'Off the Grid' Bush Shack

Cabin in Spencer, NSW
93% Recommended
3 people
Off the grid fairy tale cabin in the bush, that backs onto the Dharug National Park.

Perfect for camping in style. Sitting on 6000sqm of bush it is peaceful, relaxing and very private. Ideal for people who want to chill out and have their own campsite. The river is a 5 min drive away and there are great pubs in every direction.
Gift this

Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
2 beds
Indoor fireplace
Outdoor fireplace


  • Check in after 1pm
    Check out before 12pm
  • Minimum booking: 1 night
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

The cabin has a double bed that looks out to the stars, and room to camp for sleeping. It has a comfortable living space with couches a 3 burner gas cook top, solar power provides the cabin with lighting, hot outdoor shower and cold water indoor sink, a composting outhouse toilet and outdoor fire places (please respect fire ban regulations) perfect for BBQs are also on the property.

The shack is perfect for fishing, exploring the Hawkesbury by boat or canoe, al fresco dining and relaxing. For people who enjoy getting back to nature but appreciate more space and luxuries than a tent. Better than a campsite though as you have the place to yourself! This is our retreat, but happy to share with like minded people. As it is camping we ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags or sheets and towels. There is no cleaning fee so please leave it as you found it.

Please note we have no electricity but we do have solar, we have limited running water from a tank so please bring your own water. There is a pot stove fire inside and a fireplace outside with a hot plate. Wood for the fire can be bought from the Spencer Village Store. Inside there is also a Gas stove – if Gas gets low please let us know so we can replace it. There will be a spare canister under the sink. Turn gas on and use matches to light. Make sure gas is turned off after you finish with it. Please be careful. The Kitchen – we have gas hotplates, pots, pans, an icebox for keeping food and drinks (please bring your own ice!), crockery, cutlery + glasses.

- Phone signal works the best on Telstra and Vodafone. However most networks get coverage on the deck or up the hill. Walk out the front door and straight ahead away from the house. Reception gets better the higher you go.
- We have a solar panel so a small USB charger can charge phones/speakers etc.
- We also have a running sink and an outdoor hot shower - please use water sparingly.

The bed upstairs is only accessible by climbing a ladder.

Compost toilet only - read instructions on the wall.

Food Supplies – It’s better to bring everything with you as the property is reasonably remote. However you are welcome to help yourself to the store cupboard which has basic supplies of oil, vinegar; S&P; spices and herbs. Spencer shop (5-10 min drive in direction of the Newcastle freeway) is your closest for emergency supplies. Open 8.30-5pm. Next closest would be general stores at Mangrove Mountain and Wisemans Ferry (better) where you can get petrol as well.

Advisable to bring Mosquito repellent. The river is a 5 min drive away, it is tidal so the water level will go up and down. The tide can be quite strong. Boats can be hired from Wisemans Ferry and Brooklyn. If you have your own boat there is a ramp at Spencer.
- Great walks - property is in Dharug National Park
- Swimming Hole - emerald pool in mangrove creek and also the River near Mangrove Creek yoga Centre
- Great pubs - Wiseman's Ferry pub (20 min drive), St Albans (40 min drive), or the tree at the Village store (BYO)
- Steep climb, bush building, not suitable for unsupervised children

- THIS IS A SHACK. NOT A HOTEL. OFF GRID! Be open-minded, this a campsite with privileges, you enter this natural reality at your own risk.


  • Base Price $60 / night
  • Weekend Price $75 / night
  • Extra People $20 / night after 2 people

Adventures on the Property

These are the exclusive natural wonders and outdoor activities within the property boundaries.

Make Your Own Trail

Hike up the rather steep escapement that runs up directly behind the shack for a spectacular sunset view perched high in the Dharug NP...

Bird Life on the Property

For bird lovers its great for bird watching we have resident black cockatoos and other beautiful birds....


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

Listing location
Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Fishing & Crabbing

There is a public jetty at Spencer. This is not the one attached to shop. The Village Shop also sells bait. Crabs can be caught in the months where there is an R in the name of the month...

Convict Trail

Old Great North Road – World Heritage walk highlights a historic convict-built road with scenic river views, via Finchs Line, in Dharug National Park....

Glenworth Valley Horse Riding

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures is an award-winning destination renowned for our unforgettable adventure experiences. Our activities takes place on our scenic 3000 acre wilderness property situated in a deep valley in the Central Coast’s beautiful hinterland region....

Fish the Hawkesbury in a Tinny

Modern, clean, quiet and affordable with the added bonus of being simple to operate with NO boat license necessary....

Hike and Swim

Go walking along Hominy Creek walking track in Popran National Park to the picturesque crystal clear waters of Emerald Pool. 4WD to recommended otherwise add 1km to the round trip....

Explore the Hawkesbury by Kayak

Explore the beautiful Hawkesbury River by kayak. Kayaks available for hire seven days a week, between 8.45am and 4.30pm....


Email Verified
Ask a Question

Reviews (16)

93% Recommended


17 Jun 2019
We had an awesome weekend away! The Shack is very rustic and charming. It was clean and comfortable with your basic needs. Loved the fire pit, the steep bush location. Had a fun walk up the hill. Would definitely recommend if your keen on off grid living and a relaxing weekend away. We will be back!...


10 Jun 2019
We had a wonderful time over the long weekend. It was the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of our normally busy lives. We really like the idea of camp living within four walls....


2 Jun 2019
Good place! Rented the shack for two nights for an anniversary getaway and it was perfect. The location was good--went for a great hike in Dharug national park and spent some time talking to Spencer locals at the village store. And the shack is great too, just the right amount of equipment for what you need while keeping it simple. Well kept and welcoming. Really glad we had the opportunity to stay!...
$60per night

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Start date

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

End date
No payment required yet
$60per night