Carinya Station - Lightning Ridge

Farm Stay - New South Wales

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We are Joe and Jacinda Barry and our five children Jess, Megan, Archie, Clay and Pippa.  We purchased Carinya in 2012, as a family farm running Merino Sheep along with Hereford and Santa Gertrudis cattle. As the drought set in we sold off our cattle and reduced sheep numbers significantly, and thus had to come up with a way to make money while still maintaining our home. We then began inviting grey nomads to come and stay in exchange for giving a hand on the farm. This unique idea grew significantly over time, and we found ourselves having to adapt and change what we offer to suit our travellers wanting first hand experience in farm life. Many of our guests over the years have turned into life long friends, and we are grateful to have met so many amazing, unassuming people from all walks of life that we have the privilege of calling our friends. We pride ourselves on treating our guests like they're family, because essentially, if you are coming here with a genuine interest in what we do and why we do it, then you're our type of people!

Carinya Station is a farm stay open to travellers of all ages, who want to experience our style of farming life. Get involved in daily activities, meet new friends, play with our animals, use your site as home base to travel around the region, or kick back, relax and enjoy the ambience.  We are located 16km (4km unsealed) from Lightning Ridge North Western NSW.  Home of the Black Opal and one of the most lovely communities you will come across in your travels. There are three different forms of campsites available including a bush camp, house dam camp and front dam camp. 

Bush Camp

Our Bush camping sites cater for those in tents to motorhomes and all in between.  Choose your own camp sites. There is plenty of space to spread out and relax. Your stay includes our farm tour, run each morning at 9AM. You are welcome to have your own campfire, collect wood from the ground around your campsite.

House Dam Camp

Our House Dam Camp offers 6 self contained sites, including 1 powered site.  Grey water must be channelled away from the dam. Your stay includes our farm tour, run each morning at 9AM.  You are welcome to have your own campfire, collect wood from the ground around your campsite.  These sites are NOT suitable for families with young children. 

Front Dam Camp

Our Front Dam Camp has 6 self contained sites adjacent to our 3 hole bush golf course. Grey water must be channelled away from the dam. Your stay includes our farm tour, run each morning at 9AM.   You are welcome to have your own campfire, collect wood from the ground around your campsite. These sites are NOT suitable for families with young children. 





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 13/10/2020
Worth five stars for what it is. You must be self contained. We stayed beside a dam which meant a 500 metre each way walk to the long drop if you wanted to use it, but it was a peaceful two night stay before going into Lightning Ridge for a few days. While we are grey nomads we noted that it was a great experience for families with young children. General camping area is closer to the house and animal enclosures than we chose to stay. Would happily stay there again.
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House Dam Camp $25.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)

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Front Dam Camp $25.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)

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Camping fee - Child $0.00
Per child, per night - (Under 16)

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Bush Camping Site $20.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)
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