Hipcamp host Linda J.,
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This is a level accessible site, with a lovely view. Suitable for multiple tents or campers. 2WD access except after heavy rain. This site is just below the oak tree, and is the nearest site to the two dams. (please be aware of the proximity to dams if you have little children) 

Goannas are often seen in the trees near the dams in the warmer months.

The beautiful


This is a level accessible site, with a lovely view. Suitable for multiple tents or campers. 2WD access except after heavy rain. This site is just below the oak tree, and is the nearest site to the two dams. (please be aware of the proximity to dams if you have little children) 

Goannas are often seen in the trees near the dams in the warmer months.

The beautiful retro bathroom facilities are included in your booking. 

Iron Brook Donkey Farm is located on rolling hills of mountain pasture, backing on to the Yarra State Forest. Bushwalk along the little creek among tall trees and majestic tree ferns, or just sit in a deck chair and take in the exquisite views at the top of the hill. Multiple tracks head through the Yarra State Forest where you can wind your way along dirt roads through to Noojee, Powelltown, or Reefton, each of which have a cosy pub at the end of the drive. 

The donkey farm is situated conveniently, halfway between the popular redwood forest, and the giant Ada tree walk. Just chill in your own time, or book an activity or a donkey ride. Donkeys can take riders up to 60kg

We do allow pets, but this MUST be discussed with us prior to booking as we have strict rules around this. We also allow campfires only when fire restrictions aren't in place - which is often all summer. 

Children under 3 are free, but for insurance purposes, please mention them in the comments.

This property has an overall capacity to ensure that our number of visitors remain low. This not only ensures that campers recieve the space and peace they look for in a campsite like this, but also so that we can ensure the bathrooms can be kept clean and not overloaded. This is also a part of our COVID safe plan. 

Due to this overall capacity it is important that you book for the number of people that you intend to have stay, as while we try to accomodate increases to booking numbers, they are not guaranteed unless booked. If we have met overall capacity then we may not be able to approve increases to booking numbers. This is for the comfort and safety of all our visitors. Thank you

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs and Cars allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, or Class A RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Linda a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Al
Al T.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

This was a great spot to relax and unwind for a couple of days. We couldn't camp at our original site as it had been raining for a couple of weeks straight prior so would have been muddy and uncomfortable. Linda let us know in advance and looked after us to settle into another spot. This spot was great! Still had fantastic views and got to hang out with the donkeys close by. It's pretty clear you're going to be camping at a working donkey farm so it's not surprising there's a bit of random poop here and there - no big deal.
The farm is close enough to Warburton for supplies but far enough to feel isolated and quiet during the day and evening. Close to trails and hikes around the area or in the Yarra Ranges National Park.
My partner and friends spent some time with Linda and the donkeys and she happily shared her knowledge.
Overall, loved it. We will be back.

Hipcamper Asia
Asia T.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2022

So brilliant, Linda was amazing, and such so much knowledge, it was all very easy, lots of privacy, donkeys are amazing, great distance from warburton, would stay again!

Hipcamper Cass
Cass W.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2022

We absolutely loved our time here. It was so peaceful despite other families being there. It still felt like we were in our own little bubble soaking up the beautiful views. The donkeys were the biggest highlight for our little girl and Linda was brilliant. We will definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan K.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2022

Great little area. Awesome views and the cutest donkeys. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Surbhi

Not as private as exp. amaz views

Surbhi S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 20th, 2022

It was a beautiful spot- I got the impression from the ad that we were the only campers on the property . I was disappointed we were not. It was ok though. There was a hot shower that was great!

Unfortunately there was dog and donkey poo everywhere on the paddock- I think Linda had some health issues maybe she couldn’t clean it up.. but if I had known I would have been happy to clear up and would have brought a shovel.

The photos don’t do the views justice.

Hipcamper Kate
Kate C.
recommends this listing.
March 13th, 2022

Great spot with beautiful views all around, and clean toilet and shower.
Linda was a friendly host too. We look forward to returning.

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Hipcamper Razfi
Razfi H.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2022

We really enjoyed our stay at the Linda's farm. The views were lovely and the camp sites were well spaced so we hardly saw anyone else. Linda was very helpful and helped make our stay enjoyable. The shower and toilet amenities were top notch as well.

Hipcamper Andrew

A little oasis amongst the trees

Andrew T.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2022

Linda was the perfect host who greeted us upon arrival, very thorough with all communication and always happy to ensure a pleasant stay.
Her property is set amongst the backdrop of the spectacular Warburton hills with the most luxurious camping amenities of a flushing toilet and a sink for washing dishes with hot water.
The property includes a family of donkeys and some incredible trees providing some reprise from the Summer heat.
There are some great local spots to swim with the Warburton township only a short 10 minute drive, all in all the property ticks every box.
Thank you gain Linda for such a wonderful stay.

Hipcamper Tanja
Tanja S.
recommends this listing.
January 13th, 2022

Great camping at Goanna grounds. Linda is a great host. The donkeys are amazing. The site is private and campers have lots of space to themselves. The bathroom facilities are great! Great views too and lots of great walking around the area. Definitely a must. We will be back- we had such a lovely time. Thank you.

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