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Lakestead Farm

99%
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· Jilliby, New South Wales
62 acres
6 sites
5 RV/Tent
1 Tent
Peaceful farm setting on a working horse property. Offering limited, laser levelled fully turfed sites, to allow space. The large lake is a feature of the property and abounds with bird life of many species. This campsite suits fully self sufficient campers with own drinking water and toilet/shower amenities. Pets are welcome by arrangement, especially your horses (please contact us to arrange holidaying with your dog or horse before booking). In summer you may see mumma swan and her baby cygnets, as well as lots of ducklings. Drop in your paddle board or kayak for a leisurely paddle. Please note these campsite are for 2 people with one car only (children welcome to visit with adults). Take a relaxed stroll around the property and depending on the season you might spy a wylie fox or a turtle laying eggs. Deer occasionally visit and echidnas and wombats, although nocturnal animals sometimes are a precious sight. There are platypus in the creek and fish in the lake. Pre-booked riding lessons available. We have a state forest over the road suited to bush walking or mountain bikes. Ammo the horse who galloped out in the Sydney 2000 Olympics opening ceremony is buried here at Lakestead Farm. We love to speak about our Olympic experience. We are located minutes from the M1, easy to break your journey, 40 minutes from Wahroonga and Newcastle exit. Just 5 minutes drive to Wyong Centre with shopping centre and good restaurants, and 20 minutes drive to beaches. Off the ground fires are allowed outside bushfire season. Wood to be supplied by campers. Our property is designed to welcome small groups of people who want a quiet getaway. Because we like to keep it more intimate, The property is not designed for large groups of 10 or more wanting a social gathering or party. We are an easy 40 minute drive to the Hunter Valley wineries and concerts in the vines Locally we have some great festivals to visit the Glenworth Food and Wine festival, Yarramalong valley Spring fair with Scarecrow comp, Wyong Love Lanes festival, Harvest festival, Ratmines Catalina Festival, Brisbane water Oyster Festival to name a few.
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Jilliby, 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 Sandy L.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
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75 ratings · 63 reviews
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Peppa M.recommends
January 30, 2023
Lakestead Farm - Rustic dairy stay
We loved camping in the swags in the old dairy shed, it was perfect for an easy overnight camp. Slightly perched on an incline- we had lovely views across the farm and the lake. Lots of wildlife around, esp the birds on the lake. Sandy was very helpful and communicative, and we would definitely go back. Many thanks 😊
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Phil A.recommends
January 29, 2023
Middle Lake
Fantastic property to relax and unwind… Level sites with plenty of room between campers Great Host, thanks Sandy We will return
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Alex G.recommends
January 28, 2023
Pelican Landing
Beautiful waterfront sites with heaps of bird life! Highly recommend.
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Mitchell R.recommends
January 28, 2023
Tea tree cove
Great spot, quite peaceful yet very accessible. Dog friendly and lovely for little ones to be able to run around wild.
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Gail C.recommends
January 27, 2023
Tea tree cove
Level, grass area! Tea Tree site offers shade in the morning. Stunning lake view. Great spot to bring a paddle board. Great location for a quick weekend get away from Sydney. Host Sandy very helpful with booking :)
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Dannielle W.recommends
January 22, 2023
Middle Lake
Sandy is a wonderful host and the area is absolutely flat, a nice change 😀. It's a beautiful area and we will be back!
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Tracey C.recommends
January 1, 2023
Middle Lake
Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us! We had the most wonderful 3 day escape caravanning off grid. Lakestead Farm is beautifully maintained, we loved the serenity...felt like we were world's away! We can not wait until we return again.
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George S.recommends
December 31, 2022
Pelican Landing
We returned here for one more night at the end of our trip because we loved it so much! Sandy was a wonderful host and the scenery was very peaceful. Very flat land by the lake and lots of space. Thank you Sandy!
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Craig E.recommends
December 27, 2022
Middle Lake
Tranquil two day camp
Seriously some amazing views over the lake. We woke up both mornings to mist rolling in. The sounds at night of all the birds and small creatures was very soothing. My daughter does show jumping and had a lesson with Sandy. It showed her a whole different aspect of horse riding. We paddle boarded on the lake which was quite warm. It is really beautiful country out there with plenty to do.
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Tony P.recommends
December 4, 2022
Middle Lake
We enjoyed your beautifully manicured property, perfect for camping and especially the lake and its it's bird life. Would definitely recommend a stay..
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Matt H.recommends
November 26, 2022
Tea tree cove
What a beautiful property, with so much wildlife surrounding the lake. Truely a magical place.
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John F.recommends
November 23, 2022
Middle Lake
Loved the place!
This place is just lovely! The lake is amazing - full of bird life, and the hosts are friendly as. We will be back for sure.
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Jane W.recommends
November 21, 2022
Pelican Landing
Wonderful peaceful stay
Lovely property just over an hour from Sydney. Plenty of room with beautiful horses and varied bird life. Will definitely be back.
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Jenny K.recommends
November 14, 2022
Dry camp
We loved staying here. We picked a site on the lake and watched as the sun set a multitude of birds fly in and settle for the night. Sandy was very friendly and we were able to walk around the farm and visit the horses. Highly recommend.
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Jenny G.recommends
November 7, 2022
Dry camp
We really enjoyed our stay at Lakestesd Farm. It is a peaceful, relaxing environment and Sandy is a lovely host. Would love to return sometime soon.
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Veronica M.recommends
October 28, 2022
Dry camp
Beautiful spot. Sandy was awesome. Quiet. Private. Picturesque. Be aware it’s a fully functional horse farm so people coming and going regularly.
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Kim G.
October 17, 2022
Tea tree cove
Sandy was good to deal with. We stayed 2 nights on "the bend" campsite as the others away from the road were boggy from all the recent rain. We didn't realise that the farm is so busy with people attending horses , and lots of cars arriving for horse clinics and feeding horses etc. The site was spacious over looking the lake . The lake was nice , lots of birdlife. The farm is very close to the highway so the traffic could be heard. This would be a great spot for those wanting an overnight stop off if travelling with horses
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Johanna E.recommends
October 17, 2022
Dry camp
Loved it! Will definitely be back. Beautiful spot
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Carlye T.recommends
October 4, 2022
Pelican Landing
Sandy was lovely
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Dean M.recommends
October 3, 2022
Middle Lake
Beautiful setting, friendly host!
Thanks Sandy, we loved the dairy shed - it was a perfect long w’end even with all the rain and wet ground. Appreciated how accommodating you were. We’ll be back for sure, such a pretty place!
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Paul R.recommends
September 15, 2022
Tea tree cove
Amazing spot by the lake
The properly is immaculately kept. There are a number of camping spots right next to the banks of a large lake which is gone to bass, golden perch and an assortment of birds. Alternatively there is paddock space to camp if the banks are too wet. Sandy was an amazing host, very friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to visiting again!
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Peter P.recommends
August 25, 2022
Tea tree cove
Relaxed and Reset
The Location of Sandy's Farm was exceptional we stay for 4 days in our caravan on the high side over looking the beautiful eco lake so many birds and wild life felt like we were in the Savannah. Sat in the old milking shed watching the amazing Sunsets definitely relax and reset Thank you Sandy for sharing such a amazing place Cheers
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James H.recommends
June 14, 2022
Pelican Landing
What a great location and Sandy the host was awesome. The site was peaceful, relaxing and plenty of horses and wildlife to see, close to shops and nearby tourist attractions. Highly recommend to stay here.
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Hayden K.recommends
June 14, 2022
Lakestead Farm - Rustic dairy stay
The camp site was fantastic. Sandy was a great host and showed us around. The little shed and grass area for the tent were excellent. The view of the dam was stunning of an evening.
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Esther Y.recommends
June 14, 2022
Middle Lake
Exquisite starry night sky
Loved how quiet and serene the landscape was. Loved watching the starry night sky next to our cosy warm firepit. Sandy was a super star and provided the best first horse riding experience for our kids! It’s all they have been talking about :) Thank you again Sandy! We will be back!
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Belinda W.recommends
May 15, 2022
Middle Lake
A wonderful weekend away with family. Sandy was so welcoming to our family for a great weekend away. We will definitely be back.
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Lorijn B.recommends
May 10, 2022
Tea tree cove
Great Camping
We had a really nice evening/morning at the Lakestead Farm - rustic dairy stay. The original Lakestead sites were still very wet from the rain and Sandy happily offered us the dairy stay instead, which was really appreciated :) Lots of birds and a very enjoyable stay!
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Simone P.recommends
April 24, 2022
The Bend
A slice of caravanning heaven
Lakestead Farm is just such a beautiful spot to camp and caravan. We have been back 3 times now and I’m sure there will be many more. It is only 20 minutes from home for us but we could be 3 hours from home and not get somewhere so lonely.
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Hannah P.recommends
April 18, 2022
Middle Lake
Beautiful lakeside camp!
We absolutely loved camping here. We always hunt down more private, picturesque spots and this one nailed it. Sandy is awesome and so friendly helping us find a spot despite all the wet spots due to the recent rains. I can’t believe how close this is to Sydney and dog friendly too. 5/5
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Renae L.recommends
April 17, 2022
The Bend
Lovely spot. Pond was serene with bird life. Kookaburras in the morning was a welcomed wake up. Nice little creek. Wonderful hosts. Thank you.
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