Hipcamp host Rod S.,
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Price is for one person. Book all other guests as additional guests.

THE VALLEY HIDDEN IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE

With views across - and direct access to - the rainforests of Sherwood Creek, this Site gives your entire group walking access to all the wonders of this very secluded and quiet property. Including up to our rather s

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Price is for one person. Book all other guests as additional guests.

THE VALLEY HIDDEN IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE

With views across - and direct access to - the rainforests of Sherwood Creek, this Site gives your entire group walking access to all the wonders of this very secluded and quiet property. Including up to our rather stonking-great private waterfall - the crazy-huge secret one, right up the back.

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THIS, YOUR SPECIAL SITE!

This Area is pretty flat. And grassy. About 1300m2. Fully fenced. 2 dams adjacent.

Each Site is at least ~40m from any other Site. And each Area is at least ~40m from any other Area.

Perfect for wedding parties and similar larger groups seeking deep nature.

Suitable for horses too. See about HORSES below.

Site 1 has views of the eastern escarpments , Site 2 overlooks the rainforest creek.

If you book an ENTIRE Area you and your group can camp anywhere within that Area. But do discuss with us first the minimums that apply.

GROUND CONTROL TO PLANET EARTH

This particular site suits all vehicles in almost all ground/weather conditions. 

Please do not block any access tracks and keep all vehicles within your site.

CLIMATE CONTROL

Site 1 has almost no shade, though at other times the coastal latitude here makes this Site gloriously warmer and brighter than all our other sites throughout all the cooler and milder months. Depending on your set-up, your best months at Site 1 might generally be from March through to October/November. 

Site 2 has a bit more shade.

OUR PROPERTY 

104 very private acres, snuggled between a National Park Nature Reserve and a State Forest. On a dead end road. No agriculture or farms upstream, only one other like-minded property owner.  Secluded, but hiding smack bang in the middle of everywhere!

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From vertiginous sandstone cliffs on which epipetrics cling tight, right through to palm-filled rainforests, and with two quite different creek systems, you'll be spoiled for things to do and places to explore - without ever leaving the property!

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ACTIVITIES

Bird watch. Climb. Abseil. Photograph wildflowers. Paint. Swim. There's even gold to be found in the next valley. Explore trails by mountain bike. Whale watch. Surf. Learn SCUBA. Go beach-combing. Catch a mudcrab. Go whitewater river rafting.

Ask your host about where to find all the local waterfalls, the best walking, how to find gold or the gnarliest off-road tracks. Anything is possible here in this magnificent part of the world, except perhaps snow and ice. You might even get to watch your host fly his powered paraglider from the beach!

HORSES

Maximum 4 horses at any one time and for no more than 3 nights. You must also book all Sites in your chosen Area, with horses paid for as if each horse is an extra person each night.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Fifth wheels
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Rod a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Tennis courts in Glenreagh. Confirm availability with Glenreagh General Store.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Everywhere, though just 20 minutes to Arrawarra’s famed mountain bike track. Otherwise mountain bike trails abound! Suitable fo...Read more

Boating

Islands everywhere offshore, fishing/diving/snorkelling PARADISE! Sand ramp Arrawarra 25mins. Concrete ramp Red Rock 35 mins.

Fishing

Mulloway, kingfish, bream, snapper, tailor, flathead, mudcrabs - they're all nearby in our ocean and estuaries - and more! But ...Read more

Hiking

You'll be spoiled for choice, whether dry or wet sclerophyll, rainforest, formed tracks or following cliff-lines. The wildflowe...Read more

Horseback riding

HORSES allowed as per individual site description. Horses are $10 ea per night. Or $35/supplementary paddock/night, if availabl...Read more

Paddling

Best paddling is 12 minutes away on the Orara River. Otherwise why not explore/fish/crab/birdwatch some of the many stunningly ...Read more

Wind sports

See SURFING. Otherwise fly a kite anywhere! (Your host flies a powered paraglider!)

Off-roading (OHV)

Being surrounded by National Park and State Forests, dirt bike trails are everywhere! Suitable for all levels of rider. No dirt...Read more

Climbing

Being surrounded by sandstone cliffs you'll go crazy with all the climb sites here!! Or abseil. Or just scramble around, discov...Read more

Surfing

With more point breaks than any other part of the east coast of Australia, you're pretty much sure to find a wave no matter wha...Read more

Swimming

OCEAN: Empty beaches year round or between the flags, there's plenty of warm water for everyone. INLAND: You must take a dip in...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The Nymboida River (1hr away) is one Australia's best whitewater destinations.

Wildlife watching

Multiple forest types, creeks, estuaries, ocean, islands. Cliffs, rivers, you'll simply want to stay longer!

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at WATERMELON FLAT. Fenced Open Grass in New South Wales.

Beach

Most are EMPTY, year round!

Cave

Our surrounding escarpments hold many secret places that I'm not disclosing here!

Coastal

Solitary Islands Marine Park. Cool southern waters meet warm tropical waters here. Whales abound in season.

Forest

Wet and dry sclerophyll, and rainforest. And a gorgeous ancient Giant Banksia grove. All on the property.

Lake

No lake - but 3 dams!

Mountainous

Cliffs, escarpments, mountains, valleys and flats. Take your pick!

River, stream, or creek

Two creeks, one rapids and one huge waterfall - and that's before you leave the property!

Swimming hole

Yes, yes and yes.

Waterfall

One huge stonker up the back more secretive than a Pope's confession. Many others all around.

Farm

Work in progress....

Driveway

Vehicle track to back waterfall can get sketchy for some vehicles after rain, but we do offer a tractor shuttle service.

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Hipcamper Jacinta
Jacinta R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
April 30th, 2022

host was nice and helpful but there were lots of leeches after the rains, not ideal for camping- wish i had known beforehand

Hipcamper Emma
Emma M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 4th, 2022

Absolutely beautiful part of the world. Rod and his doggo Red are excellent hosts. The daily walk to the stunning waterfalls were just a perfect way to start 2022z

Hipcamper Greg

Peaceful camping

Greg H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 1st, 2022

Very peaceful , relaxing with lovely views - spacious & quiet

WATERMELON FLAT. Fenced Open Grass
Hipcamper Rick
Rick W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 12th, 2021

Camping on Rod's land was so relaxing and we had everything we needed. The site had amazing views and it is well worth getting a load of firewood, because we loved having fires every night out in the open.

The hiking trails through the property are amazing and the waterfalls were a highlight of the trip.

Hipcamper David

Beautiful area off grid

David P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 17th, 2021

Sooo peaceful! Such a good spot!

Had no major trouble finding the place with google, just don’t listen to it once you get to Anthol Glen rd and just follow it till you get to the Little Rock.

PrePaid $20 for the firewood and turned up to a perfect pile of mixed wood and kindling complete with matches and paper right next to the large fire pit. We got 3 days out of the wood but we’re re just a small family.

The site was great, no rocks, easy to peg into. Has a slight hill across the field so could be slippery but we cruised in with the van. The grass was amazing, kids loved having no bindies, running around barefoot the whole time we were there. Toilets great, basic but all you need. Great view!

The trek to the waterfall was definitely a trek 😅 great walk but for younger kids or less than average fitness levels get the tractor ride 3/4 of the way up. Some cool climbing to be done once you get to the water fall.

Definitely Worth checking Sherwood nature reserve waterfalls. Park by the new bridge and follow the water up stream, easy trek and some amazing creeks to swim in. We were with a 5 and 6 yr old and they managed easy.

Seriously no phone or internet signal. It was great!!

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Hipcamper Jade

Thanks rod 😊

Jade M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 4th, 2021

Loved every minute of staying at watermelon flats. Such a stunning part of the bush and perfect perfect camping spot. Thanks so much for having us Rod!

Hipcamper Dan
Dan M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
April 14th, 2021

Would have loved to stay, but unable due to grounds were to wet and we were cancelled by owner.

Hipcamper Shar

Awesome part of the world

Shar L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 17th, 2021

Such an amazing spot. Rod was so accommodating to our needs. We took 9, 15 year old girls camping for a birthday party and they loved haveing a secret waterfall to hang out at. Our trip was perfect even in the wet. Awesome part of the world!

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Hipcamper Shar

Fantastic

Shar L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
February 14th, 2021

Fantastic spot. It rained for most the time so we didn't get to explore as much as we would have liked, but we did get to the very private waterfall and it was an amazing adventure. We took 9, 15 year old girls for a birthday and they had a ball. The host was great and accommodating. Our dog go to roam free and explored. Couldn't ask for more!

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Property
Waterfalls & More
State
New South Wales
Country
Australia
AU$29/night
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