Anketell Forest and surrounds

Anketell Forest is a wildlife refuge, accommodation venue and farm on 2000 acres just off the New England Hwy between Tenterfield & Deepwater. See here for directions.

Anketell Forest is home to a multitude of endemic plant and animal species including many listed as endangered or vulnerable.

The forested granite boulder hills are an integral part of the vital Deepwater / Bolivia Hill bio-region and wildlife corridor linking the eastern coastal ranges with the western slopes and plains.

Anketell Forest on foot

See here for the Anketell Forest Bird List Booklet and the Mud Map Walking Guide

Daisies by Sue Hammond. Photographed at Anketell ForestWalk, stroll, meander, wander. Enjoy miles of private bush tracks amongst the 2000 acres of Anketell Forest.

Walk to splendid Eagle Rock and find rare species in its sub alpine crevices.

Take an eastern range track and spot the naturally bonsaied Port Jackson Figs growing from thin narrow cracks on the sides of huge granite boulders.

Come for the flowering of the rock-orchids, the wild flowers in spring or the blossom of the Tablelands wattle and grevillia. Revel in summer’s thunderstorms and rainbows. Sink into the rich deep colours of Autumn. Enjoy the crystal clear nights and frosty mornings of winter.

From log to living room

As well as managing the forest for wildlife, we salvage solid fallen timber for use in building and furniture. Almost all the furniture in Tor Cottage and The Shearing Shed, plus doors, decks and walls are built from timber milled and crafted on-site.