Hipcamp host Jiji L.,
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Welcome to Fern Valley Ranch!  

Important - Please read all of the info below before booking.

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

On the property you can enjoy a stunning wat

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Welcome to Fern Valley Ranch!  

Important - Please read all of the info below before booking.

Are you looking for a refreshing alternative to caravan parks? Leave the city behind and reconnect with nature and yourselves. 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 (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. 

We have two areas - the Orchard and Pine Trees, each with four sites that are very private.

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1 Site = 1 dwelling, ie. 1 tent or 1 camper trailer or 1 caravan/campervan or 1 rooftop tent

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We ask you to please keep your annex to a reasonable size or you may be asked to take it down. 

The Orchard area is about 1-2 min walk to amenities. The Pine Tree area is 3-4 min.

Self-contained guests, please choose the pine tree area.

On arrival, you can choose your site within the area you have booked, it is not designated as on the map.

If you book out an area, you can book 2 extra sites by letting me know.

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Farm Activities

* Two Bush walks through lush ferns and Gymea lilies- 

* Gymea Walk (~30min) and Fern Valley Walk (~1.5hr) includes a perfect picnic spot on a flat rock platform.

* Paleesade Falls (10 metre high waterfall, picnic tables) Please no climbing or entering the water anywhere on the property. 

* Feeding animals (cattle, 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. Please do not come if you are experiencing COVID symptoms. We can arrange a reschedule.

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Waiting List

Should your sites or dates be booked out, please message us to be put on a waitlist. We will contact you via Hipcamp you as soon as there is a cancellation; which is becoming more common with COVID.

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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 on 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 including 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
Tent or RV sites
12 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Sewage hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Playground available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Jiji a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 97%

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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 Orchard & Pine Trees Camping in New South Wales.

Waterfall

Paleesade Falls

Farm

Cattle & Citrus

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Hipcamper Gee

Amazing stay

Gee I.
recommends this listing.
( PINE TREES 1)
May 16th, 2022

Great camp site . Definitely visit again
toilets showers well looked after
Grass is immaculate and well maintained
Amazing Waterfall 10min walk .
Loved all the Animals roaming around goats chickens ducks.

Dennis who manages the farm very warm welcoming made it even better.

Hipcamper Gaekwad

Absolutely amazing stay

Gaekwad K.
recommends this listing.
( PINE TREES 1)
May 8th, 2022

My family and I had an absolutely amazing time at Orchard and Pine Trees Camping. The location was easy to get to and the place was magical in amongst the orchards and pine trees. We had fires both nights and really enjoyed the peaceful nights whilst the starry nights were spectacular.

The waterfall is hands down the best i have see whilst the mandarins were delicious (other citrus fruits werent ripe yet).

The amenities were very clean and neat and the on-site manager was always there if needed.

Speaking of manager and Dennis and his wife Linda were lovely, always available to chat and both walked over in the late afternoons for a chat.

Jiji was a pleasure to deal with and very accomodating to any requests or questions that we had prior to arriving.

We had an amazing time and will definitely be back again with family and friends next time.

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Hipcamper Hang
Hang Z.
recommends this listing.
( PINE TREES 2)
May 7th, 2022

Me and my couple love this place. It would be better if there can be more toilets near palm trees campsite. Overall it is a great place for camping and relaxation. We would definitely come back again later.

Hipcamper Mitch

An actual affordable farmstay

Mitch D.
recommends this listing.
( PINE TREES 1)
May 3rd, 2022

What an amazing place. Hard to believe your just over an hour out of Sydney. Surrounded by beautiful paddocks with cows,horses, chickens and ducks roaming freely. Then there is the citrus that's yours for the picking and eatting when in season. Beautiful waterfall and waterfall trail minutes from campsite. Fire pits and fire wood provided. Toilets and shower in great condition, cleaned daily.
*Dump point available for self-contained.

Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Hi Mitch, Lovely to meet your family. I'm glad you made us the first stop on your journey; and that you all had fun despite the ground being so soggy! Happy travels!! Jiji

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela P.
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( PINE TREES 4)
May 2nd, 2022

Really loved staying here. This is what campings all about.....serenity, nature, pretty stars and privacy. We arrived after dark in a little bit of rain to be met personally at the front with a flashing light and our guide on a quad bike. Dennis personally guided us to where we were staying. He showed us the clean amenities and gave us a map and advised all the site had to offer with a cheerful and friendly attitude........would recommend not only based on the site but the service received. Thank you! 💖 staying here.

Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Aww thanks for the review Angela. I'm glad Dennis went above and beyond, and glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime! Jiji

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Hipcamper Nicholas

Peace and privacy

Nicholas L.
recommends this listing.
( PINE TREES 3)
May 2nd, 2022

Jiji and the team welcomed our group to the Pine trees location with open arms. Very accommodating to our bookings (including Day trips), where our group of friends had a great relaxing long weekend.
Amenities were very clean, the bush walks to the waterfall was a big crowd favourite with plenty to do for those wanting activities, but also a great location to sit back and relax as we had booked out the entire Pine Trees location.
Will definitely be coming back

Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Aww! What a nice review! It was nice to meet your group and we're so glad you all had a great time. Glad that amenities were clean too! Welcome back any time! Jiji

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Hipcamper Darrel

First camping with family

Darrel D.
recommends this listing.
(ORCHARD 3)
May 1st, 2022

For our first camping as a family we have choosen this location as per reviews and pictures that is a family friendly camping location
.oh boy the reviews didnt disappoint! Jiji and.dennis as an awesome host..they provide as firewood instead of us chopping brqnches as it was raining in the morning and no dry wood nearby to chop.. ypu can pick any citrus fruits thats ready to be pickup..we had lots of mandarin! My kids was thrilled and enjoy the tractor tour around the farm and the animal feeding section..nighttime in this area is also exceptional..no light pollution nearby and the stars is super clear..my kid want to sleep outside just to see the stars.. we will definitely come back to this place..one night is not enough..

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Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Hi Darrel It was nice to meet your group! I am so glad you all had a great time, and we lived up to the reviews and expectations! Dennis is great, he is temporary but has learnt the role very quickly and seems to be going above and beyond! Welcome back anytime. Jiji

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Hipcamper Henry
Henry W.
recommends this listing.
( PINE TREES 2)
April 30th, 2022

We loved the camp site, very quiet night and beautiful starry night. Thanks Dave for taking us on a tour of the farm. We will back again.

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Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Hi Henry, It was nice to meet you. It was actually Dennis who took you on the farm tour :-) We're all glad you had a great time despite being relocated due to the soggy ground in Pine Trees. Welcome back any time! Jiji

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Hipcamper Mandy
Mandy G.
recommends this listing.
(ORCHARD 3)
April 29th, 2022

This camping spot is our favourite one! I'd really like to keep this camping spot a secret! Only an hour drive from Sydney. Have the drinking water on site and super cleaning toilet and shower room. Amazing bush walk track with waterfall..Thank you Jiji and Dennis for being wonderful hosts and providing a wonderful stay for our families.

Hipcamper Jiji
Response from Jiji, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Hi Mandy! Writing a review is not a good way to keep a secret hehe ;-) We're so glad you enjoyed our farm and I'm glad the bathrooms are super clean! My parents have put their heart and soul in to the farm and will be wrapped that people love it. Jiji

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