Hipcamp host Wayne D.,
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The Gums Cottage is a fully contained, off-grid modern getaway, surrounded by the magnificent white gum trees that are its namesake. The serene setting and stylish interior of The Gums provides all the essentials for a picturesque and peaceful country escape. Bookings are for two nights.

This is the only location on our property where you can watch the "kangaroo highwa

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The Gums Cottage is a fully contained, off-grid modern getaway, surrounded by the magnificent white gum trees that are its namesake. The serene setting and stylish interior of The Gums provides all the essentials for a picturesque and peaceful country escape. Bookings are for two nights.

This is the only location on our property where you can watch the "kangaroo highway", as they travel to and from their water source every sunrise and sunset. This is also the only location on our farm where you will find the resident koala colony.

Guests receive a pamper kit of gifts on arrival. The complementary welcome pack includes camel milk beauty products, a locally produced bottle of wine and nibbles.

Nestled in the white gum forest for your full privacy, the cottage comes with a big luxurious king size bed, coffee machine and pods, heating and aircon for your comfort, and an outdoor fire brazier for your romantic evening. 

The modern bathroom comes with complementary camel milk body wash, shampoo and conditioner, make-up mirror, cotton pads and tissues. All towels, sheets, pillows, doona and blanket are supplied. 

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a full size fridge, microwave, oven, cook top, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and insect zapper. Enjoy use of the BBQ (with gas), blue tooth speaker and read our book collection.

There is 5G mobile telephone reception at the farm so you can reconnect with the world if need be.

Elouera Vale is a working farm. As you enter the property, you pass by the camels (the only camel farm in the Southern Highlands) on the way to your accommodation. We breed and train camels for sale, especially into the Southern Highlands. Camels are excellent for weed control and co-grazing with cattle. 'Elouera Vale' also breeds Belted Galloway cattle, Dorper and Wiltipol sheep and donkeys.

Our property covers over 140 acres, 80 acres cleared and pasture improved and the rest consisting of forest. The Chain O Ponds creek runs through the property and makes for a lovely walk. You will probably get to see kangaroo, wallaby, wombats, echidnas, koalas and lots of bird life. 

The closest shops are approximately a 15 minute drive to the Mittagong Town Centre where you will find all the shops, cafes and restaurants for your needs. It is well worth a visit to ‘The Shaggy Cow’ cafe, one of our favourite foodie spots (don’t forget to mention Elouera Vale).

While you're here please try the Cool Climate wines. The region’s rich soil and high altitude are ideal for cool-climate wine growing. Visit cellar doors in the hills and valleys around Mittagong, including Centennial Vineyards. Enjoy a pleasant wine tasting experience at Centennial (don’t forget to mention us). 

The lush green hills abound with walking and cycling trails. You can head to the spectacular Nattai Gorge via the Box Vale Mine walking track, an easy 4.4km circular walk that follows an old railway line through a tunnel to breath-taking views. Enjoy a picnic in the magnificent Lake Alexandra Reserve or hike up extinct volcanic peak Mount Gibraltar. 

Or you can sit and relax, and soak up the bush atmosphere.

STRA:

Exempt

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Wayne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Gums - Luxe Cottage in New South Wales.

Forest

A beautiful white gum forest is worth relaxing in. Watch the first change colour during sunrise and sunset. Magic!!!

River, stream, or creek

A relaxing trickling creek is nearby the campsite

Farm

This is a working farm. Run by a family. Check out the camels, but also dorper sheep, banded galloways, poultry and more (be su...Read more

Driveway

Easy access to campsite.

Places to see near 'Elouera Vale' Farm

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Hipcamper  Michelle

Bliss in the australian wilderness

Michelle W.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2022

The cabin exceeded my expectations. It’s a cabin of bliss amongst a peaceful, truly Australian landscape of white gums. We saw several koalas, kangaroos, a wombat and there’s all the animals of Wayne’s as well.

We complimented our group stay with the cabin for a couple who didn’t want to camp. But then we had use of the fridge to store food and a hot shower to fresh us. Everyone was blown away with the quality of everything from the bed, (including electric blanket) sofa oh look i could go on for ages. it was just soooo good and you won’t regret staying. Wayne is amazing and welcoming.

Very romantic location if your looking for that kinda thing.

Hipcamper Brys
Brys V.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2022

Great spot had a great time would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family

Hipcamper John
John T.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2022

As always staying at Wayne's property was an excellent experience. somehow he makes you feel like part of the family.

Hipcamper anne claire
Anne Claire C.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2022

Loved my stay at this comfortable and beautifully located cabin. The cabin itself is well equiped with a super comfy bed, the softest towels and beautiful views from every window. I woke up to the sound of birds and enjoyed walks through the gorgeous white gum forest. Wayne was a lovely host, greeting me upon arrival and showing me the way. A perfect rejuvenating getaway.

Lots of The Gums - Luxe Cottage
Hipcamper Dale

Elouera vale camels 1 of 2

Dale D.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

Review by: @livingtheausdream
1 of 2

Saw Wayne’s Elouera Vale here in hipcamp and immediately felt the need to see it for ourselves.

Wayne is always prompt on his replies, friendly and approachable. He has a very warm heart that makes you feel comfortable and safe in an instant. Communicating with him is like messaging your best friend after a year of non communication but still you feel you are close.

Our drive to his farm includes views of green pastures on both sides. There was a light off road track however it added to the thrill and fun.

We were meant to arrive on our first night at around 5 pm however due to unexpected road closures along kangaroo valley, we have to find our way back via nowra-albion park.
Wayne was ready to open the gates of his farm even though we were expected to arrive at 9-10 pm.

Sadly we never managed to sleep
On our first night because of the road issue so we arrived early morning to his farm.

On our arrival in the gate, we intercommed him and he welcomed us so brightly that we felt very happy to finally arrive.

We followed him to our cabin with his buggy.
This is a working farm.Upon entry to his farm you will see camels, donkeys and cows.

We had such a great retreat as our cabin is surrounded by trees in a far away area of his farm. Peace and serenity is a guarantee in this place.

The cabin is new, modern with all the luxuries of glamping. Furnitures and king size bed is top notch .

Photo by @livingtheausdreamPhoto by: @livingtheausdreamPhoto by @livingtheausdreamPhoto by @livingtheausdream
Hipcamper Joshua

Eco-friendly luxury cabin stay!

Joshua D.
recommends this listing.
March 14th, 2022

Upon arrival we were greeted by the manager and co-owner, Wayne, who treated us like old friends. Very warm and accomodating. He gave us a short tour of the cabin and the amenities present. We were also given a welcomed pack with Eco-Camel moisturisers and a bottle of white wine.
The accomodation itself was well planned and spotless. From the couch to the fridge, everything was premium. It felt like Wayne and his wife thoughtfully chose furniture and appliances.
An added bonus is the farm tour and meeting the camels. If you have the chance make sure to book this activity in. Not only do you get to meet the camels but you get to hear the history of the farm as well as the adventures Wayne and his wife experienced (trekking across the Simpson Dessert with Camels) that let them to this passion. Overall such a beautiful place and absolutely wonderful service. I will be definitely back to stay, camp or drop by to say hello to our new found friend Wayne.
Also if you're interested they hold camel training weekends which we'll be joining in September!

Great for couples

Photo taken by @nowherenextWelcome wine!

Photo taken by @nowherenextComfy bed

Photo taken by @nowherenextKoala couch! Super comfy.

Photo taken by @nowherenext
Hipcamper Julia
Julia C.
recommends this listing.
January 24th, 2022

We had the most amazing stay at The Gums. The house
has everything you could possibly need. The bed was extra comfy, the bedroom had amazing views of the gums and waking up to it was breathtaking. Amazing deck with comfortable chairs were perfect for breakky and the fire pit just outside was just what we needed to enjoy the local produced wine provided with the booking. Wayne was an amazing host! He promptly met us and gave us
loads of recommendations for the weekend. He was easily contactable throughout our
stay. We opt for the Farm tour experience and it was so worth it! Wayne picked us up at the cottage and we drove all around the property, met all the animals and had an amazing time with the lovely camels. So much fun! Such a fantastic little get away, will definitely be back!

Complementary welcome pack - camel milk beauty productsNespresso machine and a fully equiped kitchen Views from every angle!Great amenities
Hipcamper Vinicius S.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2022
Property
'Elouera Vale' Farm
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$340/night
1 Site