Hipcamp host Michael P.,
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Nestled right beside the Murrundini River, this campsite is surrounded by tall swamp gums, black wood wattles and tree ferns. This spot (site 2) is at its best from spring through to autumn (can get very damp in winter).  Site one is flat open and good all year round. Site one best for caravans, camper-trailers, site two best for tents. Both are right beside the river. There

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Nestled right beside the Murrundini River, this campsite is surrounded by tall swamp gums, black wood wattles and tree ferns. This spot (site 2) is at its best from spring through to autumn (can get very damp in winter).  Site one is flat open and good all year round. Site one best for caravans, camper-trailers, site two best for tents. Both are right beside the river. There are two swimming holes, with steps for easy access (hand rails on the both of them.)

Enjoy a peaceful riverside camp site. Campfires are permitted, only in provided fire pits (fire wood can be supplied). A grill or hotplate for the fire is also available.

It's a short walk to the onsite toilet facilities (150m). There is potable rain water tank, single toilet block provided, and a picnic table for meals.

This property is close to wineries, scenic reserves, 4WDing, scenic waterfalls, hiking trails and fishing spots. There is abundant native wild life on site and near by (kangaroos, wallabies, echidna, heaps of wombats) and amazing and rare bird life on site.

PLEASE NOTE: Mobil very good reception for Telstra network across entire property, but Optus only from the hill top.

Well behaved pets (dogs) allowed with discussion. Young or exuberant dogs/puppies would recommend site one, as you can close the gate and keep them close, and not have to worry about them wandering too far. PLEASE clean up after your dog. As Only two of the three camp sites are leased at a time,  you can enjoy plenty of space and privacy (over 1km of river frontage, 32 acres in total). 

No shooting allowed. No trail bikes to be used onsite (respect other campers and neighbors).

The original home stead (built in 1876) burnt down in the 2009 black Saturday fires. There still remains many 150+ year old elms and other European trees near the toilet block, which are delightful in autumn. Mid winter there are hundreds of yellow daffodils & white  jonquils. We have some fantastic views from the hill up and down the Murundindi Valley, especially at sunset. We're located only a few short km's from Wilhelmina Falls and Murundindi Scenic Reserve, you get the best part of the river, without the crowds. We are a short drive from Melbourne, and easy access to the townships of Yea and Yarra Glen for supplies if you need them.. Please note site 3 "Craig's flat" will open for bookings mid February. This site will cater for camper vans & small caravans ,trailers, tents/ swags. Please message for details for advance bookings. Early arrivals are available, depending on bookings.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 20.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send michael a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Fern Glade, Murrundindi. in Victoria.

Swimming hole

Several swiming holes/ spots along the river. Site one with steps, others natural.

Waterfall

Near by scenic reserve and waterfalls.

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Hipcamper Kellie
Kellie G.
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(Site 1 (River side ))
January 24th, 2022

Great communication from first enquiry to arriving.
Was nice to have our own patch of land with easy creek access. Perfect on such a hot weekend !
So much to do and see in the area.

Hipcamper Tracy
Tracy M.
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(Site 2 (the fern glade))
January 23rd, 2022

We had an amazing time camping at the glade. Kids enjoyed splashing round in the river and it was lovely and shady. Michael communicated well and ensured we had a great time.

Hipcamper michael
Response from michael, the Host, on January 23rd, 2022

so happy you all enjoyed. welcome back anytime, Michael.

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Hipcamper Colene

Beautiful spot

Colene F.
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(Site 2 (the fern glade))
January 21st, 2022

Beautiful spot right next to the river. Excellent friendly host, was more than happy to help with any questions etc. will definitely be back for a relaxing camping trip again soon.

Visiting kangaroo 
The Fern Glade, Murrundindi.Huge camp site 2
Hipcamper michael
Response from michael, the Host, on January 25th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed, & got to meet the wildlife.

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Hipcamper Andrew

Easy camping

Andrew J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 (River side ))
January 18th, 2022

We loved camping at Michaels Property, plenty of room and privacy.
Michael was a very friendly host and loved to talk about the wildlife on his property. There was ample clean water onsite to drink and the toilet block was a blessing on the site. We stayed at Site One which could accommodate a number of peopl, with easy access to the flowing creek.
We loved the stars at night and the bird sounds during the day with Kookaburras laughing through out the day. I would highly recommend this property as we had an enjoyable and relaxing time.

Hipcamper michael
Response from michael, the Host, on January 21st, 2022

So happy you enjoyed. Welcome back any time.

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Hipcamper Emily

Great spot by the creek

Emily W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 (River side ))
January 17th, 2022

Fantastic spot with access to the creek, fire pit, shade and is enclosed - perfect for dogs! Site 1 has the rain water tank and picnic shelter. Toilet is a 5 min walk from site 1. Loved the walk to see the sunset. Michael was great with communication. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 (the fern glade))
January 15th, 2022

Awesome place to camp. Woke up to the sound of the river and birds. Plenty of shade for the hot Summer days. Michael was an awesome host and even sent a quick weather update while we were there. We had a 2.5 year old with us and the river was perfect. Shallow and sandy near the edge for him to sit and splash and throw stones :).

Easy for car campersSit in your camp chairs in the river.Lots of space for setting upBig space for a fairly large family tent.
Hipcamper michael
Response from michael, the Host, on January 21st, 2022

So glad to meet you. Glad your family enjoyed, will see you next time. Michael.

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Hipcamper Eanna
Eanna L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 (River side ))
January 10th, 2022

Wonderful campsite. The river was great for an icy cold dip in the morning. Michael was very helpful in providing directions and instructions.

Hipcamper Royce

Couple with child and dog.

Royce C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 (the fern glade))
January 8th, 2022

We were very impressed with our site by the river. Plenty of shade and quite private. A small walk to the toilet. Unfortunately the weather was going to turn nasty so we chose to leave a day early. Would love to go back again.

Hipcamper michael
Response from michael, the Host, on January 14th, 2022

Love to have you back, Michael

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Hipcamper Megan

Birdsong & fresh river

Megan W.
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(Site 2 (the fern glade))
January 8th, 2022

Peaceful bush retreat, right on the river, serenaded by running water & birds. Unbelievable range of birdsong. The “real” toilet was a welcome luxury! Dogs loved running around. Great host. Will be back.

Hipcamper michael
Response from michael, the Host, on January 8th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed your stay, will love to have you back again, Michael

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Awards

Best of 2022 Victoria
Finalist
Property
The Fern Glade
State
Victoria
Country
Australia
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