Drive through rich green pastures and quiet villages to waterfalls and picnic spots, go bush walking, horse riding, mountain and trail biking, or visit a producer at the farm-gate.  The hinterland offers many delights for those keen to explore.

  • Burrawan State Forest Old Bottle Butt Forestry Corporation Nsw
  • Old Bottlebutt

    Nestled in the Burrawan State Forest picnic area near Wauchope Old Bottlebutt is the largest Red Bloodwood tree in the southern hemisphere. Take the easy 600 metre walking track and marvel at this majestic tree from the timber viewing platform. Marvel at its staggering 54-metres height and 16-metre wide base. Find out more

  • Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding Trek By The Big Movie Company
  • Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding 

    If you're keen to hop in the saddle and take in the hinterland scenery Bellrowan is perfectly located in the foothills of the Hasting Valley hinterland.  You can take a short trail ride or if you want to linger a little longer they offer three-day treks through the hard wood forests surrounding Wauchope and a visit to the top of Bago Bluff to take in the panoramic views!  Find out more

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  • Bago Mountain Bike Park 

    This track is a 7km loop around the Bago Vineyard and Bago Maze!  Yep enjoy the descending trails, table tops, step ups, step downs, berms galore and then settle in at the vineyard for a well earned beverage.  If you still have some energy left why not head into the hedge maze. Find out more

Our State Forests and National Parks offer some of the best nature experiences you'll find on the NSW Coast.  

Cobrabald Recreation Area In Mount Boss State Forest is the local’s secret spot!  Wild Bull camping area offers BBQ facilities, picnic shelters and a deep cool waterhole perfect for a summer dip.  It’s also home to catfish!  The No 1 Tower picnic area and lookout in Bellangry State Forest offers magnificent views of the Wilson River catchment and coastline.  The perfect spot for a scenic break or picnic.

  • Riding The Swans Crossing Rapids By Matt Cramer
  • Swans Crossing offers large grassy well shaded campsites and a cool quiet swimming spot. Located in the Kerewong State Forest this popular picnic and camping area is reached by travelling along a 10-20 km section of unsealed road. There are a number of walking trails into regenerating native forest and hardwood plantations. Also popular is the Longworths Tramway Heritage Walk located a short drive away. 

What is so wonderful about waterfalls?  There is something magical about them and we love to explore every opportunity we can. Here are 3 suggestions to get you started on a waterfall adventure.

At 200 metres, Ellenborough Falls is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere.  Admire the natural beauty from the viewing platform or the more adventurous can take the 641 timber steps to the bottom to hear the roar and feel the spray.
On a visit to Boorganna Nature Reserve, near Comboyne, you can take a 2.7km walking trail to scenic Rawson Falls.  On the way you’ll pass a lookout, picnic area and swimming hole.
Deep in the forest of Willi Willi National Park, Wilson River picnic area has a choice of three scenic walking tracks, through sub-tropical and warm temperate rainforest, along the river, and to a sparkling waterfall and plunge pool.

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