5 star facilities, but it is for those that love a rustic camp with character.

SO, while we are being candid ... it is a working market farm producing organic vegetables for Alice Springs, and we work during the day, so please don't be offended if we cut a conversation short and head off back to work. If you are interested in the farm project please consider supporting us by booking a tour.

ALSO, Animals: we keep chickens for their eggs and meat, and pigs and goats for their meat. The animals are also kept in enclosures for a combination of easier management and their safety from predators. They also make animal noises! Bees are kept near the main house for their pollinating talents and honey.

Some of the pretty stuff and activities ...

We are located within easy reach of the West Macdonnell ranges there is endless walking trails to explore and beautiful gorges to visit and swim in.

Hiking: Alice Springs is the bounce off point to the Larapinta trail. We can help with car and equipment storage and transport.

Climbing: a local climbing site is within view of the property (Beware: Central Australian rock is not the most stable)

Mountain biking and trail running: Alice Springs has over 100km of single track. The best of the trails start 5-10km from the property.

Campfires are allowed in the fire pit provided and we have a composting toilet available for campers. Sorry, no pets.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 25ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Rodney a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Many bike paths connect our property to town and many of the attractions. Over 100km of single track Mountain bike trails exist...Read more

Hiking

The take off point for the Larapinta trail.

Off-roading (OHV)

Not on our property but Alice Springs is close to the many areas for off-road fun including the famous Finke Desert Race track.

Climbing

Quarry wall is our closest crag within view and short walk of our property

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Happy Farm - Bush Camp with a view in Northern Territory.

Desert

Our property is amongst other 5 acre blocks backing onto vacant land. We are in an arid area and all areas are fragile, please ...Read more

Farm

We are a working farm. Permaculture designed systems feed into the market garden, predominantly growing greens and salad vegeta...Read more

13 Reviews

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Hipcamper Stephen

Picture perfect and peaceful

Stephen H.
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(Site 1)
November 2nd, 2021

Very peaceful and picturesque spot. Couldn’t ask for more, very well set up and yep there was even room for our caravan at Camp (site) 2

Room for a caravan no problems The best scenic outlook in Alice
Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 16th, 2021

It was a lovely, charming stay. We loved the location and facilities. Great lookout spot for sunset close by.

Hipcamper Sally

Relaxing +++

Sally B.
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(Site 2)
September 21st, 2021

We have just spent 9 lovely relaxing days at Happy Farm. If you’re wanting the traditional caravan park with pristine facilities, pool etc drive on by. However if you prefer a bush camp, drive down past the farm bits and piece to the back. You will find yourself with plenty of space and great views of the ranges where you can sit back, have a fire and watch the lovely sunset over the hills. Thank you Rodney. We will be back!

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 17th, 2021

A lovely place to stay. We enjoyed our time on the farm very much. Hosts are lovely and very helpful.

Hipcamper Justine
Justine T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2021

Would recommend Happy Farm Allice Springs!!
Stunning view, large camp sites, camp fires, kitchen... Shower with the best view 👌 friendly animals wandering around, overall great experience

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Hipcamper Samantha

Spacious and beautiful views

Samantha B.
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(Site 2)
September 5th, 2021

Great stay with beautiful views and friendly people! Loved watching the goats and chickens and bought a beautiful box of fresh veggies upon leaving. Will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Matt

Easy camping spot

Matt S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 22nd, 2021

Easy and out of the way camping spot that is also quiet.

Hipcamper Rodney
Response from Rodney, the Host, on August 22nd, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Matt. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Conor
Conor M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 15th, 2021

Beautiful farm style spot. Amazing view. Our host was lovely

Hipcamper Rodney
Response from Rodney, the Host, on August 18th, 2021

Thanks Conor, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Safe travels

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Hipcamper Jess
Jess T.
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(Site 2)
August 11th, 2021

Our stay at Happy Farm was lovely. The views from our campsite and the shower are beautiful & its lovely to be in such a small quiet place so close to Alice Springs.
Yes it is very rustic, but there is definitely a lot of potential with this place

Hipcamper Rodney
Response from Rodney, the Host, on August 18th, 2021

Thanks for staying with us and your review Jess! Yes, definitely lots more ideas about improving the place, now it’s down to resources, time and effort 😎

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Property
Happy Farm Camp
State
Northern Territory
Country
Australia
AU$30/night
2 Sites

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