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Creal's Rest

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· Mannus, New South Wales
10 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Our story starts in Far North Queensland, when a german backpacker, me :), met an aussie fisherman, Craig. To cut the long story short, after several years of distant relationship and living together in Germany we decided to move back to Australia. We had a vision, trying to find our perfect place to live. Starting out with a car, a camper trailer and two bags we travelled from North Queensland down to Tasmania. Looking for a place to live. On our way through Tumbarumba everything started to unfold and we fell in love with our property. The feel, the experience and the climate. This was it! We've found our perfect place and finally named it "Creal's Rest" which has two meanings for us. Obviously from our name, but also from "creel" which is a wicker basket usually used for carrying fish. We are passionate about living simply, being natural and feeling at home. Building a natural and non toxic straw bale home has set us on our path of living naturally. Nature provides us with the Best and by choosing natural and quality before quantity we look after ourselves and Mother Earth. Simply Natural Home represents our lifestyle. Therefore we love to invite you to browse through our Lithuanian linen products and handmade hemp soaps online, balance with a Bowen healing session with Tatjana or just enjoy the beautiful campsite with its amazing energy for body, mind and soul. Talk to us, if you like to know more. We are happy to chat and are looking forward to have you as a hipcamper! Love, Tatjana & Craig
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Mannus, 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 Tatjana & Craig C.Joined in December 2020
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33 ratings · 27 reviews
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Molly S.recommends
January 9, 2023
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
An unmissable camping spot!
Creal's Rest was everything we were hoping it would be and then some! We were drawn to the solitude of only allowing one booking at a time and this was truly a perfect place for it. We loved watching the alpacas on their journey each day back and forth across the property, hearing the babbling creek in our tents at night, star gazing in the big open sky--the perfect respite from city life. Tatjana and Craig were wonderfully warm and helpful hosts and we can't wait to visit Creal's Rest again!
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Samantha A.recommends
January 6, 2023
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
Tatjana and Craig’s place is gorgeous! The site is so peaceful, private and beautiful. Access was easy, communication outstanding and the added touches of fresh herbs and pure drinking water were really lovely. We enjoyed napping in a hammock under the tree, visits from the family alpacas, sitting around the fire pit each night and clear nights for stargazing. Tatjana and Craig are delightful people and we can highly recommend a stay Creal’s Rest.
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Jaimi Lee B.recommends
December 30, 2022
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Thoughtful hosts, beautiful stay
We loved our tent stay here! Beautiful and peaceful surroundings filled with insect life. Tatjana and Craig are wonderful and thoughtful hosts.
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Elizabeth M.recommends
December 27, 2022
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Beautiful spot by the river with a loo with a view! Loved that the alpacas paid us a visit in the morning 😊
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Lisa S.recommends
October 24, 2022
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Alpaca Deluxe!
We loved our stay and were made to feel so welcome! Our toddler had a blast feeding all the animals, and my husband’s headache was cured with Tatjana’s alkaline water. We hope to stay again in the future!
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Craig T.recommends
September 6, 2022
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Beautiful spot right on a bubbling creek. Great Hosts Craig & Tatjana very welcoming. Can see snow covered peaks from property. Nearby Mannus falls is a hidden gem. We will be back 👍
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Conor H.recommends
July 2, 2022
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
Loved it - thanks for letting us stay!
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Alex A.recommends
May 30, 2022
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
Tatjana and Craig’s property was amazing! The landscape was spectacular and peaceful. Tatjana was a great host, she had tons of local knowledge and a true love of the land. We only wish we had booked more nights there. Will definitely be back.
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Hollie J.recommends
April 23, 2022
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We had an amazing time at Tatjana and Craig's property! The creek, wildlife and alpacas were so peaceful. Tatiana's hospitality and communication was above and beyond, she was able to suggest some day trips or adventures and was more than happy to accommodate additional firewood and herbs from her garden that we needed. We had a great time and would recommend this property to anyone who wants to be in the peaceful bush, but still have the comforts of a lovely, clean, private toilet. Thank you so much Tatjana ☺️
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Triste A.recommends
April 17, 2022
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Amazing time at Creal's Rest
Our family catches up every year at Easter and this year we were privileged to spend eight nights at Creal's Rest thanks to our amazing hosts Tatjana, Craig, and their lovely children Lorena and Loris. The property is beautiful and camping down by the river was magical. We felt very lucky to be the only family on site which made our Easter even more memorable. There were heaps of things to do, and we even ventured to Thredbo for the day for our niece's birthday. My nieces and nephews loved spending time with Lorena and Loris and had heaps of fun feeding the Alpacas and playing with the chickens. The girls even decorated eggs for Easter with Lorena. Tatjana was super lovely bringing down fresh watermelon and taking some of the group for a relaxing yoga session. Craig shared fishing tips and was happy to accommodate getting us extra wood. Tumbarumba is a gorgeous country town and is only a short trip down the road - food at the Tumba pub is also delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend spending time at Creal's Rest, beautiful, relaxing, and super hosts with kind and caring hearts. Thank you so much, Tatjana, Craig, Lorena, and Loris for letting us share your beautiful property.
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Charlie A.recommends
April 10, 2022
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
Most Hospitable Hipcamp Hosts
I arrived at the property after dark and was guided to the site by Tatjana. I started to set up and she returned with partner Craig, a wheelbarrow of wood and a jug of pure water. Craig even made a fire for me while I put up my tent. They then gave me a nice little pack of pamphlets and maps for the local area. I was hoping to see their hay bale house the next day but had to leave early. But that's all right - I'll definitely be back!
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Thanh N.recommends
February 6, 2022
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
The campsite by the creek was lovely! We had the whole site to ourselves, and were surrounded by friendly alpacas & chirpy birds! Tatjana & Craig gave us a warm welcome. They also gave us an info package about local initiatives & activities, including details about the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail, which was our destination for the weekend!
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Gillian B.recommends
January 29, 2022
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Relaxation +++
This is a perfect spot to stop and relax - definetly away from it all, our only problem was we had to cut our stay short, we would have loved to explore a little more. Tatjana was the perfect host, the alpaca welcoming committee was a lovely surprise! The kids frolicked in the creek as we relaxed under the shade of the beautiful old tree, and cooked over the fire. How camping should be. Thanks Tatjana
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Sean C.recommends
January 24, 2022
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Beautiful spot by the creek. Friendly hosts and a quiet serene atmosphere.
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Philippa P.recommends
January 23, 2022
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Great hospitality and peaceful stay
We had a wonderful relaxing family trip at Tatjana and Craig's beautiful property. The site was nice and private and we enjoyed splashing in the creek and watching the birds in the trees. The kids loved our visits from the alpacas and swinging in hammocks. We went out on a 4wd tagalong with Craig and a night tour and got to experience the local area in a way we couldn't have done on our own. After our trip it was a short drive to the Tumbarumba MTB trails. Tatjana, Craig and their kids were super generous with their hospitality and ensured we were well looked after.
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Ana B.recommends
December 30, 2021
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Family Friendly Camp
Everything in Creal's Rest was amazing! As soon as we arrived, Tatjana greeted us with a bottle of alkaline water and gave us tips about the area. Tatjana was also very accommodating with all our requests and comes to check on us from time to time to make sure we are enjoying. The natural pool was a hit to the kids and was perfect to cool us down during the day. Drop toilet was super clean and we were lucky enough to have some water flowing from the creek. The Alpacas were the star of their place! Everything was perfect and we will definitely be back. Thank you Tatjana, Craig and kids!
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Charlotte S.recommends
December 21, 2021
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Alpacas as neighbours :)
Beautiful spot with very lovely and welcoming hosts. The most caring and considerate hospitality. A well kept, peaceful paradise with the added amusement of alpacas and water gun fights.
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Teddy W.recommends
June 1, 2021
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
Perfect campsite for a quiet getawa
Beautiful property with serene scenery and with a view of the snow capped Mt. Kosciuszko. Tatjana and family were very warm and friendly. We were greeted with a bottle of alkaline water, brochures on things to do nearby and their kids, Loris & Loreena's adorable drawings! (Definitely going into my travel scrapbook!) They were also constantly checking on us to ensure we were warm as it was winter. Beautiful running creek right next to the campsite which we really loved. We went on the fishing trip with Craig where we hopped on his 4wd and he shared with us his life experience as a professional fisherman. We will definitely be back again for a longer trip to explore the surrounding attractions !! Thank you for your warmth & hospitality during our visit!
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Pauline S.recommends
April 21, 2021
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Perfect location for family camping, felt welcomed and comfortable. Great experiences on offer that makes the trip that much better. Would recommend to everyone I know
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Nic J.recommends
April 13, 2021
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10/10
The hosts tatjana and craig were excellent. What a beautiful place you both have, magic spot we picked down by the creek. You made our daughter feel super comfortable and us too. We will definitely be back and rate you a 10 out of 10. Thank you for sharing your wonderful place
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Rhonda Lee Q.recommends
April 5, 2021
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Highly recommended Stay
Creals Rest is highly recommended by us. We have just enjoyed a 4 night stay on the creek, 4 couples in 4 caravans over Easter. The property is beautiful. Tatjana, Craig and their 2 children were so friendly and helpful. Tatjana was happy to answer my many questions when booking. On arrival we were greeted by Tatjana who gave us options of where to set up our camp, a bottle of lovely alkaline water and some brochures on the local attractions. A fire bucket ( half 44 gallon drum) was provided at the site for our campfire. The alpacas were friendly and so cute. Lots of bird life around too. Thankyou so much for having us, we’ll be back next time we’re down in this beautiful part of Australia 😁
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Melissa P.recommends
March 16, 2021
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Tatjana and Craig were delightful with a bottle of alkalin water on arrival. We had a lovely stay, beautiful scenery. We drove to Threadbo to climb Mt Kosciuszko, and another day to visit Yerongabilly Caves. Highly recommend checking out Tatjana’s natural products
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Robert C.recommends
January 24, 2021
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My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and made all the more better by Tatjana and hers families hospitality
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Jennifer C.recommends
January 19, 2021
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Oh The Tree!
A lovely site for our family, under the most amazing tree. We look forward to seeing the beautiful creek with a flow.
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Meredith Q.recommends
January 13, 2021
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Peaceful, private & inviting.
My partner and I had a lovely time relaxing at our campsite beside the creek. Tatjana and her family were very welcoming, friendly and helpful during our stay. We especially enjoyed having an exclusive campsite, having the property to ourselves was a delight. Cleanest drop toilet we've ever used and the flock of alpacas were very entertaining! Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Rob & Sally D.recommends
January 10, 2021
Away from it all - Creal's Rest
Secluded Valley paradise
We had a lovely relaxing stay here on this beautiful farm next to the bubbling creek, surrounded by bushy hills and friendly alpacas. A great place for bird watching or a dip in the creek a few minutes down the road. Our amazing hosts, Craig and Tatjana were kind, friendly and willing to help anytime. Excellent Telstra mobile reception (Optus patchy) and a short 20 min. drive to Tumbarumba made this an ideal place to stay. Will definitely be back!
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Robert K.recommends
December 31, 2020
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Would recommend Creal's Rest 100%
Amazing experience, amazing hosts. Highkights were the tranquility, loo with a view, swedish fire and feeding the alpacas! Thanks Tatjana, Craid, Lorena and Loris.
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