Premium and exclusive natural camping. Our property is located on the beautiful Karuah River in the picturesque Monkerai valley. The river is a fresh mountain river running from the foothills of Barrington tops. Most of the year the river is lovely and clear and ideal for swimming canoeing floating on airbeds fishing photography or just enjoying. There is also some really ni
Premium and exclusive natural camping. Our property is located on the beautiful Karuah River in the picturesque Monkerai valley. The river is a fresh mountain river running from the foothills of Barrington tops. Most of the year the river is lovely and clear and ideal for swimming canoeing floating on airbeds fishing photography or just enjoying. There is also some really nice bike riding and walking opportunities around the valley although you will be on gravel roads and we are only 25 min drive from the popular Dungog mountain bike park.
You are likely to see a variety of birdlife other wildlife including black and white cockatoos ducks some lizards, occasionally wallabies, echidnas and if you are lucky maybe a Platypus. You will have this campsite completely to yourself with no other camper near you . Privacy, tranquility, relaxation and just enjoying nature is waiting for you.
After good summer and Autumn rain there is green grass everywhere the campsites are perfect for having a campfire and bring your telescope as you’ll be amazed at the stargazing at night with no light pollution. Ideal for self-contained vans, camper trailers, medium motor homes, tents or swags, its up to you. There are no toilets so only suitable if you have your own toilet facilities and take away all waste when you leave.
Gloucester Dungog and historic Stroud village are nearby as well as Barrington Tops National Park. We have only recently offered our property for guests and we are sure you will enjoy it far more than a crowded traditional caravan park or campground.
We do now also have some limited bags of firewood for sale at $20 a bag. These are heavy bags of very dry local Hardwood. You can also collect firewood along the river banks yourself or bring your own firewood in if that is easier and more convenient for you.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We don’t have horseriding on our property however it is available in the area.
The river is ideal for a canoe or sit on top type watercraft.
For most of the year the weather is beautiful for swimming. Can be too cold in the winter but generally lovely through the warm...Read more
There are small rapids in the river which can be fun in the kayak or canoe or surf at. However after rain the river can rise a...Read more
Quite a variety of birdlife live around the river with different species seen from early morning through till sunset. Wallabies...Read more
Natural features you'll find at The Platypus Pool - Karuah River in New South Wales.
At the top of the Momkerai Valley last areas of forest that are in the foothills of the beautiful Barrington tops national park...Read more
A day trip from the farm takes you right up onto the top of Barrington tops which is 1500 m above sea level. Beautiful in the w...Read more
Fronting the river in our paddocks or fields if you like. Lovely and green for most of the year but it is Australia and can get...Read more
Camping right on the banks of the lovely river is certainly one of the major upsides of staying on our property.
All of our campsites are right on the banks of the river with easy access for summer swimming. Caution is always required went ...Read more
Ours is a working farm running organic beef cattle. If we have time we are happy to show you around and introduce you to some o...Read more
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Most amazing place to camp
An awesome private campsite on this beautiful property right by the river. Stunning views and a great location. Chris was extremely welcoming to our whole group and took the time to show us around the property so we were able to pick the best spot, and he even gave us tips on things to do while staying in the area. Being the only campers on the property made it feel completely isolated. Amazing experience to wake up to the sounds of the animals and rushing water of the river. Can not recommend this place highly enough. We’ll definitely be back!
We spent the weekend at Chris's farm, it was a peaceful relaxing and such a beautiful spot. Chris was super generous with his time and showed us the property, helped us feed his lovely cows - snowflake was our favourite, and gave us some history of his families time there. The spot Chris chose for us was right beside some rapids with rolling grass to the water, and was perfect for our daughter who cant swim yet and our Labrador. Perfection if you like your camping away from the crowds. A pre made fire, and clear skies, incredible stars, capped off a perfect weekend. Many thanks Chris for your country hospitality - see you again soon
Not often leave reviews as comments, but we all thought Chris was a great host and he was super helpful and attentive throughout the booking process as well as our stay. We loved everything of this charming farmland, running creek, strolling cattle, beautiful landscape, starry night, etc. We will definitely come back and revisit in the near future!
An unexpected change of plans had us booking last minute and we are so glad we did! This camp was beyond delightful and Chris was an exceptional host from initial enquiry through to the last day. Our camp area was next to the most splendid water hole with plenty of room for a camper trailer and a caravan. There were 2 Bass caught and 1 Platypus spotted over the weekend and if that all seems to much then relax in the hammock under the trees and watch the amazing birds above just before you light the campfire for the evening. We are so confident you will love this camp we have already rebooked again!
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!
This place is honestly even better in person! It has such a beautiful feel to it and having the place to yourself is just magical! I can’t recommend this place highly enough and Chris is an even more amazing host! Do yourself a favour and stay here, I promise you won’t regret it :)
Second stay not not the last
This is was our second stay at this beautiful spot
Got to meet Chris this time he was super friendly and helpful weather was great and Spent plenty of time in the river
My family loves the spot
Private and relaxing stay
Three days of peace, swimming in clear cool water and reading under the pines shading me from the summer sun. A beautiful site. It was private and secluded. Chris was lovely, grew up here so lots of knowledge and once he knows what you want from your stay happy to accommodate. I’m looking forward to returning. Could get 3G (with Telstra) if I walked around, so could text out..for those who need to know.