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.

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
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No 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 present
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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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AU$15

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AU$190
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Couples / 2x Adult Group Horse Ride

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Individual Horse Riding Experience

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Laundry use

Use of washing machines - per load.

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Experience

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.

Forest
Field
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

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Hipcamper Peter
Peter G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 - She-Oak Forest (BYO))
January 4th, 2022

Very relaxing and quiet.Gretchen was a great host,we will definitely return.

Hipcamper Amy

Pleasant, peaceful, welcoming

Amy B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 - She-Oak Forest (BYO))
November 25th, 2021

We had a great time staying at this farm retreat as the surroundings are beautiful and bushy with lots of birds. The owner is very hospitable and generous, a beautiful household with farm animals like horses a few cute dogs and family of ducks and chickens.
We loved it there and had a great peaceful stay,felt like home.
Thank you Gretchen 🙃❣️🌿

Hipcamper Mark

Just an hour away from brisbane?!

Mark E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
November 20th, 2021

This is one of those places you go if you want to escape suburbia and enter chill mode. I stayed at the site overlooking the dam, and was off the grid for numerous nights. Absolutely loved it! Chair, fire pit, full moon above dam and even got to see the eclipse! Way to end my stay!

Dog friendly and she loved the swim and new smells!
I saw a range of native animals (got some snaps!), and some humorous ones (Guineafowls) that make an appearance a couple times a day and aren't shy!
There was beautiful horses and doggos!

I had the tour of Kardinia Park with Gretchin, and learnt a lot about permaculture, methods on working in unity with her environment and history of how Kardinia Park became to be and where she sees her future project going.
There are numerous vegetation working together and got to taste a lot of new flavours! Still cant figure out that taste of that particular cherry!

The environment around the house looks welcoming for families and plenty for the kids to be entertained and appealed by visually and learn! :)

Overall - Would retreat to again! Thank you!

Hipcamper Jaco

Relaxed and delightful

Jaco G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 - Homestead Yard)
October 3rd, 2021

We had a lovely time with lots of special surprises. Our kid loved the animals. Fire Pit was was ready to light. Every was neat and toilets super clean. Perfect for our short stay.

Hipcamper Amy

Best camping spot i’ve ever been to

Amy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
October 3rd, 2021

Super relaxing and peaceful. Gretchen the host was very accommodating. Perfect camp spot 👌

She-oak Sojourn / Farm Retreat
Hipcamper RODNEY
Rodney L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 - She-Oak Forest (BYO))
September 27th, 2021

If it’s peace and quiet you are looking for, with nothing but the chirping of birds, neighing of horses and the gentle sound of the breeze through the trees, then the She Oak campsite is just for you. Far enough away from houses and other campers, yet only ten minutes away from town, if you’ve run out of chocolate, or other necessities.
We greatly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return for another chance to recharge the batteries.

Hipcamper Ivana
Ivana S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
September 27th, 2021

We had a lovely three night stay at Gretchen's. Site 2 was private but close enough to the main house to use the shower and toilet. Boys (4&6) loved playing at the dam and making a fire. And of course we all loved the dogs. Gretchen is a very accommodating host and the site was a good base from which to explore Toowoomba carnival of flowers and beyond. Thank you.

Hipcamper Carmen

Private and quiet camp

Carmen K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 - Homestead Yard)
September 25th, 2021

We camped at site 1 as a family. Nice lovely private spot. Beautiful horses and friendly dogs. Gretchen and Chris were very welcoming and were super responsive when we needed help.

We would certainly go back again. Thank you for a great experience!

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Hipcamper Julie

Feels remote with handy ameneties

Julie W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 - Bush Camp by our Dam)
September 5th, 2021

We loved our stay. We were in site two in our Kombi which felt really private and remote beside the bush and dam but we could stroll up and use the anemites when we wanted (fridge, toilet) so gave us the best of both worlds, privacy and a sense of remoteness but with the convience of usiong to the loo and the hot water, with the outdoor shower which was amazing, so invigoratong to shower outdoors!

Gretchen was super friendly and welcoming also :) We will return with the kids in spring/summer.

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Property
Kardinia Park
State
Queensland
Country
Australia
AU$25/night
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