Hipcamp host Ian L.,
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This cabin amongst the towering gums allows a serene, freedom feeling whilst sheltered and enjoying many comforts of home. The birds will wake you in the morning (if not kookas in the night) and the starry skies are something to behold. Lots of wildlife especially kangaroos, parrots and echidnas. Gold prospecting is a popular activity in surrounding areas. Wildflowers in Sum

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This cabin amongst the towering gums allows a serene, freedom feeling whilst sheltered and enjoying many comforts of home. The birds will wake you in the morning (if not kookas in the night) and the starry skies are something to behold. Lots of wildlife especially kangaroos, parrots and echidnas. Gold prospecting is a popular activity in surrounding areas. Wildflowers in Summer and fungi in winter provide intrigue and discovery for nature enthusiasts.

The wood stove provides for cooking and for warmth, making the cabin a haven in summer and winter.

A 1000 litre drinking water tank and sink for cleaning and meal preparation adds some glamour too.

Surrounded by Lillicur State Forest, opportunities for walks, horse riding and bike riding abound

Two mountain bikes are ready to roll and a solar panel will keep phones charged

A holding yard will keep your horses happy and shaded.

A nine hole mini golf course will challenge your physical and mental talents.

Ozzi Mozzies are provided.

Only one booking is taken for any night. Once you have booked, the property is yours and is designated unavailable to anybody else on hipcamp

You may bring vans and tents , too - at $30 per site.

10 minutes down the road you'll find the quaint village of Talbot. The town retains a number of historic buildings from its prosperous gold mining days which can be observed by taking a stroll along Scandinavian Crescent in the heart of the town. Some of the old shops which line this street are now home to speciality businesses, including a clothing boutique, bookshop and homewares store. The restored London House building in Scandinavian Crescent operates as a cafe and visitor information centre and is surrounded by an attractive community garden. At the corner of Scandinavian Crescent and Fyfe Street is the Talbot Pioneers Memorial Playground with BBQ and picnic shelters. A monthly farmers market operates in Scandinavian Crescent and surrounding streets on the 3rd Sunday.

2 hours from Melbourne, 1 hour from Ballarat.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
Playground available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send ian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Echidna Retreat Cabin in Victoria.

Forest

Places to see near Ian L.’s Land

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Hipcamper Itai
Itai E.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2022

The location of the cabin was really tranquil. And the way Ian has set it up, you are almost transported back to the days of the gold rush, and can almost hear the prospectors walking around at night through the woods. It's real back to basics (in a good way) with candles for light, and just enjoying nature. When I first saw the minigold cause, I didn't think much of it ... but I must say, it was one of the most fun games of mini golf I've ever played (The rule is you can't move anything out of the way of the ball ... the plants and everything are part of the course!)

Hipcamper Patrick

Happy campers.

Patrick M.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2022

Thanks Ian for sharing your property with us.
Happy dogs and people after a long weekend sitting around a fire to the sounds of birds and laughter

We enjoyed our hike out Quartz Mountain too.

Hipcamper ian
Response from ian, the Host, on November 10th, 2022

patrick was such a champ - and left the place a treat

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Hipcamper Pip
Pip P.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2022

We had a lovely relaxing time at Ian's property. It was very secluded and peaceful. There were lots of handy bits and pieces to use - cooking utensils, great fire pit, etc etc. Would highly recommend!!

Property
Ian L.’s Land
State
Victoria
Country
Australia
AU$60/night
1 Site