Tacoma, New South Wales, Australia
June 12, 2003
You just pay AU$11 to pitch your tent or pull up in your caravan for the night. The sites all have their own names - Sunset Strip was one of them and this is where we stayed and will stay again next time.
The sites are located at the bottom of the farm in green paddocks or near the Gloucester River, we choose this area.
There are several blocks of amenities, but all, excluding the top block, are not flash. There are no lights, no running hot water, the toilets are long drops (don't flush) and there are no doors just curtains, this is back to basics. The top toilet block is better and has lighting and running hot water (which you have to heat with a fire).
The farm is a true working farm and therefore they have cows on the premises and the kids can watch the cows being mustered for milking or a farmhand breaking in a horse. All these things were going on while we were there and the kids loved it.
During the Labour and Easter long weekends the farm puts on a ho-down for the visitors and apparently it's very popular - will tell you all about it next time we go.
There is also a small paddock near the entrance to the camping area where they have wallabies, geese and other native birds which is also great for the kids.
There is plenty of small fish in the river is Dale is going to take his kayak next time a venture further up the river in the hope that he will catch a trout. The river would also be great in summer when you could get in a rubber tube and go with the gentle flow and keep cool. We didn't try that this time as it was winter and a little cool.
So if you love getting back to basics and want a quiet country retreat this is the place to come. We loved it, you will too.
From journal The Scenic Central Coast of NSW