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Scribbly Gum

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· Northangera, New South Wales
48 acres
4 sites
1 Lodging
3 Tent
This property is in Northangera with the Mongarlowe River running along the boundary. It's covered in trees and provides a pristine environment amongst the "Scribbly Gums". It has flat areas with plenty of free timber for the designated fire pits. I have tried to create a haven for wildlife including Kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and platypus. I cherish the cleanliness of the river and surrounds and wish to be able to share this special environment with others who care to preserve all it offers. Located not far from Braidwood, a town steeped in history, with good shopping, coffee shops and great food. Sloping to flat land amongst the Scribbly Gum trees offering a number of sites and walks through the property. It provides both sun and shade. Access is good for vans of any size along a track through the bushland. Lovely swimming spots in the Mongalowe River, beautiful clear water, and several lovely bushwalks around the property. We offer four sites and the maximum stay is 7 nights.
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Northangera, 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 Phil H.Joined in July 2019
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198 ratings · 156 reviews
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Glenn R.recommends
February 1, 2023
River Shack
A little slice of paradise.
This place is just beautiful. The Shack has all the gear you need to feel set up and comfortable (we probably did not need to bring so much with us, camp chairs, cookers, pots and pans ect). So good to wake up next to the river for a swim each day, you certainly feel like you are living in nature with all the wildlife that is about.
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Jon V.recommends
January 29, 2023
Site 1 - Eastern Ridge
Had a great 2 day stay, the area was nice and only a stones throw from town for a coffee and breakfast. The river was nice for a quick dip. Would stay again.
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Arley B.recommends
January 29, 2023
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
Beautiful little getaway
A beautiful property. Easily accessible for my vintage camper trailer, mostly flat site (I was on three) and easy access to the crystal clear river. Sites were far enough away so not to be disturbed. Sadly we didn’t see any wildlife but my 6 month old border collie probably didn’t help with that. Phil was easy to contact when I did have a few questions
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Bradley R.recommends
January 28, 2023
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
Quite relaxing
Took our 2 fur babies over the Australia Day weekend, had a relaxing time amongst the Scribbly Gums, temp got up so the river was quite refreshing, plenty of bush walking and morning wake up calls from the abundant bird life.
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Alex K.recommends
January 28, 2023
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
Nice big camping sites, private, quite. Access to the river in my understanding not for the kids, a lot of leechers, so be careful. For the family 2 adults and 2 kids overpriced. But still a very good spot.
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Campingmates W.recommends
January 22, 2023
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
Camping spot for the weekend !!
Amazing spot to camp, river access is not far from the sites, and surrounding is super cool!! Can experience the proper bush vibe !! Yet not too far away from Braidwood. Suit for hardcore bush campers and who is keen to try out off grid experiences. However you don’t need a 4WD to get to this property!! Simple car will do the trick. Make sure to clean up before you leave the sites !!
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Adam C.recommends
January 21, 2023
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
Perfect
Phil has setup a great set of sites. All far enough away from each other to ensure privacy Fantastic host who is committed to sharing and protecting this beautiful piece of land. Can’t wait to come back.
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Danielle P.recommends
January 19, 2023
River Shack
Absolutely fantastic spot. Thank you Phil for an amazing place. We had a lovely week exploring the river. So much wildlife and it was very special to be able to stay in the hut.
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Monica K.recommends
January 17, 2023
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
Beautiful location
The camp spots were in a beautiful bush setting and in close proximity to the river. The bird life was magnificent and we thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing few days.
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Jarrod S.recommends
January 16, 2023
Site 1 - Eastern Ridge
The place was beautifully lush with an amazing river. Great secluded spot to explore nature and what it has to offer. Highly recommend
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Nigel C.recommends
January 15, 2023
River Shack
Beautiful spot on the Mongarlowe River where platypus can be viewed, quiet and secluded amongst nature.
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Elle P.recommends
January 14, 2023
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
We got site 4 as there was 9 of us and it was a short stroll down to the river. Had such a lovely weekend floating down the river. I took my little puppy on his first camping trip and he loved it. There was lots of flat areas to set up at. We had swags tents and a camper and there was still plenty of space. Would highly recommend this spot and hope to be back here in the future.
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Helen H.recommends
January 10, 2023
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
The campsite was beautiful and easy to find, and there was plenty of firewood around. Really enjoyed our stay! Just a tip be careful of google maps taking you down any back roads on the way, we encountered a really long & rough gravel road full of big pot holes just before Braidwood coming from Sydney that was hard to drive on in our 2WD.
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Bronwyn S.recommends
January 10, 2023
Site 1 - Eastern Ridge
A beautiful tranquil spot. The river is wonderful to sit next to and contemplate the world or go for a dip. Clear and cool surrounded by lush bush, you could be miles away from civilisation. The camp sites are well maintained and placed to give privacy. Phil had delivered a large load wood to my site which was there upon my arrival. The bird life and flowers were topped only by a sighting of a platypus in the River! I really enjoyed my time and would definitely come back.
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Cate R.recommends
January 9, 2023
River Shack
Beautiful spot, gorgeous swimming and loved the wood burning stove
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Sam C.recommends
January 7, 2023
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
Uniquely beautiful river
Really great environment to be in - so many birds, lovely trees and the river was as beautiful as it looks in the photos
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Jessica S.recommends
January 5, 2023
Site 2 - Adding guest to an existing booking
Jess
Great private spot with a short walk to the river. Phil was a wonderful host. We spotted a platypus!
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Cale D.recommends
January 4, 2023
Site 1 - Eastern Ridge
Great bush camp
Great spot Heaps of room to setup camp next to the gum trees Short stroll to the river for a stand up paddle up board Saw my first platypus and couple of curious wombats by the river riverbank Phil’s friendly and welcoming and dropped off plenty of firewood Short drive to a river crossing if you wanted a swim for the kids
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Kim B.
January 3, 2023
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
Very private (sites 4)
Overall we had a very pleasant stay. As a kayaks the access to the river was very overgrown and narrow which made getting the kayaks down difficult. Solution: leave them tied up on the river.
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Craig E.recommends
January 1, 2023
River Shack
Best Bush Christmas location
Thanks Phil for providing this unique, private bush escape. The river temp was perfect and the blue wrens and other birds during the day were a delight. Clear skys at night saw the stars shining brightly and we even saw the resident platypus on two days. Please note that this is a bush shack and not a caravan park cabin. There are bugs and other wildlife around and sometimes in the shack so keep this in mind when booking. We dont mind at all and will definitely be back again, love the shack.
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Alexandra A.recommends
December 31, 2022
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
We stayed at Campsite 1 which was beautiful (all the sites were!). Our site was the furthest from the river but still only a short walk. Felt very private and quiet. We enjoyed a river swim, there is no place to really sit on the bank as such but still an amazing swim spot and the water was pristine. It rained the entire time we were there unfortunately, so it meant the leeches were out. Walk with caution when wet!! We look forward to returning.
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Simon B.recommends
December 30, 2022
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
Superbly off grid & access to shops
Xmas 2022. Site 4, was a last minute revision to our booking (formerly site 2), instigated by Phil. Initially I raised an eyebrow (written - app and SMS), but upon suggesting we see it when we get there for it's private position, we were delighted to find we agreed (no one in front of us and the slightly challenging river access - same for all sites including the shack.) Plenty of room for a large old camp trailer, 'pole and tarp' shade mash up, toilet tent and seperate shower without risk of limiting the room you'd want for a supplied fire pit. Whole site is not as large or accessible (unless on foot) as imagined and the mountain bikes stayed were they were unloaded 😂 Met Phil just the once, part way through the 7 days, lovely chap and while we had no further needs I'm sure he'd have extended help. We met others there in passing, we got no complaints about late laughter or music and made none ourselves either. Only Telstra mobile available, but send ur hot spot mobile 10 foot up a tree in a bag on a rope and you can get Netflix lol - tools required; n build order = largish adjustable spanner, 10+ foot of rope, a decent bag, another 10+ foot of rope (to get your mobile back lol) job done! At our time of visit - march flies and monster ants were the most significant enemy - it's gotta be Bushman's then you're sorted. Absolutely beautiful location and the stretch of river on the property is very easy going, with easy access just down the road at a floodway. 4+*'s
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Ophelia M.recommends
December 29, 2022
River Shack
Beautiful, pristine, remote shack
This was the most beautiful place! So secluded and only a 10 minute drive from Braidwood. My partner and I stayed in at the River Shack for 3 nights. The river was right out the front and was so refreshing on a 30 degree day. This place was so pristine it felt you were a million miles from anywhere. The shack itself was rustic and when the temperature dropped you could put the indoor fireplace on to keep warm. Phil was super accommodating and there was plenty of firewood for 4 days. The kitchenette had everything you needed and the fold out bed was very comfortable. Highly recommended! Things to bring yourself: bedding, lighting, pool floats (to float in river), Esky ✌️. We will be back! 🥰
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Cathy F.recommends
December 18, 2022
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
We really enjoyed Eastern Ridge among the Scribbly Gums for our first camping trip using Hipcamp and our new camper trailer. The directions were great. The site and nearby river were amongst lovely trees; we felt very much surrounded by plants and wildlife. It was a joy to wake up to the bird song in the morning which was thankfully in the distance rather than right next to our campsite.
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Michelle C.recommends
December 17, 2022
River Shack
Beautiful location and everything you need for an off grid break. Loads of bird life and we could take our dog too. Thanks Phil, we had a fabulous family weekend and can’t wait to come back.
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Bennita J.recommends
December 17, 2022
Site 1 - Eastern Ridge
This place is a treat! Surrounded by trees and lots of birds. The site was cleared and flat so great for your swag and chairs. We were privileged to see a platypus in the river!! Phil has done a great job at making sure it’s easy to navigate your car to your site too. Also great to just walk around in the bush safely!!! I love the designated fire pits! So easy to keep a fire running!
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Kathy D.recommends
December 12, 2022
River Shack
Had a beautifully tranquil weekend here, looking forward to visiting again sometime soon.
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Anne G.recommends
December 11, 2022
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
What a great setup! We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Scribbly Gum. We had site #4 and was close enough to the river to walk with the kids, private, and relatively flat. The Bush is so special out this way. Saw a pair of greater gliders at night, azure kingfishers and other abundant Birdlife and had a blast swimming. Only slight negative was it took us a while to find a good spot to get in the water and it's quite overgrown with lomandras, but that can't be helped and we had a fabulous time. Was quiet, sites well spaced, clean and well-maintained. Kids are so keen to come again.
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Peta V.recommends
December 8, 2022
Site 7 - Eastern Ridge
Wonderful tranquil site with lots of wildlife! Entry is a little tight so take it slow and steady and you’ll be ok. Site 5 was level and relatively easy to get our 17 ft van into after a bit of simple manoeuvring. Water and dump site located 15 mins away in Braidwood. Phil is helpful and very friendly. Would definitely stay here again!
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Wendy G.recommends
December 1, 2022
Site 2 - Eastern Ridge
Stayed for 3 nights on Phil's property camping and in the "Shack" Highly recommend - great bush camp sites amongst the scribbly gums. Jewel in the crown was the Shack on the river, peaceful and picturesque. Perfect getaway for self sufficient campers, bring water and toilet and leave no trace. Phil was a great host and very accommodating to my changing needs
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