Hipcamp host Daryl M.
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Enjoy our space just near the beautiful beaches of Torquay, Bells, Bancoora and Ocean Grove. Located at the start of the Great Ocean road, with golf courses, restaurants, National park walks and many mountain bike tracks all within reach. 

On our 5 acres property, we offer a large area to the front of the house, nestled amongst the garden, suitable for self-contained

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Enjoy our space just near the beautiful beaches of Torquay, Bells, Bancoora and Ocean Grove. Located at the start of the Great Ocean road, with golf courses, restaurants, National park walks and many mountain bike tracks all within reach. 

On our 5 acres property, we offer a large area to the front of the house, nestled amongst the garden, suitable for self-contained travellers [We need  to emphasise travellers must  BYO Toilet facility] . Guests can also enjoy access to our tennis court (on request)! 

Campfires permitted when no fire bans in place.  No pets.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Daryl a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Country Retreat with Space to share in Victoria.

Coastal

The vibe at Country Retreat with Space to share

Places to see near Country Retreat, near Torquay

12 Reviews

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Hipcamper Phil

Keep it secret

Phil M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 22nd, 2020

Awesome spot, just off the main track and a short hop into Torquay. With all the attractions nearby a good cafe around the corner. Everything you could want without the crush of a caravan park. Good people too! Will definitely be back

Hipcamper Caroline
Caroline P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 29th, 2020

Such a lovely night spent with marshmallows at the fire pit. Daryl greeted us warmly and we felt very welcome.

Hipcamper Peter
Peter R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 30th, 2020

First Hipcamp stay and pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of it all. Daryl came to greet us as we arrived and he explained the site. He was very friendly and accommodating. We then didn’t see him again but new where to contact him, which was perfect. A beautiful and peaceful site.

Hipcamper Jodie

Great just out of town.

Jodie H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 6th, 2020

Great spot close to Torquay. A few mozzies at dusk, but nothing we couldn’t handle with some repellent.
Has mini golf course around the back that we didn’t get time to use but looked like a bit of fun.
Thankyou for the stay.

Hipcamper Ciara

Short drive to the beach

Ciara M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 13th, 2020

Lovely camp spot amongst the gum trees and very welcoming hosts. Super close to the beaches!

It is already noted on the listing but there are no toilets on site - closest public toilets are a 5-7 min drive away.

Camping spot 2 is located approx 50 m from the hosts front door.

Hipcamper carly

Amazing peaceful camp!

Carly E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
December 15th, 2020

This was our last stop in VIC before we took off to a Tasmania and we decided to stay for 9 nights! We absolutely loved the peaceful safe camp and the hosts were more than accomodating! I think some people forget when you go to these youcamps it’s actually a persons property so you have to respect it as it’s their land! Please read all the rules on the owners site and make sure you abide by them or it will be ruined for the next campers that come along.

But if we ever come back through we will definitely book here again!

Hipcamper Daryl
Response from Daryl, the Host, on December 18th, 2020

Carly and Kurt where great to have stay at our place , they made friends with our Dog Bomba , I think he would have like to go with them on the journeys. They looked after our place and left it as they found it . We wish them all the best for the rest of the trip and hope to host them again some time

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Hipcamper Rory

Beautiful property and family

Rory G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 4th, 2021

What an awesome property! Mini golf, tennis and a really freindly family. The location was perfect for exploring the great ocean road also. Would stay again.

Hipcamper Jo
Jo S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 9th, 2021

We stayed here for one night on our way back from the Otways and it was perfect! Only a 10 min drive to Torquay and Jan Juc, so ideal if you want easy access to the beaches but staying away from the crowds. The site is very well maintained with a picturesque garden. It was quiet and relaxing, with a nice flat space to set up tents, tables etc. We didn’t get to meet the host face-to-face but Daryl was very communicative via message when we were on our way. As written in the page description, there are no toilets so come prepared - or there are also public toilets a short 5-10 min drive away.
Would happily stay here again!

Hipcamper caroline
Caroline E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 11th, 2021

Great spot a short drive to Torquay centre. We were in spot 2 close to the owners house, however Daryl made us feel welcome. Thanks!

Property
Country Retreat, near Torquay
State
Victoria
Country
Australia
AU$25/night
2 Sites

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