FAQ

HOW MANY TENTS DO YOU HAVE?

We have three tents at the moment located on the one big property in NSW where each tent can’t see any of the other tents when on the decking.

DO YOU HAVE GROUP BOOKINGS?

Given the nature of the setup of the tents, we’re unable to move the structures into a cluster to accomodate a group on the one site, however guests are welcome to book additional tents for the same date and can enjoy themselves at one particular site with their friends and retire for the night to their designated tent.

WHAT FOOD OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE?

We have just recently teamed up with the great folks at Tin Shed in Lithgow and they’re providing exclusive packs that guest may help themselves to purchasing! Guests are still welcome to bring your own, please see ‘Your Stay’ as to what cooking utensils we have. In terms of where you can get food around here, Mudgee is a 55min drive away with world-class cafes and eateries, Capertee Service stations plus Capertee Hotel provide a decent meal some 25min away and there is the Farm View Cafe some 10min away from us open 7 days a week. We’d suggest stocking up in Lithgow (if not before you leave home) if you’re coming from Sydney.

DOES IT GET HOT IN THERE?

Virgo has AC so it can be nice and cosy inside even on the hottest of days with the sunshield up. We are blessed with 1100m elevation here which makes our climate milder and puts us in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone, not too hot and not too cold. For us a 30+ degree day is unusually hot in summer and a rule of thumb we tend to be 10-15 degrees cooler than Penrith and a lot drier. The tent works with the aid of a turbine that keeps replenishing the air inside the tent which helps to circulate the air around somewhat but Cancer and Leo now have a Dyson fan that can spread the air around a lot more (still it’s nothing like Virgo’s AC). Once the sunshield is up on a hot day it does get better and bearable but for guest staying two nights or more we’d ask you to put up the sunshield and suggests guests don’t spend more time than necessary inside the tent between 10am-2pm on clear hot days even with the sunshield up. Each tent has shaded spots and a feature in the shade as well as daybeds with retractable hoods.

DOES IT GET COLD IN THERE?

Inside Virgo again is a different story with the AC. Given our altitude again we are above the line of the cold settling, meaning that last winter we didn’t dip below zero at all even on the coldest nights. All our tents have high-tech electric blankets that are able to work of solar and there are ample woollen blankets inside, not to mention that inside the bubble you’re protected from the wind-chill too. However, we are in the country and would encourage you to come prepared for four seasons even in the middle of summer, at a minimum, beanie and a cosy jumper. There is a fire for when outside and one the best pieces of feedback we get is how cosy and warm the bedding is! Remember when it comes to camping, there is no bad season, only bad choice of clothing! 🙂

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AROUND?

Please see ‘Things to do’ page

WHAT'S THE EXACT ADDRESS SO I CAN GOOGLE MAP IT?

To preserve the privacy and enjoyment of our paid guests we only disclose that upon booking in a welcome pack, for which you will receive no later than up to two weeks before your stay. Please see ‘Map’ for approximate details on the location.

HOW SAFE/SECLUDED IS IT?

It’s a clear tent, it’s remote in some of the darkest skies in the world. It’s a mixture of excitement and dread for some people at the same time, we get it. It is a 1000acre property at the end of a road, site is tucked away on remote paddocks 3km away from the main entrance. Our property in monitored and every step has been taken to ensure you have it all to yourself. There are plenty of cute sheep, goats and some of the most spectacular wildlife in Australia. Still do exercise common sense, don’t feed the animals, don’t leave food unattended and wear enclosed footwear when stepping off the decking. If there are any problems there is a caretaker that is available 24/7 and the managers cabin is hidden away some 800m away from the furthest tent site. All contact numbers are in the welcome pack.

ARE YOU PET FRIENDLY?

We sadly can’t accomodate any furry friends.

CAN I BRING MY BABY/TODDLER/CHILD?

We sadly can’t accomodate any ankle-bitting ones either. We are an adult only campsite and unfortunately do not have facilities suitable for well-behaved children or babies or teens. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to make a booking and stay with us.

IS THERE PHONE RECEPTION/WIFI?

Yes there is reception at the tent sites for most of the bigger carriers, however sometimes it does drop out, naturally we don’t have any control over this happening.

CAN YOU BOOK ONLY ONE NIGHT?

We do find ourselves with the odd day left out and might be able to offer it when requested, however the exemption carries a fee of up to $120 ($80 for Cancer) to cover the additional cleaning required as well as the resources around the wood-fired hot tub in our dry region.

WHATS THE SHOWER AND TOILET SITUATION?

We have eco-friendly compost toilets inside all tents where instead of flushing (thanks to mother nature’s ingenuity), she has given us absorbent saw dust where a generous scoop will soak up any liquids and absorb any smells! Rinsing station is a camp shower where guests can warm a kettle of water and mix to their desired temp, where you’ll be rewarded for your effort! Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions around the rinsing station or the compost toilet but if you haven’t experienced either of these, rest assured it’s nowhere near as scary as it may seem upon first impression! 🙂

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