Hipcamp host Rory C.,
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*****No toilet or shower available at this listing. You must bring your own. PLEASE BE AWARE ENTRY TO THE PROPERTY IS STEEP. Entry is not ideal for large caravans or campervans. *****

La Cascina is a small property situated on a hill surrounded by trees and bushland. There are two main camping areas which would suite tent and small to medium van/car camping. There is

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*****No toilet or shower available at this listing. You must bring your own. PLEASE BE AWARE ENTRY TO THE PROPERTY IS STEEP. Entry is not ideal for large caravans or campervans. *****

La Cascina is a small property situated on a hill surrounded by trees and bushland. There are two main camping areas which would suite tent and small to medium van/car camping. There is access to neighbouring bushland with nice short walks available in the area.  Only 20 minutes by car to Newcastle CBD, 10 minutes by car to redhead beach and 5 minutes by car to Lake Macquarie. 

La Cascina is a great spot to stop overnight on a road trip or to get away for the weekend to relax. We have no toilets so please bring your own. The access to the property is a steep sealed driveway. 

Site 1 is an open site with plenty of shade. The area is flat. More suited to larger camping set ups. This site is closest to the Beehives. 

Site 2 is a more uneven surface area which is better for smaller vans and tents. 

Redhead Beach is the closest dog beach 10 minutes by car. 

Croudace Bay is a dog park on the lake which is 5 minutes by car. 

This is a family owned acreage that brings the best parts of environmental living with the benefits of being close to the coast and a city. A very long time ago it was the site of a quarry. The nature has returned and we are left with a beautiful forested acreage.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 19 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, or Class A RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Rory a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Fernliegh track 15 kilometer bike path starting in Belmont and finishing in Kotara. These bike paths are 10 minutes by car from...Read more

Boating

Lake Macquarie is only 10 minutes by car.

Fishing

Lake Macquarie is 10 minutes by car or the beaches around the area.

Hiking

There are fire trails around the area.

Paddling

Paddle on Lake Macquarie- 10 minutes by car.

Wind sports

Lake Macquarie is 10 minutes by car or the beaches around the area.

Surfing

Redhead beach is 10 minutes east by car. Caves beach is 20 minutes south by car. Blacksmiths beach is 15 minutes south by car. ...Read more

Swimming

There are a number of beaches 10-15 minutes away. Lake Macquarie 10 minutes by car. Charlestown pool 15 minutes by car.

Wildlife watching

From your campsite there is an abundance of birds.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at La Cascina in New South Wales.

Forest

Eucalyptus forest

Suburban

Close to local shops and amenities

Farm

The property is 10 acres and has beehives and a few friendly goats.

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123 Reviews

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Hipcamper Ross

Urban oasis

Ross H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 24th, 2022

What a great location. Serenity amongst the tall trees, but so centrally located to all that Lake Macquarie has to offer. Would recommend as a peaceful campsite, and/or as a base camp for exploration and enjoyment of this area.

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 22nd, 2022

Amazing spot ! Realy quiet and peacefull under the trees.
Thank you very much.

Hipcamper Mark

Good times

Mark M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 21st, 2022

It was great I really enjoyed my time there. It was good to get away for the weekend and spend some quality time camping. Iv been here a couple times and it’s always been great every time.

Hipcamper Peter

Highly recommended

Peter C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 20th, 2022

Beautiful spot. Don’t panic in the drive thru the suburbs, it all disappears to provide a quiet oasis of calm.

Hipcamper chris

Great quick escape or 4wd base

Chris W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 18th, 2022

Fantastic camping spot, great for the family or just a quick little get away. Fire pits were provided for each site and fresh water was available if needed. Close to shops (under 10 minutes) however honestly felt KM's away from civilisation.
Plenty of space, and has nice little walks just off the property (also good for looking for firewood)
Highly recommended!

For any of those that do a bit of 4WD'ing the site is 8 minutes from Redhead Beach tracks (Open sat, sun & Public Holidays) and BlackSmith Beach 4WD tracks (Pretty much always open unless bad weather). 1 Hour to Stockton North Entry (Pretty much always open unless bad weather, however for beginners keep an eye on the tide (tide comes in VERY QUICK), as it would best to go at low tide to prevent driving on the dunes ).

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 12th, 2022

Great little spot and right in town, easy to get an Uber if you want to go out for dinner.

Hipcamper Emanuel
Emanuel M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 3rd, 2022

Awesome place to stay for the night! close to the beaches etc yet feels like you're in the middle of the bush. Highly recommend

Hipcamper Rachel

Camping with nature

Rachel D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 1st, 2022

La Cascina is in a beautiful area. Your close to the beach and city but also removed enough to not hear busy traffic and enjoy nature. There are firepits available for the evenings.

Both campsites are very well maintained and easy to navigate. The driveway is very steep but manageable for cars and some vans.

Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Zac

Bush camping by the beach

Zac F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 30th, 2022

La Cascina is stunning! It’s a gorgeous and very spacious property with easy access and is very peaceful. We were greeted by Ralph (Kelpie) who was a very welcome addition! Will definitely be back with friends next time!

Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 New South Wales
Finalist
Property
La Cascina
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$25/night
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