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Chillcrest

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Victoria

About the property
Description
Youcamp 15% discount promotion applies to bookings made before October 31st for dates after January 1st 2018 (currently finalising Council permits).

Smell the eucalyptus! 30 acres of private bush land with two Billabongs surrounded by State Forest and Australian native bush land as far as the eye can see.

The property is super peaceful, have a picnic next to one of the billabongs, among the trees, or enjoy the tables and chairs near Lady - the 1969 Leyland motor home onsite and watch the sunset over the tree tops. Camp anywhere you like within the property boundaries and get ready to relax and explore.

Will you stumble across gold mines over 100 years old or will you simply relax, rest and get your mind back? Numbers limited.
Nearest main town and distance
Smythesdale - 5kms.
Accommodation
Camp Site - I'll decide when I'm there
unlimited | max occupancy: 100 per Camping site (unpowered)
From
$ 15.00
per person per night
Bring your tent and set up where ever you like! Live on your wild side, enjoy :) (Mandatory safety message: Camping within permitted camp spaces only)
2 pit/composting toilets as per pics. Ensure the lid remains closed & add soil/compost/leaves on top of your business when done. Please keep them clean for everyone's enjoyment, no toilet paper supplied.
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Parking for Motor Home/Campervan
unlimited | max occupancy: 100 per Parking site (unpowered)
From
$ 19.00
per person per night
Park anywhere you like on the private property, be conscious of how close you are to other campers that may be on site. For your own safety, do not park near the Billabongs during wet weather events. Have your tented friends close to you or tell them there is only space far away, your choice. Large clearings include the Paddocks, Forest Side and Middle for groups or find anywhere you can reach, just don't drive near the Billabongs before or after wet weather.
2 pit/composting toilets as per pics. Ensure the lid remains closed & add soil/compost/leaves on top of your business when done. Please keep them clean for everyone's enjoyment, no toilet paper supplied.
Please observe fire danger warnings and weather conditions. Typically, fires will not be allowed in Summer or dry months for the safety of the community.
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Lady the Leyland Motorhome
1 available | max occupancy: 2 per On site motorhome
From
$ 80.00
per On site motorhome per night
1 bedroom (King Single x1) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds)
Built in 1969, Lady, a custom made Leyland motorhome has had a well traveled life before landing at Chillcrest with her king single bed and rooftop terrace loved by everyone who has stayed. No driving of this Lady allowed! Escape the elements with two retro indoor chairs, table, functional kitchen, comfortable bed indoors or enjoy the outdoors among the tree tops on her roof top with your favorite drinks. Wake up staring into the bush outside. No power, no linen,loads of love.
1 bedroom (King Single x1) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds)
Mattress provided but bring your sheets, doona and pillows, this is how I can keep the costs cheap :)
Again, this is all off grid, you'll need to bring baby wipes if you don't have the optional shower. bring lights etc
Pots, plates and a stove to cook with. Please clean up after yourself ready for the next guests - leave Lady how you found her!
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Huge Tent With Loads Of Space
1 available | max occupancy: 5 per Glamping tent
Pricing is for 5 people.
Extra adult from $10.00 p/n
Extra child from $10.00 p/n
From
$ 100.00
per Glamping tent per night (Price is for 5 people)
2 bedrooms (King x1 / Single x3) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds)
A ten person tent (set up) where you can stand up inside. How good is that when you want to get changed! Bed configuration is king size foam mattress and three single camp mattresses. Divide the rooms with the bedroom divider panel if you need. Open up all the sides to reveal floor to ceiling mesh keeping the bugs and heat out with the free flowing air - no more "unable to sleep because it's too hot inside" dilema. Bed linen not included. Enjoy the space!
2 bedrooms (King x1 / Single x3) | 1 living room (0 sofa beds)
2 pit/composting toilets as per pics. Ensure the lid remains closed & add soil/compost/leaves on top of your business when done. Please keep them clean for everyone's enjoyment, no toilet paper supplied.
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The whole lot
1 available | max occupancy: 100 per Camping site (unpowered)
From
$ 1.00
per Camping site (unpowered) per night
Sometimes you just want the place to yourself and your lover.... or your friends. You can have your space and sleep in it too, just you and your crew. Enjoy. Includes: Lady Leyland Motorhome, Weber Q, 3 sun lounges, 2 camp chairs, 30 acres of bush land with two Billabongs, All Clearings to park/camp/play. I even have a portaloo toilet connection sorted for you. Try your luck to see if it's available, get in before anyone else books a site. Bookings accepted via Chillcrest Groups only.
Remember you're getting back with Nature here, bring everything you need, leave with everything you bring
Portaloo contacts available at your cost (very reasonable)
intermittent mobile phone reception, just move a step to the left (or right) to get reception. The more the people, the worse the reception, switch it off :)
Please observe fire danger warnings and weather conditions. Typically, fires will not be allowed in Summer or dry months for the safety of the community.
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Extras
Retro Camp Chair # 1
$ 1.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Feel like your own chairs near camp, don't want to cart yours or don't have any? Hire these retro chairs to sit back and enjoy on during your stay. Price listed is per chair/sun lounge.
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Retro Camp Chair # 2
$ 1.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Feel like your own chairs near camp, don't want to cart yours or don't have any? Hire these retro chairs to sit back and enjoy on during your stay. Price listed is per chair/sun lounge.
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Retro Sun Lounge # 1
$ 1.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Feel like your own chairs near camp, don't want to cart yours or don't have any? Hire these retro chairs to sit back and enjoy on during your stay. Price listed is per chair/sun lounge.
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Retro Sun Lounge # 2
$ 1.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Feel like your own chairs near camp, don't want to cart yours or don't have any? Hire these retro chairs to sit back and enjoy on during your stay. Price listed is per chair/sun lounge.
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Retro Sun Lounge # 3
$ 1.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Feel like your own chairs near camp, don't want to cart yours or don't have any? Hire these retro chairs to sit back and enjoy on during your stay. Price listed is per chair/sun lounge.
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Solar Shower
$ 5.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Need to have a shower in nature? Book the 20 litre solar shower bag which will be set up in a spot just for you. Because of the temperature changes, I can't guarantee it will be warm/hot when you shower but I will make sure it's positioned to get the morning sun if it's sunny. Nothing like a cold shower anyway right? You can have up to four showers per 20 litres and keep refilling for your stay with your water.
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Weber Q
$ 10.00
Price is per night, volume is number of nights needed. In a non fire season? Don't have a BBQ? 100% guarantee you will leave it clean for the next person? Got some tongs and a flipper? Know how to attach your gas bottle? Grab this Weber Q, big enough to feed a family for brekky, lunch and dinner. Just bring your own gas bottle and you'll be cooking with gas... literally... Gas bottles can be picked up from most petrol stations.
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Ten Person Tent
$ 100.00
Price is per night, quantity is how many nights needed. Want to get away but don't have the tent? Feel like a large space where you can stand up in to get changed? Book this tent large enough for ten people! with a king size foam mattress and three single camp matresses. It even has a room divider so you can close off the bedroom and keep the other side for guests or your wardrobe. You will still need bed linen, pillows and blankets etc and at a least one weeks notice required for this extra.
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Details
accessible by: By Car
Cancellation Policy
Flexible: Guest can cancel up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund (except fee)
Property Rules Print Rules
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Disabled access

This host provides access and mobility for

Wheelchairs
Physical disabilities
Guide dogs
Deaf & hearing impaired

Please have your support required, it is bush and ground is not all flat.

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Temperature

433 M

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Time at this location

Andy Reid
About the host, Andy Reid
Member since January 2017
A mid thirties guy who has traveled most of his life, starting from camping as a kid around Australia, backpacking Europe, lived in the UK and Canada, seen much of the world and now loving life back home in Melbourne. Chillcrest is my little country escape giving a true Australian Bush lifestyle experience that you're going to enjoy if you love off grid camping lifestyle. I may not be there when you are, but have my number handy in case you need to speak with me :)
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17 reviews
Steven Chankham
10 Mar at 07:36
Chillcrest is the perfect spot to chill! Basic campground, very close to Smythesdale with a great pub and cafés and close to Ballarat. Andy was a great host, super quick at replying and very accommodating and super friendly! We are keen to come back once Andy develops the property even more.
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Scott Coffey
14 Mar at 08:19
Wonderful weekend reconnect with nature and the bush. Andy's really lovely and let us do our own thing or come and join him for a drink. We chose a secluded spot and had a great time. We took our cat up and he loved roaming around chasing flys.
MT
Maggie Tynan
09 Apr at 05:22
We had a lovely couple of nights here with our dogs. Andy was a very welcoming host. Numerous flat sites to choose from surrounded by beautiful bush. Very quiet and relaxing. The pit toilet facilities are more than adequate. We'll definitely be back.
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Tyler Beck
17 Apr at 10:32
We had a great stay, Andy is awesome as a host and we had a great time. Thanks very much Andy! The only downside was someone couldn't control their dog, who got into our tent late one night and made a mess of our food.
Sheyla Reyes
17 Apr at 12:48
We loved Chillcrest. It felt like we were deep in the forest, surrounded by nature but at the same time it is really close to Smythesdale and Ballarat. It is family and couples friendly. We felt safe, welcome. The host is really friendly and caring.
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Allison Weir
17 Apr at 05:57
We had an amazing weekend at Chillcrest. Andy was a fabulous host, welcoming us warmly and sharing his beautiful property with us. Our children loved exploring the surroundings and relaxing around the campfire with family. The camp sites were spread across the property so it was amazingly peaceful!
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Mikaela Foxworthy
17 Apr at 08:39
We had a very relaxing time at Chilcrest! Lots of space to spread out and have our own space. Andy was lovely - very helpful and responsive before and during our stay. Loved the Easter egg hunt for the kids! Great spot for winter camping! A very smooth camping trip!
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Nicola Foxworthy
18 Apr at 07:39
Andy's place was great for us - plenty of space for our large group to chill out and relax. Andy is a great host - helpful information and directions, prompt replies to queries and a reminder text on arrival day and even easter eggs for the kids. Thanks for being the perfect host, Andy!
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Jacqui-Maree Bailey
18 Apr at 03:04
Beautiful spot! We really enjoyed our stay.
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Donna Molyneaux
18 Apr at 09:16
Wonderful bush setting. Andy is super helpful and responds quickly to emails. The block is bordered by a state forest with rough tracks throughout, which are great for walking or cycling along. We also had some fun fossicking for gold in the state forest. BYO everything.
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