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Jarravale Farm Stay

98%
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· Marian, Queensland
19 acres
9 sites
1 Lodging
8 RV/Tent
Jarravale farm stay is located in the picturesque pioneer valley amongst the peace and tranquillity of sugar cane fields. No Check ins after 6.00 PM will be accepted, so plan your trip to arrive before 6.00pm. Book in officer will be gone home for the day. No Check ins before 2pm Please, We do guided Tours of the Animal farm . So for safety reason we not want campers parking their van before the families leave. So Please don't ask Josie for an early check in to jeopardize safety of these families. Council permit restriction 3 day stay Maximums. Check out 10am. If your want to visit the animal farm Closed in shoes Please . this is an Insurance requirement. Set amongst the peace and quiet of the cane fields, Jarravale offers mountain views, beautiful sunsets and that fantastic country feeling. Jarravale offers free access to the miniature animal farm for Hipcampers. Jarravale has a wide range of aviary birds and farm animals for children and animal lovers to enjoy. You are welcome to help Josie with the daily running of the farm, all you have to do is ask her. We are perfectly situated if you want to explore the Mackay region and what the Pioneer Valley has to offer. Come and watch Platypus and turtles play in the billabong. No fires allowed at all, not even for cooking, except in winter. Fire pits will be provided, in winter, not individual fires allowed. We have fire pits to keep you warm on the cool winter nights as you sit around and share your travel stories. Sit back in tranquility as you watch the platypus, turtles and wild life gather in and around the billabong as the sun sets. It's a great way to finish the day. We also offer indoor accommodation for those who prefer all the mod cons. There are toilets and hot showers for campers, and access to the laundry. We have potable water hookups at most camp sites and we also offer four powered sites. You can use one of the two camp kitchens to cook your meals and use the picnic table for meals. Power is available at one of the camp kitchens to recharge your phones and appliances.
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Marian, Queensland, AustraliaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Josie B.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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101 ratings · 81 reviews
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Alyssa G.recommends
January 3, 2023
Site 9 unpowered
Camp grounds were very well kept. Facilities were great and very well maintained. The farm amazing
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Kristin F.recommends
December 29, 2022
Site 3 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
We (family of 4) absolutely loved staying at Jarravale! We had campsite #4 and the view over the fields was amazing. Josie was so helpful and our kids loved visiting the animals multiple times. We would stay again in a heartbeat.
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Joanne R.recommends
December 25, 2022
Jarravale Cabin
Nice set up Cabin was set up good Animals were friendly
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Jessica P.recommends
December 22, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
We had an amazing stay at Josie’s farmstay! It’s a beautiful spot with fantastic amenities. The kids just loved the animals as well.
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Aurelia P.recommends
December 12, 2022
Site 1 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
We had the best time at Josie's farm. The highlight of our stay was Josie herself, she was so kind and generous and friendly. The kids loved following her around, helping care for & feed all the animals. She knows so much and is happy to explain to curious minds. The site was so clean and well maintained. One of the best campsites I've ever stayed at.
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Kylie B.recommends
November 27, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
Was a beautiful place to stay. Would definitely stay again
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Sam N.recommends
November 12, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
Josie was a great host . Very accommodating and welcoming. Kindly showed us around the farm when we arrived and allowed us to feed the baby goats . Unpowered Site was clean and all the ammenities were well kept. We will definitely come back when we are in the area.
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Ian H.recommends
November 6, 2022
Site 1 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Fantastic property, very well maintained and organised. Josie and her family were very welcoming and provided assistance and advice regularly. A great camp-site, clean facilities with the added attraction of an array of farm animals that everyone can enjoy.....an animal playground !!
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Sue G.recommends
October 4, 2022
Site 1 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Farm stay with a wow factor
Amazing place to stay, for both adults/kids alike. The farm animals were such a lovely touch, got to hand bottle feed the baby lamb and goat, then enter one of the paddocks with deer, goats, ostrich, can’t believe the variety of animals Josie has. The powered sites were large and amenities very clean. Can highly recommend 😊
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Amy T.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 4 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Great place with great amenities. Very clean and tidy. Kids loved interacting with the animals.
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Jennifer B.
September 28, 2022
Site 6 unpowered(tents swag)
Pretty good, with caveats
I had a nice time at the campsite overall. The facilities are lovely, and the presentation is good. Having a flush toilet was a pleasant luxury. However, if you're looking for "alone time", the campsites are too close together to get that kind of experience. They're not on top of each other by any means, but still felt a bit too close. The guests were pretty quiet, so that wasn't a problem, but I would have liked a little more isolation. Also, if you're sensitive to humming noises, and don't have more solid walls than my little el-cheapo tent.... I could hear the sugar mill in the distance at night, so if that's something that would bother you, this isn't the campsite for you. The first night there was also a really loud ticking noise all night, but since it didn't recur on the 2nd night, I'm going to assume that it was my 'neighbours', not the mill, which is what I originally thought. I had to leave very early and a day ahead of schedule because of unrelated health reasons, and the hosts checked in to make sure I was okay, which was lovely. Saw some platypus the first evening, got woken up by a bandicoot murdering a root ball in the garden the second night, got to pat a friendly goat in the animal farm part.
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Tania S.recommends
September 28, 2022
Site 2 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Camp with animals & great location
We ended up extending our trip from 4 to 6 nights as Jarravale is really well located to explore Hillsborough NP, Eungella NP and to visit Mackay. Lots to do! Our kids loved visiting all the animals at Jarravale when we got back from our days out. For a low coffee (with kids play area), recommend Vintage Kiss at nearby Marian which has Woolies etc.
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Nicholas J W.recommends
September 19, 2022
Site 4 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Our kids begged us to stay longer. Jarravale was such a top spot. Josie was so great with the kids and was very accomodating. Thanks for such a memorable stay!
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Jess W.recommends
September 14, 2022
Site 1 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Camping with small kids
We had a wonderful stay at Jarravale. The billabong is an absolute delight and we were lucky enough to see a platypus on 2 occasions. Our kids enjoyed feeding the farm animals and playing with the cats. The animals are very well looked after and you can feel the love Josie has for them. The farm is immaculate and facilites were clean and very well presented. Thanks for having us Josie.
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Zoe A.recommends
September 10, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
Josie was great with check in instructions, we had a peaceful campsite next to the Billabong, watching the platypus! The facilities were clean, great camp kitchen next to us and Josie was brilliant with the kiddies showing them around their farm and involving them in feeding the animals. A wonderful stay, we loved it - thank you to Josie and family!
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Karen L.recommends
September 8, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
We parked in an unpowered site right next to a billabong that had platypus. Beautiful animal nursery with cheeky baby goats as well as a huge variety of other animals. Hosts very friendly and you can help feed the animals which was a highlight. Rated our stay 5/5.
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Amber A.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
We had the most magical time. Josie was a fantastic host and so great at explaining farm life to the kids.
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Sarah C.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 8 unpowered
Jarravale was great! Campsite was nice and clean. Josie put us up closer to the facilities as it was raining on the first night. Campsite was nice and quiet even with quite a few other campers. We used the camp kitchen and it worked well and was clean. It was lovely and exciting to go and see the animals throughout our stay. Kids got to feed the baby goats and pat all different animals. Kids loved talking to the birds. We would stay again.
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Francois H.recommends
September 3, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
Loved camping here. Great facilities and camp sites and very friendly people, will 100% be back
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Renee R.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 3 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Our Favourite Hipcamp!
This Farm stay has been my whole families favourite so far! Josie is the most wonderful host! The kids (11&13) absolutely loved helping out with the animals and we all loved relaxing on the property. Beautiful well kept grounds and stunning views overlooking the cane fields. The billabong has three platypus's, such a treat to see them in their natural habitat. Thankyou so much for having us Josie, we all miss you, lily, toby and turbo so much! Hope we can visit again in the future.
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Tamara R.recommends
August 22, 2022
Jarravale Cabin
Camping with animals!
Josie was great. She let us into pens 1 and 4 and let us feed the animals carrot sticks and formula. Came with us to collect firewood. The facilities were very clean. Theres 4 toilets and 2 showers for the camp (including the cabin) love the gazebos and picnic benches and big fire pits.
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Link D.recommends
August 10, 2022
Site 6 unpowered(tents swag)
Hidden gem 💎
One of the best Hipcamps in QLD by far! The grounds and facilities are immaculate. Manicured green grass, hot showers, flushing toilets, gas cooker, wash up facilities and even a washing machine. Waking up by the billabong with a hot coffee watching the platypus frolic playfully. Onto the miniature goats - need I say more 😍 INCREDIBLY ADORABLE! This farm has it all and is lead by an amazingly friendly woman, Josie. We’re both so grateful for the opportunity and hospitality that she has offered us on our travels around Australia.
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Lucia P.recommends
August 8, 2022
Site 6 unpowered(tents swag)
I just simply loved the farm! It had everything I needed for camping, really clean toilets, hot hot showers, kitchen area and stove. I had also the chance to hang around the animals an new born goats. Totally recommend it, was an amazing experience, Thank you so much to the host!
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Sandra Y.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 4 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
We loved our stay at Jarravale, an absolute must if you’ve got kids. When we were there the baby goats were the best!! Josie allowed us to go and see the animals at any time providing there weren’t public tours on. We saved our kitchen scraps for the chooks and went up to feed them each day before saying hello to all our goat friends. Josie accommodated us in an unpowered site and after the weekend when it was quieter she was helpful in letting us move up to a powered site as our van battery was getting quite low. I would even recommend going unpowered if you can as you are further from others and close to the Billabong. Beautiful sunsets in the evening too. Hot shower, toilets and a washing machine are available for use as well if needed.
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Lynda M.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 9 unpowered
Wonderful place to stay
We had such a lovely night at Jarravale, the kids begged us to stay another night, but unfortunately we had to keep moving. The animals are just beautiful and Josie was very friendly and hospitable. Lovely new amenities and well worth a stay, particularly if you have children.
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Tom B.recommends
July 9, 2022
Site 3 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Great place to hang and chill with the animals of an evening. Quiet location among the cane fields and central to explore the Mackay region…many thanks
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Maree S.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 8 unpowered
Loved every minute even with the unexpected rain. Josie was so accommodating. She couldn't do enough for us. Would def love to go back one day
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Rebecca S.recommends
July 2, 2022
Site 4 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Camping with Animals
We had a wonderful time camping at Jarravale Alpaca Farm, the facilities were great and the staff were so friendly. The kids had a fantastic time helping out on the farm
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Tina W.recommends
June 30, 2022
Site 3 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Camping with Animals
We had an amazing time at Jarra-Vale Farm Stay. Powered sites were easily accessible, flat and very close to amenities. Hot showers and flushing toilets were clean and tidy. Washing facilities also available. The farm is immaculate…the cleanest animal farm we have visited. A large variety of animals to feed and cuddle. Enjoy afternoon drinks at the billabong whilst looking for platypus.
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Carly B.recommends
June 28, 2022
Site 2 - Jarravale Farm Stay - powered
Great stay, peaceful location, power and water for the caravan, the manager was lovely and the animals were beautiful and well looked after.
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