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Ironbark Ranch - Mangrove Mt

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· Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales
105 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
Ironbark Ranch is an idyllic bush retreat set in the Central Coast Hinterland, NSW. We bought the property over 10 years ago as a tree change lifestyle reset when we moved from Sydney. Now we have two young boys and a menagerie of animals - it's location makes it ideal for retreat, and its proximity to Sydney and Newcastle as well as the Central Coast and its beaches, schools, shops, restaurants and attractions lends it as a great option for a young family to live and work. The property is set on 105 acres and surrounded on all sides by the Popran National Park. The traditional custodians of this land are the Darkinjung people. We feel a strong spiritual connection to this land and we feel honoured to call it our home.
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Swimming hole
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Mangrove Mountain, 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 Sascha J.Joined in October 2020
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124 ratings · 101 reviews
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Janine R.recommends
February 2, 2023
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
We love the ranch! The hood thing about the land is that they only accomodate one group at a time. That’s why we enjoyed the place for ourselves with privacy.
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Andrea B.recommends
January 29, 2023
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
How good it was to have so many potential sites to set up camp, over a good sized area. Loved the trees, providing good shade on a few hot days, with a gentle breeze which helped, too. The birdsong was delightful, particularly in the morning. Also saw a monitor lizard, an echidna, and heard kangaroos at night jumping through the area. Would recommend a 4WD or AWD with a gravelly and bumpy steep small section of the road on the way - a 2WD might struggle with that. A peaceful, natural spot, and I’ll be back.
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Sam R.recommends
January 22, 2023
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Bush serenity
Such a beautiful spot covered in Balga Grass plants and surrounded by beautiful red gums. We had black cockatoos flying over and could hear nothing but the birds. A gorgeous waterfall is only 5 minutes down the road too. Even in the rain this was great.
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Paul D.recommends
January 16, 2023
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Excellent trip
We could not recommend this as your next location mote.
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Elise K.recommends
January 9, 2023
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
We had the most amazing time camping at ironbark, Sascha and Clint were so accommodating and the location was just perfect. Thank you! We will be back for sure
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Lucy C.recommends
January 7, 2023
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Beautiful Location, very private
One of my favourite hipcamps so far! Awesome spot, loads of room, lovely and flat, great scenery and privacy, great hosts! Will definitely come again! Thanks!
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Zac A.recommends
December 27, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Great spot. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.
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Terry L.recommends
December 17, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Free range campsite
Nice campsite close to Sydney. Nice view at upper area of free range site and next to ironbark picnic area with clean pit toilet access. Friendly and accommodating host. 👍
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Glen D.recommends
December 10, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
Beautiful peaceful place with great views out over the national park. Lots of native flora about. Easy to find, great communication & instructions from the hosts. Good spot for couples, families, small groups, etc. The decks, fire pit & outhouse were very helpful. We found enough wood on the ground for a small fire, perhaps bring your own if staying longer or needing a bigger fire. Good size clearing so our dog could roam on a long tether without getting tangled. Limited shelter from the wind due to being on top of a hill, but didn’t cause any issues. Scattered shade & sunny spots, recommend bringing a gazebo for the deck area. Thanks for having us!
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Scott P.recommends
December 3, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Fabulous bush camping!
Fantastic bush camping with elevated views, flat grassy areas and great bush walking. Sascha and Clint are wonderful hosts and so helpful. Highly recommended.
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Karen B.recommends
December 1, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
Great views! Love the viewing platforms. So quiet! We will be back!
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Rich L.recommends
November 26, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Amazing place so close to Sydney but felt totally remote. The space is open with loads of camp spots to select. We were lucky to be visited by Kangaroos at dusk and dawn (very shy but we're curious). Loved the off grid experience.
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Dan P.recommends
November 21, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Easy 1 night getaway from Sydney, only 1.5 hours from the Northern beaches. Right next to the national park where we did the emerald pools walk which was brilliant. Nice set up at Sasha's, several well constructed viewing platforms and amazing valley views. Unfortunately the cloud (and wind!) was against us at sunset but a really nice spot, highly recommended.
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Justine F.recommends
November 21, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
Loved camping here. Great views! Super friendly hosts. Thanks so much for having us.
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Mitchell S.recommends
November 13, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Birdwatchers paradise!
Absolutely beautiful spot and Clint couldn’t have been more helpful when I arrived. Looking forward to coming back with my partner.
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Corey G.recommends
November 11, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
We absolutely Loved it and will be back! It's Very private and quiet. We found a great spot in the 30 acres of property which we were given free rein at by the host (this is all our property, set up wherever you like.) Plenty of places to setup camp away frim whatever weather is happening. (Ie, plenty of places put of wind, sun etc in all directions) The Road in was good, we were lead up to camp by the host on his quad bike so finding camp was a breeze. I do recommend 4wd or AWD with a bit of belly height. (There are humps and gravely hills to tackle.) In saying that, I towed a 2t camping trailer up there with a Nissan navara no dramas at all. All in all, bloody good spot and will most definitely be back.
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Joe P.recommends
November 9, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
We had a great time staying at Ironbark Ridge. Beautiful and secluded campsite. We walked to the nearby Emerald Pool as well, which was great. Thanks!
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Benjamin R.recommends
November 5, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Dogs welcome off leash
Fantastic stay ! Very off grid but we were happy for the peace and quiet . We will be back .
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Joanne E.recommends
October 22, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Great location with assess to walking trails . Very peaceful and secluded Helpful friendly hosts . Pet too which is lovely !
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Shelley B.recommends
October 7, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Excellent spot!
One of the most beautiful campsites we have stayed at. So nice & peaceful- and so much wildlife! We saw Echidnas, a Huge Goanna , lot of birds and even real Waratah flowers growing wild! Hosts were great- highly recommend!
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James T.recommends
October 4, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Good basic campsite in quiet location
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Nathan T.recommends
October 3, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
Great spot
Awesome spot on top of the hill , great view , definitely be back
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Andrew B.recommends
September 22, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Our hosts, Clint and Sascha are very kind. Their property is beautiful. Our girls were treated to a quad bike ride and catching yabbies. They didn't get to eat the fresh eggs Clint gave us until we got home! Brilliant experience.
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Penny C.recommends
September 19, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
This was a lovely scenic and quiet location for two families to spend a weekend. The hosts were friendly and helpful too - we will definitely return!
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Benoit R.recommends
August 22, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Great location and view next to the national park! Easy access and quiet area. We will be back! And you can bring your dog!
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Matthew M.recommends
August 21, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
Beautiful view, 1 hr from Sydney
Great little camp so close to Sydney. Amazing views, high, dry, clean. Our little kids loved feeding the gentle horses.
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Jake S.recommends
August 21, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Our favourite camp site.
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Mitchell O.recommends
August 14, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Great spot and only an hour outside of Sydney. Nearby toilet in national park was very handy !!
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Esther Y.recommends
July 18, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Valley Views
Breathtaking views
Thank you Clint & Sascha for sharing the most beautiful, exhilarating views from your property! We were nervous about our 4WD ride to the site after the torrential rain and we made it!! The kids had a blast and we were all immersed in nature. Can’t highly recommend enough!! Hubby made a video check out our experience :) https://youtu.be/kWZpMtqn83E.
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John Y.recommends
July 16, 2022
Ironbark Ranch - Free Range
Awesome! Great camping site; Saascha and Clint very helpful; Popran National Park very nice. We’ll be back!
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