Hipcamp host Sascha J.,
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Ironbark Ranch is an idyllic Australian bush retreat set on a family property in the Central Coast Hinterland, NSW. Tucked away on a mountain top at the entrance to the Popran National park on 105 acres of native bush, lifestyle farm paddocks with open sky, Ironbark Ranch is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from their day to day, the city, the coast or are die hard, se

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Ironbark Ranch is an idyllic Australian bush retreat set on a family property in the Central Coast Hinterland, NSW. Tucked away on a mountain top at the entrance to the Popran National park on 105 acres of native bush, lifestyle farm paddocks with open sky, Ironbark Ranch is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from their day to day, the city, the coast or are die hard, self sufficient campers looking for their next hip spot.

A true hiker and nature lovers paradise with several bush walks of varying difficulties and distances, such as Mt Olive and the Emerald Pools for swimming. There are plenty of birds, lizards, and other Australian Wildlife viewing. We have several tracks through our own property for walking which offer amazing scenic views of the hinterland and bush. Mountain bikers have plenty of options. 

Find your own tranquil spot on your own 30 acres of private land - amidst the sounds of the Australian bush for a session of sunrise yoga or meditation, or take in the bush views with your loved ones for a sunset drink. Families will be in heaven in the wide open space - with plenty of freedom to move and have fun - without the worry of neighbours asking to turn the noise down.

We have cows, horses, chickens, geese and dogs on our family friendly property. Nearby attractions - Ironbark Road Waterfalls, Glenworth Valley Horseriding, Hawksbury River fishing and boating,Australian Walkabout Park.

Please note - 4WD or AWD vehicles essential.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Class B RVs and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, or Class A RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sascha a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ironbark Ranch - Free Range in New South Wales.

Mountainous
Field
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Dianne

Camping with animals

Dianne N.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

The site is great and quiet especially as we have a number of fur babies in the group. Love the spot!

Hipcamper Toby
Toby W.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2022

Solid place, great guy

Hipcamper Yang
Yang Y.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2022

Great site, great people, really enjoyed the stay

Hipcamper Louise

Great dog friendly camping

Louise J.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2022

Loved how dog friendly this place was. The dogs could really free roam the property and explore (although they didn't wander that far from us) because you get a massive private area to yourself. Barbed wire fence which stopped them going out onto the road.
The top camping area where we stayed is right next to ironbark picnic area so there is a pit toilet there. I walked to the other campground which is about halfway between house and top of property (maybe 1km away?) And it had great views of the valleys and a nice deck but you'd need a camp toilet. Looks like it had power too.
It took me a while to find the house id suggest ignore the pin on the Google map and just navigate to the address given. The entrance is opposite a property called Misty with lions on the gates.
Then knock on front door and the owner showed the way to campsite on his quad bike.
Not a lot of dog friendly walks around because it borders national Park but there was a waterfall near mangrove mtn and you can walk along the road or the dirt road in the property.
We visited Strickland forest on the way home to give the dogs a good bushwalk.
Recommended, particularly given flexible cancellation policy (nothing worse than being locked into camping if it's forecast to pour with rain) and closeness to Sydney.
There were a few leeches around and some midgie things so take insect spray.

The top campsite, nice dry paddock despite recent rain. The lower campsite had better views but no toilet and felt less remote.This waterfall is about 10 min drive away and dog friendly. Short muddy walk with leeches but prettyIronbark Ranch - Free Range
Hipcamper Michael
Michael J.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2022

Had a peaceful time at Ironbark ranch. Awesome to be able to camp and be able to take our furry family member, and enjoy a ground fire. Awesome place too chill and enjoy some peace and quiet. Great outlook. Hosts Clint and Sasha, are friendly and put us in a great spot. Excellent place for a short break

Visitor to campThe campView from Mt OliveView from Mt Olive
Hipcamper Malcolm
Malcolm M.
recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2022

I wanted a couple of days at peace with nature and it provided that perfectly. National Park all around with bush walks available for those who like that sort of thing. There were no other campers there at the time but if there were they could be a long way off. The National Park toilet was close by and clean. It rained pretty much all the time I was there so that may explain the lack of birds and other wildlife. Very peaceful.

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Hipcamper Rob
Rob D.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2022

Lovely peaceful place to camp in nature, we were lucky to have the whole field to ourselves, hosts Clint and Sascha were great at keeping us updated re. Roads / weather etc.. defo go back here

Hipcamper Lucia
Lucia V.
recommends this listing.
March 12th, 2022

Clint was great and the campsite is perfect, right next to the national park. Would visit again!

Hipcamper Niki
Niki C.
recommends this listing.
February 22nd, 2022

Beautiful spot right near a national park and so quiet and peaceful. Been there twice now and will definitely go again.

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Property
Ironbark Ranch - Mangrove Mt
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$60/night
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