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1 VEHICLE CAMPSITE BY THE RIVER, NOT POWERED, NATURAL BUSH CAMPING WITH AMENITIES

Max. 5 people
Camping spot, RV park, Eco-friendly, Family friendly
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Camping spot description
Choose your own area to camp within the camp ground. Check in time is between 11am and 8pm on your arrival date. Check out is before 11am. 

This site is for one vehicle and may be a 2WD, 4WD or Campervan. If you are towing a trailer of any type, that is an additional charge per night and you should select the type of trailer as an additional item when you make your booking.

Each vehicle must have it's own site booking and each site is for up to 5 people. eg:if you are planning to come with 7 people in one vehicle, you will need to book 2 sites, even if you only have one vehicle.  Sites are not powered. There are amenities near the campground with rubbish bins to use for rubbish removal as well as 2 communal sinks for washing dishes.

All customers need to use the amenities. By leaving it and your campsite clean and tidy, everyone will find their stay more enjoyable. Thank for this consideration. All rubbish including tiny bits of plastic and wrappers must be removed and placed in garbage bins provided or taken with you. Small pieces of plastic may be considered food by wildlife and is dangerous for wildlife to consume.

If you have a campervan or trailer with bathroom facilities, you may not empty this at Turon Gates - the council of Lithgow does not allow it. Unfortunately, we do not have facilities for this and you must take your refuse with you. 

In the interests of all guests' enjoyment, chainsaws, generators and loud music may not be used/played in or near the camping ground. Quiet talking after 10pm only to avoid disturbing the sleep of other guests.

Pets must be kept under control and on a leash. If your pet has a tendency to bite or be unfriendly, to either humans or other animals, you must keep a muzzle on it as there are young children and other pets at Turon Gates who may approach your pet when you are not looking.

Should the number of people, pets, cars or trailers coming in your group change, you should contact us to amend your booking prior to your arrival.  If you do not notify us of additional charges prior to check-in, you accept the additional charges plus additional $40 processing fee.
What you can bring to the spot
Campervan
Car
Caravan/trailer
Tent
Ground
Grass

About the property

Property description
Soren and Sonya Lunoe first came to Turon Gates in 1972 on a camping trip.  They fell in love with its natural beauty and, after 4 days, decided they would love to retire there some day. Their dream was to create a bush retreat close enough to get away for a few days but far enough to leave the hustle and bustle of the city far behind. Each cottage location was carefully selected to afford complete privacy and stunning outlooks over the rolling countryside or over the tranquil river.  

Turon Gates spreads over 6000 acres of natural Australian Bush where wildlife abounds. Tranquil and unspoilt, the property is located around 2.5 hours from Sydney CBD with pet-friendly accommodation options. It is located in the Blue Mountains foothills, around 45 to 60 mins drive from Katoomba, Mudgee, Bathurst & Lithgow.
 
With well-built private rustic self-catering log cabins, glamping tents and campsites situated along 12 km of crystal clear trout stream and cottages with sensational mountain views, Turon Gates is an idyllic escape in the Australian bush. With lots of activities and unique places to visit nearby, there is much to do, or nothing to do - the choice is yours when you come to Turon Gates! 
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Turon Gates is now managed by Michael Lunoe, Soren and Sonya's son, and his wife Alex. You are welcome to drop in to the Manager's Cottage for a cappuccino or a glass of wine.

But if you just feel like being alone, the nice thing about Turon Gates is that you never need to see anyone. It's totally up to you.

And for the meantime there are not many places where you can get mobile reception at Turon and wifi is limited - and that's just the way we like it.
Facilities property

    Surroundings

    Activities nearby
    Canoeing and kayaking
    Culture
    Speedbike by Andreas Rondahl
    Cycling
    Hiking
    National parks
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching
    Landscape
    Beach
    Countryside
    Forest
    Hill
    Mountains
    River/creek
    Valley
    Secret tip
    When you feel like you are ready to drag yourself away from your gorgeous glamping tent or log cabin, there are many things to do at and around Turon Gates:
    
    HORSE RIDE up the river.  Mountain Bike along the fire trails. The Turon Valley is famous for its BIRD WATCHING. CANOES are available for hire or bring your own kayak or canoe. WRITE that book or song or PAINT the scenery or - enjoy the time to explore your creativity. Try your hand at GOLD PANNING in a real gold rush historic region. Take a day trip and explore the fun country towns - there are so many THINGS TO DO NEARBY. If you have a FISHING license and it's the fishing season there are trout and carp in the river so bring your fly rod with you. Connect with family and friends with simple activities like BUSHWALKING, SWIMMING in the river, roasting marshmellows around the fire and GAZING AT THE STARS... Or simply do nothing...

    Property rules

    Booking rules
    • Check-in
      15:00 - To be agreed on
    • Check-out
      To be agreed on - 10:00
    • Arrival allowed on
      Monday to Sunday
    • Departure allowed on
      Monday to Sunday
    Property rules
    • Events & parties allowed
    • Pets allowed
    • Wheelchair by Gregor CresnarNot wheelchair accessible
    • CAMPING TERMS & CONDITIONS
      
      Inclusions:
      The site charge is for one vehicle - this may be a 2WD, 4WD or Campervan. There is a minimum charge and then additional charges depending on number of guests and pets up to a maximum of 5 guests and 2 pets. Children under 2 are free of charge. 
      
      If you have more than 5 humans, you will need to book a second site for the additional humans above the maximum allowed per site.
      
      Box trailers, camper trailers and caravan trailers are an additional fee per night. There is no need to book a second site for your trailer.
      
      Every guest, vehicle, trailer, and pet must be paid for and registered at the time of booking. Use of the amenities is free of charge. There is an amenities block near the campground. You can see the location on the map. There are separate showers and toilets for men and women. The hot water is not limited.
      
      If you have bathroom facilities in your campervan, no refuse disposal is available; you must take it with you.
      
      Noise
      No generators, drones, motorbikes or chainsaws are allowed. 
      No music or noise is allowed after 10pm - quiet talking only. 
      
      Check out 
      is before 11am. Check in time is between 11am and 8pm on your arrival date. No arrivals after 8pm please.
      
      Cleaning Up
      All customers need to use the Turon Gates amenities. By leaving it and your campsite clean and tidy, everyone will find their stay more enjoyable.
      Small pieces of plastic may be considered food by wildlife and is dangerous for wildlife to consume. All rubbish including tiny bits of plastic and wrappers must be removed and placed in garbage bins provided or taken with you.
      Pets 
      Must be kept under control and on a leash. If your pet has a tendency to bite or be unfriendly, to either humans or other animals, you must keep a muzzle on it as there are young children and other pets who may approach your pet when you are not looking. Droppings must be attended to. Pets are not allowed in the camping showers / toilets and may be tied up outside the amenities while you use them.
       
      LOG CABIN & GLAMPING TERMS & CONDITIONS
      
      Payments & Refunds
      
      You must advise the correct number of guests and pets prior to your arrival. 
      
      Check In and Check Out
      Check in is any time after 3pm. Check out is before 10:30am. If we don't have guests coming in, we are usually happy to offer a late check out at no extra charge so that you can enjoy Turon as much as possible - please feel free to ask the Manager after you arrive on site.
      
      Breakage/Damage
      By making a reservation with Turon Gates, you agree to any cleaning, breakage or damages to property belonging to or leased by Turon Gates.
      You agree to ensure your cottage is left in good order with dishes washed and put away. A cleaning charge will apply for extra cleaning. If pets are allowed up on furniture this generally will result in a cleaning fee as dog’s hair and muddy paws needs a special clean.  It is forbidden to leave your pet alone in the cabin; any pets found unattended will result in cancellation of your trip without accommodation refund.
      
      Bringing your Pet:
      
      Pets are welcome in Log Cabins and the Pet Friendly Glamping Tent with a few simple rules and there is an extra charge for pets. 
      
      NB: Pets may not be brought to the Adults Only Luxury Glamping Tents. If you bring a pet or child to stay in our Adults Only Luxury Glamping Tents, your accommodation will be cancelled and you will be required to leave the property. No refunds will be issued and a $250 deep clean fee may be charged.
      1)    Please bring your pet’s bedding and feeding bowls. Please do not use our pillows, doonas or bedspreads for bedding nor bowls from the kitchen to feed your pet.
      2)    Your pet is allowed inside but not up on beds or chairs in log cabin accommodation. Please remove their droppings. 
      3)    Your pet must be kept under control at all times. Wildlife can be very tempting to chase after. Your dog does not have to be kept on a leash as long as you are certain he will come when called.
      4)    It is forbidden to leave your pet alone in the cabin if it is not locked in a crate; any pets found unattended will result in cancellation of your trip without accommodation refund.
      
      5) In the pet friendly accommodation, if you bring an extra dog without informing us beforehand, there will be an additional $150 cleaning fee applied to your card per dog, regardless of the size of the dog.

    Location

    Palmers Oaky, Australia

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