Hipcamp host Lisa B.,
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This site is a Pristine Riverfront property in Colo Valley. It is a tidal river with sandy shallow sandbars and 10ft deep swimming holes. There is an abundance of native animals here including kangaroos, lyre birds, lace monitors, platypus and more! Access is via a short dirt driveway to the riverfront camping area. The access is 2wd, unless there has been significant rain t

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This site is a Pristine Riverfront property in Colo Valley. It is a tidal river with sandy shallow sandbars and 10ft deep swimming holes. There is an abundance of native animals here including kangaroos, lyre birds, lace monitors, platypus and more! Access is via a short dirt driveway to the riverfront camping area. The access is 2wd, unless there has been significant rain then it becomes 4wd access.

We can accommodate both small and large groups with sites just steps away from the river. We have 2 water entrances, one is a large grassed area with shallow water which is great for kids and families. The other entrance is a natural sandy entry with a deeper swimming area suitable for adults. We also have a beautiful lagoon area where I can arrange additional campers. We have built some new flushing toilets (3) with a hot water shower. 

Day trippers also allowed at $10 per day (book in extras) if they are not staying overnight.

We are very accommodating of your pets. We welcome dogs and can host horses in one of the paddocks. Please ensure you contact the host prior to your stay if you are bringing any animals. 

We have canoes & floats which you can hire to paddle up the river. Additional activities here include fishing, swimming, bushwalking, canoeing & birdwatching. We are also only a 5 minute drive to Colo Riverside Cafe.

We also have 2 beautiful brand new glamping tents that you can hire. Please see our extras.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 15 guests per site
Up to 5 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 22 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Lisa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Paddocks are available to bring your own horses at extra cost. Enquire with host

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Hipcamper Grant

Awesome camp ground

Grant J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2022

Fabulous camp ground next to the Colo River. Great for large parties with so much space for all your kit. This is our second time here and can’t wait to go back again. Our host, Lisa, was awesome and even helped us out with firewood. Highly recommended and not many places like this where toilets and a shower is available.

Hipcamper Steve
Steve E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 15th, 2022

Fantastic place. Lisa is great, made us feel very welcomed. Was awesome to have the place to ourselves. On the river, large open space and great to have a fire in the evenings. Will definitely be coming back.

Hipcamper Kendall
Kendall G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 20th, 2022

Reluctant to review because I want this place to stay a hidden gem! <3 Lisa was incredible start to finish, hospitable, informative, friendly, and very chilled. Was gracious with her property, and left us to enjoy it, but checked in to make sure we were all happy. The property is beyond beautiful, flat, grassed, perfect balance of shady and sunny and has a sandy area near the fire pit/ beach area.
We had a large group for a surprise bday, and everyone was super comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed their time. Such a short stray from the big smoke to this slice of heaven, which was also a bonus. The amenities were super clean and a massive draw: Large sturdy table and chairs, big fire pit, kayaks and water supplies, BBQ and sink, gazebo, and 3 toilets + hot showers. The ultimate perfect getaway, we will be back in a heartbeat! xx

Hipcamper Ingrid
Ingrid T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2021

A great spot for families. Lisa the host is very friendly and made sure we were OK. She even let us choose where to camp (either by the river or on the grass section, across the road. Your spot is huge. We had tents but were surrounded by camper trailers. We stayed on the riverside which is sandy. Has clean flushing toilets and a shower with hot water. Riverside also has a communal kitchen. Not far from Windsor. Would love to come back again.

Our spot. Could have fit another car and tent.
Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2021

Brilliant nice and relaxing stay!
Bathrooms and showers are very clean, well maintained and not to mention Lisa is super chill and a great host!
Lisa was very accommodating and I'd definitely stay here again sometime

Hipcamper Jaime

Sandy colo

Jaime I.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2021

Not a bad place to go camping, it was quite nice and the host was lovely. The only down fall is that there is only 1 shower and that you may break your ankle getting down to the river.

Hipcamper Noah
Noah O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2021

Lisa was extremely accommodating and helpful. We stayed with a large group of 17 with great privacy and views. Highly recommend staying here!!!
Toilet and showers were clean.
This place has everything you need.
Hope to go back soon

Hipcamper Jason
Jason R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2021

Great fun with our friends and families. I suggest the far right camping spot if you want a bit of space. It was beautiful in Winter, I can't wait to visit in the warmer months. Lisa was very accommodating and those toilets/shower block were A+.

Hipcamper Nicole

We will be back!

Nicole G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2021

We stayed at Shady Acres for a family long weekend and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It’s the little things that make it that extra bit special whilst not taking away from the camping experience. The communal bbq was excellent, the hot shower and toilets were VERY much appreciated, and the kids (well my kids but 20 year old’s!) enjoyed using the canoes on the river. Added bonus it’s so close to Sydney, from northern beaches it was about 90 minutes! It unfortunately got nailed by the floods so what was obviously lush grass before now has a lot of sand on it although you can see the grass trying to grow through, but this isn’t a huge deal, just bring floor mats for tents or old shoes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. It’s really crucial we support these stays that have been affected by floods/fires etc and I know we will all be going back to Lisa’s stay again!

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Property
Shady Acres Colo River
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$250/night
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