Hipcamp host Jiji L.,
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UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO TO MASSIVE STORM YESTERDAY 15/1 WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW BOOKINGS TO STAY THIS WEEK UNTIL CHECK IN MON 24/1. (Existing bookings are still going ahead).

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Welcome to Fern Valley Ranch! 

Are you looking for a refreshing alternative to caravan parks? Leave the city behind and tune back in to the birdlife and whistle of the breeze a

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UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO TO MASSIVE STORM YESTERDAY 15/1 WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW BOOKINGS TO STAY THIS WEEK UNTIL CHECK IN MON 24/1. (Existing bookings are still going ahead).

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Welcome to Fern Valley Ranch! 

Are you looking for a refreshing alternative to caravan parks? Leave the city behind and tune back in to the birdlife and whistle of the breeze among the tall trees.

On the property you can enjoy a stunning waterfall,  two bush walks, citrus-picking, farm animals (always a hit with the kids). Unwind with a cup of tea (or a beer!) by the campfire; it couldn’t be easier to leave your worries behind. 

Our Orchard Area has 4 sites and is a short walk to amenities. More sites may be added later.

It is very private, especially if you want to book it out with friends or family. There is a communal fire pit and chopped firewood is just a short walk away ($20 for delivery to your site).

 [The BUS CAMPING site is only available to friends & family of guests who book our "Charming Converted School Bus"  Listing.].

FARM ACTIVITIES   

* Two Bush walks through lush ferns and Gymea lilies- Gymea Walk (~30min) ; Fern Valley Walk (~1.5hr) includes a perfect picnic spot on a flat rock platform.

* Paleesade Falls (10 metre high waterfall, picnic tables)

* Feeding animals (goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, Shetland pony).

* Citrus fruit picking (seasonal)

* Kids playground

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COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS

We are currently asking for your vaccination status. Please let us know as we might need to rearrange sites if unvaccinated. You might be asked to show your vaccination documentation on arrival. Please DO NOT come if you are experiencing Covid symptoms.

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WAITING LIST

Should your sites or dates be booked out, please message us to be put on a waitlist. If the party cancels, we will contact you via Hipcamp you as soon as possible.

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CANCELLATION POLICY

* Peak Periods (school holidays/long weekends)- Moderate: Full refund 3 days before check in time starts (less Hipcamp fees).

* Non-Peak Periods- Flexible: Full refund 24 hours before check in time starts (less Hipcamp fees).

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We are just 1 hour between Sydney & Newcastle; 15 min from the M1 Freeway, and 15 min to Gosford. 

THINGS TO DO IN THE CENTRAL COAST: 

- Australian Reptile Park  

- Great North Walk 

- Fire Creek Botanical Winery 

- Mount Penang Farmers Market 

- Mangrove Creek Dam 

- Many Cafes & chocolate shop 

-BEACHES: The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Shelley, Terrigal  

- Gosford Regional Gallery 

- Edogawo Commemorative Gardens 

- Take a drive to the small village of Spencer 

- Golf clubs

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Camping vehicle details
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Jiji a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 98%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Two bush walks Gymea Walk (~30 min) Fern Valley Walk (~1.5 hr)

Wildlife watching

Wild deer, rabbits

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bush & Orchard Camping in New South Wales.

Waterfall

Paleesade Falls

Farm

Cattle & Citrus

Field
River, stream, or...

40 Reviews

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Hipcamper Darren

Great space, great hosts, great vib

Darren P.
recommends this listing.
(Boxelder Tree 7)
January 21st, 2022

We had the absolute best time on Jiji's beautiful farm! She and the farm manager Dave are such gracious and wonderful hosts, and our stay was not nearly as long as we would have liked. We are definitely going to return with our kids, who will enjoy the lovely waterfall walk, the gorgeous space, and the friendly animals. We highly recommend Jiji's farm!!

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Hipcamper Cara
Cara W.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 4)
January 21st, 2022

Can’t recommend enough. Great philosophy. Generous farm manager Dave, there to educate and inspire. We’ll maintained property and a great opportunity to start learning about Country, reciprocity and new beginnings.

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Hipcamper Jess

Dog-friendly farm escape

Jess H.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 3)
January 19th, 2022

Even though the weather ended up being horrible on our last day, we had a ball! Beautiful property with all you could ask for a farm escape. We loved: the gorgeous waterfall walk, dog-friendly site, hot showers, clean toilets and the fire pit! We’d love to come back when the weather is a bit nicer to enjoy the starry night sky!

Hipcamper Holly

Relaxing orchard camping!

Holly B.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 2)
January 17th, 2022

Had a wonderful time camping at Fern Valley Ranch! We were met at the site by Dave, the super friendly and knowledgeable Farm Manager. He showed us the property, and checked in several times throughout our visit. He also gave us a fantastic tour of the farm on the tractor, letting the kids meet and feed the animals.
The campsite by the orchard was very peaceful, and we had a great time hanging out by the fire and picking oranges. Even managed to whip up and orange damper!
The toilets and showers were nice and clean, with plenty of hot water.
Jiji was very prompt and clear with all her communications.
Can’t wait until we can come back again :)

Hipcamper Lucy
Lucy M.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 4)
January 17th, 2022

Can't say enough great things about this property. Walking through the orchards and waterfall is a dream! Facilities are clean, new and well maintained.
Dave the manager and his wife Sue are the most wonderful people and took excellent care of us.

Hipcamper Anneliese
Anneliese H.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 2)
January 17th, 2022

Awesome facilities!!! Dave the farm manager was so welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be returning! Could not recommend more

Hipcamper Aimy
Aimy D.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 4)
January 15th, 2022

Such an amazing weekend! The environment, orchard, animals and the farmer on site were just AMAZING. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, had a fire by the communal fire pit, woke up next to horses grazing and got to do a morning tour by tractor to the farm and its animals. Feeding the cows was by far the best part! Cant wait to visit again.

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Hipcamper Tracey

Great spot!

Tracey P.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 1)
January 12th, 2022

We had a great time camping at Bush and Orchard Camping. Love that there was plenty of space between campers, toilets were spotless and hot & cold showers - what luxury! Dave obviously loves his life here and has so much pride in the place. The waterfall was gorgeous too.
Thanks for a lovely summer break, I’m sure we’ll be back!

Hipcamper Prabuddha

Beautiful farm stay!!

Prabuddha P.
recommends this listing.
(Orchard 3)
January 11th, 2022

The best camp site ever!! We loved staying at bush and orchard camping site in Jiji’s land with our kids. We had two nights at citrus camp ground and it’s wonderful. It’s a quiet, clean site and lots of space around. We really enjoyed walking around the bush, citrus picking, feeding farm animals and of course the mesmerising waterfall in the site.The farm manager Dave is very friendly, helpful and keeping the site clean and tidy. Highly recommend this site for anyone.

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Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on January 20th, 2022

Hi Prabuddha, thanks for your great review! Yes, we hope to give campers a private and tranquil camping experience, I'm glad you enjoyed it and great photos! Jiji

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Property
Fern Valley Ranch
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$50/night
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