Hipcamp host Gretchen C.,
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Nestle your tent amongst the quiet trees of our beautiful she-oak forest and enjoy the night in privacy.. apart from the birds and wallabies that is! Shared toilet and showering facilities are available at the main homestead, a short walk away, as well as a fire pit for cooking.

Alternatively, a powered campsite is offered near our budding orchard and permaculture gard

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Nestle your tent amongst the quiet trees of our beautiful she-oak forest and enjoy the night in privacy.. apart from the birds and wallabies that is! Shared toilet and showering facilities are available at the main homestead, a short walk away, as well as a fire pit for cooking.

Alternatively, a powered campsite is offered near our budding orchard and permaculture garden. Close to house amenities. Double bed in van also available on request. Roast marshmallows on our fire pit and enjoy an evening or yoga under the stars.

"Kardinia Park" is located in the heart of the Lockyer Valley, surrounded by local farms the "Food Bowl" of south east Queensland. Explore what the region has on offer - Gatton 15 min away, Toowoomba 30 min and Brisbane 1.5 hours.

We are friendly and respectful property, peace and privacy, with a passion for the environment, sustainable living and animals.. if that also sounds like you and you need a place to base yourself in the Gatton area.. or seeking a quiet trip away to enjoy farm life away from the hustle and bustle, we look forward to hosting you.

Access to laundry facilities, toilet and shower available. Free WiFi also available at main homestead on request.

This is a horse property and we have recently made limited horse experiences available to guests on request as part of your stay. Please refer to the Add-Ons for further details and to book. By arrangement, you can also take part in feed time and get to know some of our farm residents. Our four farm dogs also form part of the greeting committee. Please note all add on experiences are subject to change / cancellation dependent on conditions and weather during your stay.

Available sites:

Site 1 - Homestead Yard - Permaculture Garden - Quiet location nestled amongst our permaculture garden and orchard or other suitable site within our homestead house yard for your booking. Easy access to fire pit, lights, power and amenities. Suit tent camping, your own small van or camper or use our van (see add-ons available when booking). Outside hot shower and flushing toilet available for use within easy walking distance. As well as undercover entertainment area if required attached to main homestead with BBQ, table, chairs etc. Base Price $45 per night.

Site 2 - Bush camping by our dam. Secluded site near one of the farm dams amongst the trees. No access to power. Amenities available at homestead a short walk away. Outside hot shower and flushing toilet. Base Price $35 per night.

Site 3 - Self Contained bush camping - BYO all. More private location nestled amongst our enchanting she-oak forest, away from homestead. Fire pit.  No access to power or amenities. Self contained rate. Suit tent camping or vehicles not requiring access to power. Base Price $25 per night.

This is a farm and acreage environment. Pets holidaying with you and children must be supervised at all times.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Camping vehicle details
Electrical connection available
Generators allowed
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Have a question? Send Gretchen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 96%

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Use of washing machines

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Farm Animal Tour and Feeding time

Free farm tours / feeding by appointment.

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Permaculture Garden Tour

Guided tour through our permie garden and orchard.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at She-oak Sojourn / Farm Retreat in Queensland.

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Field
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Élodie

Sustainable & inspiring farm

élodie A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 19th, 2020

We really enjoyed our stay at Kardinia Park. Gretchen is a very welcoming host. With her dogs, horses and chickens. The property is so nice. The sunset amazing. The permaculture veggie garden incredible.
With access to shower, toilets, kitchen and laundry. Plus electricity and water for our caravan.
We even shared a dinner around the bond fire with our host. Perfect occasion to discuss and know more about each other.
The kids had a swim in the dam. And we did a nice bike ride around the property.
Perfect place for a sustainable, quiet, and inspiring stay!

Hipcamper Alice
Alice G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 3rd, 2021

Gretchen was an amazing host and our group had such a great time. The sunset over the paddocks was just incredible and we enjoyed star gazing afterwards. We got to pat the friendliest dogs and horses, and enjoy some delicious pumpkin from the veggie garden. Would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Lucas

An escape from the city

Lucas M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 17th, 2021

The boys loved camping in the bush and roasting marshmallows on the campfire. We had a great day away from the city!

The boys also loved the dogs (Fluffy, Rosie, Tango and Chainsaw) and couldn’t get enough cuddles and kisses in before we left. Thanks Gretchen for welcoming us.

Hipcamper Nestlee

Amazing stay at kardinia park!

Nestlee M.
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(Site 1)
May 31st, 2021

Wonderful place to camp and spend quality time with the family. Gretchen is an amazing host and went above and beyond for my daughter's birthday. Loved every minute of our stay. Thank you Gretchen!!!

Hipcamper Maurits
Maurits V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 1st, 2021

Gretchen was super helpful and has a beautiful property.

Hipcamper Jess

Kardinia park ~ new beginnings

Jess D.
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(Site 2)
July 5th, 2021

Kardinia Park has been more than I can have asked for. We spent 6 weeks there as we started some farm work nearby and felt so at home! Site 2 was perfect as we had our own space but we were in walking distance from the house and amenities. The dogs are all so loveable too, and definitely made my day more than once. Would 100% recommend staying here. Gretchen as you know, we loved our whole time there at Kardinia Park and we know we'll be coming back to visit again soon

Hipcamper Myshaylee
Myshaylee M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 20th, 2021

She-oak Sojourn was an awesome retreat to unwind relax & reenergise we extended our stay because it was so quiet & relaxing Gretchen allowed our daughter to feed& pat the horses she was so kind & gentle with her Betty had a ball being in touch with Nature & feeling like she was part of the environment
Thanks heaps Gretchen & Chris you made the start to our adventure positive

Hipcamper Jess D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 27th, 2021
Hipcamper Jess D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 3rd, 2021
Property
Kardinia Park
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$25/night
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