“I'm still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it." - Jim Dale

Ryder Homestead Testimonials

We only stayed 1 night at Blue Gum Cabin but the kids had an awesome time, lots of things to look at and to keep them busy. Very neat little place with plenty of room for a family. We will be back in the near future. Wish we could stay longer. Thank you.

The Murphy Family

Love it here. The Fullers welcomed us as if we were family. We could hang out in the tranquility for weeks.

Ellen and Greg, Sydney

We were blown in by the strong winds so made a fire and stayed cosy for our short stay. We’ve loved exploring and building fires, enjoyed the quietness and generally had a lovely time as a family – with no technology to distract us from us! Yay!

Peter, Sydney

Have stayed here before – loved it then and love it even more now. We have traveled a lot around this beautiful country and this place is very much on top of the list of best places to stay. The beauty, the silence, the wildlife, the walking tracks, the cabin is fantastic. Everything you need is there and my husband panned up some great pieces of gold. Will be back.

Bob and Marilyn, Sydney

Thanks so much for transforming our urbanite kids into creative, co operative and adventurous country explorers. The handcrafted cubby they made was “genius”.

Meredith, Sydney

This is our second visit to Ryder Homestead. We love the variety of activities for the children. They played happily daily. Close enough to Dubbo to enjoy Western Plains Zoo . Loved seeing all the birds and roos.

Catherine, Central Coast

Thank you for the stars, the wind and the silence. Kangaroos were fun and the weather was gorgeous.

Much love, Dave, California

Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful place to stay. The attention to detail was beyond any place that we have ever stayed in. The variety of activities for the kids meant that they didn’t even miss the TV. The cosy fire with marshmallows toasting made it a perfect country retreat, perfect for recharging the batteries and escaping the buzz of the city.

McLeod Family

We had a great, relaxing time. We haven’t seen stars like that for a very long time.

Elli and Simon, Sydney

Thank you for our rejuvenating days here at the farm far from our hectic life in Canberra. Beautiful, relaxing family time that feels like home. Big enough to accommodate extra lovely friends – all generations together. Thank you for always being flexible, warm and generous.

Sally, Canberra

It was so fun. We had a great time. We can’t wait to come back. These were the things we did: *took Charlie for walks

*caught a yabby

*made a cubby

*went kangaroo hunting ( spotting)

*roasted heaps of marshmallows

* had a bonfire

Thank you so much for having us. We can’t wait till next time.

Claire and Tara, (age 9) Sydney

Thank you for our stay in the “oasis” of your farm. Great weather, great company, great house, great fun.

Fanny and Thomas, Zurich, Switzerland


Love it here. The Fullers welcomed us as if we were family. We could hang out in the tranquility for weeks.

Ellen and Greg, Sydney