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Arcadia Family Campsite

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· Martinsville, New South Wales
30 sites
15 RV/Tent
15 Tent
The whole property affords total peace, privacy and above all tranquillity. Set in the splendour of rural Martinsville, backing onto both the Watagan and NSW State Forests, it is a combination of grassland and bush. The whole property is very private, peaceful, picturesque and also a Wildlife Refuge. It is home to a resident mob of wallabies, fallow deer, numerous amphibians, native birds, flora and fauna. The billabong affords ample opportunities to view and enjoy a nature experience. Flat sheltered grassland with camp kitchen/shelter/BBQ adjacent with a storage facility nearby. Choose your own campsite. Please note: There is a 2 .5 ton limit on the road and bridge entering the property. Due to the small size of the bridge, and even weight distribution, small trailers of 2 tonne or less are permitted. Due to the location and the calm nature of the surrounding areas Arcadia is not a party venue. It is an oasis of peace and tranquility and a wild life reserve . Although, it is a family oriented property, we also welcome couples and small groups, for those who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and come back to nature. In order to maintain the serene and quite nature of your visit but also, to comply with social distancing requirements, we only accept a maximum of 25 guests (including children) per day. Loud music and loud noise is not permitted. There is no fee for children under 3.
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Martinsville, 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 Maggie K.Joined in March 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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83 ratings · 56 reviews
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Mel B.recommends
June 19, 2022
The Grove - Group Bookings
Natire Break
The Grove is somewhere I would definately recommend if you are keen to head there for a Nature Break. It is less than an hour from Newcastle and an ideal location If you have a self contained set-up because you can wide-berth the basic sheltered communal area and find your own little nook to face out into the bush. Maggie was a delight to briefly chat to and also gave us plenty of space to enjoy our stay. I am already plotting and planning when I can next get back there...and with who. Mel
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Kevin L.recommends
January 6, 2022
The Grove - Group Bookings
Great spot - so luscious, green and quiet. Lovely couple as well Maggie and Bill! Thank you!
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Uyen N.recommends
January 4, 2022
The Grove - Group Bookings
Provide useful information to find the campsite, the place is peaceful, beautiful, friendly with so many Wallabies come to play, the landlord is very nice, I enjoyed my bush walking. I definitely come back one day
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Daniel G.recommends
January 3, 2022
The Grove - Group Bookings
Beautiful campsite wonderful toilet
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Andrea M.
January 2, 2022
The Grove - Group Bookings
Maggie's property was very spacious and lush and it was so nice to see wallabies grazing at sunset. We had a lovely time and it felt very secluded and peaceful. Just a headsup though - the bathroom is not super close to where we camped, about a 5 minute walk, and the kitchen (as listed in the hipcamp listing) is more of a food prep area with a bbq stove and water buckets, but no running faucet. There is a fridge but it is about a 10 minute walk from our site. So we ended up doing a bit more walking, which was great exercise anyway! Thanks so much Maggie, we had a very relaxing time!
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Matthew W.recommends
December 29, 2021
The Grove - Group Bookings
Peaceful retreat
Beautiful, peaceful well maintained large camping area, wallabies and a very welcoming host in Maggie. Five stars.
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Martin M.recommends
June 28, 2021
Main Camp - Free Range
Another great stay
Was our second time there. Bill and Maggie are lovely hosts to deal with. Kids had a great time. Would love to return.
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Jonny S.recommends
June 27, 2021
The Grove - Group Bookings
Maggie’s place is great. We really enjoyed our stay, the place offers some handy utilities, with a very tidy bathroom and lots of local wildlife hopping around the property . Will be back
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Helen P.recommends
June 15, 2021
Main Camp - Free Range
Quiet, peaceful, time in nature. We spent a relaxing 2 days camping here, it is a beautiful place to relax. The campsite was not crowded and each group had lots of space and privacy with a fantastic communal area in the middle where the children came out to play! Lots of Wallabies and birds to see. Hosts were extremely friendly and came out to meet us when we arrived. Would stay again and definitely recommend!
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Amy B.recommends
June 14, 2021
The Grove - Group Bookings
A great family camping spot
A peaceful and quiet family camp. We loved the birds and wildlife, tall trees and open space for kids to run. Maggie and Bill are lovely hosts, going above and beyond to ensure our stay was exactly what we needed. They even offered us hot soup when we arrived in the dark, raining and the coldest day in 30 yrs. Can’t wait to visit again.
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Friedrich V.recommends
June 14, 2021
The Grove - Group Bookings
Lovely place and very kind host. Would certainly come back again!
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Rohan L.recommends
June 13, 2021
The Grove - Group Bookings
Great well-sheltered campsite
Good campsite, friendly and responsive hosts (thanks Bill and Maggie). Very sheltered from the wind, flat grounds for pitching tents, plenty of firewood and access to firepits. Really gives you the feeling of going "off-grid" with no mobile coverage (this is a plus!). Close to Watigan Road for easy access to bush (4x4) trails. Would definitely stay again, we had a great time :)
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Faiza A.recommends
January 3, 2021
The Grove - Group Bookings
Must camp here!
It was a wonderful new year camp despite weather conditions (a wet, rainy December for NSW) something beyond the host and us. We felt like an adventure and definitely got one! .. Maggie herself was a wonderful host. Checked up on us and brought the kiddies chocolates! Becuase of rain she was accompdating enough to give us an early checkin and a late checkout (bogged down car).. the kitchen/dining shelter was a welcome surprise. It was perfect to keep our stuff dry, cook and eat our meals in. The toilet is clean and well maintined, tbe best we've experienced on any hipcamp sites. The property is a good mix of facilities and privacy. We even received her own music album which we played enroute home! We're definitely coming back again!
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Trevor D.recommends
December 30, 2020
The Grove - Group Bookings
We had an absolutely wonderful time camping here. It is a beautiful location with great facilities for campers. The area is spacious, clean, well maintained, and has sufficient privacy for everyone whilst also still feeling like a bit of a community. Maggie is an incredible, communicative, helpful host. Highly recommend!
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Steffan R.recommends
December 30, 2020
The Grove - Group Bookings
Beautiful bit of land with wild wallabies running around and lot's of green! Maggie was also very helpful. I would definitely reccomend :)
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Niall F.recommends
December 7, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
A mate and I took our 3 year old kids for a one night trip here and had the best time. Maggie was very welcoming and the facilities were a bonus (dining shed & outhouse toilet). Everything was very well presented and looked after. There are multiple fire pits and numbers are limited to 25 on-site so it would never be too busy. Perfect for our requirements. We’ll be back for sure
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Tanya B.recommends
November 15, 2020
The Grove - Group Bookings
Beautiful Spot
Arcadia Lodge is a beautiful spot and is definitely worth to be visited. Very private, surrounded by the bush, quiet and peaceful. We spent a wonderful night there and we will be back. Maggie is a lovely host welcoming us upon arrival and providing us with all the details on the property. Thanks for being our host.
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Paul C.recommends
November 10, 2020
The Grove - Group Bookings
Fantastic host, thanks for having us!
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Eros H.recommends
November 8, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
Highly recommend
Really awesome host and camp site. Lots of space, clean toilets, and good tree shade. Would definitely recommend.
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Mark M.recommends
October 28, 2020
The Grove - Group Bookings
Top spot.
All good as described :-)
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Thomas D.recommends
October 27, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
Great spot, we managed to get it to ourselves and it was lovely near the forest. Worth a stay.
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Daniel B.recommends
October 23, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
The campsite was large and open. The whole camping areas were clean, neat and well maintained. Arcadia Lodge supplied a firepit that kept us warm at night and doubled as our BBQ. Maggie was warm and welcoming when we arrived and through out the stay. Great for families.
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Sarah B.recommends
October 18, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
We loved the camp ground at Arcadia. It was beautifully kept, with loads of space and great facilities. We enjoyed seeing and hearing the local wildlife. Maggie was a fantastically welcoming and accommodating host. A truly lovely experience!
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Mark M.recommends
October 14, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
A1 Great spot!
Great spot, just what we were after...Maggie was very welcoming, will definitely go back.
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Joanne P.recommends
October 10, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
We spent a few days camping over the Labour Day weekend in October. It was really lovely camping amongst the trees in such a serene setting. We were camping with kids who loved spotting kookaburras and a few wallabies who would graze in some pastures nearby. Maggie and Bill were both very welcoming and had thought of little touches to help make our stay comfortable, such as providing freshly chopped wood, to a covered BBQ/dining area and the most memorable and cosy outhouse I've ever used!
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Maja R.recommends
October 8, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
Retreat to nature
Arcadia Lodge was a perfect retreat from the city and into nature. We loved our time there, we had plenty of room and the grounds have lots to offer with Wallabies, Kookaburras, Wombats, frogs, birds and a friendly Goanna. Maggie and Bill were very welcoming and checked in on us from time to time offering advice of day trips etc. We will be back.
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子文 陳.recommends
October 6, 2020
The Grove - Group Bookings
Amazing
View was pretty good Quite and comfortable 100% I will come back this camping place again. Owner was very nice and friendly. Just remember bring your water and when the weather is hot A lot of flys there. But everything still very good.
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Indra B.recommends
October 5, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
Maggie and Bill are wonderful hosts. They sent us clear directions and was very welcoming. The property is nice and the camping area is beautiful with plenty of tree cover all around. The camp kitchen/shelter was nicely setup with seating arrangements, BBQs and water. The toilet was always very clean despite it being a busy long weekend. We had a wonderful time and would love to go back and camp there again.
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Jodie G.recommends
October 4, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
We booked last minute, and Maggie and her family were very welcoming. The upkeep of the place is immaculate. We were able to pick our own site as there was no one there the first night except us. Great place for bike riding for the kids and great fire pits, firewood supplied!! Thanks Maggie.
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Ben M.recommends
October 1, 2020
Main Camp - Free Range
Beautiful spot in the bush
We had a lovely stay! The place is beautifully maintained in a peaceful spot surrounded by dense bush. Great spot for a quiet getaway or fun with the family.
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