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Zaytuna Farm Eco Hamlet

89%
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59 reviews
· The Channon, New South Wales
66 acres
30 sites
20 RV/Tent
10 Tent
Zaytuna Farm Eco Hamlet is a highly active Permaculture demonstration site. It is at the forefront of Permaculture Design, displays many permaculture principles and produces an abundance of food and various yields from within its living environment. Zaytuna is a family friendly farm, situated on a sixty-six acre (27 hectares) property that fronts Terania Creek opposite the village of The Channon, Northern NSW. The property contains 800m of creek frontage with fishing spots, numerous swimming holes and abundant wildlife ideal for bird watchers. Book either a raised platform option or regular campsite. It has an equipped shared kitchen a common room and place to relax, as well as highly functional shower and toilet block both built from eco-friendly recycled shipping containers. LOCATION: 1 kilometre from the village of the Channon, 20km outside of Lismore in New South Wales, Australia. NEAREST AIRPORT Regional: Lismore, Coolangatta, Ballina, TRAIN STATION Casino (with bus service on to Lismore). BUS STOP The Channon NB: A limited service that runs Mon-Fri Pets not permitted.
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The Channon, 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 Zaytuna Farm Eco Hamlet A.Joined in May 2019
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100 ratings · 59 reviews
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Cindy C.doesn't recommend
October 6, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
They sell a farm experience that you cannot live because it is not prepared. Women who don't know it can't wear shorts because the owner doesn't agree, the common areas aren't very clean.
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Hanan S.recommends
September 25, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
The camping grounds are spacious and the bathroom facilities are clean. The directions to the farm were very very helpful! Thank you. We really would've liked to get involved around the farm, especially with the animals.
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Bethany K.recommends
September 3, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
The clearing for campervans was easy to find even in the dark. Signage was clear. Toilets and showers were clean enough and functional. No incredible views but the environment was beautiful and the stars were bright
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Hans V.doesn't recommend
August 5, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Camp site was fine however toilet block was dirty & no guarantee of hot water for shower.
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Jeff H.recommends
August 1, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Great peaceful place
Had a great stay and managed to meet Geoff and have a walk around the farm. Beautiful spot!
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Bernard C.recommends
July 22, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
A perfect permaculture environment. The camp-site was easy to access and pleasant to stay in.
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Desmond K.recommends
July 17, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
We were there for Geoff’s permaculture course and we really enjoyed the stay! His wife makes amazing food!
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Tracy M.recommends
April 30, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Excited by Nature
Waking up to hear the river running and the morning birds sing was beautiful the stars at night looked astonishing. If you are looking for a no fuss natural retreat then this is perfect. I camped on a platform for ten days and it rained off and on the whole time but my tent stayed dry. It was a very relaxing stay.
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Samuel S.doesn't recommend
April 27, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Nice spot and we overall enjoyed our stay, however, all the showers we tried had blocked drains, so you couldn’t really stand in them as it was pretty gross. Would be nice if they were maintained a bit better.
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William J.recommends
April 23, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Great spot, loved the camping platforms kept us dry in the rain. Facilities are good, nice outlook and staff are helpful and friendly. Will be back!
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Achim D.recommends
April 20, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Lovely Farm in Byron Hinterland
Nice campsite sheltered by bamboo. Good drainage on the land so we did not get muddy in all the rain we had. Love the Byron Hinterland!
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Warren C.recommends
April 17, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Really nice and tranquil spot
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Emily C.
April 17, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Facilities were really poor - common room area was really unclean and bathroom lights didn’t work. The raised areas for camping were great (particularly so with the rain!) Didn't get to meet the host unfortunately so didn’t get to see around the campsite much.
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Adam K.recommends
February 2, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Good amenities and people.
Good amenities and friendly manager. Like much of the northern mountainous area, it can get very humid which can be difficult until you adjust. Much of the property is private, and I had to find my own places to explore. It would be good if there were recommended walking paths around the area. I'd consider WWOOFing there if/when they take volunteers.
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Alicia T.recommends
February 2, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Peaceful camp set up
Put this on your bucket list! Permaculture set up and design on Zaytuna farm is exemplary. Amazing people, very friendly and helpful. Great friendships, the freshest air and camping on high ground with roof over provided extra protection from the rain. The evenings and nights were extraordinary listening to the ecosystem at its best.
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Yarithza B.recommends
January 9, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
The place is quiet and surrounded by nature. We loved our time there, it was peaceful and great to be able to listen to the noise of nature. We also had the chance to enjoy a beautiful starry sky as the nights are pretty dark. The platforms for the tents are ideal for the wet season, it kept us out of the rain.
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Alex B.doesn't recommend
January 6, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Not a great family experience
We felt the website misled us about the camping experience on offer. They advertise sprawling permaculture farms, water holes for swimming, and a community of permaculture enthusiasts. The reality was a small grassy area that you weren’t allowed to leave or see anything outside of the small allocated area, as the rest is apparently private property of lot holders. We came with a young child and there was almost nothing for them to explore or to do in the allowed area. My partner was excited to see how permaculture systems have been set up in what they advertise is a showcase farm, but without being able to leave the small camping space, was not able to see much of anything. The pluses were toilets, showers and a communal fire pit. I would not visit again unless I am camping as part of attendance to a permaculture course.
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Cristian C.recommends
January 3, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
very nice platforms to camp when raining
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Alex K.recommends
January 2, 2022
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Very nice campsite
The camping space is lovely. The facilities are good. The hosts are friendly.
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Pauline S.recommends
January 2, 2022
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Upon arrival, we werent too sure where to go as we were not greeted by anyone and there was no one in the office at the front driveway. We managed to drive down to find the farm map (on the communal wall) and located where the campsites. We made a big fire at the back of the communal and we met a lovely young man, Jaden or Jayden who was very welcoming. He lives and works on site and was very kind with helping us get boiling water for our noodles and milk Daisy the cow. Jayden also explained to us the farm and the experince of living off the land (off the grid). A fantastic experience and was grateful for the hot shower and a garlic bulb from the stakeholders that live at the back in a beautiful oasis. They were very lovely and warm. It would be great to have timeslots of the day to day work done by the workers where campers can help out and gain experience. e.g. If you help to milk daisy, you can get some fresh milk. Also, would be good to get directions upfront and where not to park etc. We originally parked behind the communal area to be close to the fire. I look forward to seeing it again in a year or so as the farm has so much potential.
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Will R.doesn't recommend
December 29, 2021
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
I attempted to roll out my swag and got swarmed by hornets or bees. Stung on my head and hand. Very painful. There was also 2 other platforms with hornets or bees nests in them. Not a pleasant arrival! Ended up sleeping in my car. And Darren was not too worried when I told him about the incident. Wouldn’t come back
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Malcolm B.recommends
September 16, 2021
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Friendly, peaceful and quiet. Facilities good. Generally a good environment
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Cameron T.recommends
August 5, 2021
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Absolutely beautiful Amazing Inspirational
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Isaac J.recommends
July 16, 2021
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Peaceful. Beautiful. Relaxing and q
Staying and camping at this show was very peaceful. The morning was full of various different and beautiful bird calls. Very friendly people at the Zaytuna farm too. I should have brought a sleeping bag.. Notes for next time..
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John C.recommends
June 29, 2021
Camping Platform Zaytuna Farm
Attention to detail .A great experience and interaction with staff and students. What a wonderful world you are introduced to in a skill share and visual Permaculture gardens. Loved it ,thank you to Geoff Lawton and Darren and all the team
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Rebecca B.recommends
June 25, 2021
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
educational and motivating
What a fabulous opportunity to see an established permaculture farm in operation by wonderful open minded, passionate people.
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Robert H.recommends
May 30, 2021
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
We enjoyed staying at friendly Zaytuna farm. It’s a great place to learn and observe an actively working permaculture farm.
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Rob R.recommends
May 15, 2021
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Good stay
Centrally located, Neat and tidy, very glad for showers and toilets.
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Vee A.recommends
May 4, 2021
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Very grounding, find your zen!
Such a beautiful and peaceful environment. Hot showers, clean bathrooms and friendly people. Surrounded by trees and fresh air. Great for star gazing!! Thanks for a great stay!
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Jenny P.doesn't recommend
May 2, 2021
The Main Campsite Zaytuna Farm
Disappointed
Disappointed in the reception I received by the camp host. No hospitality or friendliness. No smile. A couple of brief directions. Also The access road to campground was muddy and I was concerned if it rained I could easily get stuck. I didn’t like the overall vibe so I paid but didn’t stay.
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