There are five main walks on the property. This is a 3000 acre property which covers extensive stretches of untouched Bush. The beauty of taking our bushwalks is that you can experience a real sense of the solitariness and ruggedness of the Aussie Bush. There would rarely be other walkers who you would encounter on your hike. It is important to remember that this area has been described as having some of the cleanest air in NSW. There is a lichen which grows in this area which indicates that the air is incredibly clean.
The walks are clearly marked by arrows through the bush. Added to this, in your cottage there will be maps available which will help guide you on your walks. We have left picnic backpacks in the cottages if you were wanting to take a light picnic lunch along with you.
Please be advised that these walks can be over some very uneven ground so please wear suitable footwear.
The 4 main walks are as follows:
- Abercrombie River Walk. This is the longest walk. It is an approximately 5 kilometre walk and can take up to 3 hours depending at the pace walked. This walk winds down through spectacular gum forests to the river floor where you will see the casuarinas trees, an abundance of bird life and the Abercrombie river itself. Parts of the walk can be strenuous, so please be sure to take a lot of water. We have seen platypus in the river so remember to take your binoculars.
- Cobondong Walk. This walk is a fairly easy 1 to 2 hour walk. The walk takes you down the hill from the back of the cottages and then winds back up along the Bubalahlah creek. You have the chance to see many Kangaroos, Echidnas, Wallabies, and Wombats, on this walk. The evening and early morning is the best time to observe these animals
- The Horseshoe Walk. This walk branches off the Cobodong Walk and takes you on a lovely sweep through a glade in the middle of the scrub. This walk has a number of wombat holes so you have a good chance of seeing wombats if you take your walk early morning or late evening. This walk can loop around and meet up with the Cobodong walk or you may choose to branch off and climb back up the hill joining the Bubalahlah creek walk
- Bubalahlah Creek Walk. This walk is a long bushy hike along a firetrail through some glorious gum tree country. The walks end point is a lovely place to stop for a picnic and take in the spectacular walls of basalt (granite?) stone lining the walls of the creek
If the creek is running you can take a drink of some of this crystal clear mountain water .
This walk can be quite long and could take up to 3 hours.
- Loop Walk. This walk takes you along the crest of the hills and gives you the spectacular views of the Great Dividing Range that we have become famous for. This is a very easy walk and could take you a couple of hours. There are a number of styles to cross so you need to have the mobility to climb over these short steps (like a pool ladder). There are seats situated around this walk so you have the chance to stop and quietly take in the views.