Due to Coronavirus – No Accommodation Until Further Notice – Some Activities Continue

Six farmstay choices at Forgedale

We have longterm bookings for Site 1 and Site 2 so they are unavailable until further notice.

Our intention for our guests is to give you the feeling of privacy and security, in our unique rural environment. That is why we offer you exclusive use of a site, which is practically out of sight of other sites and neighbours. Enjoy viewing photos of sites in the Gallery.

Arrival and departure anytime between 8am and 4.30pm Mon to Fri (some holidays excepted).

We are on rainwater only, so if you don’t wish to drink that, you will need to boil it or bring your own water.

Longer terms, tents and pets considered upon application.

Though we encourage you to have a good time, it is not a party venue and additional non-paying visitors are not allowed without prior conditional approval.

Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do;
give it to what you do or fail to do- Gautama Buddha

We are an old fashioned couple with old fashioned values living on an old fashioned property.  We will give old fashioned assistance to anyone in need.  In return, all guests are expected be self-responsible, as a condition of staying at Forgedale.  Insurance costs would become prohibitive, otherwise, and we wouldn’t be able to offer guests our wonderfully unique site and activities.  Guests are expected to have and use their own insurances, including vehicle, RV and private health insurance.  Guests are required to claim through their own insurance if something adverse should happen.

I have learnt how lucky I am to live in this country.
I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to see the beauty of our landscape
and to meet so many of my fellow Australians in rural, remote and urban places.
To observe that unique Australianness we are so proud to call our own,
those qualities that make us who we are – courage, toughness, compassion.    Quentin Bryce

Forgedale is on designated agricultural land and characterised as open bushland forest adjoining a lake precinct.  Our property includes the family run antique restoration business and incorporates a private museum with rural and industrial Australiana, sheds, vehicles, machinery, equipment and paraphernalia displayed and used on the property.  Most traditional practices and activities we engage in are done in the same manner as they were done centuries ago.  Most old items here were manufactured before workplace health and safety and insurance were commonly used terms.  So, though we take due care, you definitely need to be self-responsible.  You can expect all the typical risks and hazards associated with such an environment.  If you don’t know what the risks are, please ask.  We offer accompanied activities and interactions to minimise the risks and enhance the experience.  If you have any doubts about the safety at Forgedale being sufficient for your requirements, we encourage you to look elsewhere for your ideal site.   All sites, accommodation and activity options require you to sign an indemnity.

Farmstay Options

From our LEFT GATE ENTRY at the top of our bitumen driveway EUCALYPT GREEN SITE and EUCALYPT SHED ROOMS

SITE 1 – Eucalypt Green Site  Easy, all weather access and bush views

We have longterm bookings for Site 1 and Site 2 so they are unavailable until further notice.
Farmstay Options

$25
Views of dams and bushland paddock. Under the stars.
You must have your own toilet and shower if not choosing our optional extras.
All weather access, 5m wide, road base driveway. 3 point turn space.
No open fires are allowed.  Cigarette butts to be safely disposed of.
Dog friendly on lead, pending approval.
Dog never loose, nor left on a chain if you are not with it.
Dog cage and/or shaded dog enclosure is available for use, if booked.
Bring your lights if opting not to include power.
Cleaner comes on Friday.
Option of closing or locking the main vehicle access gate.

Optional Extras $/day
$20      After hours check-in.  Office is open 8 to 4.30pm Mon – Fri.
$0        After hours arrival with self check-in, pre-arranged in office hours
$5        Power and Rainwater – opt whether to boil rainwater before drinking.
$5        Shared Toilet and Outside Shower, take your own light.
$5        Dog cage
$5        Shaded dog enclosure
$5        Additional person, if more than 2.
$5        Awning 6m L x 4m W x 4m H
$10      Awning 9m L x 4m W x 4m H
$60      Eucalypt Shed Rooms (SITE 2)
with kitchenette cabinet and private ensuite

SITE 2 – Eucalypt Shed Rooms

We have longterm bookings for Site 1 and Site 2 so they are unavailable until further notice.
Farmstay Options

Glamping using your camping gear

$60
Views of dams and bushland paddock.
All weather access, 5m wide, road base driveway. 3 point turn space.
Glamping using your camping gear. BYO Everything.
Rooms with concrete floors are in the well shaded,
western end of our 2018 built colourbond farm shed.
Crimsafe insect and security screens on windows and doors.
9x 4m area includes 3 rooms, with power, lighting and water.
Living room with small kitchenette cabinet at one end,
bathroom with shower, and separate toilet.
Views of dams and bushland paddock.
All weather access, 5m wide, road base driveway. 3 point turn space.
No open fires are allowed.
No smoking in rooms. Cigarette butts to be safely disposed of.
Dog friendly on lead, pending approval.
Dog never loose, nor left on a chain if you are not with it.
Dogs cannot be left in the room if dog owners are not there.
Dog cage and/or shaded dog enclosure is available for use, if booked.
You may opt to boil rainwater before drinking.
Cleaner comes on Friday.
Option of closing or locking the main vehicle access gate.

Optional Extras $/day
$20      After hours check-in.  Office is open 8 to 4.30pm Mon – Fri.
$0        After hours arrival with self check-in, pre-arranged in office hours
$5        Dog cage
$5        Shaded dog enclosure
$5        Additional person, if more than 2.
$5        Awning 6m L x 4m W x 4m H
$10      Awning 9m L x 4m W x 4m H

From our RIGHT GATE ENTRY directly in front of you as you enter our driveway.  STOCKYARD RETREAT paddock camp

SITE 3 – Stockyard Retreat Semi-secluded 50 m from amenities

Farmstay Options

$25
Views of dams and bushland paddock. Under the stars.
Semi-secluded 50 m from amenities
You must have your own toilet and shower if not choosing our optional extras.
All weather track for 4WD. Fine and light weather track for 2WD.
Turn around space for parking.
Use the roundabout for gentle manoeuvring of caravans and trailers.
Gentle sloping ground.  Mown site, with shade.
Solid boards supplied if you wish to run one wheel up onto them to help level your van.
Close to pedestrian gate leading to shed for external shower and internal toilet, if chosen as options.
You will need additional heavy duty power leads to reach power, if chosen as an option.
No open fires are allowed.  Cigarette butts to be safely disposed of.
Dog friendly on lead, pending approval.
Dog never loose, nor left on a chain if you are not with it.
Dog cage and/or shaded dog enclosure is available for use, if booked.
Bring your lights if opting not to include our power.
Cleaner comes on Friday.
Front vehicle gate is closed or locked at night.

Optional Extras $/day

$20      After hours check-in.  Office is open 8 to 4.30pm Mon – Fri.
$0        After hours arrival with self check-in, pre-arranged in office hours
$5        Power and Rainwater – opt whether to boil rainwater before drinking.
$5        Shared Toilet and Outside Shower, take your own light.
$5        Dog cage
$5        Shaded dog enclosure
$5        Additional person, if more than 2.
$5        Awning 6m L x 4m W x 4m H
$10      Awning 9m L x 4m W x 4m H
$60      Eucalypt Shed Rooms (SITE 2) with kitchenette and private ensuite

From our FAR LEFT GATE ENTRY 100m along the left footpath BUSH HUT at FORGEDALE DAM and LAKE KURWONGBAH paddock camp

SITE 4 – Bush Hut at Forgedale Dam Secluded bush camp with fire and rustic comforts

Farmstay Options

$45
Secluded bush camp on farm dam with fire and rustic comforts
Dog friendly site at farm dam with vintage windmill and bushland views.
You must have your own toilet and shower if not choosing our optional extras.

Rustic Australiana Hut Museum in a single room 5m x 3m, corrugated iron hut.
Sit in the squatters chairs under the generous 5m x 3m hut awning overlooking the fireplace/ bbq, the dam and surrounding bushland.
There’s an outdoor sink, low table and high benches that you may like to use.
Mowed camp site and lawn surrounds.
Non-powered. Limited rainwater – opt whether to boil rainwater before drinking.
Campfire or bonfires and fireplace BBQ are allowed (Fire restrictions may apply).
1m high, secure fenced 40sqm yard for medium to large size dogs.
All weather track for 4WD. Fine and light weather track for 2WD.
Paddock track is mowed.

Good drivers, who are towing, will manage turnaround and parking manoeuvres readily.
A few inexperienced, towing drivers have expressed concerns, but still managed and enjoyed their stays.
Dog never loose to chase wildlife, nor left on a chain if you are not with it.
Cigarette butts to be safely disposed of.
Cleaner comes on Friday.
Please shut the gates.

Optional Extras
$20      After hours check-in.  Office is open 8 to 4.30pm Mon – Fri.
$0        After hours arrival with self check-in, pre-arranged in office hours
$5        Shared Toilet and Outside Shower 300m away at Eucalypt Green Shed,
take your own light.
$5        Additional person, if more than 2.
$5        Dog pen, large and very secure, 50m from the Eucalypt Shed (Site 2).

SITE 5 – Lake Kurwongbah Camp  Secluded bush camp

Farmstay Options

$25
Under the stars, in a mown section of paddock near our boundary with Lake Kurwongbah.
You must have your own toilet and shower if not choosing our optional extras.
The most secluded bushland campsite closest to the natural beauty and
flora and fauna sanctuary, Lake Kurwongbah. Away from it all.
Dog friendly site. Dog pen, or dog sitting available with prior arrangement.
Dog never loose to chase wildlife, nor left on a chain if you are not with it.
Non-powered, no water, no fires allowed. No smoking.​
4WD slashed paddock track only.  Fine and light weather access.
Camp site is tractor slashed if booked  a few days in advance.
Please shut the gates.

Optional Extras $/day
$20      After hours check-in.  Office is open 8 to 4.30pm Mon – Fri.
$0        After hours arrival with self check-in, pre-arranged in office hours
$5        Shared Toilet and Outside Shower 600m away at Eucalypt Green Shed, take your own light.
$5        Additional person, if more than 2.
$5        Dog pen, large and very secure, 50m from the Eucalypt Shed (Site 2).

From your FOOTPATH RESERVED PARKING SITE accessed by the PEDESTRIAN FRONT GATE

Forgedale Penthouse Private home comforts with bushland and garden views

Farmstay Options

Views of the native front garden and the back paddocks and bushland, farm dams, mountains and the antique workshops and vintage museum.
Mid 1990s renovation, self-contained, air conditioned, private access penthouse.
Security and insect screened. Third floor accessed by one set of stairs.
Queen bed, antique furnished, modest kitchen, lounge/library, shower over bath, laundry, television.
All weather access and off street reserved parking.
Non-smokers only, no pets inside.
Additional single bed can be set up if you book ahead.
Cleaner comes on Friday.

$600  Part week, either Fri to Sun, or Mon to Thu
$1000  Full week

Optional Extras $/day
$20      After hours check-in.  Office is open 8 to 4.30pm Mon – Fri.
$0        After hours arrival with self check-in, pre-arranged in office hours
$5        Carport
$5        Parking under Awning 6m L x 4m W x 4m H
$10      Parking under Awning 9m L x 4m W x 4m H
$5        Dog pen, large and very secure , 50m from the Eucalypt Shed (Site 2).
$20      Additional single bed
$60      Spa on Eucalypt Deck.  Charged per stay or per cleaning request.
Filled and emptied each use.  Bath salts only.