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Elm Grove Sanctuary Community

· Goobarragandra, New South Wales
5 acres hosted by Patrick M.
10 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Elm Grove Sanctuary provides the perfect environment for a digital detox. Visitors are welcome for family holidays, wedding receptions, and retreats, with cabins and camping options Set in the picturesque Goobarragandra Valley, 28 kms east of Tumut, we are surrounded by Kosciusko National Park with spectacular mountain scenery. There's plenty to do while visiting: fishing, bushwalking, swimming, stargazing, picnics, campfires or just sitting under an Elm tree with a book. We have Campsites by the river with a simple camp kitchen and basic toilets available. These sites have easy 2WD access and space to turn a caravan around. We also have a cabin that you can book that has a fully set up kitchen, wood fire and plenty of accommodation with a view. We have dogs, and are a Dog friendly campsite. (We also have chickens, so if you bring a dog, please make sure that it is going to be friends with our chickens, or kept on a leash.) There is no mobile reception, so you will not be disturbed by the outside world when you visit paradise.Welcome to Elm Grove Sanctuary community. We are a gathering of like-minded families living simple rural life in community. We love the land and aim to be as self-sufficient and organic as possible.  We have campsites available at our picnic grounds by the banks of the Goobarragandra River. If you're looking for a digital detox or a secluded getaway then this slice of paradise might be just the place for a weekend away.  Enjoy swimming in the fountain of youth, the joining place of two rivers, the Peak and the Goobarragandra. It includes a BBQ area and a wood-fired pizza oven.  We have composting toilets (no shower), and we are dog friendly. We are a family friendly farm, wanting to share our land with other families.
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166 ratings · 113 reviews
Bec W.recommends
April 5, 2024
Elm Grove Sanctuary Campsite
In a word, magic!
What an amazing place to camp! Patrick and Flick were just the most hospitable of hosts with some of the best customer service skills I've come across. When my very loud companions arrived, they announced "we're loud and we don't apologise for it!" Patrick didn't bat an eyelid, showing them to a far nore secluded area where we could let our hair down. The camp itself was spacious and well maintained, with easy access to the river (which was cold!). There is a drop toilet which was also well looked after. About the only negative I could report was a few of the locals weren't very friendly, but this is absolutely no reflection on our hosts, who more than made up for the occasional rudeness. I would absolutely recommend this Hipcamp.
Karen F.recommends
April 4, 2024
Elm Grove Sanctuary Campsite
Camping with dogs and friends
We had such a wonderful time on this beautiful property. Lots of room to spread out with our dogs and friends. The running river was an absolute beauty to swim in with little rapids to float down on a blow up tube. We sat back and enjoyed a fire, drinks and bbq at the end of the day while watching the sky filled with stars. The running water falls from the river trickled constantly down making it a calm environment Patrick came down and introduced himself and made sure everyone was ok. I will definitely be returning to this magical place.
Damo M.recommends
April 1, 2024
Elm Grove Sanctuary Campsite
Spectacular Elm Grove Sanctuary
We had an amazing few days in our van parked up amongst the trees at Elm Grove. A truly spectacular spot. Patrick is a fantastic host and we would highly recommend this camp to anyone looking for a reset
Giuseppe M.recommends
April 1, 2024
Elm Grove Sanctuary Campsite
Fantastic campsite! Easy to find and extremely picturesque! Great for stargazing and chill swims in the river! Very kids friendly too and to top it all off Patrick, Felicity and the family were great host n made us feel very welcome! Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise :)
Matt F.recommends
April 1, 2024
Elm Grove Sanctuary Campsite
Natural wonder
Fantastic natural location , water was unbelievable. Clear sky’s to stargaze and Tumut is an beautiful town- try the brewery. Patrick is a true gentleman of a host. Get in early to grab the best spot!
Christine M.recommends
March 12, 2024
Elm Grove Sanctuary Campsite
Great off leash dog friendly camp
We loved our weekend camping at Elm Grove. The shady area under the Elms and the river were just what we needed for a relaxing weekend. Patrick is a great host, very approachable and keeps the area well maintained. We love how dog friendly Patrick's place is and having the option for off lead was wonderful.
Goobarragandra, New South Wales, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Ngarigo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Patrick M.Joined in February 2020
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