Hipcamp host Michelle Z.,
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We invite you to come and camp on our organic garlic farm. Our whole property is an exercise in sustainability.  We live off grid and feel passionate about the circular economy and connecting people form the city with rural areas. 

We use sustainable farming methods to produce organically grown garlic on an elevated site in beautiful Hartley Vale (near Lithgow),  just

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We invite you to come and camp on our organic garlic farm. Our whole property is an exercise in sustainability.  We live off grid and feel passionate about the circular economy and connecting people form the city with rural areas. 

We use sustainable farming methods to produce organically grown garlic on an elevated site in beautiful Hartley Vale (near Lithgow),  just 2 hours from Sydney. 

We especially love guests with young children and dogs. We have composting toilets. Hot showers. Pets welcome. 

We sometimes offer garlic tasting after harvest (time depends, once per year) so be sure to ask us!

Built on the site of the old Hartley Vale oil shale works that closed in 1916, 'The Refinery" was re-established in 2018 as an organic garlic farm now owned by James and Michelle and their two children. 

The farm features a hempcrete building named 'The Stinking Rose' used for drying and curing garlic that also acts as a big room for garlic feasts during planting (March, April and May each year). The building also houses toilet and shower facilities for guests when camping on site. On some evenings, the sky puts on a real show of golden sun rays with pink, purple and blue clouds while swallows flit across the garden beds catching moths. 

Our guests like to sit around their campfires watching the spectacular show while kids and dogs run around without the burden of leashes or noise of city traffic.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water connection available
No electrical connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Michelle a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 86%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Farm camping with stunning views in New South Wales.

Farm

This farm produces organically grown garlic.

Places to see near 'The Refinery' at Hartley Vale

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Hipcamper James

Tranquility in a van

James W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

What an amazing place Michelle and her family have. The moment you open the back doors and the tranquil rolling hills become your front door is the moment you remember why you camp. We’ll be back !

Hipcamper Chris
Chris R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2021

Perfect

Hipcamper Chris
Chris R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 16th, 2021

Best views🙌👍

Hipcamper Virginia

Great location, friendly hosts.

Virginia S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 15th, 2021

This is our second time camping at Michelle's property at Hartley Vale. We came back because we love it.

The campsite is well-located with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. The weather was really cold so we appreciated having a campfire.

Another good thing about Michelle's place is the really friendly family who made us very welcome. We enjoyed visits from their puppy, Steven, who played with our dog for hours!

We'll be back.

Hipcamper Chris

Perfect

Chris R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2021

Very accommodating

Hipcamper Chad
Chad H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2021

Very welcoming and warm family. Beautiful and picturesque surroundings. Highly recommended place to unwind and relax. Would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Kazuha
Kazuha M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 2nd, 2021

Fanstastic Place!

Hipcamper mary-ann
Mary Ann F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2021

The farm is a great spot to camp. We took our van, perfect. Lovely camp fire, superb views. Hosts were very accommodating, flexible and friendly.

Hipcamper Neilly

Great little getaway for us.

Neilly O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 21st, 2021

Had a great time with family ( including the fur fam) at this location, would recommend it to others.
Whilst a few tiny bits and pieces are yet to be finished, a lot of care & thought has gone into the amenities area which will make this a great location well into the future.
I also appreciated that Michelle took time out of her day to give us a phone call to make sure we packed enough blankets as it was a chilly weekend.
Thank you to Michelle for sharing her sustainable farm dream with us for the night.

Steven & Molly quickly became BBF’s! Sunsets vibes from site at the top of the property Farm camping with stunning views
Property
'The Refinery' at Hartley Vale
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$50/night
3 Sites